The Bachelor

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Stats Say Love on 'The Bachelor' Lacks Staying Power

After 40 seasons, including spinoff 'The Bachelorette,' only 8 couples stuck together

(Newser) - Of the 40 couples joined by a final rose on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette series, not too many have gone on to live in marital bliss. Per the New York Times , only eight are still together, a paltry 20% success rate. And while a new spin on the franchise,...

3 Months Later, Golden Bachelor Marriage Is Over

Gerry Turner, Theresa Nist announce 'head-scratcher' split

(Newser) - In a two-hour special aired in January, ABC's first Golden Bachelor Gerry Turner wed Theresa Nist , the woman he fell for during a whirlwind romance eagerly watched by fans of the long-running Bachelor franchise. But those fans are now in for a shock. Turner, 74, and Nist, 70, announced...

Septuagenarian Who Went Looking for Love on TV Weds

'Golden Bachelor' Gerry Turner, 72, marries fiancee Theresa Nist, 70, in live event aired on ABC

(Newser) - Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist are single no more. The 72-year-old star of ABC's Golden Bachelor reality show and the 70-year-old woman he chose to wed tied the knot on Thursday at Southern California's La Quinta Resort & Club, in a live event streamed to the masses. It...

How Chris Harrison Went From Apologizing to Leaving

The longtime Bachelor host took a hefty payout after conflict with cast members

(Newser) - After Chris Harrison put his foot in his mouth with relish and enthusiasm, his days at the Bachelor were numbered. When photos of recent show winner Rachael Kirkconnell surfaced of her attending a party with an Old South plantation theme, Harrison, the show's longtime host, volunteered to do an...

Longtime Host Won't Return to Bachelor After Racial Debate

Chris Harrison had said he wanted to host again

(Newser) - Chris Harrison, host of The Bachelor franchise since it launched in 2002, won't be returning. He's been off the air since March after he defended Rachael Kirkconnell, a contestant who went to a plantation-themed party in 2018 and liked Confederate flag-related TikTok videos. Harrison, who blamed the "...

Some Context From the 'Virgin Bachelor': 'I'm Gay'

Colton Underwood talks about his realization with 'GMA'

(Newser) - Like many Americans, Colton Underwood has spent the last year in reflection. And what he discovered surprised him. "I'm gay," the former star of The Bachelor told Robin Roberts of Good Morning America on Wednesday. "I came to terms with that earlier this year and have...

Chris Harrison Won't Host Next Season of Bachelorette

Ex-contestants Tayshia Adams, Kaitlyn Bristowe will, amid controversy over racial insensitivity

(Newser) - Chris Harrison will not host the upcoming season of The Bachelorette following controversy over racially insensitive comments, and will instead be replaced with two former contestants, ABC Entertainment and Warner Horizon said in a statement. Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will pick up hosting duties for the show's next...

The Bachelor Host Steps Down After 'Woke Police' Comments

Chris Harrison previously defended what many saw as a contestant's offensive past

(Newser) - Chris Harrison, host of “The Bachelor,” says he is stepping down from his TV role and is “ashamed” for his handling of a swirling racial controversy at the ABC dating show, per the AP . In a new statement posted Saturday, Harrison apologized again for defending the actions...

This Time, The Bachelor Is Black
This Time,
The Bachelor Is Black

This Time, The Bachelor Is Black

Matt James named as first black male lead in franchise history

(Newser) - ABC's The Bachelor franchise is owning up to "diversity issues" while announcing the first black male lead in its history, which spans 18 years and 40 seasons. Matt James is a new figure to many franchise fans, though he's a close friend of Tyler Cameron, the runner-up...

2 More Stars Join the List of Coronavirus Patients

Bravo's Andy Cohen, Colton Underwood of 'The Bachelor' have both tested positive

(Newser) - Two more celebs have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, and they both announced it online, per the AP and USA Today . Bachelor star Colton Underwood was the first to post about his illness, putting up a short video on Instagram Friday to explain his situation. "I want to...

