Contestants from The Bachelor or The Bachelorette have gone on to find love outside the show, sometimes with celebrities.
Since The Bachelor aired back in 2002, viewers of all walks of life have taken a liking to the franchise. Celebrity’s such as Jennifer Aniston and Kris Jenner has admitted to watching the show. The contestants who are well-liked from the show sometimes find careers that help them find the success they never thought they’d find.
Besides a career boost, contestants from The Bachelor or The Bachelorette have even gone on to find love outside the show, with celebrities who have watched them on TV. From international supermodels to award-winning actors, these reality star contestants have found more than just fame through their time on the show. Here is a list of celebrities who dated pasted Bachelor or Bachelorette contestants.
10 Sarah Hyland & Wells Adams
Wells Adams first caught Sarah Hyland’s eye when he competed for JoJo Fletcher’s heart on The Bachelorette in 2016. After he was named the bartender on Bachelor in Paradise in 2017, Sarah tweeted about her excitement. Well’s then direct messaged her on the social media platform, and the two began their relationship. He proposed to Sarah in 2019 while on vacation together.
9 Colton Underwood & Lucy Hale
Shortly after Colton Underwood’s break-up with ex-girlfriend Cassie Randolph, he was seen on a hike with actress Lucy Hale. According to People, the pair were “very casually dating.” They had only hung out a few times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the photos, Lucy confirmed a day after they were released that she was still single. There were rumors Colton called the paparazzi to take those photos, which turned the actress off.
8 Mike Johnson & Demi Lovato
While Mike Johnson was competing for Hannah Brown’s heart on The Bachelorette in 2019, he caught Demi Lovato’s eye. After the season had come to a close, rumors began to circulate that they two were quietly seeing each other.
Although, they weren’t shy about flirting with each other over social media. Mike later did an interview where he spoke about their budding romance and how they had been on multiple dates. In October 2019, their relationship had already fizzled out.
7 Victoria Fuller & Chase Rice
During Victoria Fuller’s first one-on-one with Peter Weber, the couple watched country singer Chase Rice as part of their date. What Peter didn’t know is Victoria and Chase had dated in the past. The whole date was awkward for Victoria, barely looking at Chase through the duration of his concert. Chase later admitted in an interview that he was mad they used him more for the drama rather than showcase his music.
6 Tyler Cameron & Gigi Hadid
After Hannah Brown’s season came to a close, Tyler Cameron was spotted hanging out with supermodel Gigi Hadid. The pair were first spotted at Soho House in Brooklyn in August 2019, many believing they were on a date. They were even seen one night in New York City hanging out with tennis professional Serena Williams. Tyler even accompanied Gigi to the Netherlands for her grandmother’s funeral. Their whirlwind romance ended in October 2019, right before she reunited with Zayn Malik.
5 Nick Viall & January Jones
In 2017 rumors began to swirl that Nick Viall and actress January Jones were secretly dating. During an interview in 2018, the Mad Men actress denied the claim, adding that Nick was just a friend who gives her “lots of inside scoops.”
However, she did reveal on Dax Shepard‘s Armchair Expert podcast that they, in fact, did go on a few dates. Even though he was cast as the villain on both Andi Dorfman and Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season, she felt there was more to him than what was shown on TV.
4 Chris Lane & Lauren Bushnell
Lauren Bushnell won the heart of Bachelor Ben Higgins back in 2016. However, the pair broke off their engagement just one year later. In 2018, Lauren began a relationship with country singer Chris Lane, and the two were married the following year. In December 2020, the couple announced they were expecting their first child together.
3 Courtney Robertson & Jesse Metcalfe
Before Courtney Robertson vyed for Ben Flajnik’s heart on The Bachelor in 2012, she dated actor Jesse Metcalfe. From 2005 to 2007, Courtney and Jesse were in a serious relationship with attending several red carpets with him. She even wrote about him in her book, I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain, calling him “passionate but a total mess.”
2 Robby Hayes & Scheana Shay
Robby Hayes from JoJo’s season of The Bachelorette previously had a short-lived romance with Vanderpump Rules star Scheana Shay. The reality stars dated for a few months in 2018, with the couple even attending a Hawaiian vacation together. He also appeared on an episode of the Bravo series.
1 Ben Flajnik & Jennifer Love Hewitt
Before Ben was The Bachelor, he completed for Ashley Herbert’s heart on The Bachelorette. After he was sent home during the final rose ceremony, actress Jennifer Love Hewitt fired a series of flirty tweets his way. The two met up for a date, but the relationship fizzled. According to Life & Style, Ben said, “ending up with a Hollywood celebrity is not something” he saw for his future.
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