There’s a reason why we keep tuning into The Bachelor even after 19 seasons. Not only are we gripped by all the girls competing for their happily-ever-after, but we keep watching due to the fact that the show is constantly riddled with drama and surprises that not even the producers could’ve predicted.
For more than a decade we have followed the journey of various Bachelors and Bachelorettes and they have all had their own unique and unexpected twists, but there are a few of these scandalous moments that definitely outrank some of the others. We have gathered the 5 most scandalous Bachelor moments of all time!
The Melissa vs. Molly Saga
Who could ever forget this historic Bachelor moment?! We all sat shocked as we watched Jason dump Melissa on live television, and then continue with a declaration of love to Molly, asking her to give him another chance. Even after all these years’ people are still struggling to make peace with it; why would Molly take him back?! And how do you justify them being one of the few lasting Bachelor marriages?!
When you go onto reality TV declaring that you are there in search of the love of your life, it’s only natural to spend as much time as possible…alone…in the dark… with one of the producers of the show – right? Yes, Chris Harrison also didn’t buy that, and Rozlyn (as well as her producer “friend”) was sent packing. The only thing more ridiculous than what happened is that she still denies the affair to this day! Pssst, Rozlyn! Reality TV means cameras everywhere.
The Fantasy Suite Nickname
We all know that one of the unspoken rules of the Bachelor is that what happens in the Fantasy Suite stays in the Fantasy Suite. Unfortunately for Ed, Jillian didn’t adhere to this code. She wouldn’t go into details of what happened behind those closed doors, but lovingly gave him the nickname E.D. Now no one can say his name without thinking about his “out-of-order-tools”.
Brad rejected BOTH
Brad is probably one of the most loved Bachelors as well as the Bachelor who has received the most airtime and opportunities to find love without ANY success. We still can’t figure out if he simply has really bad luck or if the guy is just too picky when not even the two final ladies (he chose!) made the Brad cut.
Jake & Vienna
Imagine you saw your best friends last week and they were the happiest couple you knew. Now imagine a week later and they are getting a divorce and can’t even be in the same room with one another without friends and family having to restrain them.
This is pretty much how millions of viewers felt as they stared incredulously at their TV screens, whilst sweet Jake turned into an aggressive and verbally abusive douchebag and Vienna was reduced to an apocalyptic meltdown case…on live TV.