'The Bachelorette's Clint Arlis and JJ Lane not gay despite steamy "Brokeback Bachelor" promo clip
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 05/28/2015
The Bachelorette's eleventh-season suitors Clint Arlis and JJ Lane definitely found love on the show -- with each other.
ABC released a promo clip dubbed "Brokeback Bachelor" in which Arlis and Lane gushed about how much they care for one another. While the clip has prompted some fans to question whether the men are gay and not really into the show's star Kaitlyn Bristowe, it's JUST a bromance, TMZ reported.
Arlis, who received Bristowe's first one-on-one date rose of the season, and Lane, who walked away with a rose at the end of the stand-up comedy group date, were reportedly in on the joke and even gaveThe Bachelorette producers some fun soundbites to work with.
"It's absolutely insane. I never thought that I'd meet somebody like that," Arlis told the cameras in the clip before confessing, "Falling in love with a man never crossed my mind."
Arlis was shown telling Bristowe his feelings are "100 percent real."
"Clint and JJ, they're so into each other," another contestant told the cameras before Arlis admitted he and Lane have "grown very close to each other in the shower."
"Kaitlyn's not the right girl for me," Arlis continued in the promo clip, "I love JJ, so I need the rose tonight."
Sources told TMZ "nothing gay ever happened" between the two guys and they "just think it's funny." Arlis has even added to the joke by comparing himself to Heath Ledger from Brokeback Mountain on social media.