20 Awkward Feuds That Happened Behind The Scenes Of The Bachelor

In The Bachelor franchise, the search for love takes on a whole new meaning. It doesn’t matter whether we’re talking about “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette,” or “Bachelor in Paradise.” Whichever show you tune into; you will eventually be made aware that the path to true love can sometimes be complicated. And in some cases, that path may also later reveal that happily ever after is not possible.

Indeed, despite all the romantic dates and intimate moments you’ve seen on this reality show franchise, tensions do exist. Even worse, feuds do occur. Over time, we have seen a number of contestants fight with each other. Meanwhile, we’ve also seen former lovers and friends split then trash each other.

Think you know the most memorable feuds ever to occur on “The Bachelor” franchise? Well, check out our list and find out.

20 Corinne Olympios vs. Taylor Nolan

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Both women appeared during “The Bachelor” season featuring Nick Viall and if you could remember, they spent most of it fighting. As you may recall, there was a particular episode where the women where trying to one-up each other. Nolan decided to highlight her Master’s degree and talk about intelligence. Meanwhile, Olympios accused Nolan of being a bully.

19 Krystal Nielson vs. Bekah Martinez

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The women were contestants during “The Bachelor” season featuring Arie Luyendyk. And from the beginning, it seems the two women never got along. In fact, during an interview, Martinez told Vulture, “The thing was that she went around appearing good when she wasn’t. Which is a little wacky. Combined with a bunch of stress, it’s not good.”

18 Chad Johnson vs. Alex Woytkiw

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In the ‘Bachelor’ franchise, Chad Johnson has been largely portrayed as a villain since he tends to threaten other guys up against him. And according to People, Johnson’s rival, Alex Woytkiw, once told reporters, “Chad is a Chihuahua – he likes to bark. I’m not concerned for myself or any other guy in the house of any threats that he’s made. He’s a big talker.”

17 Chad Johnson vs. Evan Bass

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Johnson continued to play villain when he appeared on “Bachelor in Paradise” and gunned after fellow contestant Evan Bass. In one episode, Johnson declared, “As far as Evan goes, I didn’t murder him, so that’s good. I didn’t rip his d— off and shove it down his own mouth, but yeah I still kind of want to cut his head off and throw it in the water.”

16 Michelle Money vs. Other Contestants

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Among all “The Bachelor” contestants during Brad Womack’s season, it seems that Michelle Money was the most controversial since she made enemies with practically everyone. During a “Women Tell All” special, fellow contestant, Jacki Gordon, told her, “Watching it now, I’m kind of equating you to a spider. You’re creepy, and everybody is afraid of you.”

15 Blake Elarbee vs. Lucas Yancey

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The men both appeared on the franchise’s “The Bachelorette” season featuring Rachel Lindsay. Prior to appearing on the reality show, both Blake Elarbee and Lucas Yancey were cast members of the reality show “Ex Isle.” And apparently, this was where their feud started. According to betches, “Lucas, who is, let’s face it, everywhere for the wrong reasons, took his ex, Brittney, on the show. Lucas and Britt realized they were better off exes and then Brittney hit it off with Blake E.’s p*nis.

14 Andi Dorfman vs. Juan Pablo Galavis

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As you may recall, Andi Dorfman ended up dumping Juan Pablo Galavis after a fantasy date because Galavis’ behavior was not okay. Since then, however, Dorfman reveals that she’s not really mad at Galavis anymore. She confirmed to TIME, “I’m definitely not. I think that the title reflects a little humor in it—you’ve got to laugh a little bit about the “It’s not O.K.” thing, but I’m definitely not mad at Juan Pablo anymore.”

13 Demi Burnett vs. Tracy Shapoff

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Both women were featured as contestants during “The Bachelor” season featuring Colton Underwood. During their stay on the show, Burnett didn’t waste time dissing Shapoff as she insulted her age and even referred to her as a cougar. Of that experience, Shapoff told MEAWW, “I mean it kind of broke me a little quicker than I had expected to. Watching those episodes again, yeah, it still was a little bit annoying but I've been removed from the situation for a while now.”

12 Ashley Iaconetti vs. Kelsey Poe

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During one season of “Bachelor Nation, Ashley Iaconetti and Kelsey Poe were stuck on a two-on-one date together. And immediately, you could tell that the two women were feeling both rivalrous and awkward. Of the situation, Iaconetti told People, “It was not only an emotional process in general being on The Bachelor, but being in the two-on-one against Kelsey, who, not just me but all the other girls felt frustrated by the fact that Chris didn’t necessarily see the Kelsey that we saw.”

