As 'The Bachelor' Season 24 comes to the screen, here's a peek into lives of the top 5 bachelors who appeared on the show
These bachelors have been the most popular through the famed TV show's long journey through 23 seasons
'The Bachelor' is a series that we love to hate and hate to love. The series first premiered in 2002 on ABC and was hosted by Chris Harrison. Ever since then, the series has spewed out spin-offs titled 'The Bachelorette' and 'Bachelor in Paradise' that had viewers and fans hooked to them from day one.
Throughout these years, the franchise has never failed to provide us with the much-needed entertainment and drama we look forward to every week when an episode airs. From heartbreaks to a fairytale ending, we have witnessed it all on the series.
Now with 'The Bachelor' season 24 set to premiere on our screens, let's walk down memory lane and take a look at the Top 5 most popular Bachelors of all time across the past 23 seasons of the franchise and where are they now. Season 24 will take us on Peter Weber's journey to find his true love
The former football player won hearts during 'The Bachelor' season 23 when he fought for his one true love, Cassie Randolph. Even as Randolph left Underwood towards the end of the series, he didn't give up and continued to follow his heart till he got her. Though the couple hasn't gotten engaged yet, it is rumored that he might pop the question to Randolph sometime soon. Right from the jokes about his virginity, to his famed fence jump, Underwood has been a fan favorite. Earlier last year, Colton he told Fox News that he has a few projects ready for 2020, so we can't wait to see what he has in store.
While things were off to a rocky start for 'The Bachelor' season 22, Arie Luyendyk's change of mind during the finale was what caused his rise in fame. He seemed to be unclear with what he wanted throughout the season. He proposed to Becca Krufin and the very next day broke off the engagement only to propose to runner-up Lauren Burnham. Luyendyk and Burnham are still together. The couple tied the knot in 2019 and have a baby girl named Alessi Ren Luyendyk.
Nick Viall has not appeared on just one Bachelor show, but three. Finally, he was 'The Bachelor' in season 21. During the finale of the show, Nick proposed to Vanessa Grimaldi, a special education teacher from Montreal. But the relationship didn't last long. Since his appearance on 'The Bachelor', Viall has gone on to appear on a few TV shows and now hosts his own podcast 'The Viall Files' where he hosts a slew of celebrity guests. Recently he was spotted with 'Bachelor in Paradise' contestant Demi Burnett at the Golden Globes.
Picking Ben Higgins as 'The Bachelor' for season 20 was not a hard job for the producers because he had won hearts during his appearance in Kaitlyn Bristowe's season of 'The Bachelorette'. Drama revolving Higgins surfaced when he confessed his love for the last two contestants. Higgins and Lauren Bushnell, the winner, also had their own reality TV spin-off titled, 'Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After', but the couple broke up in May 2017. He currently co-hosts the 'Almost Famous Podcast' on iHeartRadio with Ashley Iaconetti.
Sean Lowe is the most popular when compared to the other bachelors, since he is the only one to have fallen in love with his winner, get married to her and the couple is still going strong. Lowe was 'The Bachelor' during season 17. He ended up proposing to Catherine Giudici. The couple got married in 2014 and share three kids. The two sons are Samuel Thomas and Isaiah Hendrix. The couple gave birth to their daughter Mia in December 2019.
'The Bachelor' season 24 will premiere only on ABC. Check your local listings for more information.