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Who Is the ‘Golden Bachelorette’? Everything You Need to Know About Joan Vassos

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Golden Bachelor fan-favorite contestant, Joan Vassos, has officially been crowned the first leading lady of The Golden Bachelorette — a Golden Bachelor spinoff series slated to air on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. EST this fall according to ABC

Despite being adored by much of Bachelor Nation during Gerry Turner’s pioneer Golden season, our time with Joan was cut short when she unexpectedly left the show due to a medical concern with her daughter. 

She might be the one who got away (especially in light of Gerry and Theresa’s recent divorce), but all’s well that ends well because now Joan is getting another second chance at love.

Here’s everything you need to know about Joan and her upcoming season of The Golden Bachelorette

Who Is the Golden Bachelorette?

Everything You Need to Know About Joan

Joan Vassos, 61, is a private school administrator from Rockland, Maryland. A mom of four and grandma of two, Vassos was widowed after 32 years of marriage when her husband passed away from cancer in 2021. 

Family First

We know from the first season of The Golden Bachelor that she takes her role as a mother seriously, and she always puts her family first. 

Down Time

When she’s not working, she loves to drink wine and dance to Elton John, play with her dog, relax at the beach, and cook delicious meals. 

Looking for Love

As for her next partner? She just wants to find someone to enjoy life with who will seamlessly blend in with her family. 

When Does The Golden Bachelorette Premiere?

The very first season of The Golden Bachelorette will premiere this fall on ABC. 

How to Watch The Golden Bachelorette

Whether you’re looking to watch new episodes live or stream them next-day on-demand — Hulu has you covered. 

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Watch The Golden Bachelorette On-Demand the Next Day

Can’t watch it live? New episodes of The Golden Bachelorette will be available to stream on-demand the next day (Thursdays) with any Hulu subscription. 

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Watch Joan on Gerry’s Season of The Golden Bachelor

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While you patiently await the premiere of The Golden Bachelorette, you can rewatch Gerry’s pioneer season of The Golden Bachelor — available to stream now on Hulu. 

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