A ghost from a Bachelorette’s past! Following the August news of Bachelorette Michelle Young and Nayte Olukoya ending their relationship, fans are looking back at the former Bachelorette contestants to see if a man who slipped through the cracks during the season could be the one could who got away? During Young’s season of The Bachelorette, 30 men competed to steal her heart. While the successful Olukoya ended, fans now think Young overlooked their perfect match — which was right in their own backyard.
Joe Coleman joined Young’s season of The Bachelorette on less than stellar terms. After introducing himself on the first night, it wasn’t long before Young Coleman said he looked familiar. Young called out to him as he entered the mansion, asking if she had slipped into his DMs before and if his last name was Coleman. Young admitted he actually was, and wasn’t too happy to see Coleman as a contestant, having ghosted her in the past.
But even though Young started off on the wrong foot, Young found Coleman had potential — though she wouldn’t let him off the hook because of his past behavior. And now that Young is looking for love again (as of this writing), many fans are convinced that Young should give the spirit of her “Bachelorette” a try again.
Michelle Young and Joe Coleman had a connection despite their past dating hiccups
Despite finding out that Joe Coleman had ghosted her in the past, Michelle Young gave him another chance — and it turns out, it was for good reason!
On the show, the two had an immediate connection, which may have stemmed from the fact that both Coleman and Young came from very similar backgrounds. During the season, the pair found out that they both grew up in Minnesota and played basketball throughout their childhoods — facts they would nurture throughout the competition, such as when Coleman and Young returned to Minnesota and later played a game of basketball together played to get to know each other. And as the competition progressed, Coleman not only made it onto dates in his hometown, but he revealed to his family that he was ready to commit and marry Young.
But while Coleman was willing to settle down with Young, Young didn’t feel the same way. In fact, after making the last three, Young sent Coleman home — although there wasn’t much reason for it. At the rose ceremony, Young revealed it had been a difficult decision and left her uneasy — but she ultimately had to follow her heart, which wasn’t with Coleman. After Young distributed her last roses, Young walked out with Coleman and explained that she was very much in love with him, but he just wasn’t the right person for her.
Was Joe Coleman the right person at the wrong time for Michelle Young?
After Joe Coleman wasn’t the winner of Michelle Young’s final rose, many fans are now wondering – after Young’s split from Nayte Olukoya – is the third time the appeal for these two?
Following Young’s season on The Bachelorette, both Young and Coleman were spotted together several times — leaving fans wondering if these two rekindled their relationship post-season, although they didn’t appear to be. In fact, it just so happens that the two were in the same place at the same time. But that hasn’t stopped fans from sending these two together! Because while she didn’t pick Coleman, even Young has spoken out about the undeniable bond she and Coleman shared since the season ended.
“We both understood so many things about each other without necessarily having to talk about those things because we grew up, because of the basketball community, because we had similar passions,” Young said, adding that Coleman “understood a bit of it have [her] none of the other guys did that.” But for now, although Coleman understands her, Young seems totally focused on finding happiness after her breakup with Olukoya. Although it seems like Young knows there’s someone inside her when the time comes, she has her own backyard that — given a third chance — could be a perfect match for her.