The Hottest Bachelor Stars in History: Where Does Matt James Rank??

With Matt James about to make history on ABC, it’s almost time again to talk about The Bachelor spoilers … but also this:

Which Bachelor is the #1 hottest of all time!?

‘Cause, you know, even if ABC does scour the Earth for eligible dudes who are the total package, that’s still a real debate.

And subjective, we know. But a fun one!

For those keeping score, Matt is the star of The Bachelor‘s 25th season on ABC, making him the 24th Bachelor of all time.

(Brad Womack famously got two cracks at the main event … and yet didn’t get a happily ever, or even close, after either).

Obviously, Matt is the first black Bachelor, and the second black lead in the franchise overall, after Rachel Lindsay.

The show’s low-key racism and how it needs to handle Matt’s season in 2021 are subjects that will be debated at length.

But we’re glad he’s the new leading man of the franchise, and today we’re just here for pointless fun in honor of James.

Take a look at the ghosts of Bachelors past and see for yourself who’s the hottest of the hot and where you’d rank Matt.

24. Matt Grant

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Matt Grant is, if you couldn’t immediately tell, British. He’s the first (and only) British Bachelor, in fact. Amazingly, he gave his final rose to none other than Shayne Lamas. They were engaged for like 45 minutes before she upgraded BIGLY to celebrity gossip blogging legend, scholar and entrepreneur Nik Richie.

23. Lorenzo Borghese

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If there were a Bachelor, and season of The Bachelor, that left less than a memorable impression, it might have to be Lorenzo Borghese. He is eminently forgettable. But he’s not exactly hard to look upon.

22. Andrew Firestone

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Is Andrew Firestone a contender for Hottest Bachelor Ever? Maybe. Do you remember that he was actually on The Bachelor? Less-convincing maybe.

21. Bob Guiney

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Bachelor Bob Guiney starred in Season 4 of the ABC hit. No, seriously, he did. Guy was kind of a turkey TBH.

20. Charlie O’Connell

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Not to be confused with his brother Jerry O’Connell, who’s starred on things like Sliders, Scream 2, and Crossing Jordan, Charlie O’Connell once starred on the ABC show.

19. Byron Velvick

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The bass-fishing Byron Velvick had the outdoorsy thing going for him in Season 7, that’s for sure. He got engaged to Mary Delgado, with whom he had a tumultuous relationship.

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All The Bachelor Stars: Ranked By (Hella Short) Relationship Length!

You don’t need The Bachelor spoilers to tell you that love – like fame – fades. Reality sinks in, and hits hard. Often fast.

That sounds cynical, yes.

But it’s also just factual, guys.

While things were looking up for a time, The Bachelor stars have not exactly had the best track record over the long run.

How bad is it? Well, Peter Weber didn’t exactly raise the bar for future Bachelors this year by dumping both finalists.

Dude sure did get laid a lot, and still is, from Kelley Flanagan … just not from his true love of a lifetime, Hannah Ann.

Or Madison, for those 48 hours.

Anyway, that guy was a mess. And now Colton Underwood is single again too, though he and Cassie had a good run.

Like we said, Pete sets a low bar.

Check out the full Bachelor relationship rankings by length and see how they’ve fared once the cameras turned off.

1. Brad Womack

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Brad Womack, in the first of his two stints as The Bachelor, takes the cake by not choosing to propose to, or even continue his relationship with, either of the final two women, Jenni Croft or DeAnna Pappas (pictured). Wow.

2. Travis Stork

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Dr. Travis Stork and Sarah Stone were broken up so fast, they got to talk about it on the After the Final Rose special. Pretty impressive!

3. Jake Pavelka

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Jake Pavelka chose Vienna Girardi with his final rose on The Bachelor. By the time The Bachelorette aired a few months later, the two had broken up in epic fashion … and this interview with Chris Harrison shows you why.

4. Peter Weber

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Take your pick with this guy. He got engaged to Hannah Ann Sluss on his season finale, then broke up with her before that even made it to air, then got back together with Madison Prewett (pictured), then split with her two days later. You read that correctly. To think that the pilot could’ve had either of them had he been willing to commit, yet lost both in spectacular fashion while his mom became a meme is quite something.

5. Jesse Palmer

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Jesse Palmer, former NFL quarterback and current sports TV analyst, did not propose to Jessica Bowlin. They continued to date but broke up just weeks later.

6. Aaron Buerge

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Aaron Buerge and Helene Eksterowicz also lasted a matter of weeks. (Yes, this was a real couple on The Bachelor. Show has been on for an eternity.)

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Bachelor Nation: Which Couples Are Somehow Still Together??

The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are TV shows with a clear goal that you don’t need Bachelor spoilers to figure out:

Set up a man or woman with his or her soulmate.

Heck, nearly every season ends with a proposal, right? And yet, over time, almost no proposals end in actual marriage.

By the numbers, few couples from Bachelor Nation last months; let alone years; let alone an entire lifetime together.

Have their been exceptions to this?

Yes, just look at Jason and Molly. Or Sean and Cat. Rachel and Bryan. Even Arie and Lauren or Becca and Garrett.

Yet it’s still an arduous, uphill battle.

See Hannah Brown and Jed Wyatt, or Peter Weber and Madison Prewett, whose engagements lasted … days? Hours?

These are unique cases, yet not.

