Bachelor fans are anxious to watch Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert get married on TV next month, but there’s been a change of plans for the couple who got engaged on Bachelor in Paradise last summer.
Last week, Us Weekly reported that Jade and Tanner will tie the knot on Valentine’s Day, February 14 and the ceremony would be broadcast live on ABC. However, blogger Reality Steve, that information is incorrect.
Steve states that Jade and Tanner’s wedding won’t air on live TV and the couple will get married one to two weeks before the ceremony airs on February 14. Perhaps the live wedding — and the cash payment the couple will get for their television appearance — was too pricey for ABC to consider? After all, Jade and Tanner didn’t play the lead on the Bachelor or Bachelorette, so it comes as no surprise that the network is taping their nuptials instead of airing them live.
“They’re getting married in a few weeks in LA, it’s being filmed, but it won’t air ’til Sunday night the 14th,” Steve writes. “It’s definitely not live.”
So far, Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici are the only Bachelor franchise couple who were married on live TV. The network taped Trista and Ryan’s extravagant wedding back in 2003 and did the same with the other two couples who said “I do” on TV — Jason and Molly, and Ashley and J.P. ABC snubbed Bachelorette Des Hartsock and chose not to air her wedding to Chris Siegfried on TV.
As far as Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth getting married on TV, that’s a big “maybe.” When the couple appeared on Bachelor Live two weeks ago, they revealed that they didn’t have any wedding plans lined up, so at this rate fans may see Bachelor Ben and his final pick get married long before Kaitlyn and Shawn.
— Jade Elizabeth Roper (@jadelizroper) January 10, 2016
Jade and Tanner’s fans will still get to see their wedding on TV on February 14. Whether it will be a one-hour or two-hour Valentine’s special has not been confirmed by ABC just yet, but if the location where the wedding is being taped leaks out, expect to see some pics on social media by fans who track the cast and crew down.
Will you be watching Jade and Tanner’s wedding on February 14? How much do you think they got paid to tie the knot on TV?