When it comes to Bachelor Nation, short-lived relationships are pretty common. However, recent bachelorette Rachel Recchia holds the embarrassing record for shortest relationship The Bachelorette Story. After not finding love as a contestant in season 26 of The bachelorRecchia got a second chance at love in season 19 of The Bachelorette. Unfortunately, this second chance at love didn’t go any better for Recchia. Let’s check out Recchia’s relationship status and history with Bachelor Nation.
In September 2021, Rachel Recchia was announced as a contestant for season 26 of The bachelor. Season 26’s Bachelor was Clayton Echard, a 28-year-old medical salesman. According to Fandom, Echard was previously one of the contestants in season 18 of the bachelorette, with Michelle Young. In the end, Echard finished eighth and was chosen to be the next bachelor.
On Echards season of The bachelor, He, along with Gabby Windey and Susie Evans, told Recchia that he was in love with all three and had been intimate with each of them. This revelation came as a shock to the three finalists. In the end, Echard chose to give Evans the last rose. The couple remained in a relationship from December 2021 to September 2022.
After leaving Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey heartbroken at the end The bachelor In Season 26, the franchise decided to try something new. For season 19 of The Bacheloretteboth Recchia and Windey were announced as Bachelorettes. According to Fandom, this marked the first time in franchise history of two leads in a single season. The season aired on ABC from July 11 to September 20, 2022.
At the start of the season, 32 men had the opportunity to court both Recchia and Windey. After nine weeks, Windey handed her last rose to 29-year-old real estate analyst Erich Schwer and Recchia to 28-year-old general contractor Tino Franco. While both women hoped their luck would go to the end, it wasn’t in the cards for either of them.
Shortly after he chose Franco, Recchia learned that he had been unfaithful to her by kissing another woman. The two were originally engaged on May 13, 2022. However, they split when their season aired, marking one of the shortest dating times in Bachelor Nation history. Unfortunately, Windey wasn’t much luckier than Recchia. Like Recchia and Franco, Windey and Schwer got engaged on May 13, 2022, the last day of filming. However, that relationship also ended in a broken engagement when the couple publicly announced their split on November 4, 2022.
Of course, after dating less than four months, Rachel Recchia’s relationship with Tino Franco was one of the shortest in all of Bachelor Nation. However, according to US Weekly, Recchia and Franco aren’t alone in short-lived Bachelor Nation relationships. After the Season 24 Bachelor broke off his engagement to Hannah Ann Sluss, he rekindled his romance with Madison Prewett. However, this reunion only lasted two days.
Another short-lived Bachelor Nation relationship was between Season 13 Bachelor Jason Mesnick and Melissa Rycroft. After proposing to Rycroft, Mesnick changed his mind and confessed that he still had feelings for runner-up Molly Malaney. Mesnick and Rycroft’s relationship only lasted a month before Mesnick decided to marry Malaney instead.
When it comes to Bachelor Nation, it’s always a wild ride. Even when the final rose is distributed, it’s still difficult to tell if the relationship will go the distance or be embarrassingly short. Hopefully both Recchia and Windey can find their happy endings soon, whether through Bachelor Nation or elsewhere.