A new bachelor season has arrived: Pilot Piet flies on Monday, January 6, on TV. But before a whole new bunch of roses fall out, let’s take a step back and remind ourselves of one of the most memorable participants of last season. Bachelors lead Hannah Brown‘s final alley went to Jed Wyatt (They broke up by the time “After the Final Episode” was aired), but fellow contestant Luke Parker sparked plenty of conversation – and not for a good reason.
Let’s sum it up: Hannah Brown was initially wiped out by Parker and their instant chemistry, but he argued with all the other guys in the house. After he seemingly tried to embarrass Brown for her choices in the Fantasy Suite, she quickly shut him down. Brown kicked Parker to the curb, but he still came to the Rose Ceremony and tried (and failed) to win her back. So, what did he do after his bachelor years? Let’s jump right in.
Luke P cleared the air about his actions on ‘The Bachelorette’
After his rocky stint on Hannah Brown’s dramatic Bachelorette season, Luke Parker took to Instagram to share his side of the story. “In our conversation, my heart was never to judge or condemn Hannah… our conversations and our beliefs led me to believe that we were on the same page about sex. “He also acknowledged, “As for my time on the show, I made mistakes and no I’m not perfect (crazy right) I didn’t behave quite like the man I want to be and I didn’t represent Christ in the way I thought I was willing and that ruined me”. At the end of his long post, Parker emphasized his focus on his faith: “My desire is to put the Father above all else and to share the truth he has given us all”.
He seems to have put that plan into practice, going to the University of Georgia to talk about religion with students. In an Instagram post, Parker says he wants to use his fame on reality television “to share the love of Jesus. He also opened up about dealing with the ups and downs of fame, especially the setbacks. “What has helped me to compete with what others think of me is digging into the Bible and being reminded of what is most important to me is what God thinks of me,” he posted via Instagram.
Luke Parker has been working on his fitness
Not only does Luke Parker tend to reflect on the ‘gram’, but he also uses the platform to post updates on his active lifestyle. He shares training tips and photos of weightlifting and even announces that he plans “to have [his cousin] do some killer workouts and be her personal trainer for life”. To that end, Parker launched his own company called Unbroken Fitness. “My goal is to help others find the lifestyle that will change their lives,” he posted on Instagram in December 2019. “Making healthy decisions like exercise and what you eat will translate to all areas of life!” He promotes all kinds of programs to attract the New Year’s resolution crowd, so if you’ve ever wanted to train with a Bachelorette participant, this is your chance.
And if you’re wondering what’s going on in the relationship department, Parker recently made a joke about getting married online, but added, “I’m taking my time for myself.” Sounds like he’s prioritizing the three F’s now – faith, fitness and family – instead of forever on a TV show.