This contestant is hiding a nasty legal secret
The Bachelor‘s Arie Luyendyk Jr. is looking for love, but he may want to think twice about his future bride. As it turns out, one of the lucky ladies vying for his heart is keeping a huge secret behind his back!
Chelsea Roy ― who has quickly become the standout villain this season thanks to her cattiness and overly competitive nature ― has been secretly embroiled in a nasty legal war with her ex-boyfriend. Not only has she filed for a temporary protective order against her former beau, but the 29-year-old is also currently embroiled involved in a bitter custody battle over their 3-year-old son, Sammy.
Trouble in Paradise
The Bachelor‘s Arie LuyendykJr. is looking for love, but one of the woman who’s vying for his heart has a dark secret of her own. As it turns out, Chelsea Roy — arguably the standout villain this season thanks to her cattiness and overly competitive nature — has been secretly embroiled in a nasty legal war with her baby daddy.
The 29-year-old Maine native left her 3-year-old son Sammy alone with her allegedly abusive ex in order to appear on the dating show, according to Radar Online. In documents filed in the State of Maine District Court on Sept. 25, 2017, the father of her child, Michael Wilson, demanded he stop paying child support because he had been taking care of their son ever since the former model moved to Los Angeles for the ABC reality series.
Baby Daddy Drama
“Defendant quit her job and moved to California on Sept. 16, 2017 to be a part of the ABC show the Bachelor,” the court papers read.
“The show is filming currently and Defendant could be gone anywhere between two and ten weeks or more,” it continued. “The parties son, Samuel M. Wilson, is now exclusively residing with plaintiff, who is fully supporting him. Plaintiff should be relieved of his obligation to pay child support to the defendant, who is in California and not supporting the child at all.”
Currently, Chelsea’s former boyfriend is forking over $450 per week in child support. In the filing, he requested that payments be halted until the aspiring reality star returns home and resumes her parenting duties.
However, the motion is just one part of their lengthy custody battle following their tumultuous relationship. According to legal documents filed in March 2016, Chelsea entered into a final mediation agreement with Michael on the custody of their son, allowing both parties to split their time evenly with the toddler.
Before then, the real estate executive assistant was granted a temporary protective order against her son’s biological father, claiming he has a “history of verbal abuse, intimidation, and bullying” toward her. In legal papers filed February 2016, Chelsea alleged her ex “came to my property, firmly grabbed and pushed me to release dog from my grip, dragged dog into his truck, came back and damaged side passenger door mirror.”
The protective order later dismissed as part of the custody agreement.