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Abby Elliott Shares Hilarious Bachelorette Party Story About “Sensitive” Stripper

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He was the odd man out! Abby Elliott appeared on The Tonight Show on Tuesday, July 26, and hilariously recalled how one surprise guest made quite the impact at her recent bachelorette party.

The Odd Mom Out actress, 29 —who got engaged to House of Cards writer Billy Kennedy last October — shared with Jimmy Fallon that she and a group of 14 girlfriends celebrated the couple’s future nuptials by renting an Airbnb home in Nashville.

“It was super fun,” Elliott dished. “The first night, my maid of honor — my sister Bridey — hired a male stripper to come over. And uh, he came in as a hockey player. His name is Jessie. It was an homage to my high school boyfriend who was captain of the hockey team.”

Fallon, who found the situation incredibly entertaining, interjected with funny commentary while Elliott attempted to explain the bizarre encounter.

“He came in [and] he had ‘Jessie’s Girl’ playing on a little boom box,” she continued. “It was the first night. He came at like 8:30 p.m. He walked into a Nancy Meyers movie. We have like a cheese and charcuterie plate out. And we’re wrapped in cashmere blankets. And he walks out and everyone’s sitting on the couch like, ‘Oh my God.’”

The stripper, however, wasn’t like other men of his trade. “He was very sensitive. That’s the thing,” Elliott noted. “He was very sensitive. He needed some positive reinforcement, like while he was doing his act. He would do a move on top of me and whisper in my ear, ‘Is that okay?’”

Along with being in tune with his emotions, the thoughtful stripper was prepared for his act — with a stack of dollar bills. “He brought a hundred singles of his own to give to us to throw at him … so we were like putting it in his panties,” the Bravo star cracked. “We were in a brightly-lit living room. This was like someone’s house that we were in.”

The engagement process has been a memorable one for Elliott, who shared her engagement story with The Knot in January. “It was really beautiful and he was traditional and got down on one knee,” the Sex Ed star told us at the time of the proposal. “It was just very simple, but lovely and wonderful.”

Watch her appearance above.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.