There’s always drama in Bachelor Nation! The point of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette is to find love, but some of these contestants admitted that they actually came on the show already having a significant other at home. Scroll through the gallery below to find out all the scandalous details.
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On Jillian Harris’ season of The Bachelorette, Wes Hayden was accused of coming on the show to promote his music while having a girlfriend at home. (Hmm … this sounds familiar!) “I’m the only guy in Bachelor history who’s made it to the top four with a girlfriend,” Wes said after he was eliminated. Afterward, he claimed that due to editing, it made everything look way more dramatic. “They can take whatever they want and just play what they want. It’s not rocket science. I promise you,” he told Buddy TV.
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During Jake Pavelka’s season, Rozlyn Papa didn’t have someone at home — she actually had someone in the mansion! After it was revealed that she had an “inappropriate relationship” with a staffer, she was sent home. Viewers later learned that the producer — who ended up getting fired — had visited Rozlyn’s hometown with his father.
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Ouch. During Ali Fedotowsky’s season of The Bachelorette, Frank Neuschaefer revealed to the blonde beauty that he was still in love with his ex-girlfriend Nicole in Chicago. “There’s something that was holding me back, and basically it was unresolved feelings for an ex-girlfriend,” he admitted. “Before I came to Tahiti, I went to Chicago to see Nicole. The second I saw her, all the old feelings kinda came rushing back. Ali, I’m sorry.” Later on, Ali told Chris Harrison that Frank was the “biggest jerk I’ve ever known.”
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Justin “Rated R” Rego
Poor Ali! The reality star found out Justin “Rated R” Rego had a girlfriend in Canada when the producers put her on the phone with his girlfriend Jessica. As soon as Ali confronted Justin, he got up and ran away instead of defending himself. “I was not in a relationship before I went on the show, and I am still single now,” he claimed on Facebook after the episode aired. “I went on the show to experience an opportunity with possibilities of meeting the love of my life.”
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Close call! Chris told Ben Flajnik that Casey Shteamer was involved with a man named Michael. “From Michael’s perspective anyway, he said you guys are still in a relationship, and he said that you guys spend practically every day and night together,” he shared. “I was completely in love with him, and he told me from day one that he might not want to get married. A year ago, I broke up with him and got back together because I still love him. Obviously, my perfect scenario would be to be in love with Ben,” she explained. However, Ben sent her packing.
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Kaitlyn Bristowe revealed that she was already in a relationship when she agreed to meet Chris Soules and become a contestant on the ABC hit show in 2015. “I had a boyfriend when I went on The Bachelor!” the 34-year-old confessed on an episode of the LadyGang on E! in May. “His name was Trevor. He was great!”
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DeMario Jackson was greeted by a lady who claimed to be his girlfriend during a group date on Rachel Lindsay’s season of The Bachelorette. The woman explained that their relationship was serious, and he had a key to her apartment. But Rachel wasn’t having it and sent him home ASAP.
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Tayshia Adams was in a relationship with Chase Olswang — a runway model from Huntington Beach, California — right before Colton Underwood’s season premiered. “I started calling her my girlfriend right off the bat,” Chase exclusively told Life & Style. The former couple began to see each other around November 2017. “We started hanging out right away and just realized we liked each other a lot. I guess you would call it a serious relationship.”
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During night 1 of The Bachelorette, Scott Anderson was exposed for having a girlfriend back home, and Hannah Brown epically called him out once she heard the news. “So, I know you were nervous coming in, and it could be because you have a girlfriend,” the Alabama native told Scott, who immediately denied it. “She messaged me on Monday but that doesn’t mean like … Everything that I have said to you has been honest and real at this point. I had no idea how this was going to go. Yes, I was dating a girl up until I got on the show, yes on Monday, I am sorry if that bothers you. Do I think this is long term? No, I don’t.” Talk about awkward.
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Jed Wyatt has been the frontrunner on Hannah’s season of The Bachelorette, but his ex-girlfriend Haley Stevens claimed that the two were dating before he left to be on the show. “We spent the night together the night before he headed to L.A.,” she told People in June of their four-month relationship. “He told me [the show] was just an obstacle, and we’d be stronger on the other side because of it.” Since the show is still airing, the country singer cannot comment on the ordeal just yet, although he did post an Instagram message that seemingly referred to the drama. “Hands down one of the best days I’ve ever had,” the 25-year-old captioned two photos of himself with Hannah on July 2. “Time stopped. Also, @alabamahannah is the strongest in a lot of ways (especially arm wrestling). Let’s focus on that and spreading actual love.” Only time will tell what happens next with these two.