The show is a spin-off of The Bachelor and the staple part of The Bachelor franchise. The first season featured Trista Rehn , the runner-up from the first season of The Bachelor , offering the opportunity for Rehn to choose a husband among 25 bachelors. The season of The Bachelorette again took a runner-up from the previous season of The Bachelor. After last airing on February 28, , the series returned to ABC during the spring of , following an absence of three years. On August 5, , the series was renewed for a sixteenth season.
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Subscriber Account active since. Free subscriber-exclusive audiobook! Get it now on Libro. The popular reality show has faced its fair share of criticism for the way it portrays relationships since its debut.
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Breakups are never easy—but try adding a camera crew , production team, and all of America watching on top. Sounds like a nightmare, am I right? That was the reality for many of the runners-up from The Bachelor : the hopeful ones who signed up to appear on a dating competition show but left brokenhearted in a limo sans Neil Lane engagement ring. Some of the women who came in second place have moved on with their lives and started their own families.
When The Bachelor premiered in , no one—not even ABC—knew if it would be successful in matchmaking handsome bachelors with their future wives. So which Bachelor couples are still together? Fans may be surprised at the results. Since then, the series has produced two dozen seasons and launched spinoffs including The Bachelorette , Bachelor in Paradise and The Bachelor Winter Games. One of the most recent spinoffs, The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart , which combined music with love, premiered in April