Brayden Bowers, the charismatic star from The Bachelorette Season 20, recently sat down for an exclusive chat on the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast, where he talked about the meaning behind his goofy earrings.
These earrings caught fans’ attention after Night 1 of the show, prompting co-hosts Joe Amabile and Serena Pitt to inquire about the meaning behind his earrings.
Bowers candidly revealed that his earrings had a deeper meaning than merely being a fashion choice.
The Bachelorette star Brayden Bowers. (Source: braydenbowersofficial/Instagram)
The star revealed that during his time in the Army, wearing earrings was prohibited, along with having long hair and unkempt facial hair.
He said, “I was in the Army and in the Army you aren’t allowed to wear earrings. You’re also not allowed to have long hair and you have to keep your facial hair tight and right.”
Upon leaving the military, he decided to fully express himself by piercing his ears and selecting the “craziest earrings” he could find.
Bowers expressed his preference for dangly earrings and emphasized that he found them goofy and capable of making others “comfortable to smile.”
Pitt chimed in, expressing her admiration for his earrings and suggesting they likely sparked intriguing conversations with strangers.
The 24-year-old star agreed wholeheartedly, affirming that his earrings served as a good conversation starter, one of his favorite aspects of wearing them.
Amabile shifted the conversation toward online negativity and questioned whether any criticism about his earrings would lead him to reconsider wearing them.
In response, Bowers shared that despite his love and admiration for his father, his father often took it upon himself to remind him about his unconventional choice of earrings.
With his father’s teasing, he had already heard every comment people might throw at him online. Therefore, any negative remarks from strangers held no weight and would not sway his decision to continue sporting earrings.
He said, “He’ll [Bowers’ father ] tell me every time he sees me, ‘Bro, what’s up with your earrings?’ So anything that people say online, I’ve already heard from my dad, you guys are good to go.”
Brayden Bowers is a travel nurse
Bowers, a 24-year-old residing in San Diego, California, is not only known for his appearances on The Bachelorette, but he also has an impressive professional background as a travel nurse.
According to his LinkedIn profile, he worked as a licensed practical nurse in the United States Army. He graduated from Palomar College with a degree in biology and received his nursing license from the Texas Board of Nursing in 2018.
On May 7, 2023, Bowers bid farewell to his role in the United States Army. Through an Instagram post, he expressed his gratitude for the profound impact it had on his life.
Alongside several pictures of himself that documented his time in the army, he wrote, “I consider myself privileged to of been apart of something so much bigger than myself, and I’m so grateful for all the opportunities it has afforded me. ”
What happened to Brayden Bowers on ‘The Bachelorette’ 2023?
During his time on Season 20 of The Bachelorette, Bowers made a notable impression. He was fortunate enough to receive Charity Lawson’s First Impression Rose in the premiere episode.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Lawson revealed that she gave Bowers the rose due to their strong chemistry and effortless conversation.
Although her brother addressed Bowers as “cocky,” she weighed her brother’s insight against her own positive experiences with Bowers and ultimately decided to keep him on the first night.
However, according to Reality Steve via Stylecaster, Bowers’ journey on the show came to an end during a group date in Week 4.
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DJ Diplo Gets Accused of Giving a Fan STDs amid AIDS Controversy
DJ Diplo has faced multiple accusations of transmitting STDs and AIDS.
American DJ Diplo has recently come under scrutiny as he faces accusations of transmitting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) to a fan amidst an ongoing AIDS controversy.
During a recent episode of the Let’s Get Into It Podcast, Sloan Hooks interviewed a fan who shared a shocking revelation about her experience with Diplo. The interviewee disclosed she contracted STDs from the DJ.
She explained that Diplo had consistently emphasized his rigorous STD testing regimen, comparing it to that of a star, which led her to believe he was free of infections and subsequently led them to engage in intimate activities without using contraceptives.
Later, when the host inquired how she could be sure that DJ was the one who transmitted the STDs, she explained that he was the only sexual partner with whom she had been intimate without using contraception.
The woman went on to elaborate, revealing that in the beginning, she hesitated to attribute the source of the infection to Diplo because she was apprehensive about his reactions every time she brought up the topic of STDs.
