The 16 Most Brutal Breakups in 'Bachelor' History (PHOTOS)

Sure, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette (and all their various spin-offs) are supposed to be about finding true love, but more often, they're about dramatic, awful breakups. At the end of every season, the leading man or lady has broken up with literally dozens of people by the time the proposal happens. And even when it does work out after the finale? Couples still aren't immune to breakups, and they happen all the time. 


And as you probably already know, some of these breakups? Way worse than others. Something about the combination of reality TV and emotions running high brings out the worst in people. Add social media fuel to the fire, and you have the recipe for the perfect dramatic breakup. 

But which breakups were the worst? Click through to find out! 


Image via ABC

Bachelor & Bachelorette the bachelor the bachelorette slideshow