Former Bachelor Contestants Who Are Now BFFs Off-Screen
Although many of the women go on The Bachelor to find love (and commonly state they aren’t there to make friends), statistically they’re more likely to leave with a bestie than a fiance. The nature of the show has women together in close quarters under stressful circumstances and they spend more time with each other than the man they intend to marry, so they end up forming really strong friendships. Many of these friendships outlast any Bachelor relationship and actually thrive off-screen! Here are 16 former Bachelor contestants who are now BFFs off-screen!
16. Vanessa Grimaldi and Taylor Nolan
Taylor Nolan was one of those contestants who used the infamous “I’m not here to make friends” line, which she made especially clear with Corrine Olympios. Regardless of her intentions, she did walk away with a few friendships! Ever since Nick Viall’s season of The Bachelor ended, Nolan has remained close with fellow contestant Vanessa Grimaldi. A quick glance at both of their Instagram accounts proves these two still hang out quite frequently and have a blast together! They met on the very first night when they rode in the limo together to meet Nick Viall for the first time.
15. Carly Waddell and Jade Roper
These two ladies met while competing for Chris Soules’ final rose on season 19 of The Bachelor and later on season 2 of Bachelor in Paradise when Jade Roper met her husband Tanner Tolbert. Jade and Carly Waddell (who is now married to Evan Bass) have one of the strongest friendships on this list. When The Bachelor finished, Jade moved to Nashville, where Carly lives which allowed them to become even closer, close enough that they were bridesmaids at each other’s weddings! To further prove our point, these two made “friendship goals” T-shirts together — we’ll let those speak for themselves.