Chad Johnson Talks His New Show & Being Done With ‘Bachelor’ Girls

Christmas came a little early this year people because the new season of MTV’s Ex on the Beach premiers TONIGHT at 8pm ET and it’s about to be more lit than my Aunt Alice at Christmas dinner. If you’re new to the show then I’m here to publicly shame you here’s the premise: a bunch of unsuspecting singles show up to get trashed on a beach for a few weeks because that’s the broken world we live in and is apparently the only way we can meet anyone these days. The “unsuspecting singles” are all former reality dating rejects (think some of your favorites from The Bachelorette, Are You The One?, Big Brother, and more) who just “want to find love” and a new Instagram branding partnership. Just when they start to open up to someone and prove that they’re not the emotionally stunted circus animals we’ve come to know and love, surprise! The craziest ex MTV’s budget could track down shows up to literally and metaphorically take a blowtorch to whatever scraps of happiness they’ve managed to find. It’s like what I do on a Saturday night, but these people are actually getting paid for it. Fun!

And in honor of the premiere, we spoke with the man, the myth, the meathead Chad Johnson from ABC’s The Bachelorette because—brace yourselves, betches—he’s back on reality TV and DATING AGAIN. God help us all. In the interview we talked about his return to TV with Ex on a Beach, which Bachelor girls are sliding into his DMs, and if he’s still using meats as a coping mechanism. So, let’s see what he had to say!

So we all watched you on The Bachelorette and The Bachelor in Paradise. Did you always want to be on reality TV?
No, not really. It was never so much a plan of mine. I mean I had acted and modeled before, back in 2006, and so I kind of always had it in the back of my mind. I always thought that I would end up having done something from becoming really, really, really wealthy off of some business move and I then I would just be some crazy personality of some rich guy living out in LA or something and I’d get known that way. I didn’t know that it would be through reality TV before I made my millions, you know what I mean?

Yeah, so I’m guessing you never thought you’d find love on reality TV then?
Right, no. Um, that all came about because I had just got done taking care of my mom who had passed away from cancer and reality TV came about because that was the first time I really had the opportunity to date since I had been taking care of her. You know, she had just recently passed away right before I started filming The Bachelorette.

Speaking of The Bachelorette, I know you took a little break from reality dating after Bachelor in Paradise, but now you’re back! So tell us about your new show, Ex on the Beach.
Ex on the Beach was super fun. It’s a totally different world than being on The Bachelor. It’s wild, it’s crazy, but I loved the realness of it and I loved the realness of the people. I made some awesome friends. I mean, even with my friends I had some crazy fights. So you’ll see that for sure.

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So, wait, how did you not know that your ex would end up on the beach? Like, how did they get you out there?
Yeah, I had no idea. The way I thought it was supposed to go was, I was just told that it was going to be an untitled dating project. So I thought, “okay, it’s something where I’m gonna be having drinks on a beach somewhere at a mansion, hanging out, and maybe just hooking up and having fun.” And then, they dropped the ex bomb on us, and from there we knew that they had done some research on us. You know, they must have found some way to track down the girls I’d been dating over the last couple years after the shows.

Is JoJo one of the exes who will show up? Please say yes.
Ha. JoJo is not one of the exes. I haven’t talked to that girl since the reunion actually.

What about Lace?
No, no. Nah, I’m done with Bachelor girls. If I want to date a Miss America pageant girl I’ll go to a Miss America pageant. Or I’ll just get on my Instagram DMs.

So who do you have your eye on this season?
So, I mean this season I tried to basically be open to anything. The first day, every girl was good looking so I talked to every girl there. I think you can kind of quickly tell who’s cool and who’s really not. The first few hours there it’s like you don’t want to hit on anybody because you want to figure out whether anybody’s cool or not.

So, like, I talked to Farrah and quickly realized that I, uh, did not want to talk to Farrah. Then I talked to Morgan, and I’ve navigated those waters before. A pretty blonde, white chick is easy for me to get to know her, what to say and do, and it’s just kind of typical for me. That’s what I know and that’s what was easiest at the time, to do what you know. So, like, if you eat chicken every day and then you go to an unfamiliar place then you’re gonna eat chicken.