She also shared the details of how she discovered she had chlamydia. She explained that after her first intimate encounter with DJ, she developed a rash on her body and experienced discomfort. It was at that point that she decided to get tested, which led to the diagnosis of an STD.
After the shocking revelation, TheTeaTalk’s official page promptly shared a particular segment of the podcast video.
The caption accompanying the post reads, “Uh gross?! DJ #diplo is allegedly out here taking V cards and giving fans STDs #sloanhooks interviewed a not-so-lucky fan on his #letsgetintoit podcast who details her horrific experience with the famous DJ!”
Upon seeing TheTeaTalk’s post, fans and followers swiftly expressed their opinions in the comment section. One individual remarked, ”I believe her, to be honest.”
Similarly, another commenter shared, “Diplo is well-known in the industry for allegedly targeting young Black women and exerting pressure on them to engage in activities for the sake of their career, often funded by him or for financial gain.”
This is not the first time DJ has faced controversy related to sexual health. Recently, TikTok influencer Shelly Auguste accused the DJ of engaging in unprotected intimacy with multiple girls, including herself, and alleged that he might have transmitted HIV/AIDS to many of them.
Auguste detailed her experiences with Diplo in a viral video of 4 minutes and 19 seconds. She mentioned that about 1 or 2 years ago, she came across the story of a girl who had come forward about being diagnosed with AIDS.
To her dismay, she also recognized that this was the same girl to whom DJ had sent an intimate video. Auguste then speculated that the girl’s AIDS diagnosis might have been a result of her intimate involvement with DJ.
Furthermore, in an October 2020 complaint submitted to the Los Angeles Police Department, a 25-year-old woman accused Diplo of surreptitiously recording sexually explicit videos of her without her consent.
DJ Diplo defended himself, asserting that he never forced anyone into intimate encounters. (Source: DailyMail)
The complaint also made the serious allegation that he intentionally transmitted a sexually transmitted infection to another person.
Back then, Diplo disagreed with the accusations and posted a lengthy message in his defense. However, now he hasn’t addressed the issue of him transmitting STDs to the women.
Are Erin Moriarty and Antony Starr Dating? Rumors Suggest They Are More than Friends
Deuxmoi noted, “They hook up/ have hooked up.”
Erin Moriarty and Antony Starr have been a topic of dating speculation, fueled by a recent sighting that has set the celebrity gossip mill abuzz.
A fan claimed that the pair were spotted sharing lunch at Superba in Hollywood, stating, “erin moriarity and antony starr out to lunch sunday at superba in hollywood.”
In response, the celebrity gossip page Deuxmoi revealed that the duo are more than friends saying, “They hook up/ have hooked up.”
Deuxmoi suggests Erin Moriarty and Antony Starr are more than friends. (Source: deuxmoi/Instagram)
Moriarty and Starr’s dating rumors have been swirling for a few years. Since their joint appearance on the popular superhero series The Boys, fans have wondered whether their on-screen chemistry transcended into a real-life romance.
In 2021, Deuxmoi asserted that the co-stars deliberately kept their alleged relationship under wraps, perhaps to avoid the public eye.
Deuxmoi shared a series of emails that were sent by an anonymous source. The sender ambiguously referred to Starr as a key player on “the current biggest streaming show.”
Fans indicated that the email was about Erin Moriarty and Antony Starr. (Source: deuxmoi/Instagram)
One Instagram user undertook the role of decoder, indicating that the email was about Moriarty and Starr. Another Instagram user also revealed that the email’s subject, “diabolical gals,” referenced their shared work on The Boys.
Deuxmoi again shared the screenshot of the second email, reportedly from the same anonymous sender. This time, the sender confidently stated that the rumored couple indeed consisted of Moriarty and Starr.
However, the curtain of uncertainty still hangs, as both actors have yet to publicly address the rumors or provide any clarity on their relationship status.
Erin Moriarty’s dating history
Moriarty’s dating history, much like her guarded personal life, remains shrouded in mystery, largely due to her preference for maintaining privacy.
Casting a glance back at 2013, curiosity swirled among fans as rumors circulated regarding a possible romance with fellow American actor Jacob Artist.
