‘The Bachelor’s Kelsey Anderson reveals if her dad Mark would do ‘The Golden Bachelorette’

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The Bachelor winner Kelsey Anderson has revealed if her dad, Mark Anderson, would be interested in competing on The Golden Bachelorette.

The Golden Bachelorette is in the works for broadcast on ABC after Gerry Turner’s season of The Golden Bachelor was so successful.

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And after The Bachelor aired Joey Graziadei going to his Final 4 women’s hometowns, viewers all over the world began obsessing over how Kelsey’s handsome New Orleans-based father should star on Season 2 of The Golden Bachelor.

But when asked if Mark would consider an appearance on The Golden Bachelorette first, Kelsey revealed she’s talked to her dad about it “a little bit” during the March 26 episode of the “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast.

“I would love to see my dad open up in that setting,” Kelsey told the podcast’s co-hosts Joe Amabile and Serena Pitt.

“I think it would be really great for him, and I think it would be really fun for my siblings to learn even more about him.”

Kelsey, who found true love and got engaged to Joey on The Bachelor’s 28th season, added, “I would love to see him open up to that.”

“I know my mom always said that if she passed before him, she wanted him to find love again,” Kelsey continued, referring to how her mother Denise Anderson died from breast cancer.

“So, you know, I just think that he might need a little push.”

But Joey apparently thinks Mark is leading-man material for the franchise.

“I’ll say from experience, too, Mark is even better in person,” Joey gushed of his soon-to-be father-in-law.

“It’s crazy! People loved him through the camera, but that guy has a presence when you talk to him in person!”

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Since Mark is about to turn 60 in May, he’ll fit the criteria to be a suitor on The Golden Bachelorette.

Gerry, however, was 72-years-old when he starred on The Golden Bachelor and got engaged to Theresa Nist, whom he married in January.

If Mark chooses to give reality TV dating a shot, Kelsey said she’d give her dad the following advice: “Just to be himself and to open up.”

Joey’s fiancee elaborated, “I think it can be nerve-wracking, you know, all the cameras and all of these new people and trying to open up in a weird — or abnormal — setting, but I don’t know. I think my dad has been through so much in his life that he’d tackle it so easily.”

Earlier this month, Kelsey took to TikTok and playfully vented about how Bachelor Nation seems obsessed with her dad.

“Please just no more Sexy Red edits of my dad.. Use Billy Joel or something. That’s all.. I’ll let Mark have his moment,” Kelsey captioned her post, referring to how fans had made video montages of Kelsey’s dad set to the sexually-explicit song “SkeeYee” by Sexyy Red.

Kelsey quipped in the video, “I would just like to thank everyone for the nightmares that I will have tonight in regards to the posts y’all have made about my dad. It is frightful indeed — very!”

“Why are there thirst traps of my father on TikTok?” the bachelorette went on. “I don’t even have thirst traps y’all!”

Kelsey proceeded to lament about how she’s “scarred for life” after seeing people match clips of her dad to the lyrics of “SkeeYee.”

Kelsey joked about how she’d probably need to make her father “a business email” in light of his newfound fame.

“All of these people [are] trying to set him up with their mom, their sister, their aunt, their niece or themselves,” Kelsey said.

“I’m like, ‘Y’all, Marky Mark for Golden Bachelor!’ Come on! Can they just do that?! I don’t know. I feel like we should riot? Should we riot? I’ll riot. Okay, guys.”

Kelsey had also posted a different TikTok video that showed Mark revealing if he’d even be interested in starring on The Golden Bachelor.

“Are you going to be the next the Golden Bachelor?” Kelsey asked Mark.

“No,” Mark responded.

“Maybe,” Kelsey insisted.

“I’m too young!” Mark concluded.

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Mark had taken care of Kelsey’s mother Denise until she passed away from breast cancer in 2018, which was a tragic event for Kelsey’s whole family.

On The Bachelor’s 28th season, Mark spoke to his beloved daughter in private during her hometown date with Joey, and Denise was brought up in the conversation.

“I told him about mom and how you took care of mom through how sick she got and everything that you did for her,” Kelsey told Mark, breaking down into tears.

“You were such a good husband to her, and I feel like that’s what I really look for — is, you know, someone that would be there through the hard times and the good times. Knowing that after you saw the love of your life pass away and knowing that you had to take care of all of us and be there for all of us, I can’t imagine.”

Mark flashed his daughter a sweet smile and tried not to cry right along with her.

“I want somebody like that for me, and mom and you always told us that’s what we deserve — and not to settle for someone that doesn’t give us everything that we deserve,” Kelsey noted.

“I feel like Joey does that and I could see him doing those things, for sure.”

Mark explained to Kelsey that the way Joey acted around her and treated her was very reassuring to him.

“I want you to feel that feeling I had with your mom,” Mark said, “because it’s the best feeling in the world.”

“It’s crazy! Oh my god, I’m going to cry,” Kelsey said. “I think I love him.”

Mark then whispered to his little girl, “I love you.”

And Kelsey replied, “I love you.”

Mark told The Bachelor cameras at the end of Kelsey’s hometown date, “I feel very, very happy… and it was wonderful to see Kelsey and Joey and the connection that they have. I do hope she is engaged when she gets home.”

Kelsey wished her mother could’ve been at her hometown date to meet Joey, but Kelsey has said on numerous occasions that she felt her mother was with her in spirit.

Kelsey’s hometown date was so “heartwarming” that it even made The Bachelor host Jesse Palmer cry.

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About The Author:
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski

Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.

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