In honor of Monday’s premiere of the newest spinoff in this iconic franchise, “The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart,” let’s take a look back at the 26 most dramatic instances of the past 17 years of “The Bachelor,” in order from oldest to newest. From Colton Underwood jumping the fence to Peter’s mom Barb dissing Madison on “After the Final Rose,” here are some of the juiciest “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” moments in history.
Jesse Palmer Forgets Karen Lindsay’s Name
Former NFL player Jesse Palmer accidentally called the wrong name during his season as The Bachelor in 2004. In a hilariously panicked moment, he pulled Chris Harrison aside to tell him that he had forgotten Karen’s name and had called Katie [Gehart] instead. “I froze and forgot,” he told a bemused Harrison. “We gotta do that again.”
Trista Rehn Reveals Some Intimate Details
The first-ever Bachelorette, Trista Rehn, now Trista Sutter, revealed that she’d “never had an orgasm during real intercourse” in the fantasy suite.
Brad Womack Walks Away Empty-Handed
On his first season as the Bachelor, Womack famously decided that neither of his final two women was right for him in the end. In an unprecedented moment in “Bachelor” franchise history, no winner was chosen. But Womack would get another chance in 2011.
Jason Mesnick Pulls a Switcheroo
Season 13 Bachelor Jason Mesnick initially chose Melissa Rycroft, but on “After the Rose,” he decided that he just couldn’t forget about Molly Malaney, who remains his wife to this day. He broke up with Melissa right there on TV, and she was not amused.
Rozlyn Papa Is Accused of Having an Affair With a “Bachelor” Staffer
On Jake Pavelka’s season of “The Bachelor,” Rozlyn Papa was accused of having an affair with someone who works on the show. Chris Harrison had to awkwardly ask her to pack her bags and leave.
Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi Go Off on Each Other
After breaking off their engagement, Jake accused Vienna of selling him out to tabloids, while Vienna called Jake a “fame whore” and accused him of being emotionally abusive in their relationship. Chris Harrison, as always, bared witness to it all.
Brad Womack Ends Engagement to Emily Maynard
Womack got a second chance to be the Bachelor on Season 15, which ended in him choosing Emily Maynard. But soon after, the couple called it quits and ended their engagement. Maynard went on to become the next Bachelorette.
Courtney Robertson and Ben Flajnik Go Skinny Dipping
Courtney surprises Ben with a proposition to take advantage of their time in Puerto Rico and go skinny dipping. He said “Why not,” and he ended up choosing her as his final pick. They ended up breaking off their engagement a few months later, and she released a book called “I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain.”
Lindsay Yenter Takes Off Her Heels
Yenter made it to the final two on Sean Lowe’s season, but she got sent home in the final hour. In a snap decision that many Bachelor fans found relatable, Yenter famously took off her Badgley Mischka heels and walked back to the car barefoot. Lowe ended up marrying Catherine Giudici, and the pair just welcomed their third child in Dec. 2019.
Brooks Forester Tells Desiree Hartsock He Doesn’t Love Her
In a strange turn of events, a contestant dumped the Bachelorette instead of the other way around. Brooks Forester told Desiree Hartsock that he just wasn’t feeling it shortly before she had planned to tell him she loved him. She went on to marry Chris Seigfried.
Andi Dorfman Calls Juan Pablo an A-Hole
“There’s a difference between being honest and being an a–hole,” the Season 10 Bachelorette told this contestant, who wouldn’t stop saying “It’s okay” in very serious situations. Newsflash, Juan Pablo — it’s NOT okay.
Nick Viall Gets Rejected a Second Time
Though Viall would go on to have his own season of “The Bachelor,” to get there, he had to go through two seasons of coming in first runner-up on “The Bachelorette.” First, he got rejected by Andi Dorfman, and then Kaitlyn Bristowe. We’re sorry to report that things didn’t last with the winner of his season of “The Bachelor,” Vanessa Grimaldi, either.
Corinne Reveals She Has a Nanny
Corinne Olympios, a contestant on Nick Viall’s season, revealed that she had a nanny who makes her bed, washes her clothes and makes her cheese pasta.
