While there are a lot of perks that come with being a contestant on The Bachelor (fame basically overnight, lifelong friendships, the potential to find love), there are some downsides, like the seemingly endless amount of drama that comes with being part of the cast. While Matt James' season has been full of heated moments, the ill-fated 2-on-1 date involving MJ and Jessenia had fans on the edge of their seats to see who would come out on top (and with a rose). These tweets about MJ leaving The Bachelor show fans were thrilled by the outcome.
In defense of all the Bachelor contestants, anyone would be pissed off if they had to go on a 2-on-1 date. In case you're not a Bachelor Nation regular, the gist is that two contestants go on a date with the lead and typically, one of the contestants gets sent packing. And yes, the chosen two usually have some major beef between them, thus giving the lead a chance to eliminate the drama (or at least, that particular type of drama).
During Week 5 — just about halfway through the season — MJ and Jessenia were clearly the two main feuding cast members. After five new contestants were added during the Jan. 25 episode, there was a distinct divide between the newbies and the veteran cast members. While "Queen Victoria" was originally propelling the drama, once she was eliminated, MJ and Jessenia started fighting as a response to all the in-house ill will.
In an effort to figure out where the "toxic" vibes were coming from, Matt spoke to several women in the house, including Jessenia, during the Feb. 1 episode. She told the Bachelor MJ called the original contestants "varsity" and the newcomers "JV," which fueled the divide. When Matt confronted MJ, she was pretty upset and even more so after Jessenia refused to apologize for telling on her to Matt. The result? A 2-on-1 date to start the Feb. 8 episode off and settle the MJ/Jessenia dispute once and for all.
Prior to the Feb. 8 rose ceremony, Matt met with both contestants in an effort to figure out his next steps. First, he pulled Jessenia aside, and she promptly told him, “MJ lied to your face the other night ... she’s the one who created that division." After talking with Jessenia, Matt spoke with MJ, who expressed her fear of losing him before insisting she never did anything malicious and "preached harmony and peace."
Despite her reassurances, Matt told MJ he couldn't give her a rose and asked to walk her out. While MJ said her "heart hurt," social media clearly felt differently. Viewers took to Twitter to express their approval of Matt's decision.
With MJ out, many fans were left wondering who would become the Resident Drama Starter next. After Serena C. shaded Katie, saying she didn't think she was "there for Matt," viewers are betting Serena C. will fill MJ's vacated shoes.
Despite fans giving off major "we're done with the drama" vibes, since Matt still has a ways to go on his journey, I have a feeling the contestant disputes are still coming.
Season 25 of The Bachelor continues Monday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.