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Chad Johnson may have been expunged from The Bachelorette, but he’s not done causing trouble, according to a new report … get this:

He’s supposedly dating Hope Higginbotham, the ex of none other than Robby Hayes, another one of JoJo Fletcher’s suitors this season!

Hope Higgenbotham
Photo via Instagram
Chad J. on The Bachelorette
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While The Bachelorette spoilers tell us the winner every season, there are always some entertaining side plots nobody sees coming.

Not even the great Reality Steve. Chad is one of those plots. Maybe the best ever, given what he’s been able to do on and off camera.

Johnson, who recently returned home to Oklahoma after filming The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise, has been trolling HARD.

On Sunday, the Inquisitr reports, Chad posted a Snapchat story that just begged for attention from fans – which was surely his idea.

Chad posted photos of himself lighting up a cigarette while hanging out with none other than Hope Higginbotham, Robby Hayes’ ex.

Yes, the same ex-girlfriend he’s rumored to have dumped right before he left to film The Bachelorette. Pretty incredible stuff all around:

Hope Higgenbotham and Chad Johnson
Photo via Snapchat / Inquisitr

Reality Steve himself tweeted that he was aware that Chad was with Robby’s ex in Tulsa, but he didn’t have any other details to share.

When you’ve scooped the Oracle of Bachelorette spoilers himself, that’s when you know you’ve done something noteworthy, people.

Between Chad, Robby and JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers‘ odd connection to Brittany Farrar, this season’s cast is the most toxic ever.

If nothing else, it’s a bizarre group of guys who supposedly came on the show to find love with  Fletcher, but who have sordid histories.

Little is known about the current status of Chad’s romance with Hope Higgenbotham, or whether she spells her surname Higginbotham.

The Internet is unsure of either pressing issue right now.

Still, what we can tell you with certainty is that he’s loving life and stirring up controversy as long as he can keep himself in the spotlight.

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As for Hayes and how this twist might impact his chances?

In a trailer for this season, JoJo is shown grilling Robby about his ex, a situation likely prompted by producers who found out about Hope.

Plenty of guys have been tagged with the "girlfriend back home" label, but this dude allegedly dumped her the day he went on the show.

What will JoJo find out? And is Chad hitting it right now?

These are burning questions we can only wait to find out, but damned if this season isn’t as bizarre and entertaining as any in recent times.