We attended the private screening of WE TV’s Match Made in Heaven featuring the show’s star, Philly’s real estate magnate and the first Black bachelor, Shawn Bullard and sat during a Q & A led by Claudia Jordan of The Real Housewives of Atlanta and The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.
Bullard looks for love amongst 24 women of a variety of ages and races throughout the show and with the help of Pastor Ken Johnson (spiritual advisor to the Indianapolis Colts) must choose one to be his wife. Each week the girls await a text from Bullard instructing them to stay, go home (elimination), or meet him to talk. While Pastor Johnson cannot tell Bullard who to pick, he can reserve one girl each week with his “Pastor’s Pick” card which saves them from elimination.
From what we saw, Shawn is really cute, but his chances of finding true love out of this group are few. Many of the women do not seem as if they could really mentally grasp the concept of dating a millionaire, so if Bullard is looking for the new trophy wife, he may be looking in the wrong bunch. Only a few women seemed to have substance and grabbed my attention one of which later almost faced elimination. When Bullard asked my thoughts on the show, I told him I wanted to see what kind of woman he chose and if we are going to see another side of the women. I want to know more about the millionaire Black man who made his money outside of the sports and entertainment industries, so I will keep watching, but I would like to know what you all think. The show premieres tonight on WE TV at 8pm. Feel free to tweet me your thoughts @fancyswagher. View photos of celeb guests like Claudia Jordan (Real Housewives of Atlanta) Cynthia Bailey(Real Housewives of Atlanta), Nicci Gilbert (R&B Divas) , Judge Glenda Hatchett, LeLee of SWV and many others.
Photography by Gabrielle Cornish