Mar 5, 2024 - Dating

"Bachelor" hometown visit in New Orleans: Everywhere Joey and Kelsey A. went

Photo shows Kelsey and Joey kissing outside on a rock bridge in New Orleans City Park.

Kelsey and Joey's hometown visit to New Orleans included a visit to City Park. Photo: Courtesy of "The Bachelor"

Kelsey Anderson of New Orleans is one of the final three women on this season of "The Bachelor," after getting a rose from Joey Graziadei on last night's episode.

Why it matters: We're excited to keep rooting for our local lady to find love.

The big picture: Joey visited New Orleans and three other hometowns in the episode.

  • Spoiler warning if you continue to read.

Catch up quick: Joey is this season's bachelor and is a 28-year-old tennis pro from Pennsylvania.

  • Kelsey, 25, grew up on a U.S. military base in Germany and now "enjoys taking the streetcar to new restaurants, walking in the French Market and having a picnic with her friends," her "Bachelor" bio says.
Photo shows Kelsey A. drinking a glass of wine.
Kelsey Anderson is one of the final three women on season 20 of "The Bachelor." She and Joey had a one-on-one in Spain, which Kelsey says helped her develop feelings for Joey. Photo: John Fleenor/Disney

What they did: The lovebirds started with a tandem bike ride through New Orleans City Park on a sunny day.

  • They got beignets and coffee from Cafe du Monde and ate their snack on the bridge behind the restaurant. They also danced with the Jaywalkers brass band who just so happened to be second-lining in the park.

The intrigue: The couple spotted a woman posing for bridal portraits nearby — a common occurrence in City Park — and it sparked a conversation about how that made Kelsey feel.

  • "I think it's like an exciting idea in a couple weeks that could be in the cards for me," she said, adding that she's "pretty terrified" about getting heartbroken. Later, she tells her sister she thinks she loves Joey.

Later on, they went to the French Quarter and had drinks at Molly's on the Market. No word if they ordered the signature frozen Irish coffee.

  • After walking through the Quarter in an all-white outfit, Kelsey took Joey to meet her family and things went well.

The vibe: Of course it wouldn't be the "Bachelor" without plenty of smooches and a few teary moments.

Photo shows Joey and Kelsey in a courtyard.
Joey and Kelsey A. have had sparks all season. Photo: John Fleenor/Disney

What's next: Joey will narrow it down to two women on next week's episode when he heads to Tulum, Mexico, with Kelsey, Daisy from Minnesota and Rachel from Hawaii.

  • It airs at 7pm Mondays on ABC.

Avert your eyes now if you want to avoid spoilers below the videos about who gets the final rose.

Spoiler alert: Reality Steve, who is known for his "Bachelor" coverage, predicts that Joey proposes to Kelsey and they have been happily engaged since filming ended.


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