Being famous does get in the way, but if it’s “truly love,” Lorenzo says the relationship will work after the cameras stop rolling!
It’s no surprise that only three out of the 19 relationships formed on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are still in tact. “Egos and the complications with being famous kick in” after the show ends, explains former Bachelor Lorenzo Borghese exclusively to HollywoodLife.com. “All of a sudden, beautiful women are flocking over [Bachelor contestants] and men are throwing themselves at [Bachelorette contestants.] Throw in the fact that the couple has only been dating for a short period of time, it’s no surprise a break up occurs.”
The spotlight “has a serious impact on your ego,” continues Lorenzo. “Knowing that all of a sudden you have millions of fans who think you’re great … a broken heart fix is always just one kiss away. … Personally, I feel that many relationships fail after the show because usually the couple is trying to continue their relationship long distance which makes it very difficult to maintain.”
But in the case of Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi‘s recent break-up, Lorenzo thinks “Jake should have asked Vienna what her plans were — did she want to move close to him, did she really care about him, etc. … Perhaps Jake decided to end this because his options multiplied by thousands when he returned home.”
For the three couples that did make it past the show, Lorenzo says the reason they lasted is that they were “truly in love. Love is what keeps relationships together once the couples return to reality.”
“You get caught up in the love story,” Lorenzo concludes. “You can’t help but try and fall in love as you want to provide the viewers with a happy ending. You want them to believe that the perfect fairy tale still exists in this complicated world.”
— Lindsey DiMattina