Catherine Lowe says she’s still “obsessed” with Chris Harrison, but admits Jesse Palmer is doing a “really good job” hosting “The Bachelorette” in her place.
The former reality star, 36, called the transition “very seamless” while speaking to Page Six on Friday promoting her new Lysol Partnership.
“They did a really good job picking Jesse,” Lowe said of the former NFL star. “He has a very similar background to Chris where he will show up, but when he leaves the camera you don’t think of him anymore.”
She continued, “That’s what Chris did really well. He didn’t distract from the actual conversations.
Not only did Lowe think Palmer, 43, did it “so well” with co-fronts Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia, but she also praised the “unique perspective” the sportscaster lends to the show.
“[He can say]”Hey, I’ve been there, I know,” the former ABC personality said, “I was happy to watch it but I’m also, of course, still obsessed with Chris Harrison.”
Harrison, 51, left the franchise in 2021 after being called out for making racially insensitive remarks during an interview.
The former “Bachelorette” leads Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe reprized her role for just one season, but Palmer has since hosted in their place.
Although Lowe continues to watch, her husband, Sean Lowe, does not – but Catherine made it clear that he is not “boycotting” the show despite having said so before.
“He only watched it to tweet about guys…and he’s not having fun anymore because [of] Twitter and backlash [when you] making fun of people,” she explained.
Catherine and Sean, 38, met and fell in love on season 17 of the show and now share three children – Samuel, 6, Isaiah, 4 and Mia, 2.
The little ones are ‘completely unaware’ of their family’s fame, with Catherine telling us they think it’s ‘totally normal’ to be in the magazines and only wonder why their parents have ‘so much love’. ‘friends”.
Samuel, Isaiah and Mia are now making new friends as the siblings all started school last month.
The former graphic designer helped her offspring stay safe in the classroom with Lysol products, telling us about the brand HERE for the Healthy Schools Initiative.
“I like my children to have fun in a clean and safe environment where kids can be kids but still learn what they learn,” Catherine explained. “These children are having the experiences in schools that they should be having.”