Chris Harrison’s leave of absence will be “for a while” after fans and ex-contestants petition he’d be terminated. Chris Harrison, 49, is an American TV host and personality. He is best known for being the host of the Bachelor since 2002 and all its side projects. The popular host will be replaced on the Bachelor franchise after this season. Harrison was removed despite giving an apology for protecting contestant Rachael Kirkconnell and her alleged racist behavior.
The host explained his absence on social media, writing: “The historic season of The Bachelor ought not to be marred or overshadowed by my mistakes or lessened by my actions. To that end, I have talked with Warner Bros. and ABC and will be moving to one side for a while and won’t join for the After the Final Rose special.” Adding: “I’m dedicated to getting educated on a more significant and beneficial level than any other time in recent memory.”
Harrison also filled in as the host of the syndicated form of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire from 2015 through 2019 upon its cancellation. He has recently covered the Primetime Emmy Awards, co-hosted the game show You Deserve It and Designers’ Challenge on HGTV.
What is his net worth?
Harrison’s net worth is purportedly $16million. He has amassed more than $8million in Bachelor’s salary and apparently makes $600,000 per scene.
Who is he married to?
Harrison was married to his school sweetheart, Gwen Harrison, for nearly 18 years before divorcing. The couple shares two children: Joshua, 18, and Taylor Harrison, 16. After his separation, Harrison began dating Entertainment Tonight’s, Lauren Zima. The two have been together since 2018.
For what reason did he as of late experience harsh criticism on the Bachelor?
Harrison was slammed by Bachelor fans for safeguarding Rachael Kirkconnell for attending a plantation-style ensemble party back when she was in school, despite apologizing after photos surfaced. Chris guarded Rachael against social media savages, saying: “We as a whole need to have a little grace, a little understanding, a little compassion. Because I’ve seen some stuff on the web… again, this ‘judge, jury, killer’ thing where individuals are simply tearing this current young lady’s life apart.
He proceeded: “I haven’t heard Rachael speak on this yet, and until I actually hear this woman have a chance to speak, who am I to say [anything]?” Following his remarks, fans demanded the long-term host be terminated and 25 ladies from the flow season rallied together to decry the hosts’ stance in a joint statement.
— Chris Harrison (@chrisbharrison) February 11, 2021
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