'The Bachelorette' season 15 had a villain in Luke Parker, but there's more to him than was shown on the show

Over the course of the season, Parker was the one contestant who received the most screen time on the show, and not for the right reasons. 


                            'The Bachelorette' season 15 had a villain in Luke Parker, but there's more to him than was shown on the show

'The Bachelorette' season 15 is nearing its end and Hannah Brown was finally able to bid goodbye to toxic Luke Parker. The contestant, who claims to have found Jesus in the shower, has alienated quite a few with his views on sex before marriage. 

On Monday night when 'The Bachelorette' aired with its Men Tell All episode, we saw Hannah and her suitors from the season lashing out at Parker for his behavior and slut-shaming during the entire season.

Over the course of his time on the season, Parker was the one contestant who received the most screen time, and not for the right reasons. 

During the Men Tell All episode, Luke Parker was trashed by the former suitors this season for his behavior on the show.  (ABC/Ed Herrera)

He body-slammed former suitor Luke Stone, threw Bologna on Garrett, and had a heated conversation with most of the contestants on the show. Despite all this, he had Hannah on his side, that is till things went downhill during his Fantasy Suite episode when he shamed the bachelorette for her sex life.

"I totally have all the trust in the world in you, but at the same time, I just want to make sure we’re on the same page,” he told her. “Like, if you told me you’re going to have sex or you had sex with one or multiple of these guys, I would be wanting to go home, 100 percent.”

This was enough for Hannah to see his true side, and she wasted no time and sent him packing. She also flipped him the bird while he left. But there is more to the villain Parker that we know of. 

To begin with, even before the season premiered, we were made aware that Parker had had a debauched lifestyle through college till he found Jesus in the shower, and has devoted his life to God ever since.

“I’m getting in the shower and I just remember feeling this heavy weight on me and I just remember bawling my eyes out. I remember feeling a voice telling me, ‘Luke, let go.’ I remember looking at the ceiling, I remember I could see a glimpse of heaven. And I remember thinking to myself, this is what I need to look forward to," he told Hannah during a conversation on how he became a new person. 

He also claimed that he will only have sex with the woman he is married to.

Luke Parker, body-slammed Luke Stone during a rugby match, that ended up with him going to the ER. (ABC/Robert Clark) Luke Parker

At the same time, he revealed that after his spiritual awakening he had been celibate for four years.

Apart from being a bad boy through college, Parker was also an athlete. His passion when it comes to sports lies in baseball, and he has played many games in college at three different universities. 

Apart from being a massive sports fan, Parker is also a major fitness and CrossFit buff. We could have easily guessed that part by his physique. Though he calls himself an entrepreneur on his LinkedIn page, it also says that he has worked as a CrossFit trainer. Currently, he is training to achieve his goal and win a spot at the CrossFit games qualifier round. 

While it is easy to see Parker only for the toxic man he is, he is also a family man. He also has a niece and revealed to Hannah that his sister-in-law signed him up for the show. 

Now that Parker is finally out, we can't wait to see if he continues to be the same guy he was on the show, or if we will get to see a better and different side of him. 

'The Bachelorette' season 15 will air with its two-night finale on July 29 and 30 on ABC. Check your local listings for more information. 

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