The fact is that it’s hard out there for duos spawned by this franchise to make it work. As we saw again this weekend.

Yes, you probably saw that Colton and Cassie broke up too. Some people, as they said, are just meant to be friends.

Will Clare Crawley fare any better in 2020, assuming filming resumes and she’s still The Bachelorette when it does?

We hope so. But we doubt it. Anyway …

So looking back through the years, who is still living happily ever after after the final rose was handed out?

Take a look at notable duos from The Bachelor and Bachelorette and see whether they’re still a romantic item now.

1. Peter Weber and Madison Prewett

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Peter Weber was an iconic disaster on The Bachelor. So much so that it’s hard to decide which of his relationships to even include here. He began his season needing “closure” with Hannah Brown, who returned to the show for multiple episodes … then got engaged to Hannah Ann Sluss on the finale and dumped her a month later (long before the finale actually made it to air). Then Chris Harrison flew to Alabama to set Peter up with runner-up Madison Prewett, who he went public with on the After the Final Rose special. They broke up two days after. Then he got together with Kelley Flanagan, another contestant on his season who didn’t even make it to hometown dates. Good luck to her.

2. Hannah Brown and Jed Wyatt

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This one didn’t come close to working out. Hannah accepted Jed’s proposal… only to find out TWO WHOLE DAYS later that Wyatt had never told her about a quasi girlfriend back at home. She then dumped him. A year later, she said she had doubts even during the proposal itself. Maybe she shouldn’t have put herself through that, but what can you do. The heart wants what it wants and sometimes that’s douchelords.

3. Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph

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Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph, as we mentioned and you probably heard if you’re reading this, broke up in late May 2020. By all accounts, Cassie was The One for Colton from the start, and it appeared that she was along for the ride long after he busted the inaugural nut. Whether they actually make it to the altar was always suspect, however, given the hesitation we’d seen on the show … and some of the bombshells he dropped in his recent memoir … and just the overall odds of reality TV relationships actually lasting. Not good. But hey. They made it over a year and as they said in their joint statement, some people are just meant to be friends instead. No shame in that truth.

4. JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers

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JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers have been an interesting case, both seemingly over the moon in love and behind the proverbial eight ball since day one. They certainly seem to have weathered whatever storms have been in their path thus far, and enough time has passed that they’re no longer in the “honeymoon” phase that they’ve proven us wrong, for sure. Whether or not they make it to the altar is still an open question, but there’s zero signs of trouble right now, at least publicly. It’s been FOUR YEARS at this point so we have to give them credit. Hey, they even got engaged, again. For whatever that’s worth.

5. Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen

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Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen hit it off from the very start, and after a fairly conventional season of The Bachelorette, they got engaged on the finale. Perhaps the most notable obstacle for this duo came prior to the season, when his Instagram “double-tapping” of some seriously offensive posts and memes came to light. But in two years or so since they met, there’s been no trouble in paradise that we can tell. Only loving each other. Two years later and they are still on cloud nine it appears.

6. Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo

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Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo are a match made in heaven. Bachelor Nation seemed to prefer runner-up Peter Kraus, but Rachel went with the smooth (too smooth for some fans’ liking) doctor from Miami at the last minute. And it worked out for them! These two got married in August 2019!

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Bachelor Nation: Which Couples Are Actually Still a Thing?

The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are TV shows with a clear goal that you don’t need Bachelor spoilers to figure out:

Set up a man or woman with his or her soulmate.

Heck, nearly every season ends with a proposal, right? And yet, over time, almost no proposals end in actual marriage.

By the numbers, few couples from Bachelor Nation last months; let alone years; let alone an entire lifetime together.

Have their been exceptions to this?

Yes, just look at Jason and Molly. Or Sean and Cat. Rachel and Bryan. Even Arie and Lauren or Becca and Garrett.

Yet it’s still an arduous, uphill battle.

See Hannah Brown and Jed Wyatt, or Peter Weber and Madison Prewett, whose engagements lasted … days? Hours?

These are unique cases, yet not. The fact is that it’s hard out there for duos spawned by this franchise to make it work.

Will Clare Crawley fare any better in 2020, assuming filming resumes and she’s still The Bachelorette when it does?

We hope so. But we doubt it. Anyway …

So looking back through the years, who is still living happily ever after after the final rose was handed out?

Take a look at notable duos from The Bachelor and Bachelorette and see whether they’re still a romantic item now.

1. Peter Weber and Madison Prewett

Madison prewett and peter weber
Peter Weber was an iconic disaster on The Bachelor. So much so that it’s hard to decide which of his relationships to even include here. He began his season needing “closure” with Hannah Brown, who returned to the show for multiple episodes … then got engaged to Hannah Ann Sluss on the finale and dumped her a month later (long before the finale actually made it to air). Then Chris Harrison flew to Alabama to set Peter up with runner-up Madison Prewett, who he went public with on the After the Final Rose special. They broke up two days after. Then he got together with Kelley Flanagan, another contestant on his season who didn’t even make it to hometown dates. Good luck to her.

2. Hannah Brown and Jed Wyatt

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This one didn’t come close to working out. Hannah accepted Jed’s proposal… only to find out TWO WHOLE DAYS later that Wyatt had never told her about a quasi girlfriend back at home. She then dumped him. A year later, she said she had doubts even during the proposal itself. Maybe she shouldn’t have put herself through that, but what can you do. The heart wants what it wants and sometimes that’s douchelords.

3. Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph

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Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph are one of the most recent additions to this esteemed list of couples. By all accounts, Cassie was The One for Colton from the start, and it would appear that she was along for the ride as he busted the inaugural nut. Whether they actually make it to the altar is suspect, however, given the hesitation we’ve already seen on the show … and just the overall odds. Not good. But hey. A year later and they’re still a thing! Even though they’ve been quarantining separately, and his recently-released memoir raised plenty of eyebrows, they are going strong.

4. JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers

Jordan rodgers and jojo fletcher after the final rose
JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers have been an interesting case, both seemingly over the moon in love and behind the proverbial eight ball since day one. They certainly seem to have weathered whatever storms have been in their path thus far, and enough time has passed that they’re no longer in the “honeymoon” phase that they’ve proven us wrong, for sure. Whether or not they make it to the altar is still an open question, but there’s zero signs of trouble right now, at least publicly. It’s been FOUR YEARS at this point so we have to give them credit. Hey, they even got engaged, again. For whatever that’s worth.

5. Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen

Becca kufrin and garrett yrigoyen engagement pic
Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen hit it off from the very start, and after a fairly conventional season of The Bachelorette, they got engaged on the finale. Perhaps the most notable obstacle for this duo came prior to the season, when his Instagram “double-tapping” of some seriously offensive posts and memes came to light. But in two years or so since they met, there’s been no trouble in paradise that we can tell. Only loving each other. Two years later and they are still on cloud nine it appears.

6. Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo

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Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo are a match made in heaven. Bachelor Nation seemed to prefer runner-up Peter Kraus, but Rachel went with the smooth (too smooth for some fans’ liking) doctor from Miami at the last minute. And it worked out for them! These two got married in August 2019!

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Remember When Jenelle Evans Was Petrified of David Like 2 Weeks Ago?

All is supposedly right with Jenelle Evans’ world these days.

Well, at least for the next five hours. Maybe 2-3 days.

It’s sad yet predictable that no sooner does David Eason declared Jenelle the love of his life or some s–t, than the Teen Mom 2 twosome breaks up in dramatic fashion.

Just as reliably and hastily, she comes back to this obviously unstable, allegedly abusive madman, acting like this circus never happened and is all entirely normal, dude. 

As many have noted, you can never really trust anything that the Easons post, from professions of love to epic fights that could be confused for a pro wrestling match.

Again, all is well on The Land as of April 20, but just a few weeks ago, she was clearly giving David a second chance – and making some frankly alarming claims.

Take a look back on what she wants you to forget.

1. Duelin’ With David

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They’re always at it. Just weeks after Jenelle Evans moved back to North Carolina with the goal of salvaging her marriage, she and David Eason were at war with one another once more.

2. A Messy Split

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As you probably recall, Jenelle and David went their separate ways back in October of 2019. And it was decidedly NOT an amicable separation … or so they would have us believe.

3. What a Guy

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In the months leading up to the separation, David shot Jenelle’s dog, got her fired from MTV, and caused her to temporarily lose custody of her kids.

4. Finally!

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Jenelle leaving David seemed like a no-brainer, and few were surprised when she announced that she had separated from her abusive husband.

5. An Oscar-Worthy Performance

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“Nobody gets into a marriage expecting it to end but I know that’s what is best for me, and for my kids. Today I’ve filed papers to start that process,” an allegedly-heartbroken Jenelle wrote on Instagram.

6. Cause For Concern

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Fans feared for Jenelle as she hinted that she had reason to believe that David would do her bodily harm if he were able to track her down.

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Jessa Duggar Gone Wild: All Her Outfits That’ll Make Jim Bob Cringe!

Counting On star Jessa Duggar is seen below wearing a variety of clothes that one might not consider conservative.

Why is this a topic that we’re even discussing?

Well, her family’s views of gender roles have always been controversial (Jessa taught seminars on modesty, in fact).

Yet some critical fans noted that for all the talk of the Duggars’ ultra-modest dress code, she doesn’t abide by it.

Not always, anyway. Follow us here.

Many early examples of this phenomenon occurred while she was pregnant, which clearly changes the equation.

By definition, her body is growing and those curves become harder to contain. That’s a given. Lately, though?

She’s throwing us one curveball after another.

Maybe it’s the whole quarantine thing, or perhaps her growing independence from Jim Bob. Either way, wow.

You never would’ve seen Jessa in a low-cut top like this even a few months ago. And that’s not the only example.

Below, we break down some of her more … flattering outfits, along with her recent, surprising fashion choices.

The mother of three has been dressing more provocatively by the week. Ready to watch Jim Bob blow a gasket?

1. The Iconic Swimsuit Photo

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Jessa Duggar looking hot and wet in her now-iconic swimsuit photo from the summer of 2015. In addition to posting her first swimsuit pic, the reality star and Ben Seewald were expecting their first child at the time. Ben’s attire, along with Jessa’s, got a lot of attention as an example of how the family projects an image of modesty, even on hot summer days by the pool.

2. Those Pregnancy Curves Tho

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Ben, Jessa and baby Seewald pose for a cute photo. They look great together, you’ve gotta admit … though some fans had an issue with her, um, curvaceous curves on display here. Wowza.

