Bachelorette DeAnna Stagliano Reveals the Advice She'd Give Her Son If He Went on the Show
DeAnna Stagliano stopped by “Click Bait with Bachelor Nation” to break down Katie Thurston’s Season 17 premiere of “The Bachelorette” with Tayshia Adams and guest co-hosts Mike Johnson and Bibiana Julian.
During her chat, DeAnna — who memorably led Season 4 of “The Bachelorette” in 2008 — was asked to share the advice she would give her 5-year-old son, Austin, if he were to ever go on the show.
“First off, I don’t know that that’s ever going to happen,” joked the mom of two, who also shares daughter Addison, 7, with husband Stephen Stagliano. “He’s probably going to live at home with me forever because I love him and he is mine, and I feel bad for any woman that wants to date him and try to take him away from me because he’s just so cute.”
However, if Austin were to give love a shot on the franchise in the future, DeAnna said that she would remind him that “chivalry is not dead.”
She elaborated, “I’s OK to be chivalrous. It still stands — someone who can open up a car door for you or paying for a meal on the first date. I’m not above splitting a check, but on the first date, it’s OK to be impressed a little bit.”
DeAnna said that she would tell Austin to be mindful of his behavior, as he might have to face the Bachelorette’s parents at the end of his reality TV journey. “Just remember her mom and dad are watching,” she continued. “At some point, you’re going to have to walk off the show and you’re going to have to meet her mom or dad.”
Elsewhere, DeAnna — who lives in Los Angeles with her family — described her approach to parenting, emphasizing the importance of instilling kindness and gratitude.
“I really try to raise my kids to be kind and gracious. Those things are so important to me. My kids are in elementary school. When you send them to school, someone’s going to teach them how to read, someone’s going to teach them how to do math, someone’s going to teach them how to do those things,” she said. “But you know what they can’t teach my kids? How to be kind and loving and gracious and loving to other people. So, I drive that home to the core and I’m really proud of my kids. They are very kind little kids.”
She jokingly added, “They might not be able to read, but we’re going to be OK. They’re super sweet and they love Jesus, so something is going well!”
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