“The Bachelor” has aired on ABC since 2002 and for 15 years it has been bringing romance to its viewers. But for the actual bachelors and the ladies vying for their hearts, they’ve had a spotty record at best. The show has only resulted in two marriages so far, with most relationships only lasting a few months. Click through our photo gallery above of every “Bachelor” so far, including current star Nick Viall, to see whom they chose and what happened after the cameras stopped rolling.
For a show that joined “Survivor,” “The Amazing Race,” “Dancing with the Stars” and “American Idol” as part of the reality show boom of the early 2000s, “The Bachelor” has yet to receive a nomination at the Emmy Awards. The show has been completely skunked both above and below the line including popular host Chris Harrison. However, the ratings and buzz ABC enjoys every season when “The Bachelor” airs is no doubt worth more than any single trophy.
While “The Bachelor” hasn’t received any awards recognition, it’s important to remember imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. “UnReal,” Lifetime’s show about the behind-the-scenes drama taking place while filming a “Bachelor”-esque dating show, scored two Emmy nominations: Best Drama Writing (“Return”) and Best Drama Supporting Actor (Constance Zimmer). So “The Bachelor” should feel somewhat responsible for helping “UnReal” with their storylines, as it was just announced that the suitor for Lifetime’s third season will be a bachelorette.
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