The Villains From 'The Bachelor' & 'The Bachelorette': Where Are They Now?

Stefanie Parker | Nov 19, 2019 TV
The Villains From 'The Bachelor' & 'The Bachelorette': Where Are They Now?

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The villains. They can be found on nearly every season of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette. They're the ones making a scene on the group date, stealing the lead before it's their turn (the horror!), and fighting with just about every cast member who gets in their way. Oh, and they're not on the show to make friends. Ever. Love them or hate them, they're the reason fans keep watching. Sure, it's nice to watch the romantic dates and blah blah blah, but the villains? They're essentially carrying the entire show week after week. They keep it interesting. They keep it fun. And honestly, they don't get enough credit. 

But what happens to these drama-loving individuals after the cameras stop rolling? Some go into hiding, completely ashamed of how they've behaved on national television, some break down and act remorseful at the reunion specials, claiming they've changed their ways, and well, many of them head to Bachelor in Paradise for an attempt at damage control. But no matter how they choose to move on with their lives after filling the infamous "villain" role, their past is always present in their minds. 

For Michelle Money, the villain from Brad Womack's second season of The Bachelor, the word "villain" still haunts her despite being off the show for more than eight years. "⁣This word is fully loaded," she wrote on Instagram earlier this year. "It is heavy and hard. It’s negative and degrading. It’s shameful and it has caused me more sorrow than I am willing to admit. When it is activated, it feels like a punch in the gut. I hate it. And it hates me." She went on to explain how self-healing has allowed her to let go of the negative energy she has associated with her past. But have the others done the same? Let's find out! Read on to see what the villains from The Bachelor and Bachelorette are up to today.

  • Michelle Money

    1
    A lot has changed for the brunette bombshell since her time on the small screen. Though she previously served as a host on Good Day Utah, today, she's working as a hairstylist at Salon Zazou in Salt Lake City -- a career move that she is extremely passionate about. "I can honestly say that my spirit needs to be in the salon! I started a month ago and it has truly felt like coming home. I can’t explain it," she announced on Instagram in April. 

    She's also no longer on the market -- as she's in a happy, committed relationship with professional golfer Mike Weir. "Be patient. It’s worth the wait!" she wrote on Instagram of her newfound love.
  • Corinne Olympios 

    2

    She may have lost out on Nick Viall's final rose, but this Platinum V is doing just fine. From the looks of her Instagram page, Corinne has been living the typical post-Bachelor influencer lifestyle, consisting of lots of exotic travel while regularly hawking products for companies like Pretty Little Thing and Flat Tummy App. She's also been showing off her acting skills in a series of comedic skits that she's posted to her social media. Perhaps SNL is in her future? 

    Though there was talk of her possibly getting engaged to boyfriend, Jon Yunger, the two haven't been photographed together since July.

  • Demi Burnett

    3

    So much has happened to Demi post-Bachelor that it's hard to remember she once fought for Colton Underwood's affection during season 23. Now, fresh off her Bachelor in Paradise breakup from fiancé, Kristian Haggerty, Demi is currently living the single life. Though, rumors have been swirling that she may be secretly dating Bachelor alum, Nick Viall. 

  • Luke Parker

    4

    Unfortunately, not much has changed for the villain from Hannah Brown's season of The Bachelorette. At least based on his recent interview with Reality Steve. The CrossFit-loving reality star proved he's still just as oblivious to his own actions as he's ever been, by blaming his negative reputation on the "bad edits" he received on the show. He also seems to have a totally warped version of what he thinks went down during his cringeworthy breakup with Hannah. Sigh.

  • Jed Wyatt

    5

    He may have been the winner of Hannah Brown's season, but let's be honest, Jed ended up being the biggest villain of them all. But at least now he's doing something positive with his time. He recently announced that he will be traveling to Thailand in 2020 to work with children in an orphanage. 

    As for his singing career? He's still pushing it along, and even performed at iHeartRadio’s SoCal Country event in September. He apparently has also moved on romantically, though he hasn't confirmed the news himself.

  • Chad Johnson

    6

    The taste of fame from JoJo Fletcher's season was enough for Chad to continue chasing the reality TV dream post-show. He's appeared on Famously Single, Celebrity Big Brother UK, and MTV's Ex on the Beach. Aside from his TV life, he's still a real estate agent, selling homes in the Beverly Hills area. He's also in an on-again, off-again relationship with influencer Annalise Mishler.

  • Courtney Robertson

    7

    She's still "winning" nearly seven years after landing Ben Flajnik's final rose. Though she and Ben didn't stand the test of time, Courtney's moved on to bigger and better. Not only is she in a happy and healthy relationship with boyfriend Humberto Preciado, she's also a successful real estate agent in Arizona.

  • Olivia Caridi

    8

    She was known as the woman with the ridiculously big mouth on Ben Higgins' season, and today, she's turned that mouth into a career. She currently hosts the successful podcast, Mouthing Off With Olivia Caridi, where she interviews Bachelor alum, influencers, and reality stars. Though she hasn't found the one just yet, she's vocal about her dating experiences on her podcast.

