The Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants aren't there to make friends, but sometimes it just happens. Despite the fierce competition and intense drama on the reality shows, a surprising number of Bachelor and Bachelorette stars still hang out after the cameras stop rolling.
Obviously, the show has yielded a lot of enemies, and it would be difficult to imagine those pairings having anything to do with each other once the show ended. However, it makes sense that birds of a feather would all try out for The Bachelor and find they have a lot in common. Additionally, it seems likely that the experience of being on the show could give its former contestants a lot to talk about, from their dramatic experiences on the show to their semi-fame to their luck with post-Bachelor love. I'm sure their former friends can't fully understand their experiences, and I bet there's a lot that contestants are not supposed to talk about with the public. Having someone who gets it must be a relief after such a bizarre life experience.
While it's difficult to fully determine which Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants are still hanging out, a lot of them are still posting social media posts together, which is good enough for me. Here are the 17 former contestants who still hang out.
Jade Roper & Carly Waddell
While neither of them really clicked with Chris Soules, they became close friends during his season of The Bachelor, later bonding further on Bachelor in Paradise and living close together in Nashville.
Kelly Travis & Christy Hansen
The two Season 18 contestants formed an unlikely friendship, and for a cause; they hosted a charity auction together.
JJ Lane & Tenley Molzahn
The rare prospective couple turned friend pairing, who met on Bachelor in Paradise, still hang out. They post a lot of pictures with Lane's child, which is very cute.
Sharleen Joynt & Andi Dorfman
The pair, who originally bonded over hating Juan Pablo, are still close. They even come to each other's defense in the face of media backlash.
Desiree Hartsock & Renée Oteri Maynard
The two Bachelor BFFs were ten weeks apart in their recent pregnancies, and they seem to be inseparable.
Amanda Stanton & Emily and Haley Ferguson
After Bachelor in Paradise ended, the friendships between Stanton and the twins are going strong.
Britt Nilsson & Megan Bell
The two are super close, and very supportive of each other.
Zak Waddell & Juan Pablo Galavis
Not everyone was a fan of Juan Pablo, but he and Zac Waddell bonded; Galavis even went to Waddell's wedding.
It's nice to know that while love doesn't always last on The Bachelor, the friendships do.