Though once in competition for the same person’s heart, numerous former “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” contestants have since found love … with each other! The close friendships born from sharing the same wild experience of being on ABC’s most popular dating reality show have more staying power than than those of who actually get engaged on this series.
With all the non-disclosure forms that the contestants are forced to sign, it really limits the number of people one can talk to about the true behind-the-scenes drama. Friends and family can imagine the “UnReal” kind of horror stories that might’ve taken place, but only former contestants really know what’s its like to be on that insane “Bachelor” or “Bachelorette” roller coaster.
So, it actually makes sense that after filming is done that so many of former supposed foes become close friends. Especially, since most of them were never there to “win love” anyways, amiright? And if they’re not having babies with their “Bachelor” match, becoming besties with their former co-star is the next best thing for a media attention boost.
JoJo Fletcher and Beccy Tilley
The two former cast mates on Ben Higgins’ season are temporarily living together in Los Angeles while Fletcher is forced to keep the conclusion of her current season starring as “The Bachelorette” under wraps.
Andi Dorfman and Kelly Travis
These former contestants are attached at the hip. The recently celebrated July 4th together, as well.
Andi Dorfman and Kaitlyn Bristowe
Dorfman is also super tight with one of the few other women in the world to star in her own cycle of “The Bachelorette.”
Ali Fedotowsky and Catherine Giudici
These two mamas posed together on the cover of Fit Pregnancy magazine.
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Sean Lowe and Elan Gale
If it wasn’t for Gale, the show’s producer, Lowe may still just some lonely bachelor out in the world. And if it weren’t for Lowe, Gale wouldn’t have had such a great season of TV. These two will be BFFs forever.
Sean Lowe and Chris Soules
These former “Bachelor” stars bro out together.
Chris Soules and Ben Higgins
Soules has also befriended Ben Higgins and his new love, Lauren Bushnell.
Pretty much all of JoJo’s suitors
Jordan Rodgers, Luke Pell, Wells Adams and Robby Hayes are all homies. And boy, do they clean up nice!
Chad Johnson and … Just kidding!
Chad has no friends from “The Bachelorette.” And it doesn’t sounds like he makes many friend on the upcoming season of “Bachelor in Paradise,” either.