So I talked to her and then I talked to Nicole—she was beautiful. I knew she was gonna take a little bit more work to get to know because she’s more closed off in terms of initially meeting people and I could tell that. So I knew I wanted to get to know her a little bit but I knew it would take more time.

So let’s get to the drama because I’m a messy bitch and live for that sh*t. You’ve mentioned flirting with Farrah and a few other girls, and I watched the trailer and it looks like you’re already playing two girls. Can you give us any hookup details?
Um I mean you’ll just to watch. So some stuff happens and I think it’s pretty abrupt and I think you’ll see that when you watch it. It’s drama and it’s messy, but it’s messy in a very, like, “Oh sh*t! Okay!” type of way.  

So would you say you’ve changed your ways after your Bachelor days or are you back on your bullsh*t?
Am I back on my bullsh*t? Uh, I mean, ever since The Bachelor, I’m older now. It’s been like two and a half, three years, and I’m in a different head space now, you know? My mother didn’t just pass away. I’m not in that angry, grieving stage like I was. I went through a period of three years just dating a lot, you know? So I’m not really in that stage anymore.

I think the show did actually help me learn a bit about myself. I learned to take people’s emotions seriously whereas, you know, before I was just hopping around from Instagram girl to Instagram girl for the last few years. And I think I actually grew with the show and now I’m just focused on my businesses—my health and fitness company, my podcast—and then maybe I’m dating somebody. So you’ll just have to wait and see that on the show.

So speaking of the show, what else can we expect from you this season? You talked about hooking up, but will there be any more fights? Or any bromances over meat?
Oh there’s definitely some meat involved. I think I punted some meat, I stole some meat, so, ah, that was fun. The ex girlfriend situation was unpredictable and that ex comes in and she’s not quite who I thought she was so that’s kind of interesting. There was a lot of fights, there was a lot of arguing but it was, like, in good fun. Even when people were mad we were still having fun, you know what I mean? Everybody was always fighting and I didn’t understand what they were fighting about because 99 percent of their fights were so stupid and, like, petty so I would just run in and just watch and laugh and try and figure out what dumb sh*t they were fighting over now.

So you are back on your bullsh*t, you just weren’t the instigator this time.
Nah. See that’s my thing I’m never the instigator. I’m a reactor. You know you mess with me, sure, I’ll mess with you back. You come at me, I’ll come at you back harder. In this show it didn’t happen to me too much where people were really coming at me. I mean, don’t get me wrong—there were some instances where people do come at me wrong, and I come at them, but for the most part it wasn’t like The Bachelor where every day I’m being attacked by people. And where I feel like I’m fighting for my life basically.    

Interesting. So is there any other tea you can spill for us?
Just be on the watch for Nicole’s, ahem, untapped crazy. 

And lastly—and most importantly—what is your favorite meat?
I’m gonna have to say, like, steak. I mean, I eat chicken every day but a good steak at the end of every week has got to be the best. Hard to find in a deli meat, but by far the most delicious.

So I guess some things never change. Well we can’t wait to see you bring the drama this season.
Yeah, but I think people are gonna see a different side of me and they’ll see that really I’m, like, a lighthearted, fun guy who does have emotions. I’m not an angry jerk. I think it’ll be a lot of laughs and a lot of fun and people will get to see a totally different side of me than they’ve ever seen before.

So there you have it, people, Hell has frozen over The Chad has changed! Don’t forget, Ex on the Beach premiers tonight on MTV at 8pm ET, but you can also catch Chad recapping and talking sh*t after each episode on his new podcast “Chad’s World”. 

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Chad’s Response To The ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Scandal Is So Typical Chad

With the Bachelor in Paradise scandal unfolding before our very eyes, anyone even vaguely associated with The Bachelor franchise has been coming out of the woodwork to squeeze in an extra 15 minutes of fame weigh in on the controversy. The latest to give his opinion on everything that’s happened is none other than The Chadelor himself, Chad Johnson. Chad took to Twitter to share his thoughts, and well, it’s the most Chad thing you could possibly expect. Side note: Remind me to bookmark Chad’s Twitter for later, because it’s fucking ridiculous.

