83 Percent of "Bachelors" and "Bachelorettes" Call It Quits
Yes, it's been confirmed: Another Bachelor couple has moved to Splitsville.
Courtney Robertson and Ben Flajnik from season 16 of ABC’s The Bachelor have called off their engagement, People magazine reported. And Robertson has been spotted out and about without her Neil Lane engagement ring.
Huge shocker, right? This one was doomed from the start. Robertson was probably the most disliked television personality on TV at the time (at least in my universe). I won’t lie, when she started singing her redemption song at the end of the season, I nearly had a change of heart. But then I quickly realized the error of my ways. It took Flajnik a few more months to realize the error of his.
Regardless, Flajnik and Robertsons' split made us curious: Who is actually still together from the show?
We did a little investigating, and it turns out a mere four couples have survived the combined 24 sometimes-teary, always-dramatic, make-out sesh and booze-filled seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette:
1. Going way back to the first season of The Bachelorette, Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter are now married with kids! (The only children the show has produced thus far, for better or worse). But the couple claims the show “used to be more innocent,” and credits their genuine intentions for their relationship success.
2. Skipping forward to season 13 of The Bachelor, Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney are married and still together! But pause. Do you remember that season? Jason actually chose the other of the two remaining women, Melissa Rycroft. But then, in a twist that only reality TV can pull off, he broke up with her and started dating Molly, the runner-up, on a Bachelor “After the Final Rose” special. He claimed the chemistry between Melissa and him had changed. Interesting? I’m not sure about you, but I’d be hesitant to go back to a guy who denied me for another woman on national TV.
3. J.P. Rosenbaum and Ashley Hebert from season 7 of The Bachelorette. They are just too cute, no? And good news! They recently announced their wedding plans for December, and true to their relationship, we can all watch it go down on TV!
Four out of the total 24 eligible couples is just a 17 percent success rate! But I suppose for true love, it could just be worth it.
Best of luck to the next bachelor in line, Sean Lowe. (Or not: We still want dibs.) His season premieres in January on ABC.