Every year, the proud cast members of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette embark on a quest to find everlasting love — or, a few hundred thousand Instagram followers and a new source of income. With Peter Weber’s season of The Bachelor ending in not one, but two failed relationships, first with Hannah Ann Sluss and then with Madison Prewett, we’re feeling more cynical than ever about the relationships coming out of this franchise. And since Peter and Madi called it quits only two days after their live reunion aired, it got us thinking: Are they the shortest relationship in Bachelor and Bachelorette couple history?
After much careful research, it appears that they were the shortest couple in Bachelor Nation history — but not by a lot. Of all 24 seasons of The Bachelor and all 15 seasons of The Bachelorette, most couples never made it to the one-year mark (starting from after the show, not the “dating” they did while on it).
To keep things simple, we took a look at the Bachelor Nation couples who never made it past six months, and there are still quite a few. We wish we could say there was a clear pattern, and that some of these couples were obviously doomed from the start. But honestly, there’s no magic recipe to making a reality TV romance last. Every time contestants go on the show, they’re hoping to be the rare one who gets the final rose — and the rare one to make that final rose actually mean something.
So, curious who joins Peter and Madison as Bachelor Nation exes? Here are the quickest breakups in Bachelor Nation history.