3. Mini Bump Lookin’ Fab

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Jessa Duggar made like Jill Duggar with her inaugural baby bump photo. Man she looks good in that figure-hugging top. Don’t you think?

4. Further Along, Still Gorge

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Jessa Duggar was almost ready to pop – out of her shirt – in this pic! She’s at 34 weeks … and counting!

5. 31

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Jessa Duggar’s pregnancy #1 (left) and #2. She sure does look super cute as a pregnant person, doesn’t she?

6. 34

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Sensing a pattern yet? Jessa Duggar’s pregnancy #2 (left) and #1, both at 34 weeks along.

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The Most Stunning Women in Bachelor History: Who’s #1?

It may not have the best track record when it comes to lasting love, but The Bachelor franchise does not lack for eye candy.

Let’s face it, members of Bachelor Nation have seen some truly gorgeous human beings over a decade and a half on ABC.

This is true on both sides of the gender coin.

No wonder Pete couldn’t make up his mind this season. Dude’s on his third relationship from the show … since it ended!

In any case, let’s get down to business:

Here are the hottest women of The Bachelor – some of whom became The Bachelorette, and some of whom still might.

For good reason. Obviously, this is subjective, but that’s why it’s fun. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or something.

And just so we’re clear here, we also ranked the hottest bachelors ever, so we are 100% equal opportunity objectifiers.

See if you agree or if you think we’re crazy …

42. Kaitlyn Bristowe

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Kaitlyn Bristowe, the 2015 Bachelorette, is a bona fide cutie. And was never afraid to say and do what she thinks, including how she wanted to get her field plowed by Chris Soules. That kind of comment is always good for upping the wild card hotness factor.

41. Raven Gates

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The pride of Hoxie, Arkansas, Raven Gates, Nick Viall’s runner-up in 2017, is as cute as they come … making it all the more surprising that she has never come. (Sorry.)

40. Tenley Molzahn

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A controversial pick, perhaps, but we always had a soft spot for chipmunk-voiced, bubbly Tenley Molzahn.

39. Caelynn Miller-Keyes

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Caelynn Miller-Keyes had a great run on The Bachelor Season 23, but ultimately, Colton determined she wasn’t worthy of his final rose or first roll in the hay.

38. Courtney Robertson

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Courtney Robertson reminded us often that she did modeling. Then wrote a book about reverse cowgirling Ben Flajnik in the Fantasy Suite. That is all.

37. Corinne Olympios

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Corinne Olympios overdid it with her sexual antics and forced theatrics at times during Nick Viall’s season, and later on Bachelor in Paradise when she was involved in a sexual situation that temporarily shut down production. But, hey, drama aside, she is most definitely an attractive female.

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Leah Messer: I Aborted Jeremy Calvert’s Baby and Lied About It!

Leah Messer is all set to publish her memoir next month …

… and boy, is it going to be a tough read.

She’s been promoting the book, Hope, Grace & Faith, for some time, and we’ve known from the start that it’s going to be heavy.

Now that its release is drawing near, more and more excerpts have been coming out about the Teen Mom 2 star’s past.

We’re going to talk about a few of those excerpts today, but be warned – this is seriously some pretty weighty stuff here

All of it.

1. Let’s Get Started

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There’s a lot to go over today, so let’s just get right into it, OK?

2. Hope, Grace & Faith

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Leah Messer has written a book all about her life so far, and it’s being released on May 5th. It’s titled Hope, Grace & Faith — all important concepts to her, and also the middle names of her three daughters.

3. So Many Memories

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Since Leah’s been on reality TV for several years now, there’s a lot we know about her life, and we know that much of it hasn’t been easy.

4. So Much Sadness

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We know that she got pregnant in high school with a guy she didn’t know that well, that they got married too soon and were too immature for it all, and that she dealt with a drug addiction a few years ago.

5. Sharing More

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But the book is going to cover a lot more — there are some things we never knew about, and some things we thought we knew but turned out not to be real.

6. Honestly Though

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And guys … Leah’s life has been really, really hard.

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Jessa Duggar Wearing Tight Clothes That’ll Make Jim Bob Freak!

Counting On star Jessa Duggar is seen below wearing a variety of clothes that one might not consider conservative.

Why is this a topic that we’re even discussing?

Well, her family’s views of gender roles have always been controversial (Jessa taught seminars on modesty, in fact).

Yet some critical fans noted that for all the talk of the Duggars’ ultra-modest dress code, she doesn’t abide by it.

Not always, anyway. Follow us here.

Many early examples of this phenomenon occurred while she was pregnant, which clearly changes the equation.

By definition, her body is growing and those curves become harder to contain. That’s a given. Nevertheless …

We break down some of her more … flattering tops here, along with some recent, surprising fashion choices.

Jessa has been dressing more provocatively than ever lately, which is sure to make Jim Bob blow a gasket.

1. The Iconic Swimsuit Photo

Jessa duggar swimsuit photo
Jessa Duggar looking hot and wet in her now-iconic swimsuit photo from the summer of 2015. In addition to posting her first swimsuit pic, the reality star and Ben Seewald were expecting their first child at the time. Ben’s attire, along with Jessa’s, got a lot of attention as an example of how the family projects an image of modesty, even on hot summer days by the pool.

