DeMario Jackson Says He Will Return for 'Bachelorette' & 'Bachelor in Paradise' Reunion Shows After Controvers
By Jennifer Drysdale
DeMario Jackson will be returning to the Bachelor franchise after all.
Jackson's involvement with Bachelor franchise shows was up in the air after the former executive recruiter made headlines for his involvement in a sexual encounter that shut down production on Bachelor in Paradise season four last month.
In a new video interview with TMZ, however, Jackson revealed that he would indeed return for both The Bachelorette's Men Tell All and the reunion show for Bachelor in Paradise's upcoming season.
“I’m doing the Men Tell All for The Bachelorette and I’ll be doing Paradise as well,” Jackson shared. “I owe it to my cast mates. They’ve been very supportive of me throughout this whole entire thing and I want to thank them all personally, face to face -- give them all hugs and bro out or sis out, or whatever. They’ve been so helpful.”
Olympios revealed earlier this month upon the completion of Warner Bros.' investigation into Bachelor in Paradise that she would not be returning to the show. If she did show up to the reunion, however, Jackson said fans shouldn't expect a confrontation.
“It’s not in me. That’s not who I am as a person,” he revealed. “I’m not one of those petty people. I’m a very forgiving person. I’ll wait for her to do it. If she wants to come up to me, we can talk on camera. We can talk offline. Whether it’s there or in the future, 10 years from now.”
Jackson opened up about the toll the Bachelor in Paradise scandal had on him and his family last month, sharing that, "it was stressful. For me, mostly for my mother. It's hard to see your mom cry every single day. It was very difficult."