'The Bachelor' Season 27: Every shocking and heart-wrenching Bachelor Nation breakup of 2022 revealed

'The Bachelor' Season 27: Every shocking and heart-wrenching Bachelor Nation breakup of 2022 revealed
Bachelor Nation couples that broke up in 2022: Gabby Windey and Erich Schwer, Jacqueline Trumbull and Paul Seli (ABC, Instagram/@trumbullina)

After a lengthy hiatus, Bachelor Nation is back with the announcement of Season 27. Zach Shallcross is set to lead the quest for his one true love, and the 30 women vying for his heart are ready to get it started. The last time we saw Zach, Rachel Recchia ended things in the Fantasy Suite, leaving fans in a state of confusion.

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However, Zach is moving on, determined to find his perfect match. With some serious competition, Season 27 is sure to be an exciting and dramatic journey to the final rose. But the arrival of the new season does make many viewers nostalgic about the previous seasons and all the couples of 'The Bachelor' franchise that stole fans' hearts. But in a tragic turn of events, it seems not all the Bachelor Nation couples have ended up in a "happily ever after." So before the series premieres Season 27, let's take a look at some of the most shocking and heart-wrenching breakups that occurred in 'The Bachelor' franchise during 2022.

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Kira Mengistu and Romeo Alexander

Romeo and Kira on 'Bachelor in Paradise' Season 8 had quite a rollercoaster ride. After Romeo chose Jill Chin over Kira at the beginning of the season, the duo eventually reconciled and left the beach together, intent on dating again. However, their reunion didn't last long after the November reunion, as they split one month later. According to Kira, she had chosen not to give Romeo a second chance to "disappoint her."

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Kira Mengistu and  Romeo Alexander in 'Bachelor in Paradise' 2022 (YouTube/BachelorNation)
Kira Mengistu and Romeo Alexander in 'Bachelor in Paradise' 2022 (YouTube/BachelorNationABC)

Jill Chin and Jacob Rapini

One week after the 'Bachelor in Paradise' Season 8 reunion was broadcasted on November 22, the couple revealed their romantic reconnection. But soon after, they decided to part ways. "I had no other choice. I literally had no other choice. I had to do what was best for myself. And there's just a line and, like, standards that you have for yourself that you just can't allow people to cross," Jill said on the "Click Bait" podcast. "The trust had been broken. And that in a long-distance relationship, you need communication and trust, and we had neither of those things."

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Jill Chin and Jacob Rapini in 'Bachelor in Paradise' 2022 Finale Part 2 (ABC)
Jill Chin and Jacob Rapini in 'Bachelor in Paradise' 2022 Finale Part 2 (ABC)

Gabby Windey and Erich Schwer

Approximately two months following the airing of their romantic proposal on the Season 19 finale of 'The Bachelorette', it was reported that Gabby and Erich had called off their engagement.

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Erich Schwer and Gabby Windey in 'The Bachelorette' (YouTube/BachelorNationonABC)
Erich Schwer and Gabby Windey in 'The Bachelorette' (YouTube/BachelorNationABC)

Clayton Echard and Susie Evans

Six months after 'The Bachelor' finale aired, the pair called it quits. "With incredibly heavy hearts, we wanted to share that we have decided to go our separate ways," they captioned a joint Instagram post on September 23, confirming their split. The post continued, "For anyone who has ever loved, knows this was a painful decision to make and not one taken lightly… This is not an easy time for either of us but we stand in support of each other and hope to see the other go on to find happiness and healing. Although Claysie is no more, we hope that our communities can support us individually as we move forward with love and respect for each other."

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Susie Evans and Clayton Echard (Instagram/claytonechard)
Susie Evans and Clayton Echard (Instagram/@claytonechard)

Jacqueline Trumbull and Paul Seli

'The Bachelor' Season 22 alum canceled her July wedding to Paul just two weeks before the big day. She told US Weekly, "I realized we had irresolvable incompatibilities. I love him and want him to find happiness with someone who is more right for him." She added, "Much of our relationship was wonderful and I will always be rooting for him on the sidelines."

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'The Bachelor' alum Jacqueline Trumbull and Paul Seli (Jacqueline Trumbull/ Instagram)
'The Bachelor' alum Jacqueline Trumbull and Paul Seli (Instagram/@trumbullina)

Katie Thurston and John Hersey

John broke the news to his fans via Instagram by penning, "As Katie stated earlier, we are no longer dating." He added, "This decision was not made lightly, and it was obviously not an easy one to make."

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Katie Thurston and John Hersey attend Freeform Hosts 'Halloween Road' Talent And Press Preview Night at Heritage Square Museum on September 30, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
Katie Thurston and John Hersey attend Freeform Hosts 'Halloween Road' Talent And Press Preview Night at Heritage Square Museum (Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Catch 'The Bachelor' Season 27, premiering on January 23, 2023, at 8 pm ET on ABC.

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