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Mike Johnson Reacts After Matt James Becomes First Black 'Bachelor'

Mike Johnson is reacting to the news that Matt James will be the next star of The Bachelor, marking the first time a Black man leads the show.

Many fans were campaigning for Mike to get the job this year following his run on Hannah Brown‘s season of The Bachelorette, but the position went to Peter Weber instead.

“I just want to give a huge shout out to Matt James as the new Bachelor, congrats bruh,” Mike said in a video on Instagram.

“I want to give a huge shoutout to ABC. They listened to us. I’m giving you guys a shoutout, the fans. Love you guys so much, they listened to you guys,” he added. “You guys marched in, sent all these emails… and they listened to you guys. Give yourself a pat on the back, seriously, that’s amazing.”

“Don’t feel bad for me at all. I am just so elated. I have so many things coming down the pipeline,” Mike said. “Just quite honestly, be happy, baby. Don’t say nothing bad about my homie. Matt’s gonna do a great job… we got a black lead which is an amazing thing.”

The first black Bachelorette is reacting to the news of the first black Bachelor!

Rachel Lindsay 'Definitely Asked' About Why Mike Johnson Wasn't Chosen As 'Bachelor'

Like many of us, Rachel Lindsay was upset that Mike Johnson was passed over for Peter Weber to lead season 24 of The Bachelor.

Speaking with ET, Rachel revealed that she “definitely asked” for a reason of why he was passed over.

“I was extremely vocal about Mike Johnson and how he checked all the boxes and it doesn’t make sense why he is not the lead,” Rachel added. “And it even seemed as if the audience wanted him. The audience was not into Peter.”

She also doesn’t believe that the reason Mike wasn’t chosen is because he is black.

“I was told there was a reason. What that reason may be, I don’t know,” she added. “I wasn’t given a specific answer. Maybe they can’t specifically tell me why they didn’t choose him. I think if they could tell us, they would, because it just looks so bad that they didn’t pick him.”

“I mean, Michael Johnson was a gift. To me, it was an easy decision, but I’m not in the decision room,” Rachel said. “They do all kinds of background checks and vet things out. I have no idea what the reason was, but they have it. I’m told they have a reason, because I was definitely up in arms when I found out it wasn’t going to be him.”

Rachel spoke up about how upset she was he wasn’t cast late last year, as well.

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Demi Lovato & Bachelorette's Mike Johnson 'Aren't Seeing Each Other' After Romance 'Fizzled Out'

Sad news for fans of Demi Lovato getting together with former Bachelorette contestant Mike Johnson.

A source is speaking out about how their romance has “fizzled out.”

Demi and Mike‘s fling has fizzled out and they aren’t seeing each other or texting like they were before,” a source told E! News. “Nothing happened, it just ran its course.”

Demi was definitely interested in Mike at one point, but it was short-lived and she wasn’t ever planning on dating him seriously,” the source added.

Mike hopes they can have a second chance again,” the source continued. “But for now, he’s fine with being friendly.”

Mike and Demi got flirty over the summer after his time on Hannah Brown‘s season of The Bachelorette wrapped up.

Mike did reveal how good of a kisser Demi is!

Bachelor in Paradise's Mike Johnson & Hannah Godwin Grabbed Dinner Together on Sunday

Mike Johnson and Hannah Godwin, two stars from the ABC series Bachelor in Paradise, are spending time together!

The 31-year-old portfolio manager and the 24-year-old social media marketer were spotted out for dinner at Craig’s restaurant on Sunday night (October 20) in Los Angeles.

Mike was a frontrunner to be the next star of The Bachelor, but the role went to Peter Weber. After appearing on The Bachelorette, he went on dates with Demi Lovato and he also asked out Keke Palmer live on television, though was turned down.

Hannah got engaged to Dylan Barbour on the season finale of Bachelor in Paradise. They haven’t yet set a wedding date.

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Bachelorette's Mike Johnson Asks Out Keke Palmer Live - Watch Here!

Mike Johnson, who was a contestant on The Bachelorette during Hannah Brown‘s season, made a bold move on Keke Palmer on live TV!

The reality star appeared on Strahan, Sara, and Keke on Monday morning (October 14), where he unexpectedly asked the 26-year-old Hustlers star if she would go out with him.

“I made a mistake. I don’t like dating in the public,” Mike began, referring to his recent romance connection with Demi Lovato. “But, if I were to ask you on a date…,” Mike asked, but the audience began to cheer and Keke‘s eyes widened.

Keke‘s co-hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines turned the other cheek as Keke yelled, “What’s the next question?”

While on the show, Mike Johnson also opened up about not being chosen as the next Bachelor.

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The Bachelorette's Mike Johnson Says Demi Lovato 'Kisses Really Well'

Mike Johnson, who was a contestant on The Bachelorette during Hannah Brown‘s season, has been going on dates with Demi Lovato…and now he’s dishing some info!

“We’ve gone on more than one date. I like her tattoos. We both have a lot of tattoos and she kisses really well…” Mike said while making a guest appearance on iHeartRadio’s Almost Famous podcast. “I’m getting to know her for her.”

“For one, I’m all about her too and she definitely was the aggressor. I find it incredibly sexy. I love that. Like you want me, come at me. If I want you, I’m going to come at you and I’m coming at her as well,” he added.

“I am very private with my relationships straight up. But she’s in this light and that’s why I said she’s so humble and I think the world of her because she has been able to have to deal with this crap. I can’t even imagine from her perspective,” Mike said. “I’m a gentleman. I’m not going to kiss and tell.”

“She’s a woman that I treat like a regular individual. I’m a man that she treats like a regular man and we do like each other and we’re getting to know each other but what if it were not? People are going to speculate. I would rather not have that but at the same time, I’m going to be smooth criminal when I walk through this path,” he continued.

Check out how Demi Lovato and Mike Johnson‘s relationship started up!