UPDATE: March 29, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. ET — Madison Prewett is shutting down rumors that she’s dating former Bachelorette contestant Connor Saeli.
On Friday, March 27, Prewett answered fan questions on an Instagram live session. According to E! News, she denied that she is seeing Saeli when asked directly by a fan. “We are not together. I am not with anyone right now,” she reportedly said. “I am just focusing on myself and taking it one day at a time. So yeah, so there’s that.”
However, the Bachelor alum also took some time to shed light on that “talk” Mike Johnson had mentioned. “[Saeli] seems like a really sweet guy and he, like, reached out right after the finale and just sent some encouragement and some support,” she said. “Really sweet, but that is it.”
ORIGINAL STORY: March 23, 2020—
Look out, Hannah Brown and Tyler Cameron: Connor Saeli and Madison Prewett may be The Bachelor’s next will-they-or-won’t-they couple. In a recent Instagram Live stream with two of Brown’s former contestants, Mike Johnson and Saeli, it became apparent that something is going on with the latter and Peter Weber’s recent ex, Prewett.
Allow me to break it down. The coronavirus outbreak has caused most of Bachelor Nation to flock to social media (even more than usual). Pilot Pete is hosting Q&As, Brown and Cameron are hanging on TikTok, and on Sunday, March 22, Johnson and Saeli chatted about life on Instagram Live. Somehow, between talks of weighted vests and bingeing Don’t F**k With Cats on Netflix, Johnson and Saeli implied multiple times that Saeli may be starting something with Prewett.
It first came up when Saeli began reading the comments (never a good idea). “Connor and Madi, please,” someone had apparently written. Johnson seemed shocked Saeli brought that up.
“I can’t believe you said that, bro,” Johnson responded.
Then, later in the conversation when the two were answering fan questions, someone asked if the two would go on Bachelor in Paradise again. When Saeli seemed hesitant, Johnson decided to get cryptic. “If a certain individual [went], would you go?” he asked.
“Sure, yeah,” Saeli said after a long pause.
Unfortunately for Saeli, Johnson was not done. After Saeli asked Johnson if he was talking to another woman from Weber’s season, Kelley Flanagan, Johnson praised her. Then he threw it back at Saeli.
“You gonna put me on blast, Imma put you on blast,’ Johnson joked. “What’s up with you and Madison, though? You talking to her?”
“I don’t know, we’ll see,” Saeli responded, before adding, “No, dude, I can’t get into anything.”
This is why we all love Mike Johnson, am I right?
Meanwhile, Prewett recently broke up with Weber after a drama-filled season.
“As Peter and I have decided to go our separate ways, I am confident that we will both move in the direction of our purpose and never forget that God has a plan in all things,” she wrote in an Instagram post on March 13. “I will always love and respect him. I am convinced our paths were meant to cross and we are both better because they did.”