Chad’s first tweet came, I imagine, back when we all thought Bachelor in Paradise was suspended over accidentally filming a soft-core porno. Below, his profound insights on the matter:

I’m excited for The Bachelor in Pornadise

— Chad Johnson (@realChadJohnson) June 12, 2017

We all see what he did there with that very clever word play. Then Chad offered up this brief history lesson:

TV Shows I’ve been on – 4
TV Shows I’ve messed up so bad that they had to stop filming – 0

— Chad Johnson (@realChadJohnson) June 12, 2017

Not sure if that’s a subtweet at DeMario, the producers in general, or anyone else, but no matter who this is directed at, the shade is palpable. Also, Chad may not have messed up so bad that they had to stop filming, but let’s not forget that he 1) shat himself on national television (#neverforget) 2) never lasted longer than the second episode because he threatened other cast mates/generally acted belligerent. Might want to dismount off that high horse, I’m just saying. 

Then, Chad offered up his own (very strange and definitely not true) version of what caused producers to stop filming.

UPDATE: Sources say that the previous statements were false. BIP was actually shut down because Robby Hayes grabbed everyone’s weiners. Lol

— Chad Johnson (@realChadJohnson) June 13, 2017

UPDATE: Sources say that he would walk up, stare deeply into cast & productions eyes, grab their weiner, and then say “ooooh that’s nice”

— Chad Johnson (@realChadJohnson) June 13, 2017

UPDATE: He was then seen relaxing in the hot tub giving himself tittie twisters while drinking a mimosa and staring into the sunset.

— Chad Johnson (@realChadJohnson) June 13, 2017

UPDATE: Russia used a private server to manipulate Robby Hayes into weiner grabbing-tittie twister loving actions.

— Chad Johnson (@realChadJohnson) June 13, 2017

I mean… okay. Aside from the fact that a grown man is using the word “weiner” MULTIPLE TIMES, this is all just so un-funny that it’s almost kind of hilarious (key word being almost). This incoherent rant has everything: the word “weiner”, involving Robby for no apparent reason, some half-baked political joke… it’s all there, and it’s all bad.

Like, sigh. I would wonder if Chad’s Twitter was hacked by a 12-year-old who only has video games for friends, but sadly, this is all very Chad. Elite Daily already covered how obviously tasteless of a response this is and got an invitation to fight from Chad, so I’m not going to go there considering I’m 5’2″ and I’m pretty sure Chad could buy, and then subsequently murder, me and my entire family. Yes, Chad’s response is not appropriate or helpful, but then again, this is Chad. What you see is what you get with him. Given that, I sadly have an inkling that this man has a bright career ahead of him in American politics… *shudders*

I’ve almost got to admire Chad’s relentless dedication to his personal brand. Never change, Chad. (Except maybe work on your anger for like, the benefit of society in general.) But for the purposes of my entertainment, never change.

Update: It looks like Chad has since deleted all the offending tweets, so either he’s a changed man or someone with some common sense got to him. Thank the lord.

Take a look back at Chad’s most psychotic moments here
Corinne And Her Platinum Vagine Are Officially Doing ‘Bachelor In Paradise’

Look out world, Corinne Olympios is ready to get some sand in her platinum vagine on Bachelor in Paradise.

Last we really saw Corinne she was getting dumped by Nick Viall. Let that super embarrassing situation sink in for a minute. Nobody likes getting dumped, but it would certainly be worse if the person dumping you was Wisconsin’s worst reality show star.

Anyway, Corinne seemed to bounce back in the best way any Bachelor contestant could hope to: by turning all of her TV quotes into merchandise and advertising shit on Instagram. Thankfully, for Corinne that is, she’ll have more ridiculous comments to turn into cash as an official cast member on Bachelor in Paradise. A source confirmed her appearance to E News on Thursday.


Corinne did admit that she’s “nervous” about doing the show because there are rumblings that her arch-nemesis Taylor Nolan will also be on the show. Like, no shit. No way the producers are missing out on an opportunity to have those two argue about emotional intelligence again. Side note, I feel like we always talk to the producers like these big bad puppet masters, not unlike how the president refers to “the media”. But, nevertheless, this is a ratings dream come true. What’s easier TV than putting two girls who already hate each other on a beach together?

Weirdly, though, for being kind of hated while in the Bachelor mansion, Corinne is somehow tight with her cast mates now. Remember how she was included in the group that game Rachel dating advice on the first episode of The Bachelorette? Weird. The source also told E! Corrine was excited to have her friends from the house have her back at beach. Those friends are rumored to include Raven Gates, Alexis Waters, and Jasmine Goode.

