'The Bachelorette' fans call Olumide Inajide 'a gem' for being vulnerable
Michelle Young spoke up about how she often felt sidelined and Olumide Inajide took this opportunity to be open and honest
As dramatic as Season 18 of 'The Bachelorette' is, it certainly has its softer moments. Michelle has been focusing on being vulnerable to open up to the men on her season, as she doesn't want to put up walls. But there has been enough drama to make her think otherwise.
Between Jamie Skaar's whole fiasco with questioning her character and even Joe Coleman ghosting her earlier on, Michelle has proved that she is rather grounded as a person. However, she does have moments where she feels unseen and this week's group date brought back some unpleasant memories.
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Michelle's sleepover date was a hit for all the wrong reasons. While the men got into the festivities, they seemed to have sidelined her in the process. While a team game took place, Michelle's feeling of loneliness only grew. It brought back feelings where she was ignored when she was younger and thus felt unseen. When it came down to the second half of the date, the men felt rather confident about having a good night until Michelle opened up to them. She stated that she wanted to be transparent, and after today's date, she felt like she was no more than the token black girl. Growing up, she didn't have people asking her out and showing interest in her, and this date reminded her of those feelings. All the men felt terrible and were extremely apologetic, Olu got rather emotional over the situation. When she set him down, he explained that he often reassured his sisters when they dealt with heartache. Olu has seen how hard it can be for the women in his life and constantly reassured them that the right man would come along. And for Michelle to feel that way broke his heart. He wanted her to know that she was seen and heard.
Fans didn't spare a second to appreciate Olu's honesty and his genuine concern for Michelle. "Ok I fell in love with Olu a little bit #TheBachelorette" tweeted a fan. "I love seeing this side of Olu. He's a gem. #TheBachelorette" tweeted another. "Not Olu crying and truly upset for Michelle #thebachelorette #TheBacheloretteABC" added another. "Olu: "I feel you. I hear you. I appreciate you."
Me: #bachelorette #thebachelorette" added a fan. "Olu and Michelle are honest, emotional and real. I felt that. I love this couple. #TheBachelorette #Bachelorette" said a fan. "The intimacy in that hug with Olu speaks so much louder than every kiss she had with Martin. #TheBachelorette" stated another.
Ok I fell in love with Olu a little bit 🥺 #TheBachelorette— The Blachelorettes (@blachelorettes) November 10, 2021
I love seeing this side of Olu. He’s a gem. #TheBachelorette— sweetlyssa317 (@sweetlyssa317) November 10, 2021
The intimacy in that hug with Olu speaks so much louder than every kiss she had with Martin. #TheBachelorette— Snoozecity Katt (@butwhytho_why) November 10, 2021
Olu's honesty, openness and genuine attitude won Michelle's heart and earned him a rose. Catch Season 18 of 'The Bachelorette' on Tuesdays at 8 pm EDT on ABC. Episodes are also available on-demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.