|Ashley and J.P Rosenbaum before the ultrasound on 'The Bachelorette'|
This weeks' 'The Men Tell All' episode opened Bachelorette success story Ashley and J.P, who are currently expecting their first child. And because the viewers are so involved in their "love story", we get to see them have the ultrasound that will reveal their baby's gender. Live on stage. (Um.....really? I love this show, but this feels a little too personal to me).
Before we get to that though, there is some cute chit chat about how the pregnancy is going, and what baby names they are considering. No names are mentioned, but J.P admits that while he has his favourite and Ashley has hers, she'll probably get the final say. Awwww.
They wheel in the ultrasound machine and the image flashes up on the big screen - the baby has host Chris Harrisons face! After a quick joke between Chris and J.P we get down to business. They're expecting a boy!
And in a blink and you'll miss it moment, Ashley says "it's a Harrison after all!" (or something along those lines).
It's likely it was nothing more than a lighthearted quip in reference to the earlier joke. Or maybe, just maybe - are they considering Harrison as a name?
|J.P and Ashley Rosenbaum|
with Chris Harrison
It would be quite the sentimental choice for the couple, who have previously said that they think of Chris as more of a friend than host. They met on the show in when the then Ashley Herbert was herself 'The Bachelorette', and J.P was the man who received her final rose. To cement the significant role that Chris Harrison had played in their romance, he was then the officiant that performed their televised marriage in December 2012.
While successful marriages between "final" couples are rare, resulting babies are even rarer. Trista and Ryan Sutter have son Maxwell Alston and daughter Blakesley Grace, while Jason and Molly Mesnick have had daughter Riley Anne since marrying (Jason already had a son named Ty). So a little Harrison Rosenbaum would be the first to honour the role that the host of this long running show had in uniting the parents.
We'll find out for sure in early October if my theory is correct, or if this truly was an off-the-cuff quip. In the meantime, it sure is fun theorising!