2. Those Pregnancy Curves Tho

Ben jessa and baby seewald 28 weeks
Ben, Jessa and baby Seewald pose for a cute photo. They look great together, you’ve gotta admit … though some fans had an issue with her, um, curvaceous curves on display here. Wowza.

3. Mini Bump Lookin’ Fab

Jessa duggar baby bump 16 weeks
Jessa Duggar made like Jill Duggar with her inaugural baby bump photo. Man she looks good in that figure-hugging top. Don’t you think?

4. Further Along, Still Gorge

Jessa duggar baby bump 34 weeks
Jessa Duggar was almost ready to pop – out of her shirt – in this pic! She’s at 34 weeks … and counting!

5. 31

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Jessa Duggar’s pregnancy #1 (left) and #2. She sure does look super cute as a pregnant person, doesn’t she?

6. 34

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Sensing a pattern yet? Jessa Duggar’s pregnancy #2 (left) and #1, both at 34 weeks along.

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Where Do the Duggars Live? Tour All Their Homes & Apartments!

The Duggar homestead is a familiar sight to fans of the family.

Jim Bob and Michelle built a 7,000-square foot Arkansas residence using the proceeds from their first TLC specials way back in the day.

Thirteen years and three more kids later, the house serves as the setting for two reality shows – and some very large family gatherings. 

Of course, 13 years is a long time and, about half the younger Duggar generation has grown up and moved into homes of their own.

Some of the adult Duggars are just starting out – while some are already living the good life on some very enviable property.

Others … not so much. We’ll get to that shortly.

The folks at celebrity gossip magazine In Touch took a look at all of the Duggar homes, and you might be surprised by what they found.

So where do the Duggars live? Take a look:

1. The Compound

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Every Counting On fan is familiar with the massive Tontitown property known as the Duggar compound. But these days, several of Jim Bob and Michelle’s kids have left the nest to establish homes of their own.

2. The Beginning …

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The Duggars’ story begins here, in this much more modest home in nearby Springdale, Arkansas. Not the kind of place in which you would want to raise 19 kids.

3. A Humble Start

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When the Duggars made their TV debut on Discovery Health, the network helped them with construction costs for their new home in Tontitown. Execs also filled up the family’s pantry, something Jim Bob and Michelle had difficulty doing in those days.

4. The Living Room

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The Duggars love the great outdoors (especially their big backyard) but when they’re inside the compound, this sprawling living room — with its sky-high ceilings — serves as the site of more Counting On scenes than any other.

5. The Master Bedroom

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And this — as they used to say on MTV’s Cribs — is where the magic happens. Jim Bob and Michelle’s bedroom has been the site of an awful lot of baby-making.

6. The Master Bath

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And this is the bathroom off of Jim Bob and Michelle’s room. We’re guessing this was roughly the size of the living room in their first house.

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Bachelor Nation: Which Couples Are Still a Thing After the Show?

The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are TV shows with a clear goal that you don’t need Bachelor spoilers to figure out:

Set up a man or woman with his or her soulmate.

Heck, nearly every season ends with a proposal, right? And yet, over time, almost no proposals end in actual marriage.

By the numbers, few couples from Bachelor Nation last months; let alone years; let alone an entire lifetime together.

Have their been exceptions to this?

Yes, just look at Jason and Molly. Or Sean and Cat. Rachel and Bryan. Even Arie and Lauren or Becca and Garrett.

Yet it’s still an arduous, uphill battle.

See Hannah Brown and Jed Wyatt, or Peter Weber and Madison Prewett, whose engagements lasted … days? Hours?

These are unique cases, yet the fact remains that it’s hard out there for duos spawned by this franchise to make it work.

Will Clare Crawley fare any better in 2020, assuming filming resumes and she’s still The Bachelorette when it does?

We hope so. But doubtful. Anyway …

So looking back through the years, who is still living happily ever after after the final rose was handed out?

Take a look at notable duos from The Bachelor and Bachelorette and see whether they’re still a romantic item now.

1. Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph

Colton cassie
Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph are one of the most recent additions to this esteemed list of couples. By all accounts, Cassie was The One for Colton from the start, and it would appear that she was along for the ride as he busted the inaugural nut. Whether they actually make it to the altar is suspect, however, given the hesitation we’ve already seen on the show … and just the overall odds. Not good. But hey. A year later and they’re still a thing!

2. JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers

Jordan rodgers and jojo fletcher after the final rose
JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers have been an interesting case, both seemingly over the moon in love and behind the proverbial eight ball since day one. They certainly seem to have weathered whatever storms have been in their path thus far, and enough time has passed that they’re no longer in the “honeymoon” phase that they’ve proven us wrong, for sure. Whether or not they make it to the altar is still an open question, but there’s zero signs of trouble right now, at least publicly. Hey, they even got engaged, again. For whatever that’s worth.

3. Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen

Becca kufrin and garrett yrigoyen engagement pic
Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen hit it off from the very start, and after a fairly conventional season of The Bachelorette, they got engaged on the finale. Perhaps the most notable obstacle for this duo came prior to the season, when his Instagram “double-tapping” of some seriously offensive posts and memes came to light. But in two years or so since they met, there’s been no trouble in paradise that we can tell. Only loving each other.

4. Hannah Brown and Jed Wyatt

Jed wyatt photo
This one didn’t come close to working out. Hannah accepted Jed’s proposal… only to find out TWO WHOLE DAYS later that Wyatt had never told her about a quasi girlfriend back at home. She then dumped him.

