I knew that show was cursed!
Last September, "The Bachelor" creator Mike Fleiss filed for divorce from his wife of 24 years and became officially single this past March.
Now the show's host, Chris Harrison, announced on Thursday that he and Gwen, his wife of 18 years have separated.
Is there a behind-the-scenes epidemic erupting on “The Bachelor?”
We all know that the winning couples on “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” are so laughably mismatched that when they announce their eventual break-up on the cover of People magazine three weeks later, it’s not so much shocking but more like “they lasted 3 weeks! Congrats!”
"The Bachelor" is now casting for Season 17, searching for men and women who are "ready for true love" and have "charm, style and personality."
We've got a couple candidates in mind to nominate...
Harrison and Fleiss are both single, does that mean one of them could become the next eligible “Bachelor” on the show?
We've reached out to the "powers that be" for an answer and the jury is still out.
It's unlikely, but it sure would make for great television. Isn't that what it's really all about?
So the question remains: Can we really trust the institution of “The Bachelor” to find true love? If the brains behind the show can’t make it work, how can we expect Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson to last!?
Even Fleiss admitted in 2009 that the show rarely ends in lasting love.
“It’s hard to find people who are compatible enough to stay together. Look at the divorce rate in this country. It’s always for now. Everyone’s relationship is for now; me and my wife are for now.”
Guess he wasn't kidding about that!
Fleiss added that "The Bachelor" series has a “25 percent success rate.” Really? 25 percent? That seems high. He should really have just said, “we have a Trista and Ryan success rate.”