The Bachelor‘s Maria Georgas is not at all happy that she’s having to go on a two-on-one date with Joey Graziadei and Sydney Gordon, and she hinted at not having a choice in the matter. After three episodes of The Bachelor season 28 have aired, 17 of the women competing for Joey’s heart have been sent home, leaving just 15 women left in the competition. Joey originally appeared in The Bachelorette season 20, but when he made it to the Final 2, lead Charity Lawson rejected him for Dotun Olubeko. Now Joey has his own opportunity at finding love via The Bachelor season 28.
In the next episode of The Bachelor season 28, both of these women will take part in a two-on-one date with Joey. However, Maria took to Instagram (as shared via @bachelorseason28) to make it publicly known she wasn’t into the setup at all.
One of the biggest storylines so far has been the feud between Maria and Sydney, and the former is over it.
“The last thing I wanted to do was be on a 2 on 1.”
In her Instagram Story, Maria said, “The last thing I wanted to do was be on a 2 on 1 but here we are. Tune in Monday.” She added a wilting rose emoji. Reading between the lines, it seems like Maria was forced to go on this date, even though she didn’t want to.
Maria & Sydney’s Bachelor Season 28 Feud Explained
In a recent preview for The Bachelor season 28, Joey said that he wants to hear both sides of the issue between Maria and Sydney. Both appear ready to divulge their side of the story to Joey during some one-on-one time while on the date. Maria is worried that she could be sent home if Joey ends up believing Sydney over her.
In fact, Maria is so unhappy that she says in the preview that she’s “pissed” to be on the two-on-one date, which is not something the contestants normally say when given the opportunity to be closer with the Bachelor or Bachelorette star. For this particular situation, it’s clear why she feels that way. The feud began after Sydney misunderstood a comment Maria made regarding Madina Alam’s age.
It’s a very petty and unnecessary feud. Joey claims he’s willing to hear both sides. Unfortunately, the wrong woman could be eliminated if he ends up believing Sydney over Maria. It’s also possible he gets fed up with the whole situation and sends both of them packing, which would also be very unfortunate for Maria. If the Bachelor producers made the call to send Sydney and Maria on the date, instead of it being Joey’s decision, then they could tip the scales again by making sure Joey keeps both women around in order to maximize the drama even more.