Chris Harrison will be on your TV sets for the foreseeable future, hosting the ‘Bachelor’ — he’s not going anywhere, despite a move he’s making to Texas.
Rumors swirled this weekend amid news the longtime ‘Bachelor’ host was packing his bags and moving to Barton Creek — just outside of Austin — with his girlfriend, Lauren Zima. Folks heard that and thought … the dude might be exiting his role with the franchise forever.
That’s not the case though — production sources with direct knowledge tell us he is NOT leaving the show … he’s simply relocating, partly because of a recent partnership deal he struck with a local brewery. He’s also from Texas — once hailing from Dallas — but as far as work … we’re told he’ll commute.
NBD really, tons of stars do this these days … including one Ryan Seacrest, who pretty much lives bicoastal now because of his NYC-based hosting gig on ‘Ryan & Kelly,’ along with his L.A. based ‘American Idol.” Same idea for Chris, and in fact, his commute is much shorter.
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Another reason folks thought he was hanging up his tux is because he was MIA for 2 weeks and JoJo Fletcher took over the hosting duties. We’re told he was absent because he took his son to college — in Texas — and had to quarantine for 2 weeks before returning to the set.
BTW … Chris has hosted for 20 years. Not a bad run. So for the foreseeable future … everything will be coming up roses for Chris.