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All's fair in love and reality TV, right?
While there's no doubt that many of our favorite contestants on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette over the years would probably agree with that phrase, there are quite a few seem to have taken it a little too literally. They plotted, schemed, lied and betrayed – and they made for some pretty amazing television in the process.
And, if we were really lucky, they then ended up on one of the spin-off shows, Bachelor in Paradise (currently airing Sundays and Mondays on ABC) and Bachelor Pad (which celebrates its fifth anniversary this weekend). In the spirit of free-flowing roses, champagne and drama, let's take a look back at all of the contestants that we loved to hate over the years – and a few we just plain hated.
Happily for Marcus Grodd and Lacy Faddoul, what happens in Paradise doesn't always stay in Paradise.
On June 4, the Coast Guard trainee and the elderly care facility owner got married on the set of Bachelor in Paradise just one year after they met – and got engaged – on the show.
"Marcus and I met on Bachelor in Paradise; that's where our solid foundation started," Faddoul tells PEOPLE exclusively. "We thought, 'Why not start the next chapter of our lives there as well?' "
There was dancing. There were pirates. And there was Juan Pablo Galavis.
What was supposed to be a lighthearted game of wife-swapping turned into major backlash for The Bachelor's Sean Lowe.
Sean and wife Catherine swapped places with The Bachelor season 13's Molly and Jason Mesnick on Wednesday night's Celebrity Wife Swap.
Molly, a full-time worker and mom to daughter Riley, 2, thought life would be easy when she took on Catherine's role.
Looks like this Celebrity Wife Swap is off to a smooth start – literally.
On this week's episode of the ABC reality show, former Bachelor leading men Sean Lowe and Jason Mesnick swap spouses, with respective wives Catherine Lowe and Molly Mesnick moving into each other's homes.
Dreaming of Paradise? Well, the dream just became a reality thanks to Chris Harrison.
The Bachelor Nation emcee himself took PEOPLE on an exclusive tour of the new Bachelor in Paradise pad.
After last season's eligible castaways looked for love in beautiful Tulum, Mexico, the show is swinging to the country's other coast and the equally stunning Playa Escondida hotel in Sayulita, just south of Puerto Vallarta.
Should they just go ahead and rename all Bachelor franchises The Full Mesnick?
In the first teaser trailer for season 2 of ABC's Bachelor in Paradise, many vets of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette can barely keep it together.
It looks like Chris Soules found a little piece of himself in New York City.
While exploring the Big Apple on Monday, the former Bachelor shared an Instagram in which he can be seen posing beside the sign for Christopher Street in the West Village neighborhood.
In a no-shirt-no-problem shot, the Iowa native looks as if he stopped mid-run to snap the street sign.
"This has to be one of the best streets in New York City, well it least it has a great name," captioned Soules, 33.
The Bachelor season 19's final three finishers are back together again.