‘The Bachelorette’: Is this the worst Emily Maynard rumor yet?

Is this even remotely true?

We have heard some pretty crazy stories about “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” over the years, whether it be allegations that the show is somehow fixed or that the leading man is secretly gay and is just there to make himself more famous down the road.

However, this story has to take the cake as one of the weirdest, most-implausible bits of “news” that we have ever heard. Radar Online claims that through much of the filming of this past season, it wasn’t really any of her contestants that Emily Maynard was after — instead, it was host Chris Harrison. They also use a source in former contestant Vienna Girardi (who knows a thing or two about being in the tabloids) to say that Chris was always a “flirt” throughout the taping process, even when he was married to his wife Gwen. (The two separated officially earlier this year.)

So is there even any remote truth to this? To be frank, no — and the simple idea of it is ridiculous. Chris and Emily of course spent time together taping the season, but anyone with a set of eyes can see that the men she is interested in are the men on the show. Whenever your job is to help people find love, it makes you a pretty easy target when it comes to your own relationship — Harrison has remained a class act throughout some pretty nasty circumstances on the show over the years, and he also traditionally owns up to it when he does do something that he regrets such as not telling Ashley Hebert earlier about what Bentley Williams was up to behind the scenes.

In the end, this is one of those stories that is better to just ignore in hope that it will go away soon. It’s just another way for Radar and Star Magazine to draw attention to themselves, and there’s so little in the way of tangible evidence that this is really not even worth a second thought.

What is the craziest rumor that you have ever heard about this show over the years?

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