Catherine Lowe Praises Jesse Palmer Despite Missing Chris Harrison

Catherine Lowe says she’s still “obsessed” with Chris Harrison, but admits that Jesse Palmer is doing “a really good job” hosting “The Bachelorette” in his place.

The former reality star, 36, called the transition “very seamless” as she spoke to Vidak For Congress Friday to promote her new Lysol partnership.

“They did a really good job of choosing Jesse,” Lowe gushed about the former NFL star. “He has a very similar background to Chris where he will appear, but when he leaves the camera you don’t think about him anymore.”

She continued: ‘That’s what Chris did very well. He didn’t take the spotlight away from the actual conversations.”

Not only does Lowe think Palmer, 43, did “so well” with co-leads Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia, but she also praised the “unique perspective” the sports commentator brings to the show.

“[He can say]”Hey, I’ve been there, I know,” the former ABC personality said. “I’m happy to watch him, but of course I’m still obsessed with Chris Harrison.”

Harrison, 51, left the franchise in 2021 after being called out for making racially insensitive comments during an interview.

Former ‘Bachelorette’ stars Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe took over his role for one season, but Palmer has hosted in their place ever since.

Though Lowe continues to watch, her husband, Sean Lowe, doesn’t — but Catherine clarified that he’s not “boycotting” the show, despite having said so before.

“He only looked at it to tweet about the guys… and he doesn’t enjoy it 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.

Catherine Lowe and Sean Lowe
Catherine competed for the heart of Sean Lowe in the show’s 17th season.

The little ones are “completely unaware” of their family’s fame, with Catherine telling us that they consider it “completely normal” to be in magazines and only express confusion about why their parents have “so many friends”.

Samuel, Isaiah and Mia are now making new friends for themselves, as the siblings have all gone to school in the past month.

The former graphic designer has helped her brood stay safe in the classroom with Lysol products, and told us about the brand’s HERE for Healthy Schools initiative.

“I love that my kids have fun in a great, clean and safe environment where kids can be kids, but still learn what they’re learning,” explains Catherine. “These kids are getting the experiences in schools they should have.”

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