5. Peter Weber and Madison Prewett

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Peter Weber was a disaster on The Bachelor. He began his season needing “closure” with Hannah Brown, who returned to the show for multiple episodes … then got engaged to Hannah Ann Sluss on the finale and dumped her a month later (long before the finale actually made it to air). Then Chris Harrison flew to Alabama to set Peter up with runner-up Madison Prewett, who he went public with on the After the Final Rose special. They broke up two days after.

6. Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo

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Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo are a match made in heaven. Bachelor Nation seemed to prefer runner-up Peter Kraus, but Rachel went with the smooth (too smooth for some fans’ liking) doctor from Miami at the last minute. And it worked out for them! These two got married in August 2019!

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The Bachelor Stars: Ranked By (Hilarious) Relationship Length!

You don’t need The Bachelor spoilers to tell you that love – like fame – fades. Reality sinks in, and it hits hard. Often fast.

That sounds cynical.

But it’s also factual.

While things were looking up for a time, The Bachelor stars have not exactly had the best track record over the long run.

How bad is it? 

Well, Peter Weber didn’t exactly raise the bar for future Bachelors this year. Take what you can get, and don’t get upset?

That should be Pilot Pete’s motto. Hey, dude sure did get laid a lot, albeit not from his true love of two days, Madison.

Check out the full Bachelor relationship rankings by length and see how they’ve fared once the cameras turned off.

1. Brad Womack

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Brad Womack, in the first of his two stints as The Bachelor, takes the cake by not choosing to propose to, or even continue his relationship with, either of the final two women, Jenni Croft or DeAnna Pappas (pictured). Wow.

2. Travis Stork

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Dr. Travis Stork and Sarah Stone were broken up so fast, they got to talk about it on the After the Final Rose special. Pretty impressive!

3. Jake Pavelka

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Jake Pavelka chose Vienna Girardi with his final rose on The Bachelor. By the time The Bachelorette aired a few months later, the two had broken up in epic fashion … and this interview with Chris Harrison shows you why.

4. Peter Weber

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Take your pick with this guy. He got engaged to Hannah Ann Sluss on his season finale, then broke up with her before that even made it to air, then got back together with Madison Prewett (pictured), then split with her two days later. You read that correctly. To think that the pilot could’ve had either of them had he been willing to commit, yet lost both in spectacular fashion while his mom became a meme is quite something.

5. Jesse Palmer

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Jesse Palmer, former NFL quarterback and current sports TV analyst, did not propose to Jessica Bowlin. They continued to date but broke up just weeks later.

6. Aaron Buerge

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Aaron Buerge and Helene Eksterowicz also lasted a matter of weeks. (Yes, this was a real couple on The Bachelor. Show has been on for an eternity.)

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The Bachelor: The Most Shocking Exits Ever … Including Tonight’s

Since the early 2000s, The Bachelor franchise has delivered shockers, emotional meltdowns and twists we never saw coming.

Usually, these result – or stem from – an elimination.

Or a dramatic departure of one’s own volition. Or someone being asked to leave by the show itself. Or just a really bad breakup.

All of the above have left an indelible mark.

With the TV cameras rolling, obviously. Not even The Bachelor spoilers or Bachelorette spoilers can prepare you for this.

Suddenly it’s no surprise that this franchise has stood the test of time, airing for 40-plus seasons, with no end in sight.

The men, the women and the moments featured on this list made their way onto it for very diverse, but very real reasons.

Often through no fault of their own.

All provided images we won’t soon forget. At least not ’til the next season airs on ABC and we update this list once again.

Where does this week’s Bachelor season finale, and its devastating heartbreak for multiple people, rank on the list?

Behold, the most stunning exits in Bachelor history 

1. DeAnna Pappas AND Jenni Croft

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The one that started it all: Brad Womack rejected Jenni Croft on his season finale, and looked poised to propose to fan favorite DeAnna Pappas … who he ALSO rejected! No matter what stunners took place in subsequent years – and we’ve seen a bunch, including the most recent finale – walking away with nothing and breaking two hearts AT THE FINAL ROSE CEREMONY remains the least expected (and least popular) move in franchise history. And moreover, DeAnna became The Bachelorette and also left a fan favorite runner-up heartbroken (we’ll get to that shortly), beginning the Golden Age of Bachelor(ette) Ratings.

2. Becca Kufrin

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It wasn’t just that Arie Luyendyk Jr. got engaged to Becca Kufrin on The Bachelor season finale, then broke it off within a matter of weeks. We’ve seen that many times before. It wasn’t even that he went back to Lauren Burnham, his season’s runner-up, in the wake of that broken engagement. Jason Mesnick (scroll down) pulled that one off too. But the way in which Arie ended things with Becca – blindsiding her with cameras rolling, and ABC airing the 40-minute scene uncut – nearly took the top spot on this list. Just savage. Fortunately for Becca, she got a second chance as The Bachelorette that very summer, and is still together with her final rose recipient Garrett Yrigoyen.

3. Jason Mesnick

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DeAnna Pappas became The Bachelorette, as we said, and threw fans for a loop by rejecting beloved single father Jason Mesnick, who was so smitten with her, in favor of Jesse Csincsak … who she stayed engaged to for like two weeks. Jason was the most obvious pick for The Bachelor in history on the heels of this, but he generated some controversy himself.

