It appears that ABC’s next Bachelor, Roberto Martinez, is in the midst of negotiating a major deal with ABC to be The Bachelor. Roberto reportedly wants $750,000 to lead the show (which is apparently what Emily got).
Ok, so does this mean the deal has not been inked? Because we are begging ABC and The Bachelor to reconsider their choice for the Bachelor if they can. We wrote about the choice here in our piece: “Is Roberto Martinez really the best choice for the next ‘Bachelor’? ”
In that post, we break down why the choice is wrong for ABC — and it has nothing to do with Roberto’s ethnicity. The Bachelor is supposed to be such an uber catch that 25 ladies will quit their full-time jobs and leave their young children (if they are single moms) for 9 weeks just to see if they have a chance at finding love. He’s supposed to be a risk-taking entrepreneur, or a medical doctor, or an accomplished entertainer, or even a non-profit creator. Jef Holm or Arie Luyendyk, Jr. would be excellent Bachelors because they have those qualities. The Bachelor is not supposed to be a nice guy you’d meet on Match.com with a safe middle-management career selling insurance — like Roberto!
Not to mention the part about Roberto’s issues with anger management. In an interview with former Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky in People magazine back in December, Ali shocked readers when she revealed why things didn’t work out between her and Roberto. The magazine says this:
A source close to Ali says one of their biggest issues was Roberto’s temper-which was often triggered by arguments over his traditional, conservative values. “Roberto seemed bothered that Ali was career-minded and had a social life. He is very old-fashioned when it comes to a woman’s place,” says the source. Ali concedes that she often tried to play the part of dutiful helper: “I helped him build his business, and I’d bring him lunch all the time,” she says. “I was so supportive of him.” Even so, their fights had intensified lately. “In the past six months he kind of lost it,” says the source. “He’d be really good and sweet in public, but their fights could be explosive.”
The alarming allegation should concern producers who are looking to cast the ultimate fantasy husband — a husband that should above all else be a “gentle”man. Also, we need to pat ourselves on the back for “calling” the Roberto and Ali breakup early on, using our ancient enneagram matchmaking skills. Read all about it here!
So, ABC and people who produce The Bachelor, we are urging you to reconsider your decision to cast Roberto as the Bachelor before you ink this critical, $750,000 deal!!