7 'Bachelorette' Couples Who Didn't Survive the 'Bachelor' Curse (PHOTOS)

When The Bachelorette kicked off in 2003, it was immediately more promising than its predecessor, The Bachelor. After all, Season 1 couple Trista and Ryan are still married after more than 10 years together! But unfortunately, not every couple has been as lucky as they are, and the seasons since then have brought a lot of heartbreak.


There's no way around it: As much as we wish it weren't true, the Bachelor curse is a very real thing. Falling in love in a few short weeks isn't always the ideal situation for a real, working relationship, and sometimes, the romances that seem so solid at the start end up falling apart as soon as things like work, family, and regular daily stress come into play.

Here are all of the couples from The Bachelorette who just couldn't make it work in the real world. Fingers crossed that Shawn Booth and Kaitlyn Bristowe don't meet the same fate. They're so adorable together! 

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