Jared Haibon Has a 'Man Crush' on Bachelor Matt James: 'He's a Stud!'
We smell a bromance! Ashley Iaconetti took to Instagram this week to let it be known that her husband, Jared Haibon, has a “man crush” on Bachelor Nation’s reigning lead, Matt James.
In a hilarious clip, Jared gushes over the hunky real estate broker as he and Ashley watch the latest episode of “The Bachelor.”
“He’s a stud! See? Look at him in his tux!” Jared exclaims, before reminding Ashley that Matt has never appeared on any show within the Bachelor franchise before becoming the star of Season 25.
“Matt hasn’t even been on any of the Bachelor franchise and he’s already the greatest Bachelor in the history of the show,” Jared said of the North Carolina native.
The “Bachelor in Paradise” alum then called out Matt’s chiseled physique — which the Bachelor showed off during an adventurous outdoor one-on-one date with Bri Springs on this week’s installment of the show.
“As soon as I saw him start working out with his shirt off, where did he learn that from?” Jared asked enthusiastically. “Tyler Cameron?”
Jared then grabbed his adorable dog Clark, encouraging him to also lean into his inner fanboy.
“We’re going to get matching Matt James T-shirts. That’s right, you and I,” he told his beloved canine companion. “I’m in. I’m a hundred percent in now. We’ve got to find Matt a wife, OK? We’re here to support him in this situation because you know there’s going to be some crazy girls.”
Incidentally, Jared’s wife, Ashley, is appearing on next week’s episode of “The Bachelor.” As seen in a new preview, the brunette beauty assists Matt in his search for love as she presides over a group date inspired by host Chris Harrison’s sexy romance novel “The Perfect Letter.”
The women — including such standout contestants as Rachael Kirkconnell, Kit Keenan, Bri Springs, Anna Redman, and Queen Victoria Larson, among others — are challenged to write their own “love story” with Matt and then share it in front of a live audience.
Although the assignment makes some ladies nervous, Victoria seems quite at home reciting her expletive-filled tale to Ashley: “And then she pushed him onto his back so she could [bleep] his [bleep] because she needed him [bleep] at that very moment.”
A shocked Ashley responds, “Oh, wow. You’re going to make an impression, I’ll tell you that.”
See how it all plays out when “The Bachelor” airs Monday on ABC at 8 p.m. ET. In the meantime, watch Jared admire Matt below.
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