The two first crossed paths in Indonesia while collaborating on the indie film After the Dark, also known as The Philosophers.
As their time on set progressed, so did their closeness, sparking speculations about their potential relationship status.
Adding fuel to the fire were Moriarty’s Instagram posts, where she shared numerous snapshots alongside Artist, further fueling romance rumors. However, the images gradually stopped coming after 2014, and it was believed they had parted ways.
In May 2017 that they were once again glimpsed together, suggesting an amicable relationship, yet the nature of their bond remained a mystery.
Moriarty was also rumored to be dating Pedro Pascal. The basis for the dating speculations rested partly on the shared photos they shared on their Instagram profiles, some dating back to 2014.
Among the posts was an image capturing Moriarty sitting next to Pascal in a living room, with a caption affectionately describing him as her “favorite person.” However, they didn’t publicly address the dating rumors.
Bob Menery and Girlfriend Summer Sheekey Back Together despite Break up Drama
“Summer is flying in. She’s back,” Bob Menery announced.
It seems Bob Menery is hung up on one girl only — his longtime on-and-off girlfriend, Summer Sheekey.
The social media personality has now revealed that he is getting back together with his ex-girlfriend, despite previously claiming that she had cheated on him and made his life miserable.
On Sunday night, August 13, 2023, Menery took to his Instagram stories to share a video from a bar where he was with his friends. At the bottom of the video, he wrote, “Good night, heading home. Summer is flying in. She cut a check. We forgave her. She’s back.”
After that story, he posted a couple of other random stories. And then, he shared a screenshot of a message he received from either a friend or a fan, whose name is Gabe Anderson.
The message was a reply to the Instagram story, where he revealed he and Sheekey were dating again. Anderson had written, “That girl cheated on you, manipulated you, and tried to get lawyers involved in your business. What are you doing bro?”
Bob Menery reveals he and his girlfriend, Summer Sheekey, are dating again (Photo: Instagram)
In reply, Menery wrote, “Damn u right.” Likewise, when he shared the screenshot of the message to his story, he added, “Gulp.” And he posted it on his feed as well, where he wrote, “Instagram story only. Forgive and forget? Or streets?”
The comment section of that post was turned off, and as Menery asked people to reply through Instagram stories, friends/fans did the same. Later, the Insta-famous personality shared two more screenshots of messages he received.
The first was from the username @pozpressedsend, who replied, “You have to be [explicit] kidding me. This is a joke, right Bob? You can’t possibly be serious. This person put you into psych rehab and detox. This is a bit. Good one, Bob!”
Menery then clarified this isn’t a joke or a bit, as said by the Instagrammer by writing, “Ain’t no bit. Raw life. But this is what I need to hear.” “You right. I ain’t smart in some areas,” he further added.
A fan reacts to Bob Menery revealing he got back together with his ex-girlfriend, Summer Sheekey (Photo: Instagram)
And to the above story, one Instagram user replied, “u just horny.” Menery texted back, “Yeeee I am.” And while sharing that screenshot, he added, “Agreed. I took a @RizzPharma too.” Rizz Pharma is a pharmaceutical company for men’s vitality and performance.
Before this, in May 2023, Menery revealed that he was in a legal battle with his ex-girlfriend. At the time, he often poured his frustration and talked about Sheekey’s adultery, despite his legal team advising him not to in fear of defamation.
Nonetheless, he often ignored the suggestions of his legal team and used to say that “truth is a defense.” Likewise, in March 2023, he announced that he would break down his two and a half years relationship with Sheekey.
While making the announcement via an Instagram post, he added that all his time with Sheekey was down the drain. “Don’t want to miss this one. I have a lot to get off my chest. Respect that,” Menery added in the caption.
Bob-Menery with his on-and-off girlfriend, Summer Sheekey (Photo: Instagram)
At the time of that announcement, Menery and Sheekey had recently split for the 17th time. The two began dating in mid-2019, and both believed they were the one for each other. But as time passed, their relationship formed cracks.
Cheating allegations spread across the internet, which led to their break up. However, their break up wouldn’t last long, as they would eventually get back together. And fast forward to now, Menery has again revealed he has forgiven her, and they’re dating again.
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