CHRIS Harrison DISSED the Bachelor Franchise’s official diamond jeweler on Instagram after sharing photos of his proposal to Lauren Zima.
The fired host was recently slammed for “avoiding accountability” as he deleted all of his social media posts and started fresh around his engagement.
Chris Harrison threw shade at The Bachelor franchise[/caption]
He claimed McClave Jewelers was ‘the best’ despite the show using Neil Lane for years[/caption]
Chris, 50, proposed to his fiancé Lauren Zima, 33, over the weekend, but he didn’t shop at The Bachelor’s Neil Lane Jeweler when making his ring purchase.
In an Instagram comment re-shared by the fan account @bachelornation.scoop, the reality star told fans that he chose “McClave Jewelers” to help him pick out the jewelry.
“As soon as I knew I was going to propose to @laurenzima I knew there was only one man to call to help me choose the perfect diamond and personally design the ring and that’s my friend Charles ‘Nip’ McClave,” he gushed in the comments section of one of his posts.
“Nip as I said in my message it was a home run. You’re the best and so is McClave Jewelers,” he wrote, throwing shade towards Neil Lane who designs the official engagement rings for Bachelor winners.
“Thank you for helping make this moment everything we dreamed it would be,” he wrote.
The snub followed Chris’s stunning mountain-top engagement to his long-time girlfriend Lauren.
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The former Bachelor host got down on one knee as the two smiled in front of a mountain landscape.
Lauren appeared to be in great spirits as she stared at her engagement ring and the couple cheered their champagne.
Alongside the photos, Chris wrote: “I love you @laurenzima The next chapter starts now!”
While many Bachelor Nation fans took to the comments section to congratulate the couple, a number of the franchise’s stars remained quiet over the engagement.
The Bachelorette co-host Tayshia Adams has been silent on social media regarding the topic, while former leading ladies Becca Kufrin, Rachel Lindsay, and Hannah Brown have also not publicly sent their good wishes.
Becca Tilley, Madi Prewett, Tyler Cameron, have also yet to send the happy couple their congratulations.
However, some Bachelor Nation stars did congratulate Chris and Lauren on their news.
Ashley Iaconetti Haibon took to the comments section of Chris’ Instagram post to write: “AHHHH YAYYY!!!! Congratulations!! So happy for you!”
Former star Ben Higgins also commented: “Oh heck yes!!!!!! This is incredible, so pumped!”
Another former Bachelor leading man to congratulate the pair was Colton Underwood, who wrote: “Congratulations! So happy for you both ”
END OF AN ERA
Chris was fired from the Bachelor franchise in June of 2021 after he was accused of racist remarks.
At that time, contestant Rachael Kirkconnell was discovered to have attended an Antebellum plantation-themed party in 2018.
Chris defended her during an interview with former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay on Extra.
The long-time Bachelor host was replaced by Tayshia and Kaitlyn due to the backlash over his “racist” comments during the conversation, and he later announced that he would be permanently leaving the show.
Earlier this week, fans roasted Chris after he wiped his Instagram profile of all photos except those celebrating his engagement.
Included in all the posts he deleted was the apology for the racism scandal and previous posts about black lives matter.
The Instagram account for the Date Card podcast called out the TV host for “acting as if nothing happened” and not “showing any type of personal accountability or growth.”
Chris and Lauren announced their engagement[/caption]
They’ve been dating since 2018[/caption]
Chris wiped his Instagram profile before sharing the news[/caption]
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