Bachelor Fans Think Chris Harrison's GF Spoiled The Winner

It's a busy time for Bachelor Nation: The next Bachelorette was announced to be Clare Crawley — a throwback pick that threw the fandom for a loop — and Peter Weber's Bachelor season is coming to a close very soon. But since Weber's season isn't over yet, fans are clinging to any and every possible hint about his final rose. There's one clue that may hold extra weight, since it came from a source close to the franchise.

Bachelor host Chris Harrison's girlfriend Lauren Zima posted a since-deleted (but definitely screenshotted) tweet during the Feb. 24 episode that raised eyebrows. According to PureWow, Zima originally wrote, "Peter: 'I know what I have with Hannah Ann: she's someone I will be able to lean on always, 100% through the good and bad times and it is the absolute best feeling in the world.' ...HOW DOES HE NOT PICK HANNAH ANN THEN?! #TheBachelor." In other words, her joke seemingly confirmed Weber does not pick Hannah Ann Sluss, but instead chooses the other remaining contestant: Madison Prewett.

Zima tried to clarify, tweeting out, "I deleted it because it was confusingly worded on my part. I meant more along the lines of 'how could he possibly not pick hannah ann after all this when he is saying they're 100% going to be there for each other forever' -does that make sense? Hard to say in written word." But the damage was done. Fans took this as a big sign Weber and Prewett end up together.

Pilot Pete's 'Bachelor' season has been one bumpy ride

For weeks, teasers for The Bachelor have hyped up a major shock at the end of the season. Peter Weber's mom is seen sobbing, telling her son to "bring her home to us." Fans speculated that last season's Bachelorette, a.k.a. Weber's ex Hannah Brown, is who his mom is begging him to go see. Others believe that it has to be frontrunner Madison Prewett, since she already met Weber's parents very early on. (Her first one-on-one date was literally at Weber's parents' vow renewal ceremony. Talk about diving right in, huh?)

Prewett gave Weber an ultimatum, saying that it'd be difficult for her to stay on the show if he slept with anyone in the Fantasy Suites. However, Weber was already "intimate" with at least one other contestant, which he confessed to Prewett during a very uncomfortable convo. While Prewett received a rose in the most recent episode and made it to the final two, she very well could decide to leave the competition later, especially since another part of the teaser shows Weber flustered, sitting on a bed after finding out surprising news from Chris Harrison. Speaking of Harrison, he's hinted at a different theory about the season's ending...

Host Chris Harrison added fuel to an intriguing fan theory

If you're a fan of spoilers, chances are you're familiar with Reality Steve (real name Steve Carbone), who's built a loyal Bachelor Nation following among those who want to know how the seasons end beforehand. Somehow his spoilers are almost-always correct. For the record, this next theory has already been shot down by Reality Steve, but some fans are holding out hope anyway. According to a Reddit user named krallie, Peter Weber might wind up with a producer, Julie LaPlaca, at the end of the season.

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While it initially sounds far-fetched, the producer in question was spotted with Weber's family at a New Year's Eve lunch that his dad shared a pic of on Instagram. LaPlaca also shared a photo from NYE in NYC to her own 'gram and fans believe it's Weber standing right behind her, since it matches the coat he was spotted wearing that night. Even Bachelor host Chris Harrison added fuel to the fire when he posted an airport selfie with Weber and LaPlaca.

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In an interview with Access, Harrison addressed the selfie — while remaining incredibly vague. "I didn't mean to do anything," he said, explaining that as a producer, of course, LaPlaca spends time with Weber and travels with him. "I'll just say this, it's an intimate relationship. You spend that much time together, we all get close. Sometimes those lines get blurred," Harrison added. Interesting.

Chris Harrison found love via 'The Bachelor' himself (well, sort of)

While Bachelor Nation will have to wait to see if Peter Weber finds love, there's one person who already met his match within the franchise. Or more accurately, because of the franchise. Chris Harrison, the beloved host of The Bachelor and all its spinoffs, is dating Lauren Zima, who works for Entertainment Tonight. They'd maintained a professional connection, but romantic sparks started to fly after she DMed him following a run-in at a tell-all taping when they were both single, per E! News.

In summer 2019, Zima opened up about Harrison on Nick Viall's podcast, saying (via E! News), "I sort of feel like I'm reaping the benefits of someone who's worked on this show and learned how to talk to women for so long. He is so communicative. He's so thoughtful. He's so clear with his feelings and a good listener... I don't expect Bachelor dates from him, but I will tell you he has taken me on a helicopter." How sweet is that? 

Not only do these two share a love of The Bachelor, but there's another thing they have in common: getting accused of ruining this season's ending. But in both cases, these may just be innocent misunderstandings. Either way, there's one week left of Weber's season, so fans will have all the answers about that sought-after final rose soon enough.