'The Bachelor' star Joey Graziadei: My season's ending is "a shocker that's never happened before"
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/29/2024
The Bachelor star Joey Graziadei has teased that the ending of his season is a "shocker" and viewers will see something happen that they've never seen on the show before.
Joey appeared on the January 25 episode of the "Off the Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe" podcast, and Kaitlyn Bristowe pointed out how the Final Rose Ceremony teaser that aired at the beginning of The Bachelor's Season 28 premiere on January 22 made it look like Joey was distraught.
"The one [final] rose, they focus on that, like, 'Do you even give it away?'" noted Kaitlyn, who starred on The Bachelorette's eleventh season.
When asked to tease his ending as a result, Joey replied, "It was a shocker to me! I was emotional!"
Joey shared, "I think the big thing is I have not been a huge, avid watcher of the show. This was all very new to me, but from what I'm told, the ending is something that hasn't happened before."
Joey acknowledged, "I know they say that every time, but this is actually, from what I'm told, that is the case."
Joey said that's "the best tease" he's allowed to give, and then he added, "I was obviously emotional. The reason why, the whole background of it, you're going to have to wait until that last episode to see!"
But even if Joey's ending wasn't a particularly shocking or dramatic one, Joey insisted the women on his season will "carry" the show on their own.
"The women have really beautiful stories. I think that's going to be a big part. It was a great time!" Joey exclaimed.
And during his chat with Kaitlyn, Joey confirmed that looking back on his journey to find love, he really doesn't believe that he ever "messed up" during the show.
"I still stand on that I don't [have any regrets], because I go off of how I felt after every Rose Ceremony," Joey shared. "I think that's a really big thing and I never had that moment where I was like, 'Ahh, I regretted this,' or, 'I regretted that.'"
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"The show is done taping. You've made your decision, whatever that decision is. This is the time when... [a Bachelor or Bachelorette] has a secret that you don't want to share and you can't share it with anybody," Jimmy Kimmel declared.
"But if you are with somebody, I assume that you would be together. Yes?"
Joey responded, "Yes, but I can't answer if I'm with someone though. You're trying to set me up right now! I can feel it!"
Jimmy clarified that wasn't the case, and he explained, "I hear you live with your sister in Philadelphia, right?"
"Yes," Joey replied. "I'm not couch surfing though. I have my own room. I have a little spot. The guest room is Joey's room, and so it works out okay."
Jimmy pointed out how Joey "must be alone" after filming The Bachelor's 28th season because he "can't be living" in his sister's guest room with his winning bachelorette.
"You think what you want!" Joey quipped. "I'm not going to say anything else. All I know is that I'm staying in my sister's room. That's all I've got -- in her guest room -- and let's just end it at that."