"Bachelor Nation" has fallen in love with a loan.
Several notable names from the ABC show are catching heat after receiving money from the government's Paycheck Protection Program during the pandemic. On June 28, reports showed that former "Bachelorette" lead Tayshia Adams received a $20,833 bailout for her one-person LLC, Tayshia Adams Media.
The loans were meant to help businesses stay afloat and keep people employed.
Fomer "Bachelor" Arie Luyendyk also took advantage of the program, getting loans of $20,833 and $20,830, respectively, for his Instagram Husband LLC company, according ProPublica records.
Others who got the loans included Dale Moss, was reportedly got a $20,833 loan. Vulture reported that he did not receive the funds yet. It is also unclear what kind of business he runs.
In addition, Colton Underwood received a $11,355 PPP loan.
Although some see the loans as suspicious, Tayshia's rep said all was legitimate in her client's case.
"The primary purpose of the [PPP] Loan is to help business owners retain their existing employees and to create jobs for Americans who are financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a business owner, television and podcast host, and brand ambassador, Tayshia obtained a PPP Loan that enabled her to hire an employee, to whom she offers market-based pay and benefits," the rep said in a statement. "Since exhausting the PPP Loan funds, but in light of the growing economy, Tayshia has committed to retaining her employee for the foreseeable future."
Colton's loan, meanwhile, went to his Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation, which provides support to children living with cystic fibrosis.
"Colton's nonprofit filed for the PPP loan after their annual fundraising events were cancelled due to COVID. None of the PPP went directly to Colton," his rep said. "In fact, Colton has never received any form of payment from the foundation, all of the proceeds go directly to people living with cystic fibrosis."
Still, one prominent "Bachelor" name feels that something doesn't smell right with all these alums getting government money.
"What's legal isn't always right. What's illegal isn't always wrong," Nick Viall tweeted on June 28. "Don't know everyone's situation, but my gut tells any alum applying for a PPP is both savvy and s—tty. Interesting debate."