The Bachelor

“The Bachelor” premiered on March, 25, 2002 on ABC, with the premise of 25 women competing for the heart of one man. Hosted by Chris Harrison, the show has The Bachelor go on a series of dates with groups of women, as well as on individual dates, all in the hope of finding a wife. The elimination process consists of a rose ceremony, in which roses are handed out to the women who The Bachelor chooses to keep on the show. Those who don’t receives flowers at each week’s “rose ceremony” are sent home. At the end of each season, “The Bachelor” must choose between two women, with the expectation that he’ll propose to one of them.

The contestants live in “Villa De La Vina,” a mansion in Agoura Hills, California, for the first two weeks of filming. The remaining episodes typically consist of the participants traveling to romantic and exotic locations to go on dating excursions. Whether in the mansion or on the road, the show is often beset with conflict between the women vying for The Bachelor.

The first “Bachelor” was Alex Michel. At the end of the first season, Michel had to chose between Amanda Marsh and Trista Rehn, better known now as Trista Sutter. Michel, who selected Marsh, did not propose at the end of the show’s inaugural season. And Rehn would later go on to become the first “Bachelorette.”

The series has featured a slew of hunky and memorable Bachelors over the years including, Andrew Firestone, Lorenzo Borghese, Charlie O’Connell, Bob Guiney, Brad Womack, Jason Mesnick, Jake Pavelka, Sean Lowe, Juan Pablo Galavis and Ben Higgins. It has has also spawned three spin-off series on ABC. “The Bachelorette” debuted in January 2003 with Rehn as its inaugural star. “Bachelor Pad,” where previous contestants competed for a cash prize of $250,000, debuted on August 9, 2010. And “Bachelor in Paradise,” which also features previous contestants from both “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” in an exotic locale, first aired on August 4, 2014.

Though “The Bachelor” has earned a reputation for not having the relationships work out, there have been a few high-profile weddings during its run. Rehn, Mesnick, Hebert, and Lowe have all had weddings specials air on ABC.

Ben Higgins, Lauren Bushnell First Anniversary Celebrated After Split Bust

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Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell are celebrating their first anniversary, just after Gossip Cop helped bust a story about the couple splitting. Get the details here!

Ben Higgins, Lauren Bushnell Breaking Up?

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Are Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell breaking up? That’s what a tabloid report is claiming. Gossip Cop can help set the record straight.

Nick Viall “GMA” Video: Watch “The Bachelor” Interview

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Nick Viall appeared on “GMA” on Thursday to talk about his upcoming gig on “The Bachelor.” Watch here!

Andi Dorfman NOT Joining Nick Viall ‘Bachelor’ Season, Despite Report

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Andi Dorfman is NOT joining Nick Viall’s upcoming season of “The Bachelor,” despite an inaccurate report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this claim.

Ryan Lochte ‘The Bachelor’ Story Not True

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Ryan Lochte is NOT joining “The Bachelor,” despite a new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust the story, which can be found in one of the tabloids.

Nick Viall Named “The Bachelor” For Season 21 In 2017

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Nick Viall is officially the next star of “The Bachelor.” The announcement was made on Tuesday after weeks of speculation.

‘Bachelor in Paradise’ 2016 Contestants: See Season 3 Cast Photos!

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Bachelor In Paradise Contestants Photos

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Bachelor In Paradise” has unveiled its full lineup of Season 3 contestants, all of whom are fan favorites from previous seasons of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” See all 16 cast members in the photo gallery here!

Catherine Giudici, Sean Lowe Baby Born! ‘Bachelor’ Welcomes First Child Samuel

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Catherine Giudici has given birth! The new mom and husband “The Bachelor” Sean Lowe welcomed their first child together on Saturday, a baby boy named Samuel Thomas Lowe.

Ben Higgins, Lauren Bushnell “Happily Ever After” Spinoff To Air On Freeform

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Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell are returning to reality TV with a spinoff called “Ben And Lauren: Happily Ever After,” it was announced on Wednesday. Get the details here!

Ben Higgins Wants JoJo Fletcher Back?

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Does Ben Higgins want JoJo Fletcher back? That’s one of the claims coming from the tabloids. Gossip Cop investigated, however, and now we can reveal what’s real and what’s rumor.

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