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Secret Exes, Contestant Meltdowns and More — The Biggest Bachelor Nation Scandals Over the Years

The biggest Bachelor Nation scandals will make your jaw drop. From Jed Wyatt’s girlfriend bombshell on Bachelorette alum Hannah Brown’s season to former Bachelor Matt James‘ contestant Rachael Kirkconnell‘s social media controversy during season 25, the dating franchise has gotten messy. It’s not always behind-the-scenes drama, either, as some scandals unfold onscreen, including contestants changing their minds and picking a runner-up instead of their first-choice finalist.

The reality dating franchise has seen it all: secret girlfriends, contestant meltdowns and full-on legal investigations. Keep scrolling to see the biggest scandals in Bachelor history.