All grown up! Single parents have been looking for love throughout the years.The Bachelor Or BacheloretteBachelor Nation often gets a glimpse of their lives with their children via the ABC show, which they often do.
Jason MesnickAs the season 13 Bachelor, he was the first dad to give roses to his child. After finishing as Bachelor, he won the hearts of his fans. DeAnna Pappas’ runner-up on season 4 of The Bachelorette2008 Mesnick’s son, Ty, from a previous marriage, briefly appeared on the show.
“I just knew that there was no way that I could truly fall in love with somebody unless they saw my son,” Mesnick said during the 2009 season.
The real estate broker suggested to Melissa RycroftThey ended their relationship while the show was being aired. During After the Final RoseHe reconnected to the runner up Molly MalaneyThey were married in 2010. Mesnick and Maloney went on to welcome daughter Riley in 2013 — but couldn’t escape their BachelorThe season was streaming on Netflix in 2019 but it was not yet available.
“Let’s pretend YOU were The Bachelor and your 15-year-old son just discovered your season on @Neflix…” Mesnick wrote via Instagram at the time. “Do you: A.) Let him observe it. B.) Ship him off to Switzerland for a few years until it comes off Netflix.”
Emily MaynardShe was later the first single mother to head the franchise, when she was named eighth Bachelorette after winning the 15th season. The Bachelor(and splitting from) Brad Womack). The North Carolina native gave birth to daughter Ricki months after her then-fiancé, Ricky Hendrick, died in an airplane accident in October 2004 at 24 years old.
“I wish that I would’ve kept [my time on The Bachelor and Bachelorette]Completely separate [from Ricki],” Maynard said in a 2017 podcast interview. “At the time, I thought, ‘This is it,’ and I never would’ve brought her into it had I not thought that. So I wish that I maybe would’ve taken a step back. Maybe sheltered her from that a little bit more.”
Maynard didn’t find The One on The BacheloretteShe got married to a man named? Tyler JohnsonIn 2014, we welcomed four more children: Gibson, Gatlin, and Magnolia.
It hasn’t only been leads who have opened up about their kids on the show, however. Scroll down to see photos from the past and the present: