Last week, Chris Harrison fueled the theory regarding Peter Weber ending up with show producer Julie LaPlaca by posting posting a picture of them on Instagram
And now, he’s talking about it.
So what does Chris have to say about these rumors about Peter’s relationship with Julie?
“Actually, I didn’t mean to do anything other than [show] the fact that we spend a lot time together, we travel the world together,” Chris told Access.
“Julie, an amazing, talented, smart producer that works for us—works on the show, so she’s with Peter. And she’s with all of us.”
“I’ll just say this, it’s an intimate relationship,” Chris continued.
“You spend that much time together, we all get close. Sometimes those lines get blurred.”
“The only rules are, Peter needs to have the best opportunity to find love, or whoever the ‘Bachelor’ or ‘Bachelorette’ is,” he added. “If something were to mess that up, then we would try to step in, and we would help.”
“Clearly that’s not what we’re there to do. That’s not the story we’re trying to create. I think it’s a wild story. But maybe it’s just crazy enough to be true!”
Peter and Julie have appeared together in several social media photos. They also rang in the new year together with his family.
ABC exec Robert Mills, who is the network’s senior vice president, told Entertainment Tonight about what he thinks of this fan theory.
“Well, I hate to get in the way of a good rumor, so I’m not going to confirm or deny about whether he ends up with a producer! I don’t know how we’d ever top that though. But, it is crazy.”
“What we’ve seen about the finale over the years is that the ‘finale’ is really on that night when the show goes live,” he added.
“There’s a lot of craziness, it’s a roller coaster, but I would say even now the roller coaster hasn’t ended, and it won’t end until after ‘After the Final Rose.’”