The Bachelor Nation spin-off we didn’t know we needed is coming soon to a computer screen near you!
In case you’ve missed seeing Ashley Iaconetti’s tears every week, she and fellow ‘Bachelor’ franchise alums Jared Haibon, Jade Roper, Tanner Tolbert, Nick Viall, and Dean Unglert are returning in the new series Rose Buds, which, according to a press release sent out this week, “follows the reality stars as they figure out their lives after their time on TV.”
The digital series–which will air on KineticContent TV— will follow each of the series’ stars as the navigate major milestones in their lives. According to People, Jared and Ashley’s story lines will revolve around them moving in together and planning their wedding
“I feel like everyone loves seeing the friendships that form on the show, but we never get enough in the one hour and 20 minutes of air time,” Ashley told the magazine. “I think this is why people love seeing the alums together on Instagram.”
(Now do you see why they’re calling the show ‘Rose Buds’? See what they did there?)
She then added, “We had a blast filming ‘Rose Buds’ together. It’s nice to hang out together on camera and not have the looming worry about who may get eliminated at the next rose ceremony.”
Ashley and Jared, who finally got engaged last year after a years’ long cat-and-mouse game, opened up to The Ashley last month about their big day.
“Everyone’s just been very excited about this day, and it makes us more excited,” Jared gushed at the time. “I mean, we’re already as excited as we can be, but having everyone else super excited too was pretty incredible.”
Ashley added her ‘Rose Buds’ co-stars will be invited to the wedding, along with Bach Nation’s Ben Higgins, Carly and Evan Bass, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Becca Tilley.
Elsewhere in the show we’ll watch Jade and Tanner experience Jade’s second pregnancy, as she is due to give birth to a son in August. They shared the big news back in January just days after their third wedding anniversary.
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Mom and Dad had some much needed adult time this weekend, and Emmy had her first sleep away from both Tanner and myself! Grandma came over to our house to stay with Emerson, so Tanner and I could enjoy a romantic night at @monarchbresort! We ate ourselves into oblivion at Bourbon Steak, slept in and soaked up some sun at the pool all kid-free! I was so nervous to have us both be away from her (mommy guilt), but she had so much fun with her grandma, and it was a great way for Tanner and I to reconnect. 💗💗
Tanner was honest about why he was promoting the new digital series.
“I don’t really have anything to promote— I just quit my job and I’m a stay-at-home dad now, so please watch this show!” he told People. “I need it to be picked up for Season 2 so I have something to do with my free time.”
Finally, we’ll watch Nick and Dean on their journey to achieve even more reality TV fame. Nick starred as ‘The Bachelor’ in Season 21 after losing on both Andi Dorfman‘s and Kaitlyn Bristowe’s seasons of The Bachelorette. Dean is best remembered for appearing on Season 13 of ‘The Bachelorette’ with Rachel Lindsay and for his stint on Bachelor in Paradise.
Nick told People that he’s found some success in the acting field and his other business ventures but is still failing in his love life.
“My personal life is generally pretty lonely and I often forget to eat,” he told the magazine. “So this helped with that!”
The digital series ‘Rose Buds’ premieres on May 8 on KineticContentTV!
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