4. Melissa Rycroft

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Jason Mesnick upped the ante on both Brad and DeAnna in the finale night shocker department. After getting engaged to Melissa Rycroft on his season finale, he dumped her … on the After the Final Rose special, in favor of runner-up Molly Malaney! At least this one had a happy ending, though: Jason and Molly are happily married, to this day, and have a beautiful family together.

5. Madison Prewett

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Madison Prewett’s decision to self-eliminate on The Bachelor finale in 2020 was bizarre for many reasons. 1. She had already given Peter Weber an ultimatum about not having sex with the competition, which he clearly did. 2. She appared to be eliminating herself earlier this season, but showed up at the penultimate rose ceremony and received a rose instead of Victoria Fuller. 3. Peter’s family approved of this! They seemed 100% sold on Madison’s fellow finalist Hannah Ann Sluss, who is 100% sold on Peter … but despite the fact that Hannah Ann was the only one left after Madison’s departure, he’s not feeling it! Remind you of Arie, anyone? Peter sure did a number on her, not to mention …

6. Hannah Ann Sluss

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Hannah Ann Sluss’ exit from the show was unlike anything in franchise history. She got engaged to Peter Weber on the finale, only to get dumped after the fact and lay out – live on After the Final Rose – all the reasons Pete strung her along, led her on, withheld critical information, only proposed to her so he didn’t have to let her go, robbed her of her first engagement, and most of all, failed to act like a real man. Just an epic performance by Hannah Ann, who conducted herself with the confidence and maturity you wouldn’t expect from a 23-year-old. Kudos to her.

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The Bachelor: The Most Stunning Exits in Bachelor History!!

Since the early 2000s, The Bachelor franchise has delivered shockers, emotional meltdowns and twists we never saw coming.

Usually, these result – or stem from – an elimination.

Or a dramatic departure of one’s own volition. Or someone being asked to leave by the show itself. Or just a really bad breakup.

All of the above have left an indelible mark.

With the TV cameras rolling, obviously. Not even The Bachelor spoilers or Bachelorette spoilers can prepare you for this.

Suddenly it’s no surprise that this franchise has stood the test of time, airing for 40-plus seasons, with no end in sight.

The men, the women and the moments featured on this list made their way onto it for very diverse, but very real reasons.

Often through no fault of their own.

All provided images we won’t soon forget. At least not ’til the next season airs on ABC and we update this list once again.

Where does this week’s Bachelor season finale, and its devastating heartbreak for multiple people, rank on the list?

Behold, the most stunning exits in Bachelor history 

1. DeAnna Pappas AND Jenni Croft

Brad blows everything
The one that started it all: Brad Womack rejected Jenni Croft on his season finale, and looked poised to propose to fan favorite DeAnna Pappas … who he ALSO rejected! No matter what stunners took place in subsequent years – and we’ve seen a bunch, including the most recent finale – walking away with nothing and breaking two hearts AT THE FINAL ROSE CEREMONY remains the least expected (and least popular) move in franchise history. And moreover, DeAnna became The Bachelorette and also left a fan favorite runner-up heartbroken (we’ll get to that shortly), beginning the Golden Age of Bachelor(ette) Ratings.

2. Becca Kufrin

Arie and becca
It wasn’t just that Arie Luyendyk Jr. got engaged to Becca Kufrin on The Bachelor season finale, then broke it off within a matter of weeks. We’ve seen that many times before. It wasn’t even that he went back to Lauren Burnham, his season’s runner-up, in the wake of that broken engagement. Jason Mesnick (scroll down) pulled that one off too. But the way in which Arie ended things with Becca – blindsiding her with cameras rolling, and ABC airing the 40-minute scene uncut – nearly took the top spot on this list. Just savage. Fortunately for Becca, she got a second chance as The Bachelorette that very summer, and is still together with her final rose recipient Garrett Yrigoyen.

3. Jason Mesnick

Jason mesnick deanna pappas photo
DeAnna Pappas became The Bachelorette, as we said, and threw fans for a loop by rejecting beloved single father Jason Mesnick, who was so smitten with her, in favor of Jesse Csincsak … who she stayed engaged to for like two weeks. Jason was the most obvious pick for The Bachelor in history on the heels of this, but he generated some controversy himself.

4. Melissa Rycroft

Melissa rycroft and jason mesnick
Jason Mesnick upped the ante on both Brad and DeAnna in the finale night shocker department. After getting engaged to Melissa Rycroft on his season finale, he dumped her … on the After the Final Rose special, in favor of runner-up Molly Malaney! At least this one had a happy ending, though: Jason and Molly are happily married, to this day, and have a beautiful family together.

