1:00pm PT by Jackie Strause
'The Bachelorette' on Twitter: The Best Celebrity Fans to Follow for JoJo's Premiere
Bachelor Nation has a Hollywood sect.
The collective term coined by host Chris Harrison to describe all of the participants in The Bachelor franchise has morphed into a loose term to include all fans who tune in and engage with the long-running series week after week. After 20 seasons of The Bachelor, 11 seasons of The Bachelorette, multiple televised wedding specials, spinoffs and after shows — it's no surprise the fanbase has widened, even to celebrities.
So when the 12th season of The Bachelorette kicks off Monday (8 p.m. on ABC) with JoJo Fletcher doling out her first rose, many famous faces will be watching along with the rest of Bachelor Nation.
From Hollywood viewing parties (Allison Williams met her husband at one, and he eventually proposed during an episode) to celebrity cameos (last season saw Kevin Hart and Ice Cube), crossover friendships (Anna Kendrick struck up an allegiance with Kaitlyn Bristowe when she was dumped) and feuds (Amy Schumer minced words with Harrison this season), more and more stars are aligning themselves with America's longest-running TV guilty pleasure.
Not every celebrity tweets about watching the seasonal journey to the final rose (Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lawrence, John Mayer, Taye Diggs, Adam Scott, Andrew Garfield, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Kirsten Dunst, Will Forte, Abigail Breslin and Mila Kunis all count themselves as fans), but many who do have developed a following for their entertaining, snarky and often spot-on commentary.
Here are some of the best Twitter feeds to follow during the premiere. Check back on Monday to follow THR's live blog and comment along via #THRose.
Amy Schumer (@amyschumer)
The comedian is such a superfan, she made a guest appearance during the last season of The Bachelorette (the men performed stand-up and Schumer judged). Last season, she engaged in a Twitter back-and-forth with host Chris Harrison over his treatment of a contestant during the Women Tell All reunion episode and she usually provides comedic commentary.
"I want to talk smart things" #Bachelor— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) February 9, 2016
Jenny Mollen (@jennyandteets)
"Since my husband and I are married and no longer have sex, we root for the Bachelor to sleep with as many of the contestants as possible," Mollen, whose husband is Jason Biggs, has said. The celebrity couple is so committed to watching, Mollen's Twitter feed even landed her a gig co-hosting the after show for spinoff Bachelor in Paradise. Biggs, who joined her as a panelist for an episode, now keeps his tweeting to a minimum after causing a stir two seasons ago with his controversial commentary (but he's still an avid fan).
Whoever gets engaged to Ben is going to use this episode in every fight for the rest of her life. #TheBachelor— Jenny Mollen (@jennyandteets) March 1, 2016
"Why did you bring me back to LA just to send me home?" - Girl who obviously doesn't get how the show #TheBachelor works— Jenny Mollen (@jennyandteets) February 23, 2016
Lea Michele (@msleamichele)
The Scream Queens star has openly called her obsession over the series "ridiculously unhealthy," and makes sure to tune in each week.
Emma Roberts (@RobertsEmma)
Michele's Scream Queens costar has also been tweeting about the goings-on of the series for years.
Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet)
The Modern Family star sometimes goes so far as to create his own Vines of favorite moments when his fellow ABC show comes on the air. His live-tweeting and episode commentary has been flying under the radar for multiple seasons.
Ben- less is more with kids. Make them want to come to you. #TheBachelor— Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet) February 23, 2016
Ben has shaved his chest in the past. I can tell. #thebachelor— Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet) February 9, 2016
When modern family is over if I'm still single, maybe i'll do a late 40s version of #TheBachelor. But no hot tub stuff. I'm body conscious.— Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet) January 26, 2016
Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland)
Another member of Modern Family counts herself as a fan, and even shared her fangirl moment of meeting Ben Higgins earlier this year.
Marika Dominczyk (@TheMeanChick)
Her husband, Scott Foley, is an admitted fan, but he lets his actress wife do the snarky tweeting as they watch.
I looked down to tweet and I look up and home gurl is already in her panties. 1 down 2 to go... #TheBachelor— Marika Dominczyk (@TheMeanChick) March 1, 2016
Katie Lowes (@KatieQLowes)
Scott Foley isn't the only Scandal star who tunes in on Monday nights. Katie Lowes, who hasn't missed a season in 10 years and even has a Bachelor fantasy league, says she and her husband text with her costars Foley and Josh Malina and their wives each week, guessing the winner.
Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy)
The talk show host provides a weekly show recap on her SiriusXM show Dirty Sexy Funny, and she has a lot to say on Twitter as the drama unfolds — she's even roped husband Donnie Wahlberg into caring.
Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds)
The actor brought his Deadpool alter ego to last season's premiere when he live-tweeted the first episode to promote his superhero movie. The Marvel film aired an ad just for Bachelor watchers, and had Deadpool holding a rose.
If I were on The Bachelor, I'd step out of that limo wearing nothing but white socks and like, 312 candy necklaces. #DeadpoolOnTheBachelor— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) January 5, 2016
Jennifer Weiner (@jenniferweiner)
The best-selling novelist is a longtime fan and live-tweeter of the series, and has gained a following for her often spot-on commentary (which sometimes includes pointing out grammar mistakes).
"There is no doubt that it will be him and I at the end of this." Ben and his ladies are trying to kill me with their grammar. #TheBachelor— Jennifer Weiner (@jenniferweiner) March 1, 2016
"You're not going to get hurt! You're beautiful!" says Jojo's mom. Huh. That's not one of my go-to motherly reassurances. #TheBachelor— Jennifer Weiner (@jenniferweiner) February 23, 2016
Michelle Collins (@michcoll)
A regular visitor to The Bachelor after show, the View cohost never shies away from voicing her opinions on the show and its contestants.
Sean Lowe (@SeanLowe09)
Previous Bachelors, like Sean Lowe, can speak from experience.
"The way he looks at them, is how I want someone to look at me one day." This has to be the first time this sentence has ever been said.— Sean Lowe (@SeanLowe09) March 8, 2016
Catherine Giudici Lowe (@clmgiudici)
And so can previous Bachelor contestants, like Lowe's final pick and his now-pregnant wife Catherine Giudici Lowe.
The Bachelor killed fireworks, helicopters and roses for me.— CatherineGiudiciLowe (@clmgiudici) March 1, 2016
J.P. Rosenbaum (@JP_Rosenbaum)
Another success story, J.P. Rosenbaum was Ashley Hebert's final pick in 2011, and the pair are now parents to son Fordham.
"28 incredible women?" Come on now, let's be honest Chris Harrison.— J.P. Rosenbaum (@JP_Rosenbaum) March 8, 2016
Andi Dorfman (@AndiDorfman)
When she was a contestant on The Bachelor, she memorably walked out on Juan Pablo Galavis, making her a shoe-in for The Bachelorette in 2014. Her engagement to Josh Murray didn't last, but her Twitter feed shows that her sense of humor about the series is still intact.