It’s almost ‘draft day’ for Bachelor fans are ready to judge and scorn the antics and dresses of the women who have quit their day jobs in an effort to become Social Media Influencers…I mean, win Matt James’ heart.
But ahead of Matt’s season, we take a look back at 2020 and the good, the messy and the heartbreaking moments of our favorite Bachelor alums.
‘The Bachelor’ Spoilers: THE GOOD
In a surprise twist we managed to get TWO engagements from one Bachelorette season. The much hyped season with 39-year-old Clare Crawley at the helm soon answered the question as to why we don’t have more mature leads. Because a 39-year-old woman knows what she wants and Clare wanted Dale Moss.
The guys spent more time in quarantine than they did with Clare before she and Dale were riding off into the sunset as a betrothed couple so fan favorite and certifiable hottie Tayshia Adams stepped in. Tayshia quickly and expertly took over the reins, delighting Bach Nation by also getting engaged to Zac Clark.
‘The Bachelor’ Spoilers: 2 for 2- so far so good.
If 2020 was a relationship status, it would be Peter Weber’s. His line of broken hearts is a long one, with one more piling onto the list just under the tick of the 2020 clock with his surprise split from Kelley Flanagan on New Years Eve.
Chris “Goose” Randone and Krystal Nielsen were an odd match from the start when they met on Bachelor franchise off shoot- Bachelor in Paradise. Nonetheless they televised their wedding in mid-2019, only to announce their separation on Valentines Day 2020. This was trumped by further shocking ‘was the ink even dry on the divorce papers?’ news when Krystal announced that she’s expecting her first child with boyfriend Miles Bowles, due in the first half of 2021.
After Bachelor Colton Underwood publicly battled Corona Virus in March, he and Cassie Randolph announced their split. The shiny ‘love and friendship and well-wishing’ façade quickly crumbled when accusations of monetizing the break-up were lobbed on social media. Things only got worse from there. A restraining order was put in place after Cassie accused her ex of sending unsettling texts, placing a tracking device on her car and taking “obsessive” walks to her family home and apartment at all hours of the night.
The order has since been dropped but I guess that’s what happens when you swipe a 26 year old man’s V-card.
‘The Bachelor’ Spoilers: THE HEARTBREAKING
“Grocery” Joe Amabile and Kendall Long were Bachelors in lover’s Paradise for a year after meeting on the ‘last ditch to build your social media empire’ beach in Mexico. However long distance and a reported disagreement as to where to settle broke this beloved Bach Nation super-pair up in January 2020.
In all reality, we maybe be able to blame the entirety of 2020 on them.
Evan Bass and Carly Waddell, who also met and married in Paradise and share two small children along with three boys from Evan’s previous relationship, sadly called it quits in 2020 after spending much of their marriage in therapy. Carly revealed this information, along with the claim that she was NOT the one to instigate the split on a YouTube Video.
One of the hardest break-ups to swallow was that of Bachelorette season 7 lead Ashley Hebert and her final rose prize JP Rosenbaum. Married for eight years and also sharing two children, eagle-eyed fans had speculated there were problems after JP and Ashley seemed tense when speaking with long time Bachelor host Chris Harrison on the summer’s Covid special “The Bachelor: The Most Unforgettable – Ever!”
Oh, and Bachelorette Becca Kurfin broke up with her final rose winner and notorious bigot Garrett Yrigoyen . Good on you, Becca.
Here’s hoping Matt has more 2021 luck when the Bachelor Quarter Quell begins tomorrow night!
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