'The Bachelorette' Preview: Who is Riley Christian? Here's the secret he could be hiding
Riley Christian is perceived as one of the "unproblematic kings" on 'The Bachelorette' by fans of the show. He's one of Tayshia Adams' suitors and even though he's subtle, Riley is making sure that he ends up getting a rose at the end of each episode. He doesn't indulge in drama like Noah and Bennett have been seen indulging in currently or like Chasen did until he got eliminated.
On that note, Bennett is the one who is going home next episode, not Noah. This is a fact confirmed by blogger Reality Steve, even before Tuesday's (December 1) episode went on-air. Bachelor Nation's official Twitter handle too spoiled his elimination after tweeting a photo (and then quickly deleting) of the remaining men with roses on their lapels, the one which also featured Noah. Screenshots are forever, so here's the photo we're talking about.
(spoiler!!!) y’all they deleted the tweet but I got y’all #TheBachelorette pic.twitter.com/Y0D163oB3O— pettybachnation (@Pacheltheories) December 2, 2020
Coming back to Riley, he pursued an education from Syracuse School of Law and works as an attorney practicing medical malpractice. His serious work-life might lends him a sort of a staid personality but the group dates and other activities on the show have managed to bring out Riley's fun persona as well as his smile that he very rarely showed off.
Host Chris Harrison too said, “One of the more serious guys we had on the show. Great smile, but it took a lot to see that smile,” while introducing the contestants during a Livestream before the season commenced.
Riley is on the show for "a real shot at love" according to his official biography on ABC. However, a preview of the upcoming episode that will air on December 8 hints that he might not last on the show and end up with Tayshia. The preview of the upcoming happening on this season that featured at the end of Tuesday night's episode showed Zac Clark and Riley crying as well as Tayshia walking away from both of them individually looking upset with what they told her. We know that Zac told her that he cheated in his relationship once before, it's not clear if it was with his wife or with another relationship.
With Riley, he was heard saying, "I have a little bit of explaining to do. She has no idea." What he tells Tayshia cannot be determined at this point but what we know is that she was heard saying, "Oh my, what in the actual hell?" in the teaser and if it was about Riley, it means it's a huge secret, a disturbing one at that.
Riley even suggests that he may walk out of the show just like Jason did. He was heard saying, "Is today the day I let myself go?" On one of the teasers from the season Noah could be heard saying "once a cheater, always a cheater." He could have said this about Zac who confessed about himself being unfaithful in the past, however, could this also be Riley's secret that he tried to hide all this while and decided to finally confess?
Will this be an unexpected goodbye? We'll know in the next episode. 'The Bachelorette' airs on Tuesdays at 8 pm ET on ABC.