01:19 PM EDT 11/23/2015
Originally posted 02/20/2015 06:50PM
Chris Soules Wasn't Always This Season's BachelorAmerica – and at least three women – may have fallen in love with Chris Soules on this season of The Bachelor, but if you ask Lowe, the Iowa farmer almost didn't get the network's offer to be season 19's leading man.
Lowe told Dish Nation on Friday that it was not Soules, 33, whom producers originally had in mind to hand out the roses. Instead, they'd extended an offer to Arie Luyendyk Jr., whom Lowe befriended when they were both wooing Emily Maynard on The Bachelorette in 2012. (Lowe made it to the final three; Maynard passed over Luyendyk in favor of Jef Holm.)
"From what I understand, the show, the producers that make the show, they wanted Arie," said Lowe, 31, but new executives at the network "were getting nervous. Like, Arie hadn't been on TV in two years."
More shocking, though, is Lowe's claim that Luyendyk, 33, had gotten as far as filming introductory segments when he learned he'd been replaced.
Originally posted 01/23/2015 07:50PM
Millions watched as they tied the knot on live television last year, but Sean and Catherine Lowe are celebrating their Jan. 26 anniversary in a decidedly more low-key style.
Originally posted 01/09/2015 08:10PM
Bachelorette Andi Dorfman may have just split with fiancé Josh Murray, but after 12 years and 33 seasons of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and its spin-offs (Bachelor Pad and Bachelor in Paradise), somewhere between all the group dates, hometown visits and rose ceremonies, some true love connections have formed. In fact, six couples have turned their on-camera connection into 'til-death-do-us-part love.
Originally posted 01/06/2015 06:20PM
Bachelor couple Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici have another reason to celebrate in the new year – Jan. 26 marks their first wedding anniversary!
So what have the two been up to since saying ''I do'' in front of 6 million television viewers and honeymooning in Tahiti?
"There's been a lot of down time with just us two," Giudici, 28, tells PEOPLE exclusively. "I've really been enjoying being next to him all the time."
Originally posted 07/14/2014 11:00AM
With the recent announcement of fan favorites Marquel Martin and Michelle Money joining the cast, the Aug. 4 premiere of Bachelor in Paradise is sure to bring fun, feistiness and plenty of unforgettable moments.
But the show's contestants, who will compete for another chance at onscreen love in Tulum, Mexico, are in for a few surprises – including a new twist that will shake things up at the start of every episode.
To kick the show off, 14 former Bachelor stars will arrive at the tropical destination to spend time getting to know each other, but at the end of the night only six men will hand out roses – leaving two women flowerless and on a flight back home.
Originally posted 02/24/2014 06:15PM
See the newlywed's fresh fringe!
Originally posted 02/09/2014 01:00PM
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes … well, not so fast.
No baby carriage yet, but the recently wed former Bachelor couple Catherine and Sean Lowe, fresh off their Tahiti honeymoon, are, in fact, moving in together.
"Catherine's unfortunately going to have to move into my [Dallas] bachelor pad for a while," Sean says with a laugh. "It's a total dude place that I used to love but it's not meant for a newlywed couple."
Originally posted 01/31/2014 12:00PM
How do you top a live wedding ceremony watched by millions of people? With a weeklong honeymoon in exotic French Polynesia of course!
Originally posted 01/29/2014 07:25AM
PEOPLE senior writer Aili Nahas was on the scene at Bachelor couple Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici's wedding and she has all the scoop
Originally posted 01/28/2014 11:30AM
The Bachelor's Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici garnered a lot of publicity for their claim that they were avoiding premarital sex. And Jimmy Kimmel, for one, wasn't about to let that go quietly.
So he decided to give them a polygraph test.
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