When The Bachelor aired in 2002, we thought sure, we'll give this show a try. Who turns down a chance for love? Well apparently, almost no the show who finds love can actually make it last. Soon, we're going to need a page just for the ABC show's engagements and breakups.
The recent split of The Bachelorette star Emily Maynard and Jef Holm has us thinking it's time to retire this love series and move on. We'd miss the drama, and the chaos and some of the crazy men we've met along the way (like the weatherman) but we won't miss watching the couples fall "in love," get engaged, just to break up a few months later and disappear. Multiple sources have confirmed the split to Us; On Tuesday, Holm went from "engaged" to "single" on his Facebook page. That's serious stuff. We were hoping he'd switch his status to "it's complicated" but Holm's ex told Us that his relationship with Maynard was "all basically for TV."
This comes on the heel of Courtney Robertson returning her engagement ring from another one of The Bachelor men, Ben Flajnik.
So what gives? We at least thought Maynard would make it last with Jef Holm for a little longer. He seemed to be sold on becoming a good father to Maynard's 7-year-old daughter Ricki and Maynard seemed to desire finding stability in a relationship to set an example for her daughter. Oh, and in case you forgot, Maynard was first seen on The Bachelor where she got engaged to the winner, Brad Womack. Those two split a few months later, too. So then she moved on to The Bachelorette. Is The Bachelor and The Bachelorette series a curse on love? We think the track record proves that yes, it is!
What do you think? Is it time to cancel The Bachelor?
More juicy content from YourTango:
- 5 Breakup Myths And Facts
- 10 Tips For Surviving A Breakup [EXPERT]
- How To Move On From A Painful Breakup
Photo Credit: Getty