Chris Harrison Reveals the 1 Bachelor He Didn’t Get Along With

Bachelor host Chris Harrison seems like a pretty easy guy to get along with. He’s a good listener, he never says anything too controversial, and he’s wise in the ways of the heart.

Chris Harrison | John Fleenor via Getty Images
Chris Harrison | John Fleenor via Getty Images

Typically, Harrison becomes close with each bachelor and bachelorette. And how could he not? He basically acts as their personal love guru through perhaps the toughest decision they’ll ever have to make.

But there was one bachelor Harrison didn’t get along with.

Chris Harrison’s relationship with Charlie O’Connell

Charlie O’Connell (Jerry O’Connell’s brother) was the bachelor in 2005. He gave his final rose to a nurse named Sarah Brice who lived in Texas, but they broke up in 2007. The couple got back together in 2008, but eventually broke up for good in 2010. He didn’t have the best relationship with Harrison.

“Really, the only one I think I had a hard time getting along with was Charlie O’Connell back in the day,” the host told Us Weekly on Sunday, January 12.

Harrison says the two didn’t “dislike each other” per se; they just weren’t a good fit. It didn’t help that, at the time of filming, O’Connell was “going through some issues.”

“He admitted he was going through some issues with himself at the time,” said Harrison. “We didn’t dislike each other at all. It just didn’t blend. That’s bound to happen after 18 [years] and dozens of people. You get along with some better than others.”

This isn’t the first time Harrison has commented on his rocky relationship with O’Connell. In 2017, he said on Live With Kelley that they “just didn’t get along.”

“Charlie and I, he was just East Coast, me, Southern kid, it was like oil and water,” he said at the time.

All in all, Harrison considers his track record with leads pretty good.

“The actual person is all I care about,” he said. “As long as we’re good that’s fine. … No one ever called and said, ‘Hey, you hurt my feelings.’ That’s not bad. That’s pretty good. I’m also open about keeping an open dialogue with everyone I love and adore and I would never say anything in jest unless I knew they could take it.”

Chris Harrison and Peter Weber

Harrison and current bachelor Peter Weber seem to have a great relationship. But the host did tell “Good Morning America” that, throughout Weber’s season, he had to “stop being a friend and start showing some tough love.”

“He needed a therapist. He needed to be helped,” Harrison told the publication. “It was a tough walk with him.”

“It was a really emotional, gut-wrenching season in ways that we haven’t seen in a really long time,” he continued. “It was just more of, ‘OK, I gotta quit being your buddy here and Papa Chris has to show up and now I need to treat you like I would one of my kids.'”

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