5. Madison Prewett

Madison prewett picture
Madison Prewett’s decision to self-eliminate on The Bachelor finale in 2020 was bizarre for many reasons. 1. She had already given Peter Weber an ultimatum about not having sex with the competition, which he clearly did. 2. She appared to be eliminating herself earlier this season, but showed up at the penultimate rose ceremony and received a rose instead of Victoria Fuller. 3. Peter’s family approved of this! They seemed 100% sold on Madison’s fellow finalist Hannah Ann Sluss, who is 100% sold on Peter … but despite the fact that Hannah Ann was the only one left after Madison’s departure, he’s not feeling it! Remind you of Arie, anyone? Peter sure did a number on her, not to mention …

6. Hannah Ann Sluss

Cuddling with hannah ann
Hannah Ann Sluss’ exit from the show was unlike anything in franchise history. She got engaged to Peter Weber on the finale, only to get dumped after the fact and lay out – live on After the Final Rose – all the reasons Pete strung her along, led her on, withheld critical information, only proposed to her so he didn’t have to let her go, robbed her of her first engagement, and most of all, failed to act like a real man. Just an epic performance by Hannah Ann, who conducted herself with the confidence and maturity you wouldn’t expect from a 23-year-old. Kudos to her.

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The Bachelorette: Leading Ladies Ranked By Relationship Length!

If The Bachelorette spoilers are any indication, Clare Crawley will be handing out the roses this summer on the long-running show.

Her age, 38, has been the topic of many headlines, but 38 is far from old. It’s just mature. As in Clare is ready to find a life partner.

Yet if look at the venerable franchise’s track record, however, the Californian’s odds of long-term success are mixed at best.

Why do we say that?

Isn’t it obvious? This is a dating competition throwing two people together under a pretense that is literally impossible to sustain.

Can they transition into real life, establish a new normal and make it work? They can, but often times, they fall short of that goal.

Which stars made it work?

Which flamed out fast?

We have ranked the 16 stars of The Bachelorette based on who was most successful at finding love during her stint as queen.

See how they stack up from worst to first, and see if C-squared can find what some (if not all) of her predecessors have found …

1. Hannah Brown

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Our most recent Bachelorette, Hannah Brown a.k.a. Hannah Beast a.k.a. Alabama Hannah a.k.a. Beast Mode, comes in first, or last, depending on your point of view. Hannah got engaged to Jed Wyatt on The Bachelorette, but that was over by the time we got to the After the Final Rose special, at which point she asked out runner-up Tyler Cameron. (That short-lived romance fizzled also.) Hopefully Clare can clear this very low bar.

2. Jen Schefft

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Bachelorette Jen Schefft broke up with winner Jerry Ferris on the After the Rose special because she just “wasn’t feeling it.” Not even making it to the day after the finale? As we saw with Hannah Brown, Jen set a low bar set for everyone else at least.

3. Clare Crawley

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Clare Crawley’s journey hasn’t even started filming yet, but even if The Bachelorette’s 2020 season ends in shambles, you can’t flame out harder than Jen or Hannah B., so she’s already ahead two spots in these rankings!

4. Emily Maynard

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Emily Maynard and Jef Holm broke up just a few months after his proposal in 2012. He was never the right guy anyway. Should’ve picked Sean Lowe. Not that she or Sean (who is happily married to Catherine Giudici, who he met on The Bachelor) are overthinking it right now. Sean and Catherine are about as happy as a couple can be, while Emily has since married and had a bunch of kids with Tyler Johnson.

5. Andi Dorfman

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Andi Dorfman found love with Josh Murray on The Bachelorette, a move that she seemed destined to make from the start despite a lot of red flags. The heart wants what it wants, we suppose … including breakups. Unfortunately, their engagement ended after only six months or so.

6. DeAnna Pappas

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DeAnna Pappas and Jesse Csincsak broke up seven months after their finale aired. Silver linings: Her journey introduced us to Jason Mesnick, one of the more popular contestants in franchise history, and DeAnna went on to marry Stephen Stagliano, a high school teacher and the twin brother of former Bachelorette contestant Mike Stagliano!

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Kailyn Lowry-Briana DeJesus Feud EXPLODES: Remember Your Sex Tape? Go Get Beat Up By Chris!

Kailyn Lowry and Briana DeJesus are not friends.

In fact, they are the opposite of friends.

But after the great Javi Marroquin drama from a couple of years ago, the co-stars pretty much just ignored each other.

Until now, that is! Until now.

Something happened between these two ladies, and now it looks like a major beef is about to boil over at the reunion.

So what’s going on?! What has brought these warring Teen Mom 2 cast members to the brink of aggression again?

Let’s break it down! 

1. Ah, Memories

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16 & Pregnant veterans and current Teen Mom 2 co-stars Kailyn and Briana never really had a friendship. But as we all remember, they became mortal enemies in 2017 when Briana started dating Kailyn’s ex-husband, Javi Marroquin.

2. The Reason?

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Kailyn insisted she wasn’t jealous of their relationship, she just had a problem with the way they went about it – being shady AF basically. They did try to hide the romance a bit at the beginning, and Kailyn didn’t appreciate it.

3. Not Having It

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All of this happened right around the time of the taping of that season’s Teen Mom 2 reunion for MTV, and the ladies had a bit of an argument. Nothing physical – just words (that time).

4. Getting Worse

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Over the next few months, they started disliking each other more and more, so much that even when Javi and Briana broke up, rather than letting bygones be bygones, they actually kept things going.

5. Javi, Javi, Javi …

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It didn’t help that there was a short period of time when Javi was hooking up with both of them, plus his current girlfriend, Lauren Comeau. It’s not clear how much overlap there was, but it was certainly suspicious – more than close enough to get a lot of girls angry at him and one another.

6. So Many Feelings

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Things were so tense that at the next reunion, filmed in May of 2018, things DID get physical.

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