Corinne allegedly is also not that interested in finding love i.e. she’s ready and willing to nap through all of the rose ceremonies. The source says she’s going for the ride and to be a great wing woman for her friends. Is it because she is already dating someone, or is she just that committed to her personal brand? We’re here for it either way tbh.


That’s bad news for all of us who really wanted Corinne and Chad to hookup and make meat-eating, margarita-drinking, nap-taking babies. The Chad confirmed his appearance on the show back in February and has also mentioned that he and Corinne have talked. I’m taking that to mean they just developed a plan to be the most outrageous they can be on TV to turn that into Instagram marketing gold later on.

Bachelor in Paradise starts August 8, and with the way the cast is stacking up, we’re all pretty excited to recap the shit out of these episodes. 

Corinne Is Dating Someone, So Does This Mean Our ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Dreams Are Crushed?

It goes without saying that Corinne Olympios was the sleeper hit of this season of The Bachelor. Like, at first, nobody liked her and thought she would get sent home shortly after napping/not napping through a rose ceremony. But by the Women Tell All special, Bach Nation was like, totally team Corn. She grows on you like a desire for cheesy pasta after a long night of drinking even though you just swore you were cutting out carbs.

Read our Women Tell All recap here!

Needless to say, some of this crazy drama surrounding Corinne coming out post-Bachelor is keeping her on our radar, mostly because it could affect the probability that she’ll be on the next season on Bachelor in Paradise.

A little bit ago, some fame-whoring rando named Nick Viall Keith Berman started calling gossip mags, telling everyone that Corinne was engaged to some dude she’s been dating for three years. Which, if you can’t put two and two together, would mean that she was on The Bachelor for the wrong reasons (gasp!), which as we all know never happens because everyone is on there for love and never has ulterior motives. Anyway, Corinne then had to go on the defensive and defend whatever honor she has. Corn went on E! News and said she’s totally not engaged and she’s actually considering legal action to get Keith to shut his damn mouth. Her exact words may or may not have been “he doesn’t even go here!”

Damian Mean Girls

While she assured E! that she’s not engaged, she did say she is “talking to someone new period.” She added, “It’s really early but I really like the guy.” Could this mean she likes this new guy too much to go on BiP? I’m not here to speculate, but I’m going to speculate anyway because it’s my job.

Here’s what I think: Corinne is almost for sure going to take the producers up on their offer to appear on the show. There’s only so much money you can make off of promoting shitty sunglasses on Instagram, so I have a hard time believing Corinne would choose some dude she’s “talking to” over the chance to make more money, come up with new viral catch phrases, and spray more whipped cream on her boobs on national television. Verdict: Don’t get too comfortable, new guy, because your days are numbered.

You're Out

Also, does no one find it weird that Chad told Life&Style a few weeks ago that he and Corinne had “texted a bit” and then Corinne turns around and says she’s “talking to someone”? Seems like they’re both being intentionally shady about their relationship. Are they conspiring to create the first Bachelor in Paradise superbaby? God, I hope so. If it’s a boy, they can name it after Chris Harrison (either Chris or Harrison would work, TBH) and if it’s a girl, Raquel, obvs. 

Read: Corinne And Chad Are Texting And Hanging Out

If Corinne doesn’t get her time on Bachelor in Paradise, ABC better give her her own spinoff. I’m talking a Flavor of Love-style dating show where Corinne gets to make all the rules. They could call it Nap of Love. Or Cheese Pasta Of Love. Or Platinum Vagine of Love. Or really, any of Corinne’s catchphrases plus “of love” at the end. And instead of giving out roses, she could give out cucumber slices or glasses of Champagne. Honestly, somebody needs to make this happen. Just try and tell me this wouldn’t be the greatest thing to ever happen to television.

Chad Is Returning To ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ So Let’s Revisit His Most Psychotic Moments

The makers of The Bachelor must have decided that things were going way too smoothly and that they needed a lawsuit to shake things up. Why else would they invite a human time bomb to join the cast of Bachelor in Paradise again?

