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Millions of viewers watched Lauren Bushnell meet, fall in love with and get engaged to The Bachelor's Ben Higgins, and it was her fan's interest and curiosity post show that led Bushnell to her new blog venture.
After finding out she was pregnant at 15, former The Bachelor contestant Michelle Money made the difficult decision to place her son for adoption – and while she doesn't regret her choice, that hasn't made it any easier.
"The hardest part was loving him so much when I gave birth to him and feeling that love after having carried him for 9 months," Money tells PEOPLE exclusively. "I didn't even know what I was getting myself into, but once I went through the birthing experience and held him in my arms and loved him so much ... it was a lot of emotion to deal with at such a young age."
Millions of people watched her get engaged to Chris Soules on national television last year, but when former Bachelor star Whitney Bischoff and her fiancé Ricky Angel were engaged on July 15, this proposal was decidedly more intimate.
The Bachelor franchise is continuing to address its diversity issue.
"I would very much like to see some changes there," ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey told reporters during the network's Television Critics Association presentation on Thursday.
Chad Johnson may have been eliminated early from The Bachelorette, but he refused to disappear from the public eye. On Tuesday night's two-hour season premiere of Bachelor in Paradise, Johnson made a violent and offensive return.
At the end of the episode, the meat-loving luxury real estate agent was asked to leave by none other than Chris Harrison. ("You told everybody at this hotel last night to suck a d---. You had a chance to turn over a new leaf and you didn't, and so on behalf of everybody, I'm sorry, I thought this could work out, it didn't. I'm going to have to ask you to leave.")
Here's a timeline of the craziest Chad shenanigans.
The Chad-alanche hit paradise Tuesday night on the season premiere of Bachelor in Paradise, and Chris Harrison wasn't having any of it.
"He was taking away from everybody's chances to actually make this work," the host told reporters from the set last month about why he decided to kick Bachelorette villain Chad Johnson off the show. "When Chad was there, he was just a black cloud. He had really been verbally abusive to some of the staff, some of our crew and was rude to me."
Bachelorette runner-up Robby Hayes is open to finding love on TV once again.
Though the former competitive swimmer didn't take home the final rose on Monday night's finale, he's contemplated the prospect of being the next Bachelor.
"It's definitely something that's crossed my mind. It's definitely something I'd have to talk with my friends and my family about," the 27-year-old told reporters Tuesday morning on a conference call.
The Bachelor franchise's After the Final Rose special always gets a little weird: It's the first time the star and his or her final rose recipient are seen together in public after the show, and it's the first time the star sees the person he or she turned down since filming wrapped.
Now that Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher has found true love with Jordan Rogers, the two are now opening up about their picks for the next season of The Bachelor.
"I got to know these guys so well," Fletcher, 25, told reporters during a conference call on Tuesday. "Chase and Luke [Pell] both were two men that I cared so deeply for that made impressions on my heart. I think they are both deserving. They are both very different, and I don't think you can go wrong with either one. But I know they're fan favorites. America loves them. I adore them. I mean, I honestly think they're going to be great either way."
However, her fiancé has a bit of a different opinion.
After a season filled with drama and heartbreak, JoJo Fletcher opens up about finding true love with Jordan Rodgers. Subscribe now for a behind-the-scenes look at how they've stayed solid despite all the rumors, only in PEOPLE!
Whether it's The Bachelorette's front-runner Luke or (very, very) dark horse Chad, the future Bachelor will no doubt have his hands full with eligible ladies.
This season's crop of guys were some of the most talked about yet!