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Joe Millionaire: With fame comes regret.

Way back in 2003, Fox, unleashed the new reality show with an even newer twist, Joe Millionaire. The premise of the show was that the woman believed the bachelor, Evan Marriott, was a millionaire, but in reality he was a construction worker.

This secret would be revealed to the last remaining woman. At the end of the season Evan Marriott chose Zora Andrich and when she found out the secret, she still chose to be with Evan. Since she chose Evan, the couple was surprised with a check of 1 million dollars and seemed to have a real fairytale ending.

Evan Marriott, Joe Millionaire | RATINGS KING AND QUEEN Evan and Zora score millions for Fox

Unfortunately, the couple did not last long after the show ended. They broke up and decided to split the money evenly.

So where is the (half)millionaire these days? He isn’t praising reality TV, that’s for sure.

After the show ended, Marriott did ride the fame train as long as he could. In an interview last year, he reflected on his behaviors after the show and agreed he was out of control. He didn’t realize his fame would come to an end and he would be left with the backlash.

After the show, he received a lot of negative reactions from outraged woman who felt he tricked woman into love by using money. Once his party days were over and Marriott had time to reflect on his actions, he spiraled into a deep depression.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Marriot made it very clear how little interest he had in finding love and was just interested in the money they offered for him to be on it. He explains how much he regrets being on the show and how it has basically ruined his dating life.

In another interview, he also went in depth with how fake the show really was. He is very upfront with the fact that he never wanted to marry any of the women and just wanted it to be over as soon as possible.

Last year Fox had their 25th Anniversary where Evan made a quick appearance, which took viewers by surprise. The visual transformation of Marriott was very shocking since no one had seem him since his 15 minutes of fame back in 2003.

In an interview with The Insider, he talks about how quickly he went through his money within the first few years after the show ended. He donated a lot of the money to different charities, but he wishes he had managed the rest more carefully.

Evan is currently single and has gone back to his roots and is now a construction contractor in Orange County, CA.

The Bachelorette: With love comes lunacy.

ABC’s hit television show, The Bachelorette, has finished its 9th season. The Bachelorette, along with The Bachelor, has grown increasingly popular each season.

While you can catch yourself getting lost in the romance, this show wouldn’t be complete without the incredible scandals that unfold every year. And if you are a true Bachelorette fan, you know we love our scandals.

In every season of The Bachelorette, there is always a contestant that we love to hate. Whether it is the creepy over-obsessed one, the one with a girlfriend, or the narcissist, we love to watch these contestants slowly lose their cool on camera.

But where are these guys now? Did any of them ever find love?

One unforgettable contestant, Kasey Kahl, from season 6 quickly made a name for himself as the classic over romantic.

At first, Kasey seemed like the shy, sweet type. It didn’t take long for Ali Fedotowsky, season 6 bachelorette, to realize he was becoming a little too obsessed with her.

He even wrote a song for her, and then sang it. Creating what felt like the longest, most awkward, minute in Bachelorette history.

Her reaction pretty much says it all.

She almost sent him home that day, but decided not to as long as he would take everything down a notch. To most people that would mean to back off and take things slow. To Kasey, this meant he should get a tattoo for her.

This shocking reveal is when Ali finally sent Kasey home.

So what has he been up to since The Bachelorette? Any more hit singles? Thankfully for all of America, no.

After he was sent home, Kasey went on another ABC reality show, Bachelor Pad that year. On the show he met and started dating  Vienna Girardi, another memorable contestant who was on The Bachelor. There relationship was rocky, but to continue their reality stardom, the couple went on VH1’s Couples Therapy.

They have since broken up and Kasey is currently single.

We all might have started to forget about Kasey, but last year he came back into the spot light when he was arrested for being drunk and disorderly and getting into a bar fight. He was facing 2 felony charges, which could have led to 8 years in prison.

This past March, Kasey went to court for the charges and agreed to a plea deal. He pleaded “no contest” to the assault charge, and the other charge was dropped.

While he will still have a felony strike on his record, he will only have to do 180 days of community service, avoiding jail time.

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