Has a gay romance unintentionally blossomed between two "Bachelorette" contestants?
It's too soon to tell for sure, but in a new teaser clip for the ABC reality series obtained by E! Online, Clint Arlis appears to profess his love to JJ Lane, who is presumably vying for the affections of "Bachelorette" Kaitlyn Bristowe.
"It's absolutely insane," Arlis, a 27-year-old architectural engineer from Illinois, says in the clip. "Falling in love with a man never crossed my mind." He goes on to note that he and Lane, a 30-year-old Colorado investment banker, have "grown very close in the shower," though he doesn't elaborate on the specifics.
"I love JJ, so I need the rose tonight," he says in the final moments of the teaser.
While the implied romance could be just a budding friendship between the two men played up with some clever editing, ABC has already dubbed Arlis the "Brokeback Bachelor."
Arlis poked fun at the new moniker on Twitter:
Whether or not this turns out to be nothing more than a bromance, next week's episode of "The Bachelorette" is not-to-be-missed.