15 Unbreakable 'Bachelor' Friendships That Were Born Out of the Show (PHOTOS)

Nicole Pomarico | Nov 12, 2015 TV

Andi Dorfman Nikki FerrellMost people go on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette with the expectation of finding true love, but as we all know, that doesn't always happen. In fact, it rarely happens. But instead, many contestants end up finding something just as important: Lifelong friendships. 

Some of the most adorable friendships have come out of Bachelor Nation, and it makes sense. After going through such a crazy experience -- one where you're without your phone or any way to contact the people you love at home for weeks on end -- bonds are going to form. With emotions running that high, it's totally understandable that contestants need to lean on each other! 


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  • Clint Arlis & JJ Lane


    They started out as BFFs locked in a serious and emotional on-screen bromance, but ended their Bachelorette journey as enemies. Fortunately, since then, they managed to repair their friendship, and these days, they still hang out on a regular basis. Adorable. 

  • Ashley Iaconetti & JJ Lane


    Ashley may have had her sights set on Jared on Bachelor in Paradise, but she left with a BFF in JJ Lane. Some people might have thought they were dating when the first signs of their friendship appeared after filming, but it seems like they're just friends, and loving it. 

  • Shawn Booth & Chris Strandburg


    Chris may have been disappointed when Kaitlyn decided to send him home on The Bachelorette, but it definitely hasn't gotten in the way of his friendship with Shawn Booth, her fiancé. Now, he's even joined in on Shawn's mustache-growing Movember feat and started growing a stache of his own, even if it looks a bit ridiculous. That's friendship! 

  • Becca Tilley & Kaitlyn Bristowe


    After meeting on Chris Soules's season of The Bachelor, Kaitlyn and Becca became inseparable. In fact, while Kaitlyn filmed The Bachelorette, Becca would always tweet about how much she missed being able to talk to Kaitlyn, and she rooted for her the entire time. So sweet! 

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  • Andi Dorfman & Sharleen Joynt


    Now that Andi and Sharleen both live in NYC, it seems like they're together all the time! In fact, Sharleen even participates in family get-togethers when Andi's parents are in town, which is a sign of true best friendship.

  • Nick Viall & Shawn Booth


    Okay, so maybe they're not BFFs yet, but this is an alliance that's definitely getting there. Now that they've teamed up for Movember, is there anything they can't do when they combine their forces? We don't think so. 

  • Jade Roper & Carly Waddell


    After The Bachelor, Carly and Jade lived together in Nashville until they embarked on their Bachelor in Paradise adventure. There, their friendship was proven on screen when Jade was there to cry with Carly after her relationship with Kirk DeWindt didn't work out. It was a heartbreaking moment, but it's obvious they love each other so much! 

  • Andi Dorfman & Nikki Ferrell


    Andi and Nikki might share an ex (Juan Pablo Galavis, duh), but it never got in the way of their bond. And now that Andi lives in New York, Nikki visits her every chance she gets, and seriously cute social media posts always ensue.

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  • Jared Haibon & Ben Zorn


    These are two of the most underappreciated guys from the most recent season of The Bachelorette, so it's no surprise that now that filming is long over, they've teamed up to form a super cute friendship. 

  • Whitney Bischoff & Becca Tilley


    You'd think being Chris Soules's final two picks would make women enemies, but in the case of Becca and Whitney, it just made them best friends. It's a good thing, too, since Chris is no longer in either of their lives! And just like in this picture, they can often be found with Kaitlyn in tow, too. 

  • Britt Nilsson & Megan Bell


    Megan may have had a relatively short Bachelor career, but she left with something very important, besides a couple of roses: Britt Nilsson as her BFF. How cute are they?! 

  • Desiree Hartsock & Renee Oteri


    Renee and Desiree are known for spending plenty of time together, especially with Renee's son, Jax, around. In fact, when Jax was born, Desiree couldn't stop posting about how excited she was to meet him. 

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  • Andi Dorfman & Chris Harrison


    After being on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, these two have gotten to know each other plenty. But even though Chris spends time with plenty of former contestants from the show, it definitely seems like these two have a special bond.

  • Becca Tilley & Ashley Iaconetti


    Fresh off her next round of The Bachelor, Becca spent a weekend together recently with Ashley, and shared every detail on Snapchat. 

  • Shawn Booth & Ben Higgins


    Since they were roommates on The Bachelor, it's only natural that Ben and Shawn would come away from the show as besties. Fingers crossed Ben ends up being a groomsman in the wedding! How cute would that be?!

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