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Chris Harrison isn’t contemplating retirement following ‘Bachelor’ exit: supply

Chris Harrison is reportedly absorbing his post-“Bachelor” time as he figures out what’s subsequent for him on the earth of present enterprise. 

The previous “Bachelor” franchise host formally stepped down from his gig on the ABC relationship present in June after being embroiled in a racism controversy that noticed him defend Season 25 contestant Rachael Kirkconnell after it got here to gentle that she attended an Antebellum-themed social gathering previous to showing on the present. 

In line with a supply that spoke with US Weekly, Harrison is having fun with his time away from the digital camera now that the scandal is behind him. 

“Chris Harrison is really doing nice,” the insider claimed. “He’s actually having fun with this time together with his youngsters and rising his relationship with Lauren [Zima]. He lives a low-key life in Texas when he’s not taking journeys or happening trip.”

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Chris Harrison is reportedly not ready to retire.

Chris Harrison is reportedly not able to retire. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

Harrison shares son Joshua, 19, and daughter Taylor, 17, with ex-wife Gwen Harrison. They referred to as it quits in 2012 and he has since moved on with Zima, who he reportedly started relationship in 2018.

The insider additionally famous that, though Harrison is taking it straightforward and preserving a low profile following the scandal, he doesn’t see himself as retired from present enterprise. In actual fact, he’s actively on the lookout for a brand new challenge. 

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Harrison had initially stepped except for his internet hosting duties for Season 17 of “The Bachelorette” earlier than calling it quits with the franchise basically following the immense backlash he obtained for defending Kirkconnell.

The 24-year-old, who appeared in Season 25 with Matt James, the present’s first male Black lead, issued a prolonged apology after the images resurfaced. She condemned her previous actions which included attending an “Previous South”-themed social gathering in 2018 at a plantation and dressing up in a Native American costume. 

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Harrison appeared on Additional in an interview with former “Bachelorette” Rachel Lindsay who was the present’s first Black feminine lead. Within the interview, he defended Kirkconnell, arguing that occasions had been completely different merely three years in the past. Harrison caught swift and fast backlash prompting him to subject an apology of his personal.

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“I’ve this unbelievable platform to discuss love, and yesterday I took a stance on matters which I ought to have been higher knowledgeable. Whereas I don’t converse for Rachael Kirkconnell, my intentions had been merely to ask for grace in providing her a possibility to talk on her personal behalf,” he wrote in an apology assertion on the time.

Fox Information’ Jessica Napoli contributed to this report.

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