  • Krystal Nielson & Chris Randone

    9

    What are the odds that two villains from separate seasons meet, fall in love, and get married on national television? Well, that's what happened to Krystal and Chris. The two tied the knot during season six of Bachelor in Paradise after searching for love on Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Becca Kufrin's seasons, respectively. The newlyweds recently announced that they're so excited to share their first married Christmas together this year.

  • Arie Luyendyk Jr.

    10

    Arie was the lovable romantic during Emily Maynard's season of The Bachelorette, but that all changed when he became the lead in season 22. After proposing to Becca Kufrin and then breaking it off in favor of his runner-up, Lauren Burnham, America turned on him. But all the hate was worth it, as he ended up marrying Lauren the following year and the newlyweds welcomed their first daughter, Alessi Ren Luyendyk, shortly after. Today, the family of three lives in Arizona where Arie works as a real estate agent.

  • Juan Pablo Galavis

    11

    Sure, he's been dubbed one of the worst Bachelors of all time, but "ees OK"! Today, Juan Pablo is happily married to Venezuelan TV show host Osmariel Villalobo. The couple met via Instagram in 2016 and the rest is history. "We're so much alike. She's like a female version of me -- the Juan Pablo that people know personally, not the TV one!" he told People

    What's next for the soccer player? More children, hopefully. He's still a doting father to his 10-year-old daughter, Camila, but he wants to add to his family soon. "I am trying to find a way to trick [Osmariel] into getting pregnant," he told Us Weekly earlier this year. "I want to have more children."

  • Nick Viall

    12

    Long before Nick was the sought-after lead on season 21, he was the contestant causing trouble on Andi Dorfman's season of The Bachelorette. But today, with his villainous reputation behind him, he's now an active participant in the Bachelor alumni world -- attending events, making appearances, and even starring in a handful of commercials that have aired during the show. He currently hosts the podcast, The Viall Files and runs his own essential oils company, Natural Habits. 

    As for love, he's still single though he's been linked to actress Rachel Bilson as well as fellow Bachelor alum, Demi Burnett (though he claims they're just friends).

  • Vienna Girardi 

    13

    Vienna won Jake Pavelka's final rose in season 14, but the couple only lasted three months post-finale. Since then, it's been an emotional journey for the former villain, who suffered a miscarriage and lost her twin daughters at 18 weeks due to twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome in 2017. Depression then caused the reality star to gain 25 to 30 pounds, but recently, she worked with plastic surgeon Dr. Franklin Rose on a mommy makeover, and she now feels like her old self again. "He did such an amazing job," she told Us Weekly. "It did take about eight weeks for the swelling to go down, [but] now I'm skinny again!"

  • Taylor Nolan

    14

    Since Nick Viall's season, Taylor has loved and lost more than once. First, with Derek Peth, whom she got engaged to during the Bachelor in Paradise reunion in season four. After that went south, she moved on with a Canadian man named Frazer Nagy, but confirmed that she's no longer seeing anyone as of October. "I'm now single. 'Canada man' and I have decided to part ways and it was a little over a year, like a few weeks over a year. It was really a long time coming actually," she confirmed on her podcast, Let's Talk About It With Taylor Nolan.

  • Kelsey Poe

    15

    Since exiting Chris Soules' season of The Bachelor, Kelsey completed dropped off the map. "After this long road of the ups and downs of being on The Bachelor, I might need to go on a vacation," she told E! And that was the end of that.

    Her Instagram page hasn't been updated since 2015 and she's successfully stayed out of the spotlight.

  • JJ Lane

    16

    JJ ruffled some feathers on Kaitlyn Bristowe's season of The Bachelorette, but it seems as though he's matured over the years. Today, he's happily engaged and plans to tie the knot in early 2020. "For the right reasons ... 2.29.20!!" he wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of his soon-to-be wife's diamond engagement ring.

  • Jordan Kimball

    17

    After searching for love on Becca Kufrin's season and a couple of failed attempts in BIP, Jordan is now back in the modeling world. He refers to himself as a fashion influencer and event host, and his Instagram page has an overwhelming number of ads for brands like Subway and Express.

  • Kalon McMahon

    18

    The man who referred to Emily Maynard's daughter as "baggage" is now a senior consultant for a finance company. He's currently residing in Manhattan Beach, California, and from the looks of his Instagram page, he plays a ton of golf. He's also a contributing author for Forbes and The New York Times.

  • Bentley Williams

    19

    Bentley got his bad boy reputation after referring to Ashley Hebert as an "ugly duckling" during season seven of The Bachelorette. But today, he's hopefully setting a better example for his adorable daughter, Cozy. Since the show, he got married and welcomed son Zephyr Oaks Williams.

  • Cam Ayala

    20

    Since Hannah Brown's season, Cam's been using his notoriety for good. He currently works as a compression therapy consultant where he educates doctors and patients on lymphedema, a medical condition that he has. He's also currently partnering with brands to bring awareness to testicular cancer and recently spoke at the American Vein & Lymphatic Society conference.

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