Every season of The Bachelor promises to be more drama-packed than the last – and Ben Higgins’ run is no exception! In honor of tonight’s premiere, look back at the most scandalous moments from The Bachelor franchise. Good luck, Ben!
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Juan Pablo Galavis’ controversies throughout his season are endless, but nothing compared to the comments he made regarding gay and bisexual men. He explained how they shouldn’t star on the show because homosexuals are “more pervert.” He tried to blame his comments on the language barrier.
Although Juan had sex with Clare Crawley (before the fantasy suite!), he picked Nikki Ferrell to be his wife. There was just one problem: he wouldn’t propose! His inability to say, “I love you” caused the demise of their relationship.
Chris Soules chose Whitney Bischoff to be his wife, but he seemed more into his Dancing With the Stars partner Witney Carson! The duo’s close-knit relationship was reportedly the cause of Chris and Whitney’s split after only months of being engaged.
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Self-proclaimed “jerk” Brad Womack broke up with both finalists Jenni Croft and DeAnna Pappas during the final rose ceremony in 2007. He told ABC’s 20/20 how he had to go into hiding and receive therapy because of the backlash he received. But that didn't stop him from returning to steal and then break Emily Maynard's heart.
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Byron Velvick and Mary Delgado lived happily ever after in 2004 when they became engaged, but their fairytale didn’t last long! In 2007, the cheerleader was arrested for giving her beau a bloody lip. They split two years after the domestic abuse charge.
Rozlyn Papa was more interested in a producer than Jake Pavelka! The contestant was kicked off the show when it was revealed that she was in a sexual relationship with a producer, who was fired from the show following the scandal.
Jake shocked everyone when gave his final rose to villain Vienna Girardi. Soon after their engagement, the couple broke up and Vienna sold the story to Star. “I thought he was a pilot,” she said. “He really wants to be an actor. That wasn’t supposed to be our life.” Jake shot back by accusing her of cheating on him.
Bob Guiney is known for having sex with the most women on the show! “The average guy will end up having sex with three women during the course of the show,” Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss said. He dished how Bob slept win “five and a half women!”
While engaged to Courtney Robertson, Ben Flajnik was photographed with three different women in one weekend! On the After the Final Rose special, he explained how the women were “long time friends.”