One of the main draws of The Bachelor franchise is the drama: There’s something communal about everyone hating the same person. The villains of each season become a sort of cultural touchstone for casual and diehard fans alike, and we have to thank these women (and now, men as well) for putting themselves out there and letting us despise them. But what do they do after they’re sent home? Do they continue to stir up drama in their personal lives, or are their antagonistic personas all a result of biased editing? Ahead, a look at four former Bachelor villainesses, and what they’ve been up to since their last rose ceremonies.
What made Courtney unique among Bachelor villains is that she actually “won” the show, getting engaged to Ben Flajnik at the end of his season. Predictably, the relationship didn’t last, but Robertson, a real estate agent is engaged again, this time to an attorney named Humberto Preciado. The couple met through Instagram when he liked a photo of hers. The two are also expecting a baby boy together. Courtney also seems to know that her reputation wasn’t the best, as she’s also written a book, appropriately titled I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain. We love a woman who knows her brand!
Corinne was, perhaps, the Bachelor villain who got the most press coverage. With a nanny who ran her whole life, and a loud, unforgettable personality, Corinne definitely made headlines during her season. After being sent home by Nick Viall, she continued to get attention: She is now a social media influencer, with over 700,000 followers on Instagram. It also looks like she’s been pursuing an acting career, living in Los Angeles and appearing in the film Reboot Camp, coming out later this year.
The biggest villain of Arie‘s season (besides maybe the Bachelor himself), Krystal did not hold back: She is known to have called the other contestants as well as Arie rude names, thrown tantrums, and even used an annoying “baby voice.” After leaving The Bachelor, Krystal returned to the franchise for Bachelor in Paradise, where she met her now-husband, Chris Randone. In the professional sphere, it looks as though Krystal is doing pretty well, too: She is a fitness coach and runs an Instagram account with over 600,000 followers.
Michelle had a reputation for being a scheming gold-digger in her pursuit of star Brad Womack, and it must have caught up to her, because she did not win his season. However, she did end up on Bachelor Pad and Bachelor in Paradise eventually and is now engaged to golfer Mike Weir. She is also–and this may be a big shock–an Instagram influencer and life coach who helps “women step into their power” (this is according to her Insta bio).