Khloe Kardashian Addresses Rumor That She’s the Next ‘Bachelorette’

Khloe Kardashian is swiftly shooting down any rumors that she will be the next Bachelorette on the reality dating show. Bachelorette producer Mike Fleiss had tweeted earlier this week about the possibility of Kardashian looking for love on the show.

Khloe Kardashian on Watch What Happens Live.
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How the Kardashian ‘Bachelorette’ rumor got started

Fleiss first teased the possibility of Khloe on the show when he tweeted earlier this week: “Now who do you think should be our next #TheBachelorette,” following it up two days later with the tweet: “@khloekardashian is very much in contention… Stay tuned!”

It appears he ran with the rumor, as the next day he tweeted: “Any decision regarding @khloekardashian as the new #TheBachelorette will need to be approved by my dear friend @KrisJenner.” By week’s end, he said he’ d been in touch with Jenner.

Kim Kardashian denies Khloe’s involvement

Khloe’s sister Kim Kardashian was the first one to deny that Khloe would be involved, responding to a Pop Crave post about the rumors by tweeting: “Fake f**king news big time!!!!”

Fleiss fired back: “How would @KimKardashian know??? This is between me and @KrisJenner — and most importantly @khloekardashian !!!”

Kim wasn’t going to let that go down without a response, tweeting: “Oh really????? Wait a minute….” She followed it up with the receipts that she was, in fact, very much in the loop and that there was zero truth to the rumors.

Kim shared a screengrab of a group text with Jenner and Khloe, with Kim asking “Are u guys in talks w the bachkorettte,” Jenner responding, “No lol,” and Khloe sharing: “Ewwww I mean put some respeck on my name.”

Fleiss maintained he was in talks for Khloe to be the next Bachelorette

Despite Kim sharing the group text details, Fleiss was still sticking to his guns, tweeting: “As @KimKardashian is obviously aware, this is all about timing for @khloekardashian ! She’s been through a lot. Ts and Ps from all of #BachelorNation !”

He added: “FYI… We have strict confidentiality agreements with all #TheBachelorette candidates. @khloekardashian couldn’t tell @KimKardashian anyway…”

Khloe fires back at Fleiss

Khloe then entered the conversation and she didn’t hold back a thing, tweeting to Fleiss: “I’m not f**king clickbait right now. Stop or you will be hearing from my lawyers. How insensitive!!”

The producer seemed to be shut down, but still managed to get one more tweet in, noting: “This is about helping people find true love— nothing more!!! #TheBachelorette.”

Are Khloe’s Instagram Stories about her recent breakup?

Following the news this week that Kylie Jenner’s former best friend, Jordyn Woods, cheated with Khloe’s now ex-boyfriend, Tristan Thompson, Kardashian seemed to address the matter on her Instagram stories.

One quote she shared noted: “Don’t let shame keep you from asking for the support you want. Suffering is done in silence, end it with speaking up. Everyone has a dark chapter. Make your shadows go away by shining light on yours. Find the encouragement and the strength needed to face the sun. Remember clouds are always temporary. Believe it gets better.”

The second quote was a bit more brief, but to the point: “We have to accept that some people are really f**ked up and it’s not our job to heal them.”