I know that, for some of you, it might seem like there are already too many Bachelor spinoffs, but I feel like there can never be enough, because that's the only reliable way I have of keeping up with former contestants. Like, if I find myself wondering about Michelle Money's relationship status now, normally I'd have to wait for another season of Bachelor Pad and cross my fingers that producers will put her back on. Or I can roll up my sleeves and get the job done myself with some Grade A Internet sleuthing, and, as you've probably gathered from this post, that's what I've chosen.
First of all, who is Michelle Money? She first became a part of Bachelor Nation all the way back in 2011, when Brad Womack eliminated her from Season 15 just before hometowns, and has taken advantage of pretty much every Bachelor-related opportunity to come along since. First, she tried her hand at Season 2 of Bachelor Pad, where she and her partner Graham Bunn made it basically as far as you can without winning the whole thing. (That honor went to Holly Durst and Michael Stagliano.) Michelle and Graham did get a pretty awesome second prize, though — they fell in love on Bachelor Pad, and even decided to make it work after the show ended. Unfortunately, distance was an issue, so the two eventually removed the romantic aspect and decided to just be super-BFFs.
And, as insane as it sounds, that actually worked. Graham and Michelle were super (platonically!) supportive of each other on Bachelor in Paradise Season 1, where their paths crossed again, leaving Michelle free to pursue another on-screen relationship, this time with Cody Sattler. It wasn't a pairing I would've called, but the two seemed weirdly great together, and Cody even moved to Utah after the show ended to be near Michelle and her daughter Brielle. But, sadly, in December 2014, the two confirmed their breakup. Although there were rumors that they got back together in Summer 2015, and the two have a photo together from just two weeks ago with the caption, "Certain people come into your life and leave a mark that can never be erased." Ummmm!
So what's her deal right now? Well, it's hard to know. If I had to guess, I'd say that Michelle is single and just teasing us here. She knows how much we all loved Cody and Michelle as a couple, so she's giving us a little taste of what we want? Either that, or they really are dating, and she's giving herself a break by doing it off-camera for once. Either way, Michelle is not someone I worry about — I know she'll find someone perfect for her, so there's no need to settle for anything less in the meantime. Especially when you can leave your relationships on such good terms. Good for you girl.