‘The Bachelorette’ Reunion Special: Who Was Asked to Come Back and Who Was Blacklisted?

Have you noticed that you’ve been feeling really sad lately, like life has no meaning? No, mercury isn’t in retrograde, it’s just that dark time of year between The Bachelor and The Bachelorette where we have no cat fights or professions of love to keep us entertained.

It’s okay, we’ll get through this together.

ABC must be feeling our pain too because for the first time ever, the franchise will be getting the former Bachelorettes back together for a reunion special like never before.

Who will be at the reunion?

Before season 15 of The Bachelorette starts, Chris Harrison is gathering some of our Bachelorette favorites to talk about their seasons. The women who have been invited to the reunion are Trista Sutter, DeAnna Stagliano, Jillian Harris, Ali Fedotowsky-Manno, Ashley Rosenbaum, Emily Maynard Johnson, Desiree Siegfried, Andi Dorfman, Kaitlyn Bristowe, JoJo Fletcher, Rachel Lindsay, and Becca Kufrin.

Who wasn’t invited to the reunion?

Twelve women are set to appear on the reunion special, which means two were left out. Meredith Phillips from season two of the show and Jennifer Schefft from season three were both left off of the reunion lineup.

If you don’t remember, Phillips was the third runner-up on Bob Guiney’s season of The Bachelor. She ended up giving her final rose to Ian McKee. The two got engaged at the end of the season but split up in 2005. She is now a professional chef and author. She is also the co-president of ProChef, Inc.

Schefft was one of the most shocking Bachelorette’s in the show’s history because she ended up not choosing anyone at the end of her season. She now lives in Chicago and is married with two children.

When is the reunion coming on?

The two-hour special is set to air before Hannah Brown’s season gets kicked off. It will air on Monday, May 6th at 8 p.m. and Brown’s season will start on May 13th.

What will be talked about at the reunion?

The reunion will be a true walk down memory lane. Harrison will take the women to revisit some of the most iconic date spots from past seasons, as well as get some of the women’s’ takes on what happened in their seasons. They will also look back at some of the “firsts” that happened on the show.

Some of the most controversial men from Bachelorettes past may even make an appearance at the reunion.

But the show won’t only focus on the past. We will also get a look at Lindsay and her fiance, Bryan Abasolo’s wedding preparations and her bridal shower.

During the reunion, we will get to know Brown a little bit more as Harrison will take a trip to Brown’s hometown and tell us more about the newest Bachelorette. Before the reunion is over, we’ll get a look into her bedroom and closet, which hopefully sounds creepier than it actually will be.

And of course, it wouldn’t be a reunion special if the women didn’t weigh in on how they think Brown will do in her new role and give her advice on how to make the most of her Bachelorette journey.

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