BACHELOR ex host Chris Harrison surprised his mom with a brand new $50,000 car after “receiving $15 MILLION” in his exit package after firing from the show.
The TV personality spoiled his mom, MaryBeth Harrison, on her birthday with a shiny red 2021 Jeep Wrangler and gushed it was because of her, he could “chase his dreams.”
The 50-year-old shared an adorable snap arm-in-arm with his mom as the duo flashed huge smiles standing in front of the vehicle.
MaryBeth’s new red Jeep – which retails for around $50K – sat behind the mother-son pair equipped with a massive red bow for the birthday girl.
Chris captioned the tribute: “Happy birthday to the woman who spent her life making sure I could chase my dreams.
“A true example of strength, love, grace, compassion, humor, faith & so much more…Love you mom.”
Meanwhile, MaryBeth shared an image of her own of the car and cheekily warned: “What a birthday present. Watch out I am on the streets!”
The pricey present comes after The Sun exclusively revealed that Chris received a staggering sum of around $15 MILLION after stepping down from Bachelor hosting duties due to his “racist” comments.
The source admitted that the Disney-owned network and Chris most likely landed on a number “around $15 million.”
While his salary has never been officially confirmed, it’s been reported he earned around $8 million per season of the ABC franchise.
The large amount will nearly DOUBLE Chris’ net worth, which is reported to be around $25 million.
He had been the only host of the entire series since the show first premiered in 2002 but his role was taken over by former Bachelorette’s Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams.
The series has had a dark cloud over it since last year during season 25, led by Bachelor Matt James.
It all kicked off after Georgia contestant Rachael Kirkconnell was discovered to have attended an Antebellum plantation-themed party in 2018 – which Chris later defended.
END OF AN ERA
Fans were outraged he did not “denounce racism” and in fact claimed he “encouraged” it – which Chris later apologized for, though people called him “insincere”.
Shortly after Katie Thurston’s Bachelorette premiere earlier this year, Chris confirmed on Instagram that he was leaving his spot as the host of the franchise for good.
Along with a picture of him hosting a reunion show, he wrote: “I’ve had a truly incredible run as host of The Bachelor franchise and now I’m excited to start a new chapter.
“I’m so grateful to Bachelor Nation for all of the memories we’ve made together.
“While my two-decade journey is wrapping up, the friendships I’ve made will last a lifetime.”
Chris officially calling it quits was followed with fans praising Tayshia and Kaitlyn as “the best hosts ever.”