Lauren Bushnell, Shawn Booth on ‘Bachelor’ Producer Evoking Emotions

Lauren Bushnell Lane and Shawn Sales space bonded over their related — and barely alarming — experiences with their mutual Bachelor Nation producer.

Lauren, who was engaged to season 20 Bachelor Ben Higgins from 2016 to 2017, claimed the producer faux cried in an effort to make Lauren upset about the potential for Ben giving JoJo Fletcher his last rose.

“I’m calling Todd out proper now,” Lauren advised Shawn, 37, on his “In The Sales space” podcast on Monday, July 31, noting that she has “zero exhausting emotions” towards the producer. “I feel he’s an important man, [but] I actually bear in mind sitting there on the finish — I feel it was myself and JoJo. It was, like, the ultimate two. … He’s like, ‘What if he doesn’t decide you?’ Or no matter. And I feel he might inform that I used to be simply type of like, shutting off to guard myself, which I’ve realized is one thing that I do. So I wasn’t actually displaying any emotion. And I feel he needed to attract out emotion in me. So, like, he began to cry. Did he ever do this to you?”

Shawn confirmed he had the same expertise. (Whereas the previous contestants didn’t use Todd’s identify, they’re seemingly referring to Todd Snyder, who labored on each of their seasons.)

Lauren Bushnell and Shawn Sales space
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“Sure! They’ll begin taking part in music on their telephone, like, actually unhappy songs and also you haven’t heard a music in, like, eight weeks, you’re like, ‘Oh, my God, that feels so good,’” Shawn recalled.

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Whereas Lauren clarified that she “didn’t hear a music,” she shared extra perception into her interplay with the producer on the 2016 season of the ABC present.

“He simply began displaying emotion and, like, began crying,” she mentioned, claiming that she realized within the second that they have been faux tears. “He wasn’t actually crying. It put me on this bizarre place the place I used to be like, ‘Oh, my gosh, like, the place am I? What am I doing?’ I had this bizarre realization of, ‘They’ve an agenda.’ And it’s not dangerous — his agenda in itself isn’t dangerous. He simply desires me to open up and present emotion. … He’s making an attempt to, like, carry that out of me.”

Lauren reiterated that she didn’t query Todd’s intentions. “I’m on a TV present. … And so they need me to be in a task proper now and to simply be actual and uncooked, which once more, is why individuals love that present,” she mentioned. “However I feel if something, it made me, like, shut off [even more].”

Shawn, who was engaged to season 11 Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe from 2015 to 2018, wasn’t so positive about Todd, telling Lauren that he put “an excessive amount of belief” into his producer.

“He was the one producer that I had talked to for 12 weeks — I used to be placing my belief in him. And he knew type of what might set off me,” he mentioned, denying that he nonetheless feels “burned” by Todd. “As a result of now that I look again at it, I perceive that the Bachelor and Bachelorette is a enterprise, like, lots of of tens of millions of {dollars}. And Todd’s doing his job — that’s why he’s top-of-the-line. They’re there to make a present. I don’t want I went in there understanding that as a result of then I wouldn’t have opened up, however there are positively issues that [aired] and I used to be like, ‘Oh, OK, that’s not precisely what occurred.’ … I was very bitter about it.”

Whereas Lauren went on to marry Chris Lane, with whom she shares two sons, Shawn introduced earlier this month that he’s going to be a dad in December when his “child mama” Audrey “Dre” Joseph offers delivery.