The Chad

That’s right, The Chad Johnson is coming back for season 4 of the skanky little sister of The Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise aka Bachelor In Paradise. In an interview with The Tea (It’s okay, we didn’t know what that was either) Chad said “I will be on ‘Bachelor in Paradise.’ I’ve already agreed to do it. I hope I don’t get kicked off the first night.”

We hope so too, Chad. Actually, we hope you and Corinne have a crazy-ass fling and end up eating a platter of meat covered in whipped cream while screaming obscenities at each other and bragging about your bodies. Ah, a girl can dream.

In order to gird our loins/prepare for your triumphant return to TV, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite bat-shit crazy Chadster moments.

1. The Time He Ate Deli Meat During The Rose Ceremony

Chad Johnson Meat

It doesn’t get much douchier than not being able to put a turkey meat roll-up down long enough to see 15 roses handed out. Are you really that obsessed with gains? MMMM yeah, I guess so.

2. The Time He Ate A Sweet Potato Whole

Chad Johnson Sweet Potato

We knew eating meat like a mad man was a sign that Chad is pretty fucked up—beyond normal bro status, that is. But eating a sweet potato like a banana was somehow even more disturbing. Who just does that?

3. The Time He Ripped Evan’s Shirt

Chad Johnson

Okay, so during The Bachelorette, Evan did kind of seem like a whiny little bitch. I like him a lot more now that him and Carly are a thing, though. Anyway, The Chad did not like it when Evan took the chance to make fun of Chad for being impotent. In order to prove he has a dick that works, Chad ripped Evan’s shirt. Makes sense. 

4. All The Times He Punched And Kicked Things

Chad Johnson Kicking

Nothing says “stable personality” like someone who punches and kicks inanimate objects. First it was this poor pool floaty, next it was a door/wall thing on a group date. I mean, I’m actually pretty surprised it never escalated into punching another dude’s face. I guess that’s what we have to look forward to on BiP

5. The Time He Called JoJo Naggy


Isn’t it in a douche-centric instruction manual that you’re supposed to insult girls to get them to like you? I actually think Chad wrote the Ass-Hat Code of Honor in meat juice at one point. I’m pretty sure archaeologists will discover the writings underneath the Bachelor mansion hundreds of years from now.

Related: An Ode To The Chadelor

6. The Time He Packed His Own Weights

Chad Lifting Weights

Not wanting to be without seriously heavy objects, Chad packed his own weights to the Bachelor mansion. Thank goodness because his good buddy Daniel forgot his set and had to share. Awww, besties! 

7. The Times He Threatened Basically Everyone

Jordan Rodgers

Getting in a good threat is a Chad staple. Who didn’t this guy threaten? I’m pretty sure Chad would have had words for JoJo’s parents if he got the chance to meet them. Jordan Rodgers was actually probably freaked out when Chad said he would look for him after the show. I mean, we all know Aaron would tweet Jordan’s address or some shit if he wasn’t such a classy guy. And telling AlexI will buy your whole family and make them my family?” Classic, if not completely psychotic.

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8. The Time He Stole Robby’s Ex

Chad And Robby's Ex

Sorry, Trey Songz. Chad properly earned the title of “Mr. Steal Your Girl” after trying to bang both Robby and Grant’s exes. Of course, posting an Insta or two of you with someone else’s ex isn’t “Chad” enough. Oh no. He had to bring it up during the “Men Tell All” special. Classic Chad.

9. The Time He Drunkenly Shat His Pants

Chad Johnson

I feel like Chad is best remembered on BiP for having a weird one-day fling with Lace and then yelling at Chris Harrison. The most important part about that night, though, is that Chad shat his pants. Just take a minute to think about how gross a meat-shart is…

10. The Time He Refused To Leave The Show

Chad Johnson Door

JoJo kicked Chad to the curb on her two-on-one date with Alex. Once the guys back at the house found out he was gone, they celebrated by tossing Chad’s protein into the air. He must have smelled the protein powder or the happiness of others, because he decided to go talk shit to the guys one last time. Nice, Chad. Nice.


It’s hard to capture in words just how creepy the Chad whistle is. But if you say it doesn’t haunt your dreams, you’re probably lying. Every good villain needs a theme song, and The Chad made his own. 

Until Bach in Paradise 4, Chad out.

Chad Out

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