The Biggest 'Bachelor' Franchise Scandals: From Jed's Girlfriend Drama to the 'Bachelor in Paradise' Shutdown - 06-24


With nearly 50 seasons of TV, theBachelor franchise knows how to deliver drama -- and sometimes that drama makes its way off-screen. Bachelorettefrontrunner Jed Wyatt made headlines last week as his ex-girlfriend, Haley Stevens, alleged to ET that they were in a relationship when he headed off to Los Angeles to date Hannah Brown. He's far from the first contestant to allegedly appear on the show while having a girlfriend back home, and he probably won't be the last. From secret romances to sexual misconduct allegations to social media controversies, here are the biggest scandals to hit the Bachelor franchise (in no particular order):