“The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette,” and “Bachelor in Paradise” are more than just shows about finding love. The rapport men and women build inside Bachelor Mansion is arguably as important as the relationship they form with the leading man or woman.
The motto “keep your friends close and your enemies closer” hardly applies to Bachelor Nation. Multiple seasons have proved that being a “villain” in the house is not a desirable label to wear. These friendships have stood the test of time and are giving everyone all the right reasons to love them.
Jade Roper, Tanner Tolbert, Ashley Iaconetti & Jared Haibon (and Nick Viall)
This friendship is one of the most perfect examples of how much a positive relationship inside Bachelor Mansion can change your life. Tanner and Jared both competed for Kaitlyn Bristowe’s affection while Ashley and Jade vied for Chris Soules. They all came together during “Paradise” Season 2 with Tanner and Jade leaving as a couple. However, it would take Ashley and Jared just a bit longer to cement their long-awaited relationship. Now, the four of them and Nick Viall have their own YouTube TV series called “What Now?”
Demi Burnett & Hannah Brown
They became friends during Colton Underwood’s season of “The Bachelor.” Demi made a few cameos on “The Bachelorette” this season mostly to show off her spy skills. Is the CIA hiring? Asking for a friend.
Ben Higgins & Ashley I.
Ashley and Jared are a popular Bachelor Nation couple to befriend. Ben and Jared both appeared on Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season, but Ben and Ashley have become really close as well. They even have their own podcast together called “The Almost Famous Podcast with Ben and Ashley I.”
Caelynn Miller-Keyes & Cassie Randolph
Caelynn and Cassie also bonded during Colton’s season. They quickly became BFFs on the show and are still attached at the hip months later. They even live in the same apartment complex.
Blake Hortsmann & Jason Tartick
The Colorado native has kept his friendship with Jason going strong long after Becca Kufrin’s season. Blake and Jason seem to hang out a ton along with other members of the Bachelor Nation community.
Wells Adams & Dean Unglert / Wells & Evan Bass
Wells is hands down one of the most well-seasoned "Bachelor in Paradise" veterans. He looked for love on Season 3 of the show, only to come up empty-handed (he’s now dating “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland). The Mississippi native returned as the beloved bartender during Seasons 4, 5, and 6 and formed many friendships that way, including with Dean and Evan.
Vanessa Grimaldi & Taylor Nolan
Nick Viall brought these two women together. They’ve remained close friends over the years, and both have significant others in Canada (Vanessa herself is Canadian). Taylor and Vanessa constantly comment on one another's pictures and talk about how “grateful” they are for their friendship.
Tyler Cameron, Garrett Powell, Jed Wyatt, Dylan Barbour & Connor Saeli
These five men have more in common than merely disliking Luke P. They bonded in Bachelor Mansion and overseas, and it’s clear that their friendship exists beyond the show. The pals all leave witty comments on each other’s Instagram pages. Garrett even wrote on his Instagram Story in June, “They are going to remain my close friends from here on out.” This friend group also extends to Dustin Kendrick, Matteo Valles, Kevin Fortenberry, Joey Jones and others.
Tayshia Adams, Nicole Lopez-Alvar, Kipra Sudick & Sydney Lotuaco
This Fab Four pairing morphed during Colton’s season. This close-knit group will travel south of the border together because three of the four women are heading to “Paradise.” Whether they’re in Los Angeles, Annapolis, or Miami, this friend group hardly limits itself to one locale. Sydney even joked on Instagram as the caption of a picture of the four of them, “Proving that you can in fact find true love on #TheBachelor.”
These are all friendship goals at their best.