The Bachelorette Makes a 'Progressive Move'

Clare Crawley, newest star of ABC reality show, will be oldest yet at age 38

(Newser) - The 16th season of ABC's The Bachelorette kicks off May 18, and with its latest star comes a "big shift," per the Washington Post : a leading lady who's approaching 40. Clare Crawley was announced Monday as the new Bachelorette on Good Morning America, and at age...

'History-Making Proposal' on Bachelor Show Gets Mixed Reax

Franchise has its first same-sex proposal on 'Bachelor in Paradise'

(Newser) - Every summer for the past six years, former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants take to a Mexican beach to try to once more find love, with the end of each season usually ending in one or more marriage proposals. This time around, per NBC News , a "history-making proposal" made its...

Latest Dominican Republic Sickness: a Bachelor Star

Melissa Rycroft is recovering at home after falling ill at Nickelodeon resort in Punta Cana

(Newser) - As troubling stories of mysterious illnesses and deaths in the Dominican Republic continue to mount , a familiar name to many has been caught up in the fray. Melissa Rycroft vacationed with her husband and three young children at Punta Cana's Nickelodeon resort earlier this month, and her rep tells...

Bachelor Finale Perpetuates a 'Toxic Myth'
Bachelor Finale
Perpetuates a
'Toxic Myth'

Bachelor Finale Perpetuates a 'Toxic Myth'

Li Zhou says Colton Underwood pursuing Cassie Randolph after she dumped him is 'troubling'

(Newser) - While most of this season's finale of The Bachelor seemed hyperfocused on whether contender Colton Underwood lost his virginity, Li Zhou is now homing in on what was supposed to be the feel-good ending to the ABC reality show: Underwood dumping two remaining women and instead pursuing Cassie Randolph,...

Stunner on Vietnam's Bachelor Not What Bachelor Expected

2 contestants vying for Nguyen Quoc Trung's heart end up leaving with each other—well, sort of

(Newser) - Bachelor host Chris Harrison is known for repeatedly promising "the most dramatic rose ceremony ever," but the hit ABC reality show has nothing on what just happened on its Vietnamese counterpart. Mashable calls it a "surprise plot twist," which was likely an understatement for bachelor Nguyen...

Arie of The Bachelor: I Was '100%' Betrayed by Show Producers

Luyendyk explains his struggle to choose between 2 women and why he's irked about his portrayal

(Newser) - It took some time for the din from March's Bachelor finale —after Arie Luyendyk Jr. dumped the girl he initially chose, Becca Kufrin, and got engaged to runner-up Lauren Burnham—to subside. Now, however, thanks to Kufrin's stint as the current Bachelorette and a new profile on...

Angry Bachelor Fans Put Up 16 Billboards Slamming Star

And they're sending wine money to his jilted ex after odd finale

(Newser) - Bachelor fans were in for a plot twist of epic proportions during Monday night's season finale, during which this season's Bachelor, Arie Luyendyk Jr., proposed to Becca Kufrin—and then, during the final hour of the show (filmed two months after the rose ceremony), broke up with the...

Missing Woman Reappears—on Reality TV

'MOM. how many times do I have to tell you I don’t get cell service on The Bachelor'

(Newser) - It turns out missing people are pretty easy to find when they appear every week in your living room. The San Francisco Chronicle reports a 22-year-old woman reported missing in November in California was found this week—because she's a current contestant on The Bachelor. The strange story started...

Bachelor in Paradise May Be Done For

Contestant lawyers up over concerns she was too drunk to consent

(Newser) - Bachelor in Paradise might be done for good following allegations of misconduct on the set of the ABC show in Mexico. Warner Bros. is investigating and has only promised to "take appropriate responsive action." But Bachelor-spoiler site Reality Steve reports the show's fourth season is now "...

Sources Spill Dirty Details as Bachelor in Paradise Put on Ice

Warner Bros. says there were 'allegations of misconduct on the set'

(Newser) - Trouble in paradise: Warner Bros. on Sunday announced it has suspended production on season four of Bachelor in Paradise following "allegations of misconduct on the set." The Bachelor spinoff was filming in Mexico ahead of an Aug. 8 premiere date, and Warner Bros. had little more to add...

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