• Chris Harrison has been spending more time with his family after his "Bachelor" exit, a report says
  • Harrison reportedly plans to make a TV comeback "in the near future"
  • He has kept in touch with some former "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" cast members and crew members, according to the report

Chris Harrison has no plans to retire following his departure from the "Bachelor" franchise, a report says.

Harrison, 50, confirmed his exit from the franchise in June after hosting "The Bachelor" for nearly two decades. However, it may only be a matter of time before he returns to television as "he's not ready to retire just yet," an unnamed source told Us Weekly.

"He’s for sure going to make a comeback in the near future and will announce his return to TV once everything is set in stone," the insider added.

Following his decision to step down as host, Harrison has taken this time to bond with his children. He shares son Joshua, 19, and daughter Taylor, 17, with his ex-wife Gwen Harrison. They were married for eight years before they split in 2012. He began dating Lauren Zima, 33, in 2018.

"Chris Harrison is truly doing great," the source told the outlet. "He’s really enjoying this time with his kids and growing his relationship with Lauren. He lives a low-key life in Texas when he’s not taking trips or going on vacation."

Harrison celebrated his 50th birthday last month and recently celebrated his anniversary with Zima. According to the insider, he "sees this time as almost a new chapter of his life and is figuring out what’s going to be his next best move."

ABC has not announced a permanent replacement for Harrison. Former "Bachelorettes" Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe stepped in for him in Katie Thurston's season of "The Bachelorette." They will return for Michelle Young's season, which is set to premiere later this year.

Meanwhile, the network enlisted a roster of rotating celebrity guest hosts, including David Spade, Lil Jon and Lance Bass, for the ongoing "Bachelor in Paradise" Season 7.

Although Harrison is no longer part of the production, he is not bitter over his departure, the source said. In fact, he has reportedly kept in touch with some former cast members and the crew members he had worked with for years.

"He still keeps in touch with some crew and former 'Bachelor' and 'Bachelorette' cast members," the source added. "Everyone who was close to him on the show really misses him and wishes he was still part of the show."

Harrison stepped back after receiving intense backlash for defending Rachael Kirkconnell after photos of her attending an antebellum plantation-themed fraternity event in 2018 resurfaced. Four months after his "Extra" interview with Season 13 Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay, he announced his decision to leave the franchise.

"I’ve had a truly incredible run as host of The Bachelor franchise and now I’m excited to start a new chapter," Harrison wrote on Instagram. "I’m so grateful to Bachelor Nation for all of the memories we’ve made together. While my two-decade journey is wrapping up, the friendships I’ve made will last a lifetime."

"The Bachelor" host Chris Harrison
"The Bachelor" host Chris Harrison is pictured here at the ABC Winter TCA 2020. ABC/John Salangsang