Why Lauren Left The Bachelor in Week 2

We’ve only seen two episodes of Joey Graziadei’s season of The Bachelor so far. He started with 32 women and sent 10 home on the first night. In the second week, four women went home, including Lauren Hollinger.

Lauren’s Meltdown

Lauren had a meltdown during the wedding group date. She got emotional thinking about her late father. She was distant and didn’t interact with Joey during the date.

Lauren’s Decision to Leave

Lauren told Joey she was freaking out and needed to go home. She said she was still grieving her father and wasn’t ready to be in a relationship. Joey understood and offered his condolences.

Lauren’s Exit

Lauren left The Bachelor with a parting gift from production: a wedding cake. She cut it and realized it wasn’t red velvet, so she threw the cake before leaving.

Why Lauren’s Exit Might Be a Good Thing

Some viewers think Lauren’s exit may be a good thing because it was weird to have sisters on the show. In the first week, Joey was surprised and not too excited when Lauren and Allison revealed they were sisters. Viewers agreed, calling out production for the gimmicky casting.

The Bachelor airs on Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.