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Answering All Your Questions About The First 'Golden Bachelorette'

Move over Joan Grande: There’s a new royal Joan in town! Yes, Joan Vassos has officially been crowned the first-ever Golden Bachelorette, so naturally, I’m squealing and planning grand watch parties with excessive gold decor. Joan was a fan favorite on The Golden Bachelor, but she had to take herself out of the running during the third week when her daughter had a medical emergency. With everything that’s come out about Gerry, I dare say her leaving early was probably for the best. And now, the queen gets to run the show herself and choose from a hunky batch of elders! Happy for her.

On May 14, Joan reposted ABC’s announcement on her Instagram Story and wrote, “The secret is out. I’m honored to be the first Golden Bachelorette.” And we’re honored to watch you find love and/or lust, Joan. We already know that the poetry legend can own a talent show and make a guy cry, but now that she’s the main character, we need to do a full-on Joan deep dive. Ahead of The Golden Bachelorette, which will air on September 1, 2024, here’s everything you need to know about Joan, including her age, job, hometown, and family info.

How Old Is Joan Vassos?

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At 61 years old, Joan is just barely golden. Am I shocked that the Golden Bachelorette is a decade younger than the golden bachelor was? Haha no. Here’s hoping Joan’s men aren’t all way older than her.

Where Is Joan Vassos From?

She’s a Maryland girlie. Joan is originally from Rockville, Maryland and currently works in Bethesda, Maryland. Something tells me she might be moving to Hollywood soon though.

Does Joan Vassos Have Kids?

 

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Yes! She has four children — Allison, Nicholas, Erica, and Luke — and two grandchildren as well. “My family will always be first,” Joan shared in a confessional interview. “Once you become a mom, you’re always a mom even when your kids are older. Nothing is more important.”

What Is Joan Vassos’ Job?

According to her LinkedIn, The new golden bachelorette works in Alumni Relations and Annual Giving at the Landon School in Bethesda. She’s also an interior designer for Metropolitan Interiors, LLC and a special projects consultant for The Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington. Jesus… when does she get her beauty rest? I suspect Joan won’t hold these positions much longer. Next up: being a star.

What Is Joan Vassos’ Instagram?

 

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You can find Joan on Insta at @joan_vassos. She likes to show off her cute fits, skincare routine, and photos with her Golden Bachelor besties, of course. I cannot wait for all the Golden Bachelorette content.

Ilana Frost
Ilana Frost
Ilana Frost is an entertainment writer at Betches. As a teenage girl in her twenties, she spends her time stanning Olivia Rodrigo, baking cakes for award shows, and refusing to ever leave her Reputation era.