11 Jordan Kimball vs. David Ravitz

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Jordan Kimball and David Ravitz first appeared as contestants during “The Bachelorette” season featuring Becca Kufrin. Afterward, Kimball and Ravitz also competed in “Bachelor in Paradise” where their feud continued. At one point, things between the two got so heated that Kimball ended up throwing Ravitz giant stuff animal into the ocean.

10 Tia Booth vs. Bekah Martinez

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During one season of “Bachelor in Paradise,” Tia Booth made it clear that she is absolutely interested in Colton Underwood. In turn, fellow ‘Bachelor’ alum Bekah Martinez made it clear she wasn’t buying it. At one point, Martinez tweeted, “Tia: I’m in love with Colton. Also Tia: I have all of his contact info but decided not to talk to him for 2 months and rely on a TV show to bring us together.”

9 Rachel Lindsay vs. Raven Gates

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In the entire ‘Bachelor’ franchise, this was perhaps the feud that no one saw coming. After all, Rachel Lindsay and Raven Gates were once the best of friends after meeting on “The Bachelor” season featuring Nick Viall. It is unclear what led to their friendship falling apart. And when she appeared on “Watch What Happens Live,” Lindsay only partly addressed the issue saying, “I promised I wouldn’t say. But it was enough for me to not want to be friends with her anymore.”

8 Rachel Lindsay vs. Colton Underwood

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In recent months, it seems that a feud between Rachel Lindsay and Colton Underwood has been getting serious after Underwood decided to open his mouth about the Lindsay-Gates feud. At one point, Underwood addressed Lindsay on Twitter saying, “I’ll come on your podcast Rachel. One condition: ask your producer to leave it raw, unedited and untouched. Looking forward to meeting you & pointing out your hypocrisy over the last year.”

7 Hannah Brown vs. Caelynn Miller-Keyes

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At one point in their lives, it seemed that Hannah Brown and Caelynn Miller-Keyes were the ultimate show besties. After all, the two women were roommates when they both competed at the 2018 Miss USA competition. However, when they appeared on “The Bachelor” season featuring Colton Underwood, it was evident that their dynamic changed. Nonetheless, it looked like they settled their differences eventually.

6 Caelynn Miller-Keyes vs. Blake Horstmann

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According to Blake Horstmann, Catelyn Miller-Keyes left him quite confused after she appeared on a “Women Tell All Special.” Appearing on a “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast, Horstmann explained, “I think you even saw it on Colton’s face a little bit. I think he was kind of taken aback because he knew we were talking. It was a little confusing for me, too, because the whole time we were talking she was in negotiations to be Bachelorette. And wanted to be Bachelorette.”

5 Clay Harbor vs. Nicole Lopez-Alvar

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At one point, it seemed like Nicole Lopez-Alvar and Clay Harbor had wedding bells in their future. Instead, however, the two were bound to experience a nasty breakup and the fallout was brutal. On Instagram, Lopez-Alvar accused Harbor of having a “failed NFL career,” among others. On Twitter, Harbor responded saying, “I wasn’t even gonna respond to the comments, but what I will say is my Failed NFL career Was 3 times the average career length. I’m extremely proud of the work I put in to accomplish that goal of playing NFL football for the better part of a decade.”

4 Jordan Kimball vs. Christian Estrada

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During the sixth season of “Bachelor in Paradise,” Jordan Kimball decided it would be okay to interrupt Christian Estrada’s date with Nicole Lopez-Alvar. Instead of a stuffed animal, however, Kimball tried to toss a pinata into the ocean. However, he didn’t expect that Estrada would fight back. The whole incident also left other show participants unnerved.

3 Luke Parker vs. Luke Stone

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Both Luke Parker and Luke Stone were featured in the fifteenth season of “The Bachelorette” featuring 24-year-old Hannah Brown. And while other contestants generally didn’t like Parker, Stone was especially pissed at him after he was body-slammed by Parker while playing Rugby. Indeed, it’s proof that having the same name doesn’t make two people instant buddies.

2 John Paul Jones vs. Derek Peth

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During one season of “Bachelor in Paradise,” Derek Peth and John Paul Jones were both vying for Taysia Adam’s affections. In the end, however, the feud between the men didn’t really have anything to do with a woman. Instead, it seemed that the two men got into multiple fights because Peth invited Jones to be on his podcast.

1 Lee Garrett vs. Kenny King

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Lee Garrett and Kenny King were both featured during “The Bachelorette” season featuring Rachel Lindsay. In an episode, we saw the two men take part in a two-in-one date, which ended up becoming quite a disaster. Fans were also offended when Garett referred to King as “aggressive.” Nonetheless, Garett doubled down by suggesting that King was “playing the race card.” In the end, Lindsay eliminated Garrett during the show’s sixth episode.

Source: People, TIME, Vulture, MEAWW

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