'The Bachelorette' recap: Michelle reveals she was 'ghosted' by Joe before the show

Jamie confronted Michelle about the issue after receiving a date rose.

October 27, 2021, 11:37 AM

"The Bachelorette" continued Tuesday with Michelle Young trying to find the culprit who's been spreading rumors about her potentially knowing one of her potential suitors, Joe, before the show.

Michelle was clued into the drama by Jamie -- but not before she took him on her first one-on-one date of the season. The two shared a rock-climbing adventure on their date, and Jamie took their relationship to new heights by opening up about the heartbreaking story of his mother, who struggled with mental health issues and died by suicide when he was 24. Jamie said he struggled with a yearslong battle with severe depression because of the tragedy.

Michelle pinned the date rose on Jamie and told him that she was "beyond impressed" with the "beautiful person" he'd become.

PHOTO: Bachelorette Michelle Young with Jamie during an episode of ABC's "The Bachelorette," Oct. 26, 2021.
Bachelorette Michelle Young with Jamie during an episode of ABC's "The Bachelorette," Oct. 26, 2021.
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Unfortunately, Jamie demonstrated an uglier side of himself heading into the rose ceremony when he addressed a rumor he overheard concerning Michelle and Joe -- who hails from her home state of Minnesota and received a group date rose during the episode -- dating each other prior to appearing on the show.

The other suitors appeared unfazed by the gossip, but Jamie felt the need to confront Michelle about the alleged relationship. However, he claimed it was the other suitors -- and not him -- who were up in arms.

Michelle then confessed to the group that she and Joe "exchanged a few messages quite a few years back," but he had "ghosted" her and "that was that." That speech left the group wondering who confronted Michelle behind their backs.

At the rose ceremony, Alec, Daniel, Pardeep and PJ were sent home.

Along with Joe, Jamie and Brandon, the latter of whom also received a group date rose, here are the other men remaining:

Brandon J., 26, a traveling nurse recruiter from Portland, Oregon
Casey, 36, an advertising creative director from Miami Beach, Florida
Chris G., 28, a motivational speaker from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Chris S., 28, a commodities broker from West Hollywood, California
Clayton, 28, a medical sales rep from Columbia, Missouri
Jamie, 32, a biotech CEO from San Diego, California
Joe, 28, a real estate developer from Minneapolis, Minnesota
Leroy, 27, a biomedical Ph.D. student from Dallas, Texas
LT, 38, a yoga guru from Bellevue, Washington
Martin, 29, a personal trainer from Miami, Florida
Mollique, 36, an academic administrator from San Diego, California
Nayte, 27, a sales executive from Austin, Texas
Olu, 27, an IT analyst from Newark, New Jersey
Peter, 26, a pizzapreneur from Port St. Joe, Florida
Rick, 32, a medical sales rep from Los Angeles, California
Rodney, 29, a sales rep from Rancho Cucamonga, California
Romeo, 32, a mathematician from New York City, New York
Spencer, 25, a financial crimes analyst from Cleveland, Ohio
Will, 28, an academic interventionist from Grand Rapids, Minnesota

"The Bachelorette" returns Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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