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Former Bachelor Winner Reveals Why Couples Who Get Engaged On The Show Don’t Usually Last

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~ DECEMBER 2021 ~ Bachelor Nation has suffered a number of breakups this year — Tayshia Adams and Zac Clark and Katie Thurston and Blake Moynes being the latest to split — continuing a discouraging trend regarding the longevity of The Bachelor franchise relationships. Very few couples have been able to maintain a lasting marriage after getting engaged on the ABC dating show with its pressure-cooker process, and the woman behind one of The Bachelor’s rare success stories has an idea about why that is.

Catherine Giudici Lowe got engaged to Sean Lowe at the end of Season 17 of The Bachelor, and the couple have now been married for seven years and have three children. So she’s very familiar about the struggles that new couples go through after leaving The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, and she told the HollywoodLife podcast that the odds are against them right from the start.

Already, there’s a disadvantage for the couples, right when they even get engaged because the viewers are putting them on a pedestal, and assuming that just because they got engaged, and they fell in love on a TV show, that they will endure normal circumstances as a couple. I think a lot of factors are against them. They don’t come from the same city, they don’t know what a normal routine looks like. They don’t even have each other’s phone numbers, they don’t get to see each other for a potential four months in public. So it’s not easy right from the start.

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