13 people from the 'Bachelor' franchise who have been linked to celebrities

David Becker/Getty ImagesBeing on ‘The Bachelor’ or ‘The Bachelorette’ could allow you to have a love connection with a celebrity.
  • Some contestants who don’t find love on ABC’s “Bachelor” franchise end up connecting with celebrities instead.
  • “The Bachelorette” star Tyler Cameron and model Gigi Hadid dated for a few months in 2019.
  • Before she was the Bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay dated basketball star Kevin Durant.
  • Actress Sarah Hyland and “Bachelor” franchise star Wells Adams connected over Twitter a few years ago and are now engaged.
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People go on ABC’s “The Bachelor” or “The Bachelorette” to find love, but sometimes that doesn’t happen.

Instead, they sometimes form a special bond with celebrities that we already know.

Here are some “Bachelor” franchise contestants who have been romantically linked to celebrities.


After his breakup with Cassie Randolph, Colton Underwood was spotted with actress Lucy Hale.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images; Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty ImagesColton Underwood and Lucy Hale were photographed hiking in Los Angeles.

According to TMZ sources, the two are “casually dating,” a few months after Underwood and his “Bachelor” winner Cassie Randolph announced they had broken up.

However, around the same time the photos were taken, the “Pretty Little Liars” star said herself that she is “more single than ever.”

Back in 2018, Hale said that she was “super excited that Colton’s the Bachelor,” and called him “wholesome,” “a good guy,” and “really beautiful to watch,” Cosmopolitan reported, citing a PeopleTV interview.

This isn’t the first celebrity Underwood has been linked to – before his time on reality TV, he dated Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman for at least six months.


Tyler Cameron and Gigi Hadid dated for a few months in 2019.

Taylor Hill/Getty Images; Paul Morigi/Getty ImagesTyler Cameron and Gigi Hadid are models.

Gigi Hadid and Tyler Cameron connected after he came in second on Hannah Brown’s season of “The Bachelorette.”

For a few weeks last summer, they were frequently photographed at the same places – Cameron even travelled to the Netherlands for Hadid’s grandmother’s funeral. He only officially confirmed his relationship with Hadid after they’d ended things.

“I took it as I met a great person, a great friend. It wasn’t like a bad breakup or anything like that,” Cameron told People. “It was just, we’re at different parts of our lives right now.”


Mike Johnson and Demi Lovato flirted on social media and may have briefly dated.

John Fleenor/ABC via Getty Images; Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for FableticsMike Johnson and Demi Lovato have flirted online.

In 2019, the “Confident” singer expressed her admiration for Mike Johnson on her Instagram stories while he was still on Hannah Brown’s season.

The two began talking, and Johnson commented on one of Demi Lovato’s bikini selfies, “Look at me like that again…love yaself.”

Sources told E! that the two had gone on a date and said they “seem to have a lot in common and are just enjoying getting to know each other.” Johnson confirmed that Lovato “kisses really well” on an episode of the “Almost Famous” podcast.

But a few weeks later, they were reportedly done.

“Demi and Mike’s fling has fizzled out and they aren’t seeing each other or texting like they were before,” their source said. “Nothing happened; it just ran its course,” a source told E!


During an episode of “The Bachelor,” it came to light that contestant Victoria Fuller had some type of relationship with country star Chase Rice.

Maarten de Boer/ABC/Getty Images; John Shearer/WireImage/Getty ImagesVictoria Fuller and Chase Rice’s connection was made before the show.

During an episode on the most recent season of “The Bachelor,” Victoria Fuller and Bachelor Peter Weber were on a date when her former romantic connection, Chase Rice, turned out to be the surprise musical guest.

Predictably, Fuller was not happy, and she even said that Rice had told her not to do the show.

Rice says that the two only briefly “hung out,” according to the Washington Post.


Country singer Chris Lane is married to Lauren Bushnell.

John Shearer/WireImage/Getty ImagesChris Lane and Lauren Bushnell.

Lauren Bushnell, who was once engaged to former “Bachelor” star Ben Higgins, tied the knot with the country singer Chris Lane in October 2019, just a few months after they got engaged in June.

He proposed with a song he had written for the occasion, “Big, Big Plans.” She also starred in the music video.


Before she was the Bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay dated basketball star Kevin Durant in college.

Michael Kovac/Getty Images for SPORTS ILLUSTRATED; Noam Galai/WireImage/Getty ImagesRachel Lindsay said her and Kevin Durant’s relationship wasn’t serious.

