09:04 AM EDT 05/09/2013
Originally posted 05/02/2013 01:35PM
Adjusting to life after being the Bachelor can be a challenge. Just ask the men themselves.
"I tell all the girls I meet: Just know, I won't be airlifting you to the top of a glacier on our first date," says former franchise star Bob Guiney, 42. Joined by Andrew Firestone, 37, and Jake Pavelka, 35, at a March photo shoot for PEOPLE's special issue celebrating 25 seasons of The Bachelor, three of the show's biggest stars hammed it up – and shared the inside dish on the roses, romances and, yes, hot tubs, that made their seasons so very special.
Originally posted 04/05/2013 09:00AM
They were always there "for all the right reasons." And even now, after 25 combined seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, fans still haven't gotten tired of the drama, cat fights, and hot tub hijinks that make for an amazing season.
Who should win as the best Bachelor of all: Jake Pavelka, who chose bad-girl Vienna only to break up with her in a vicious televised special? Sean Lowe, who vowed to hold off on sex with his pick, Catherine Giudici, until their summer 2013 wedding night? Or Jason Mesnick, who popped the question to Melissa Rycroft, then pulled a switcheroo at the reunion? (He just had a baby with his final choice, Molly Malaney.) And remember Season 2 star Aaron Buerge? He ranks as the highest rated Bachelor of all time, with 26 millions viewers tuning in as he popped the question to Helene Eksterowicz in 2002.
Originally posted 03/29/2013 10:45AM
Bachelor and Bachelorette stars Tenley Molzahn and Kiptyn Locke have ended their 2½-year relationship.
In a joint statement the popular couple, who appeared on Bachelor Pad in 2010, tell PEOPLE, "With love and respect, we decided to take a break in January. We are both focused on philanthropic and personal growth at this time, wishing each other the best. Thank you for respecting our privacy."
Both Molzahn and Locke were runners-up on their respective seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.
Originally posted 01/15/2013 07:50PM
The Bachelor's current star, Sean Lowe, was joined by past franchise favorites on Jan. 11 to celebrate 25 seasons of the hit ABC reality dating show.
The Texas hunk clinked glasses at the famed Agoura Hills, Calif., Bachelor mansion with series creator Mike Fleiss and past Bachelorettes Ali Fedotowsky, Trista Sutter, Jillian Harris, DeAnna Pappas and the show's most recent star, Emily Maynard.
Also on hand were former Bachelor Jason Mesnick and his wife, Molly, who is expecting the couple's first child in March, as well as former contestants Courtney Robertson, Michael and Stephen Stagliano, Erica Rose and Casey Shteamer.
Originally posted 12/03/2012 04:40PM
Everything appears to be rosy between Kristin Chenoweth and her new beau Jake Pavelka.
"We have been spending a little time together," Chenoweth tells PEOPLE of her dates with the former Bachelor star.
The actress, 44, met her new man, 34, at an event in October and it was not long before the couple was spotted dining together in West Hollywood as well as more recently at a cafe near Pavelka's home in Texas.
Originally posted 11/14/2011 05:45PM
It's another Bachelor break-up: Vienna Girardi and Kasey Kahl have called it quits.
"Yes vienna and I have split. It's been 5 weeks now. I can't fake it anymore. I will always love, be there for her, and wish her the best," Kahl, 27, posted to Twitter on Sunday.
"@KaseyRKahl will always be my best friend, but yes we have split. No idea what the future holds for us but we will always remain friends," Girardi, 25, posted to her account.
Originally posted 08/23/2011 08:30AM
As the game dwindles down to the bare essentials, so does the swimwear. Synchronized swimming? Brilliant!
Last year during Bachelor Pad we all kept talking about how great it would be to use this pool for one of the challenges. From swim relays to biggest-splash contests to underwater-lap contests, we did it all. However, the long awaited official Bachelor Pad pool challenge never came to season 1. Which was a bummer too because I (Kiptyn) had my Speedo ready for action.
Thankfully, a highly entertaining pool challenge came splashing down this season here on episode 3. And now the Bachelor mansion has officially seen it all and can put that ever-elusive final check-mark in the historically blank column labeled, "seven grown men chant 'flutter, flutter, flutter, flutter.' "
While the pool challenge was mostly laughs and smiles, the rest of this week's episode was filled with tears and trouble. Trouble these days seems to find couples specifically. Watching Kasey and Vienna fight again this week was brutal. They've both said that the root of their conflict stems from Jake being in the house. Now that Jake has gone home, can we expect to have seen the last of the Kasey and Vienna clashing? We really hope so for their sake and their housemates' sake, but we fear that this relationship is a frequent flyer in the danger zone and the pilot isn't to blame (if you catch our drift).
Originally posted 08/22/2011 10:00AM
Is the Jake Pavelka-Vienna Girardi-Kasey Kahl triangle on ABC's Bachelor Pad as tumultuous as it appears?
Well, the three won't be sharing tea anytime soon, but the show's power couple said they actually don't harbor any ill will toward the former Bachelor star.
"Let me publicly say that we honestly have no problems with Jake," Kahl told PEOPLE Saturday at Las Vegas's Studio 54. "We wish Jake the best. Seriously, we're happy. We came to play the game and we did. I wish him the best and she wishes him the best. We're so happy and we really want him to be happy, too."
Girardi, Pavelka's former fiancée, said, "It's forgiven, it's forgotten. Good luck to him in whatever endeavors he wishes to do."
Originally posted 08/13/2011 09:30AM
It's no surprise that tensions are already flaring up on the second season of Bachelor Pad.
Monday's episode finds underdog Jake Pavelka begging for a lifeline from his ex-fiancee Vienna Girardi and her new boyfriend Kasey Kahl to stave off elimination.
"There's about a 90 percent chance that I'm going home tonight," Pavelka admits. "I am in trouble. … You guys are basically the only ones that can save me."
"Can you have our help? Are you stupid?" Kahl retorts.
Originally posted 07/22/2011 10:10AM
New season of Bachelor Pad, new drama.
According to last season's winner, Natalie Getz, when contestants from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette compete against each other for $250,000, tensions are bound to flare.
"I think it's going to be a complete s– show to be honest with you and I can't wait," Getz told PEOPLE. "It's going to be super dramatic."
One source of tension will undoubtedly be the reunion of exes Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi, who share the house with Girardi's current love interest Kasey Kahl (best known for getting a tattoo on Ali Fedotowsky's season). While Getz says that the love triangle did result in fighting, the contestants were able to move past it.
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