3 Generations of 'Bachelor' Fans Share What They Love the Most About the Show
"Bachelor" Mondays are a beloved tradition celebrated across the country and the world. It's a time for friends and family to gather, drink wine, and unite to watch some of the most dramatic moments in reality TV.
One family views "Bachelor" Mondays as a particularly wonderful bonding experience for three generations of women. Emily, Leslie, and Grandma Honey Kellman joined Rachel Lindsay and Becca Kufrin on "Bachelor Happy Hour" to discuss how the franchise bonds them as a family.
Emily, a 24-year-old native of Westchester, New York, reached out to "Bachelor Happy Hour" to share her story about watching "The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette," and all the other shows with her mom Leslie and 90-year-old Grandma Honey.
Leslie said on the podcast, "We are a really close family of strong women, smart women, and we love to look for things that keep us close. Bachelor Nation has done that for us."
Rachel inquired what they love most about the franchise, and the three women responded similarly.
Emily said, "It's the romance. It's the love. It's the happy. Every so often, you see the kooky characters, but you see the real people also. My mom raised me, and my grandma raised me, and you have to be strong as a woman and you really have to advocate for yourself."
She added, "That, coupled with the entertainment and the fact that the three of us are able to watch together and text every Monday with my grandma, who is my only grandparent left, is a nice way to connect us."
Leslie shared, "I like the thought of happily ever after. I like happy endings. I call Monday nights our 'Bachelor Parties.' We have a Bachelor Party every Monday night."
Leslie explained that she, Emily, and Grandma Honey are "in a three-way text group." The women "have so much fun and it’s another connection that will be part of the family lore. It keeps us connected to Grandma Honey. She is our matriarch."
She named Rachel and Becca specifically as great examples of "strong, outspoken individuals who don't need a man to complete them but want that part of their life."
While Emily started "watching religiously" with Becca's season, Grandma Honey has been with the "Bachelor" franchise since the very beginning,
Grandma Honey told Becca and Rachel, "I have been watching this show since day one. My husband and I like some of the same things. I said, 'Hal, I want you to watch a kooky show tonight. You don’t have to stay with it.' We were both hooked. We watched it every single week.”
Her friends know the extend of her dedication, too. She revealed, "My girlfriends know they're not allowed to call me Monday nights because I'm at my party. I’m a romantic at heart. What can I say? I’m always looking for the better. It's a show that makes me happy."
Grandma Honey said it "makes me feel happy" when she gets to watch with her daughter-in-law and granddaughter.
"I can’t tell you what that means to me because that’s a connection that I love that I maybe wouldn’t have during the week," she shared. "It’s a wonderful connection."