10 Bachelor Couples Who Broke Up Before the Final Rose Even Wilted
If we're honest, we know that The Bachelor isn't necessarily a path to true and lasting love, but which Bachelor couples broke up the quickest? The majority of the show's couples do eventually break up, and in the whole history of the show, only one Bachelor has actually ended up married to the woman he chose at the final rose ceremony. Out of those breakups, though, there are a handful that were surprising in just how fast the relationships ended, with a few only managing to last for weeks or even days! We're revisiting the shortest-lived Bachelor couples in history — see who set the record for the shortest relationship and who else barely made it past filming or finales.
Peter Weber and Madison Prewett
After breaking up with his initial winner, Hannah Ann Sluss, Peter admitted to still having feelings for Madison, which she apparently reciprocated at a meeting that happened while the show was airing. They said they were in love with each other on the "After the Final Rose" special, but then set a Bachelor record for the fastest breakup ever: only two days after the show!
Peter Weber and Hannah Ann Sluss
Peter managed to come out of his season with not one, but two short-lived failed relationships. He got engaged to Hannah Ann at the end of the show, but according to Hannah Ann herself, their relationship hit the rocks within a couple of months, coming to an end in early February, a few months after their engagement.
Arie Luyendyk, Jr. and Becca Kufrin
Before there was Peter, there was Arie. Only a couple of months after their engagement — just as their season was starting to air, in fact — he ended his relationship with winner and fiancee Becca, instead choosing to pursue runner-up Lauren Burnham. The breakup, filmed in excrutiating detail, was one of the most controversial finales ever, but it seems like it all worked out for the best: Arie and Lauren are now married and have a daughter, while Becca became the next Bachelorette and is engaged to her final choice, Garrett Yrigoyen.
Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff
Chris and Whitney seemed pretty happy together following the airing of their season in 2015, and Whitney showed up to cheer Chris on during his Dancing with the Stars stint that Spring. By the end of May, though, they'd called it quits.
Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson
Ben shocked everyone by proposing to the "villain" of his season, Courtney. They broke up during the airing of their season, in February 2012, then reunited, only to break up again in the Fall of the same year.
Brad Womack and Emily Maynard
Brad and Emily actually broke up twice within a pretty short period of time. While their season was airing in the first 3 months of 2011, they reportedy broke up, then got back together before the live finale. The second try didn't last long either, and they broke up by May.
Lorenzo Borghese and Jennifer Wilson
Lorenzo didn't propose to his winner Jennifer, but they continued their relationship from the Fall 2006 filming of the season through to January 2007, a month or so after the finale aired.
Travis Lane Stork and Sarah Stone
Travis didn't propose to Sarah, but instead chose to simply continue dating after filming ended. Within a week of the finale airing in Feb. 2006, though, they admitted that they had broken up in the gap between the end of filming and the actual airing of the show.
Jesse Palmer and Jessica Bowlin
The duo were not engaged coming out of their season, but their relationship lasted for a few months after the finale aired in March 2004 before breaking up by June.
Bob Guiney and Estella Gardinier
Bob and Estella's romance played out on air in the Fall of 2003, but by the time the show was airing, they were reportedly on the rocks. They publicly broke up before the year was up.