However, relationships start to fall apart when the cameras disappear: Only two of the 20 couples are still together, one of whom is married.
Season 17 winners Sean Lowe and Catherine Guidici got married in 2014 and recently celebrated the birth of their first child. Season 20 winners Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell are currently enjoying their engagement.
“He’s lied to all of us, and he’s really deceived everybody here, but he literally still has the keys to my apartment,” she shared, explaining that the two had never broken up and that he simply “stopped responding” to her days before he appeared on the show. Me and her were on again, off again, we had something. I went over to her house, I talked to her.” Unfortunately for De Mario, Lexi brought the receipts: text messages on her phone, which she showed Rachel and which revealed tender, affectionate correspondence between her and De Mario from not too long ago. I’m not here to be made a joke of, which is what I feel like you’re doing right now with me, so I’m really going to need you to just get the f— out,” she added, and with that her likely lying suitor left.
Unsurprisingly, De Mario tried to play dumb, asking, “Who’s this? And that was more than enough for the to kick the contestant to the curb. I don’t want somebody who is texting somebody saying, ‘Goodnight babe.’ Because I’m putting myself out here, and I’ve sent people home who I felt genuinely wanted to be here. I believe you want to be here, I just don’t think you want to be here for me” Rachel told him. However, the episode took a shocking turn when De Mario turned back up again towards the end for the cocktail party, asking to speak to Rachel outside.
If finding love on camera seems close to impossible maybe that’s because it is. Just ask the 20 bachelors who’ve vied for the attention of swooning women since the show’s inception in March 2002.
"I have a certain idea of what a reality show was: On the favorites will all be involved as the engaged pair explores not only planning a wedding, but also co-habitating for the first time with the 26-year-old former flight attendant settling into Higgins' home in Denver.“The producers and other people on staff for are saying that Nick is one of the most arrogant and self-entitled people that they have ever had on the show!” The source added that Viall pushed for a bigger salary than anyone else on the show.BROKE UP just before Thanksgiving 2011, one year and three months after the finale aired.She's now married to TV and radio host Kevin Manno, and the couple welcomed their first child, daughter Molly Sullivan, in July 2016.