‘Rock of Love With Bret Michaels’: Bodyguard ‘Big John’ Murray Dated a Woman From the Show

by Jeremy Spirogis
‘Rock of Love With Bret Michaels’: Bodyguard ‘Big John’ Murray Dated a Woman From the Show

Rock of Love With Bret Michaels followers know “Big John” Murray because the lovable bodyguard with a troublesome exterior. Murray was accountable for holding Michaels secure whereas he was on tour and later, filming Rock of Love. Ironically, the Poison bodyguard ended up relationship one of many ladies who went after Michaels on the fact sequence.

'Big John' Murray and Bret Michaels
‘Big John’ Murray and Bret Michaels | VH1

In 2007, Bret Michaels was on the lookout for love 

VH1 launched Rock of Love With Bret Michaels after the success of reveals like Strange Love and Flavor of Love. Similar to The Bachelor, Michaels lived in a mansion with 20-some ladies who had been all vying for his affection. 

Each week, the ladies accomplished numerous challenges to attempt to win group dates or one-on-ones with the Poison frontman. In the top, Michaels may solely select one. 

Bret Michaels insisted ‘Big John’ be a part of ‘Rock of Love’ 

When Michaels was in early talks with VH1 about doing the present, he insisted his bodyguard, Murray, be a part of the expertise. 

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‘Rock of Love With Bret Michaels’ Cast Season 2 | VH1

“As Bret continued on with negotiations and talks, he said, ‘Hold on — stop,’” Murray recalled throughout an interview with the Talk of Love podcast. “Before anything goes further, I’m not doing the show without John,” Murray remembered Michaels saying. He turned a staple in every season of the present.

‘Rock of Love With Bret Michaels’ had three seasons 

Season 1 ended with Michaels selecting Jes Rickleff as his “rock of love.” But by the point the reunion particular rolled round, issues had gone bitter of their relationship.

During the reunion, Rickleff defined how she thought Michaels made the flawed selection. She additionally admitted he and Heather Chadwell had been the higher match. Already heartbroken, Chadwell wished nothing to do with Michaels.

Since issues didn’t work out for the rockstar in season 1, he went on to do Rock of Love Season 2 and Rock of Love: Tour Bus. Each season concerned a brand new group of ladies.

It was throughout season 2 that “Big John” discovered the girl he was suitable with.

‘Big John’ dated Korie Hutchinson from ‘Rock of Love’ Season 2 

During an interview with season 1 contestant Lacey Sculls (née Conner), Murray addressed the rumors that he had dated somebody from the present.

“Oh God,” Murray began when Sculls talked about his relationship. “Yes, I did [date somebody from Rock of Love].”

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“I had a relationship with Korie Hutchinson,” he continued. “I think her name’s Hutchinson…I don’t talk to her anymore. She was on season 2. She was the one if you remember, they were doing a little talent show behind the glass, and she held up the sign that said ‘Merry Me,’ like ‘Merry Christmas.’”

‘Big John’ Murray and Korie Hutchinson’s relationship didn’t final 

Unfortunately for Murray, his relationship with the Rock of Love star wasn’t an excellent one. 

“It was bad all the way around,” Murray instructed Sculls. “It was just drinking and drinking and drinking, and it never culminated into anything. It was better to just [end it].” 

As if ending the connection wasn’t painful sufficient, Murray stated Hutchinson took issues a step additional after they broke up. “She did get my dog,” he concluded. 

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