Salley Carson’s ex-fiancé and marriage controversy explained
Everything you need to know about Salley Carson’s ex-fiancé and the wedding set to take place before Clayton Echard’s season of The Bachelor.
Salley Carson made waves on The single person season 26 for revealing to Clayton Echard that she was supposed to have married her ex-fiancé just before being chosen for the series. In the long history of The single person franchise, there have been several cast members who have had recent relationships that have hampered their reality TV trips. Sometimes the producers have gone so far as to bring a contestant’s recent ex to confront him on the show.
More often than not, producers or other cast members have blamed someone for having a recent ex just before moving on. The single person, noting that they probably weren’t on the show for the right reasons. One of the most notable examples took place during Hannah Brown’s season The bachelorette when its winner Jed Wyatt was exposed for dating a woman named Haley Stevens before boarding the plane to begin filming the season. This resulted in the split between Hannah and Jed before the After the final rose special.
Now, Salley Carson of Clayton’s season has become the latest example of a Single the contestant interrupted his trip to the show due to a past relationship. As detailed by Reality Steve in the tweet below, Salley was engaged in September 2020 and even had her bachelorette party a month before. She should have been married on September 26, 2021, but the marriage was suddenly called off and she was chosen. The single person season 26 right away. Salley shared his story in Clayton’s season premiere episode, but few details have been revealed.
I’ve heard a ton of things about these women before, but this one stunned me:
Salley Carson was engaged and had her bachelorette party a month ago. She was supposed to get married TOMORROW, but the wedding was called off a few weeks ago. Now she’s in Bachelor ha ha. pic.twitter.com/bb0c3Ha6kL
– RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) September 25, 2021
More information has now been revealed about Salley’s ex-fiancé and the planned wedding just before The single person. As reported by Us weekly, Salley was engaged to a man named Avery Buchholz. Her ex-fiance is reportedly working as an assistant professor of neurosurgery at the University of Virginia. On Instagram, Salley still kept a few photos of her ex on her grid (below). In addition, according to Distract, Avery is “about 40 years” and specializes in spinal interventions. That said, Avery does not have a publicly known IG profile, and Salley has not commented further on the events of the premiere.
Some viewers wonder if Salley will return The single person in a few weeks. Otherwise, her entire time on reality TV might have only been a very short appearance in the first episode as she spoke to Clayton about her ex-fiancé. For now, Bachelor Nation can follow Salley on social media and wait to see what happens next to Clayton in Season 26.
More: Bachelor: Clayton Echard Season 26 Premiere Sparks Hilarious Memes
The single person Season 26 airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET / PT on ABC.
Sources: Reality Steve, We weekly, Distract
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