The BACHELOR Nation has become better known over the years for its bursting breaks than for the romantic offerings it was once known for.
Bachelorette stars Taishia Adams, Claire Crowley and Katie Thurston were just a few of the franchise to announce their shocking breakup in 2021.
Here is a list of the biggest breakups of fan-favorite couples who originally came together in The Bachelor, The Bachelor, and The Bachelor in Paradise.
Taisha Adams and Zach Clarke
The former bachelorette girl became engaged to her ex-fiancé Zach in the season 16 finale, which aired in December 2020.
While the couple seemed to be strong all year – even running the New York City Marathon together in November – they shockedly announced their retirement last month.
A source exclusively told Kristen Bell Tattoos that Taishiya has “reached a breaking point” with his “jealousy” and their “big fights.”
The insider also stated that distance was a huge factor in the split, as the reality TV star is based in Los Angeles and the drug addiction specialist resides in New York.
Katie Thurston and Blake Moines
In the season 17 finale that fans witnessed last August, Katie answered yes to Blake’s proposal.
However, less than two months later, the former bank teller and wildlife manager announced the end of the engagement.
“With mutual love and respect, we decided to go our separate ways,” they wrote in a joint statement.
“We are so grateful for the moments we shared together and for the whole journey that has unfolded this year.
“But ultimately we came to the conclusion that we are incompatible as life partners, and that for both of us it is the most caring choice to move forward independently.”
Katie received a wave of backlash due to the fact that she had already started dating her other member, John Hersey, with whom she often spent time while she was still engaged to Blake.
Claire Crowley and Dale Moss
The couple had a tumultuous relationship from the start, full of ups and downs, but ultimately broke up in August 2021.
After a long hiatus in the ABC franchise, the 40-year-old has shocked many fans as she was named bachelor last year.
However, she ended up giving up her lineup just weeks after starting filming for her season due to meeting “the love of her life” Dale Moss.
The couple left the show as an engaged couple and dated for five months before rumors spread that Dale had cheated on Claire.
They broke up for the first time in January 2021, but resumed their romance a few months later.
In August, they broke up for the last time, which turned into a messy breakup – Claire slapped Dale in several interviews.
“My biggest regret is that I trust the process, trust the man – the man’s words and who he was,” she said on Yana Kramer’s Whine Down podcast.
Peter Weber and Kelly Flanagan
Pilot Pete admittedly found it difficult to choose between women in his season – he dated Hannah Ann Sluss and Madison Prewett alongside Kelly.
After breaking up with Hannah Ann and Madi, the aviation expert began dating the former lawyer in April 2020.
The couple spent most of the isolation during the pandemic together in her apartment in Chicago and even planned to move to New York together.
But they ended up breaking up in December 2020 – Peter blinded Kelly by announcing his breakup on New Years Eve.
However, they eventually got back together in January and tried to “work on things,” but finally broke up the following month, in February 2021.
Kelly claimed that she “discovered what she didn’t like” about Peter and teased that their relationship “ended very badly.”
Corinne Olympios and Vincent Fratantoni
The Bomb Blonde became the most notorious villain to become a fan favorite in Nick Vialla’s 2017 season of The Bachelor.
She rose to prominence for her controversial work on Bachelor in Paradise that summer, however she left every show she appeared on as a single.
Corrine started dating someone outside of Bachelor Nation, her longtime boyfriend Vincent, in 2019, but they announced their July breakup in September.
In a statement to UsWeekly, Vincent said, “We broke up about two months ago. I wish her only the best.
“I wish her nothing bad and [I] I can’t say anything bad about her. “
Matt James and Rachel Kirkconnell
The former bachelor had a strong bond with the first leader from the start, but their relationship was largely marred by Rachel’s racist scandal in 2020.
While Matt’s season aired, previous photos of the Georgia native posing in a pre-war dress at a plantation party in 2018 went viral.
Fans were especially disappointed that Matt made history that year by becoming the first black character in The Bachelor.
Matt filmed his season and presented his last rose to Rachel in the fall of 2020, and premiered in January – the same month her “racist” photos went viral on the Internet.
As the season aired, the scandal escalated and eventually led to Matt ending their relationship, as he announced during a live broadcast of After The Final Rose in March 2021.
The New Yorker was adamant that “in no way” could he have a relationship with someone who “thought this behavior was acceptable” just a few years ago.
The feeling didn’t seem to last long as they were spotted together again in April and have been in a relationship ever since.
Perhaps the biggest break with Bachelor Nation this year came with former host Chris, who was forced to part ways with the show itself.
In the midst of the racist scandal, Rachel Chris interviewed former bachelor Rachel Lindsay about her reaction to the photograph.
Chris was widely criticized for “defending” Rachel’s behavior, and in a later interview he doubled down on his comments, which only made matters worse.
Loud backlash against the longtime host, who has been the face of the show since it premiered 20 years ago, continued, and ABC eventually pulled him away while they tackled the issue.
It was later announced that Chris would be leaving the show, which shocked many as many viewers and members “didn’t feel comfortable” when he was on set.
Caitlyn Bristow and Taishia will co-host The Bachelor, and Jesse Palmer will lead the upcoming season of Clayton Echard’s The Bachelor.
Meanwhile, Chris doesn’t seem to have big gigs since then, but he has good news to celebrate as he recently got engaged to fiancée Lauren Zima.
The Bachelor in Paradise couples have not done well this year either – the relationship between Carly Waddell and Evan Bass, and Noah Erb and Abigail Heringer has ended.
Fan favorites Carly and Evan announced their divorce after tied the knot in a 2017 television ceremony.
Noah and Abigail got back together shortly after breaking up at BIP last season.