Love “The Bachelor” but looking for a little diversity? Well, move over, Chris Soules, because there's a new bachelor in TV town. Shawn Bullard, a single black man, is the star of WE TV’s new dating show, “Match Made in Heaven” … and the premise of the reality series sounds awesome. There's just one small problem: He’s rumored to already have a girlfriend.
The new WE TV series is set to premiere Feb. 4, but StraightfromtheA.com has photos of the bachelor getting cozy with “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Claudia Jordan. The site reported in mid-November that the pair were an item, and the images show the alleged couple at a nightclub in Atlanta. Claudia can be seen with her arm around Shawn, pulling him in for a photo op. Another shot shows Shawn with his hand on the small of Claudia’s back while she embraces him affectionately.
It’s unclear if the pair are officially dating, especially since Claudia Jordan is noticeably absent from Shawn Bullard’s Instagram account. WE TV also hasn’t posted any photos of the bachelorettes fighting for Shawn’s love, meaning Claudia could potentially be one of the 24 contestants on “Match Made in Heaven.”
Like ABC’s “The Bachelor,” WE TV’s new program will set up a group of single women in a house while they take turns dating Shawn. Also like ABC's bachelor show, according to People magazine, Shawn will have the help of Pastor Ken Johnson, “the spiritual advisor to the Indianapolis Colts,” a la “The Bachelor’s” Chris Harrison. But that’s not all: Shawn’s “very outspoken” mother will move in, so besides looking to Pastor Ken for help in finding his “Match Made in Heaven,” he'll also be getting his mother’s opinions. Cue the drama!
A synopsis for the new dating show teases some “sane and sweet” contestants for Shawn … as well as some “downright devilish” women thrown into the mix. Girlfriend or not, the show sounds pretty entertaining.
“Match Made in Heaven” will premiere on WE TV on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 8 p.m. EST.