Reality TV break-ups worse than Jordan and Fleur's Bachelor bail

The ill-fated Melissa and Jason from The Bachelor US. Photo / ABC
The ill-fated Melissa and Jason from The Bachelor US. Photo / ABC

Fans of The Bachelor are still reeling after Jordan Mauger's shock break-up with Fleur overnight, but it's certainly not the first of its kind.

We've collected a few shock reality television break-ups that prove things could've been much, much worse.

Fleur is understandably upset, but she's trying to stay positive. Photo / Story
Fleur is understandably upset, but she's trying to stay positive. Photo / Story

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The Bachelor US: Brad Womack and Emily Maynard

Brad and Emily on The Bachelor US. Photo / Getty Images
Brad and Emily on The Bachelor US. Photo / Getty Images

At the very least, Fleur made it to the finale of The Bachelor, which is more than these two can say - they actually broke up while the season was airing.

In all fairness, they did end up getting back together, but even then they only lasted a few months and Emily went on to be The Bachelorette for another shot at "love".

KUWTK: Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries

Kim and Kris. Photo / Getty Images
Kim and Kris. Photo / Getty Images

The one plus here is, at least Fleur and the Bach didn't actually get married.

While their time together as an "official" couple was shorter than Kim's marriage, there was no expensive wedding, no need for a divorce, and none of the endless mockery that Kim got landed with.

Her family still throws her 72-day marriage in her face at any given opportunity, despite the fact she's now happily married to rapper Kanye West.

Married at First Sight: Clare Verrall and Jono Pitman

Jono and Clare on Married At First Sight.
Jono and Clare on Married At First Sight.

These guys lasted all of two weeks after "marrying" (legally they weren't actually married) each other the first time they met.

They spent a lot of their time fighting, spent a week apart to cool off, and within minutes of reuniting, it was over - Clare broke it off right before the pair were supposed to join the show's three other couples for dinner.

The Bachelor US: Jason Mesnick and Melissa Rycroft

The ill-fated Melissa and Jason from The Bachelor US. Photo / ABC
The ill-fated Melissa and Jason from The Bachelor US. Photo / ABC

The pinnacle of reality TV break-ups, these two "found love" during their time on the Bach in 2009, and Jason got down on one knee to propose during the finale.

However, he changed his mind and - all on national television, mind you - broke up with Rycroft and asked the runner-up, Molly Malaney, for another chance.

Later that year, Mesnick and Malaney got engaged during a trip to New Zealand of all places, and they're still together now - they've even appeared on another reality show together; Wife Swap.

- NZ Herald

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