The Internet Is Convinced That Rip Wheeler & Wheeler Walker Jr. Are The Same Person, & I Can’t Unsee It

Wheeler Walker Jr.

You know, ever since I started watching Yellowstone, I’ve always thought that Cole Hauser’s character, Rip Wheeler, reminded me of somebody, but I just couldn’t figure out who…

And now it all makes sense.

You know what they say, everybody has a doppelganger out there somewhere, which is somebody you look nearly identical too.

Hell, Aaron Rodgers’ doppelganger from Germany even got to watch him play live for the first time, when the Green Bay Packers played the New York Giants in London last Sunday.

However, it appears that Rip Wheeler’s doppelganger lives right here in the United States…

And it’s no other than the man himself, Mr. Wheeler Walker Jr.

I mean c’mon, when Rip throws the shades and the cowboy hat on, I can 100% see it.

Also, both names have “Wheeler” in it…

Could this be some conspiracy theory? Could Cole Hauser/Rip Wheeler be Wheeler Walker Jr.? I mean, nobody has seen them in the same room…

How about that for one of the wildest stories of 2022, and we’ve had a ton of ’em already.

Although, knowing Rip Wheeler’s personality, it’s hard for me to imagine him singing songs like “Drop ‘Em Out,” “Fuck You Bitch,” or “Fucked by a Country Boy.”

I’m not sure if that’s in his DNA, but I’ve seen crazier.

Not to mention, Twitter agrees:

It’s uncanny…

Rip Wheeler’s Best Moments From ‘Yellowstone’

There may not be a more relentless, yet soft hearted character on Yellowstone than Rip Wheeler.

Rip, who is played by Cole Hauser, has devoted practically his whole life to the Yellowstone Ranch and the Dutton family legacy, going to every possible extent to keep the ranch in the hands of the Dutton family.

Of course, John Dutton took him in when he was just a young boy, after he murdered his father for killing his family, and it was either devote his life to the Yellowstone Ranch or spend his life behind bars.

Nevertheless, his soft side comes out at times, whether its being empathetic towards Jimmy, or showing his love for Beth Dutton.

With that being said, Yellowstone has brought us “Best of Rip Wheeler,” giving us all an opportunity to look back on the most fascinating scenes involving Rip from season one to season four.

From whoopin’ ranch hand Fred’s ass for beating up Jimmy, and sending him to the train station for the very first time in season one, John’s discovery of him in the barn when he was just a young boy after killing his father, hanging out with Beth on the roof of the Dutton mansion, and more, relive the best moments of Rip Wheeler.

Yellowstone Season 5: Fans Are Begging For A “Miracle Baby” For Rip & Beth

It’s official… Yellowstone Season 5 is on the way.

Season 5 has the green light, production will start May, and according to producer David Glasser, the CEO of 101 Studios, Season 5 should premiere this coming fall.

There’s a number of plot lines and character arcs that fans are looking forward to exploring even more after the conclusion of Season 4. 

We have the tumultuous relationship between Beth and Jamie, the rocky relationship between Kayce and Monica (with many hoping he leaves her), of course Beth’s issue with Market Equities CEO Caroline Warner…

But one things fans want to see in Season 5 is…. a miracle baby?

The source of Beth and Jamie’s animosity comes down to the fact that a teenage abortion (that Jamie approved) has left Beth without the ability to have children. And now that she’s married to Rip, the reality that she’s never going to be able to have a child of her own with him is making her even more and more bitter towards Jamie.

So fans are hoping (perhaps quite naively) that’s Beth and Rip will conceive a miracle baby.

On Kevin Costner’s latest Instagram, a number of fans sounded off in the comments about the possibility when asked what they would like to see in Season 5:

“Beth getting miracle baby.”

“Beth to get pregnant and a miracle relating to the birth of the child.”

“Jamie dies and Beth somehow gets pregnant.”

“Beth having a baby.”

“Beth & Rip have a baby through a surrogate.”

“Beth to get pregnant by some miracle.”

“Rip & Beth to have twins.”

Beth & Rip to have a baby!”

“Beth discover she still has a uterus and get pregnant.”

“Rip and Beth to have a baby!”

“Beth & Rip to get married and have a miracle baby.”

Seem like a lot of fans are pulling for miracle baby… but we can’t forget about Carter…

Will Beth & Rip Adopt Carter?

In the Season 4 finale, Carter calls Beth “mama,” and she immediately tears into him over it, a scene that left a lot of fans pretty pissed off at Beth. So much so that Kelly Reilly addressed the complaints herself.

She responded with a deep explanation of Beth’s motive:

“I understand. It was supposed to be brutal and heartbreaking. I don’t usually comment but want to say this… Beth was about to do something that will ruin her life.

She is about to go into prison and kill the man that she thinks attacked her family. She knows there is a chance she will not come back. She can’t tell this kid she is his mother and then leave him abandoned again.”

She continued:

“Beth is honest. It’s tough sometimes, really tough but that’s how she was raised,.. but it’s always truthful. When I read it I had the same feeling for them both. But honestly, not sure Beth in that moment was ready to be that for anyone… she was out for vengeance and could see nothing else.

(There is a moment, where I hope you see the fight in her after he calls her that) I think the heart wants it but she has to protect that kid from herself… not sure that will make any sense. But let’s see where the writer will take them… I have hope.”

I think I can speak for everybody when I say that scene was heart wrenching for everybody. As we all know, Beth definitely wants and deserves to be a mother after everything that’s happened to her, but it appears that she truly was looking out for Carter’s best interest giving the situation.

And I’ll admit though, it was frustrating to see her respond the way she did… poor Carter.

But, now that Rip and Beth are married, and Carter got to be there, maybe we’ll finally start to see that happy family come together in Season 5?

Cole Hauser said that a relationship between them and Carter would take time, but something tells me, it’s much more plausible for them to adopt Carter than it is for Beth and Rip to have a miracle baby.

Only time will tell…


A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock