Fans of Ashley and JP from The Bachelorette love to follow them on Twitter, as the adorable pair tend to share a lot of fun updates about their life together in NYC. Those who keep close tabs on them know that they remain friendly with not only a lot of Bachelor alumni, but show host Chris Harrison and production staff as well. A lot of fun tidbits can be gathered via these interactions, and a few mysteries abound as well. Tuesday Ashley Hebert wished a very happy birthday to producer Elan Gale via Twitter, and her note made many dedicated “Team Cupcake” followers smile. As they know, Elan tends to tease JP and Ashley a lot, and has remained quite close to them since filming. In fact, some Scottsdale fans are still talking about an inside joke and mystery that Elan instigated not too long ago, and it even came up in a Reality Steve blog post this past week.
Elan Gale and Cassie Lambert are familiar names to fans of The Bachelorette. Lambert is the producer that is always assigned to the lead of the show, while Elan and JP Rosenbaum grew close during filming. Not long ago, Elan teased Ashley and JP with a tweet that still has fans speculating. He wrote, “@ashhebert for the rest of my life, I will always stand in hotel lobbies at 4am, because you never know what could happen. @JP_Rosenbaum.” Fans weren’t quite sure what to make of this one, but many caught on that there was definitely a story here. Could it be that an attempted secret rendezvous between JP and Ashley during filming was broken up by Elan?
Though nobody is laying it out clearly for fans, it seems that is exactly the case. Fans speculate that Elan happened to be in a hotel lobby where everybody was staying, perhaps on a smoke break, unable to sleep, grabbing a snack or drink, or some other random activity, when JP Rosenbaum was busted trying to sneak up to Ashley Hebert’s hotel room. What some fans didn’t catch at the time of Elan’s tweet was that Cassie Lambert chimed in with some delicious details. She posted, “I just got heated all over again! Wink #rebelswithacause,” which prompted one follower to see if Cassie would divulge more detail.
Twitter user @BichonCoco peppered Cassie with tweets and posted, “@cassielambert JP breaking the rules at 4AM, huh. The date ended in either Ashleys or JP’s room, right? Had a feeling something happened.” Many figured that this must have happened in Hong Kong, since that is where JP and Ashley seemed to transition from attraction to a full-blown romance. Lambert added, “Nope, @theyearofelan saved the day” and “It wasn’t Hong Kong. Different date,” seemingly confirming that JP tried to sneak up to Ashley’s room, but leaving fans hanging about the locale. At the time of the teasing, JP responded “@cassielambert @theyearofelan @ashhebert breakin’ the rules feels sooooo good!”
Ashley has previously shared that by the hometown dates, she felt about 95% sure of her choice, and of course now fans know without a doubt that was JP Rosenbaum. The hometown date between Ashley and JP in his hometown of Roslyn, NY clearly went extremely well, so could this have been the location of the rule-breaking? Gossip guru Reality Steve has previously shared that everybody, including the contestants, stay in hotels during the hometown dates, so the opportunity was there.
Roslyn is a small village on the north shore of Long Island that has about 3,000 residents. Regional tour guides indicate that the most likely spots for a production such as The Bachelorette to hunker down is a cozy hotel in Roslyn or another just about 15 miles away in Great Neck. Both sound beautiful, but probably small enough for attempts at “breakin’ the rules” to be easily snuffed. While nobody is spilling the beans, could Rosenbaum have been busted trying to sneak in extra time with Ashley after the hometown date in Roslyn?
Nobody spilled any further details on this one, but fans adore the fact that something juicy happened. The “hotel lobby” reference doesn’t fit for Fiji, and Lambert says that it wasn’t Hong Kong, though fans think logically it would have been at or after that point in filming. Despite the editing that made it seem as if Ashley was torn over her decision in Fiji, most “Team Cupcake” fans know that this pair was destined to be together from early on in the show. Getting the opportunity to read juicy tidbits like a foiled rendezvous tickles fans and makes this love story all the more adorable. What do you think the full story is behind the teasing and the tweets? Do you catch any additional posts or details?
Ashley and JP have shared that they aren’t getting serious about wedding planning yet, though it is definitely on the horizon. For now Ashley Hebert is finishing her dental school studies while JP Rosenbaum is heading up the big Gallery retail construction project in Nassau County. As they plan their future together, runner-up Ben Flajnik is filming his season of The Bachelor. Tune in to see if Ben finds love when the show returns January 2, 2012. The Bachelor airs on ABC, channel 15 in Scottsdale.
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