Real­ity bites

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THE Bach­e­lor con­tin­ues to be one of the high­est-rated real­ity shows on the planet, and in 2018 four branches of the real­ity show aired: namely The Bach­e­lor, The Bach­e­lor: Win­ter Games, The Bach­e­lorette, and Bach­e­lor In Par­adise. And this has been one of the most years in his­tory for the fran­chise. The drama started early in 2018 when Arie Luyendyk Jr pro­posed to Becca Kufrin – only to dump her shortly af­ter film­ing wrapped and re­veal at the re­union episode that he had pro­posed to run­ner-up Lau­ren Burn­ham dur­ing the live Af­ter The Rose fi­nale. Then, while the world was root­ing for Clare Craw­ley and Benoit Beauséjour-Savard, who got en­gaged dur­ing The Bach­e­lor: Win­ter Games, the cou­ple re­vealed that they had split just two months af­ter film­ing. Good news, how­ever, came for Bach­e­lor In Par­adise stars Ash­ley Ia­conetti and Jared Hai­bon. Hav­ing pined af­ter him for two sea­sons, the fran­chise’s favourite cou­ple fi­nally started dat­ing and even­tu­ally got en­gaged. Fi­nally, Amanda Stan­ton (of Ben Hig­gins’ sea­son of The Bach­e­lor) was ar­rested in Las Ve­gas af­ter the Las Ve­gas Metropoli­tan Po­lice De­part­ment re­sponded to a bat­tery do­mes­tic vi­o­lence call. A phys­i­cal al­ter­ca­tion al­legedly took place in a ho­tel room where it is al­leged that Amanda bat­tered her boyfriend, Bobby Ja­cobs. Now a new sea­son of The Bach­e­lor starts in just a few short weeks, with Colton Un­der­wood at the helm, and we can ex­pect a whole lot more drama in 2019!

Ash­ley Ia­conetti and Jared Hai­bon

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