Although some speculated that it was a serious relationship,Rachel Lindsay set the record straight on an episode of the “Bachelor Party” podcast.

When asked about the relationship with Kevin Durant, Lindsay said, “I’ll put it like this: I know Kevin. We went to college together at the same time … the way the media played it out, I think they said we were still serious and we were almost engaged. No.”

She continued, ” I wasn’t getting engaged but we’ve known each other. We’ve hung out together … Very great guy.”


Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams connected over Twitter.

Gabriel Olsen/Getty ImagesSarah Hyland and Wells Adams are engaged.

Wells Adams was on JoJo Fletcher’s season of “The Bachelorette,” and has been mixing and serving up drinks on the last three seasons of “Bachelor in Paradise.”

“Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland shared that Adams slid into her DMs after they exchanged some funny tweets.

The two first had people wondering about their relationship when they posted an Instagram photo together on Halloween 2017. A few days later, Hyland posted another Instagram with Adams, writing, “he puts up with me,” which seemingly confirmed their relationship.

The couple got engaged in July 2019, after almost two years of dating.


Mike Weir and Michelle Money found a happily ever after outside of reality television.

Scott Halleran/PGA TOURMike Weir and Michelle Money first announced their relationship on Instagram.

Back in 2016, Us Weekly reported on the new couple: pro golfer Mike Weir and former “Bachelor” franchise star Michelle Money.

Money left “Bachelor in Paradise” in a relationship with Cody Sattler after unsuccessful seasons on “The Bachelor” and “Bachelor Pad” in 2011.

Shortly after Money and Sattler broke up, Money was linked with Weir in 2016. The two often post about their love for each other on Instagram.


Tomi Lahren and Chase McNary were “talking” for a few weeks.

David Livingston/Getty Images/Greg Doherty/Patrick McMullan via Getty ImageTomi Lahren and Chase McNary apparently only talked for a couple of weeks.

Conservative political commentator Tomi Lahren was reportedly connected with JoJo Fletcher’s third-place suitor, Chase McNary, for a brief period of time.

McNary told Us Weekly in 2017 that the pair was “talking” for a couple of weeks but they “weren’t in the same place” and thus went their separate ways.


Jennifer Love Hewitt went on a date with Ben Flajnik right before he became the Bachelor.

Kevin Winter/Getty Images/ Michael Buckner/ Getty ImagesJennifer Love Hewitt and Ben Flajnik were once connected romantically.

After Ben Flajnik was sent home by Bachelorette Ashley Hebert, he reportedly went on a date with actress Jennifer Love Hewitt.

It was only one, as Flajnik went on to become the next Bachelor.He later told People that he is happy about that decision, even though Hewitt was a “nice girl.”

His season ended with an engagement to Courtney Robertson, but their relationship ended shortly after the season aired.


Kris Jenner was also linked to Flajnik, though Flajnik said the two are just friends.

Steven Lawton/FilmMagic/Neilson Barnard/Getty ImagesBen Flajnik has commented that Kris Jenner is just a good friend.

Hewitt wasn’t the only celeb that Flajnik has been linked to.

The mumager and matriarch of the Kardashians reportedly hung out with Flajnik for a few months after her split from Caitlyn Jenner.

The two met when Flajnik went on her talk show in the early 2010s, and then she reportedly took him up on his invite to come to his vineyard.

While speculation flew around about these two, Flajnik went on the record with People in 2013 to say that Kris Jenner was just one of his “dear friends” and that they were with each other a lot to work on business projects together.


January Jones has left some flirty comments on Nick Viall’s Instagram, but the two are just friends.

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images/Rachel Murray/GettyImagesJanuary Jones and Nick Viall reportedly dated briefly as well.

In early 2018, there were reports that actress January Jones was dating former Bachelor Nick Viall.

Although people were quick to pair the two together, especially after Jones made a flirty comment on one of his Instagram pictures, she told Peoplethat Viall is only a friend and “super sweet.”


Former “Bachelor” villain (and winner) Courtney Robertson said she dated Adrian Grenier and Jesse Metcalfe before going on the show.

J. Kempin/Getty Images; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images; Jim Spellman/Getty ImagesCourtney Robertson discussed them both in her book.

According to the Daily Mail, Courtney Robertson wrote in her book “I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain,” that she and actor Adrian Grenier were involved for a period of time.

In an interview on Andy Cohen’s show “Watch What HappensLive,Grenier didn’t jump to deny Robertson’s claims.

Robertson also addressed her relationship with actor Jesse Metcalfe, and called him “one of the loves of her life,” the Daily Mail reported. The two later split.

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