2012 was a wonderful year for Bachelor Nation, full of rose petal huffing, glittery candelabras, discarded boxes of white wine, and confuzzled children named Ricki. But despite the good times, the year was marred by a handful of dramatic scandals that changed our lives forever.
Thanks to this list we are currently curled up in the fetal position sobbing into a Chris Harrison-shaped body pillow.
1. Jef Holm and Emily Maynard Break Up Thanks To Public Sexting Scandal
Back in August, Us Weekly broke the news that Emily cyber-cheated on Jef while on a family vacation in South Carolina. Jef allegedly stole Emily's phone, found a series of steamy texts, and kicked his gal out of the house! This happy couple initially denied the rumors, but the public scrutiny eventually got the best of them and they parted ways –– killing us softly with their song while doing so.
2. Tony Pieper and Blakeley Jones Get Engaged on TV... Then Call It Quits
Tony and Blakeley fell hard on Bachelor Pad 3 and got engaged during the show's September 10th finale, but tragically their love didn't last. These two split in late October and as you might expect, Bachelor Nation was shocked. “Unfortunately, things didn’t work as we had hoped,” Tony told Wetpaint Entertainment exclusively. “No one is to blame. It just ended up being a lot harder than we expected. I wish her nothing but the absolute best. She deserves total happiness.”
3. Courtney Robertson and Ben Flajnik Break Things Off
There isn't enough Envolve Wine in the world to get us through this breakup, sob. After falling in love and getting engaged on Bachelor 16, Ben and Courtney called it off in early October thanks to the growing distance between them, and need to focus on their respective careers. Since their breakup, Ben has been focusing on his relationship with vino, while Courtney enjoys a fling with The Bachelorette's Arie Luyendyk, Jr.!
4. Chris Harrison Gets Divorced After 18 Years
Bachelor host / professional cupid, Chris Harrison, had us jaw-dropping all over the place when he split with his wife of 18 years back in May. Chris and Gwen met while they were students at Oklahoma City University, got married in the 90s, and popped out two kiddos –– but things fell apart after Chris was accused of cheating by Rozlyn Papa in 2010. We know, shocking.
5. Jef Holm Two Times Emily Maynard With Katianna Bear
Months after their breakup, it looked like a romantic reconciliation might be in the works for Jef and Emily! The catch? Jef was also dating a gorgeous New Orleans native named Katianna Bear, who he's been spotted with all across the good ol' USofA. Turns out Emily's had it up to here (pointing to the sky) with Jef's player ways, and public breakup 2.0 is currently in the works. Sigh, when will these two crazy kids realize they're totally meant to be?!