Arie Luyendyk Ends His Engagement With Becca Kufrin
Season 22 Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. chose Becca K. as his bride-to-be in his season finale, but just weeks later, he realized he’d made the wrong choice. He broke up with Becca in a tear-filled special that was all caught on camera by ABC. Arie went on to marry his first runner-up, Lauren Burnham, with whom he now has a daughter. Watch their dramatic wedding video here. And don’t worry, Becca ended up finding love as the Season 14 Bachelorette.
All the Things Chad Johnson Did
From punching a door to ripping another contestant’s shirt to aggressively eating a sweet potato, Chad was drama from start to finish on JoJo Fletcher’s season.
Rachel Lindsay and Peter Kraus Breakup
In a particularly heartbreaking moment to watch, Season 13 Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay broke up with Peter Kraus because he said he wasn’t ready to propose to her the next day. She went on to marry Bryan Abasolo.
Colton Underwood Jumps the Fence
After Cassie Randolph leaves, Season 23 Bachelor Colton Underwood rips off his mic and jumps a fence out of frustration, fleeing Chris Harrison and the producers as they call his name. He later breaks up with the other two remaining contestants, Tayshia and Hannah, and gets Cassie back. The couple are still together, though not engaged.
Hannah Brown Tells Off Luke Parker
Though this would not be the last we saw of Luke P. on Hannah B.’s season, this was the defining moment between Alabama Hannah and the 5’8” villain. After he tells her that he would leave if he learned that she’d slept with any of the other contestants, Hannah tells him, “I have had sex. And Jesus still loves me.”
Hannah Brown Ends Engagement With Jed Wyatt
In a shocking turn of events, after wrapping production on her season of “The Bachelorette” with a proposal from Jed Wyatt, a People Magazine story reveals that he had a secret girlfriend who he had promised to come back to after the show. Hannah confronted Jed, who had little justification, and she ended their engagement.
Hannah Brown and Peter Weber Come Clean About the Windmill
During “After the Rose,” Hannah sat down with her third runner-up, Peter, and revealed to all — including Peter’s mom and dad — that they didn’t just have sex twice in that famous windmill… it was actually four times.
Hannah Brown Returns
Last season’s Bachelorette, who you may remember breaking the current Bachelor’s heart into a million little pieces when she sent him home last summer, crashed the mansion at the start of her old flame’s season and very nearly re-joined the house before thinking better of it. But is Peter really over her? It’s doubtful.
Hannah Ann opened a bottle of champagne with Peter Weber at the beginning of his season. Kelsey swears it was her special champagne that she had been saving, and that Hannah Ann opened it just to spite her. Then Kelsey got herself a new bottle and it exploded in her face. As usual, Peter was so, so very confused.
Alayah Gets Sent Home… Again
Has anyone’s head stopped spinning from all of this Alayah drama? First, she’s accused of being fake for the camera. Then, after much pot-stirring is done by all involved, she is sent home, only to later show up uninvited to a group date to settle the score. Peter, ever the marshmallow in the face of a crying woman, brings her back. But the other women of the house aren’t having it. So, he sends Alayah home crying once again. Hopefully, it’s for good this time.
Tammy Yells at People
This woman is one of the purest villains this franchise has seen in a while. From the way things are framed — and let’s remember, this is a reality show with producers who are paid to create drama — Tammy lives for sabotage and to make other girls cry. First, she came for Kelsey, then she came for Sydney, and then she came for poor Mykenna. And then, in a rare moment of deciding NOT to reward drama for once, Peter sent Tammy home.
Hannah Ann Tells Off Peter, Her New Ex-Fiance
Though they left Australia a happily engaged couple, Peter broke off their engagement a month later. Hannah Ann, who had been a soft-spoken southern bell for the majority of the season, gave him a piece of her mind in footage aired on “After the Final Rose” — “You betrayed me, and you know it.”
Barb Gives Madison a Piece of Her Mind
Peter’s mother, Barb, knew that Peter and Madison were doomed from the start. When the pair declared they intended to continue dating on “After the Final Rose,” Barb told them to their faces: “Everyone that knows him knows it’s not gonna work.”
Tune in Monday, April 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC for the premiere of “The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart.”
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