Who & What To Follow If You’re Obsessed With ‘The Bachelor’ Franchise!

It’s sad to say that all of Bachelor Nation is going to have to wait a couple of months for the new season of The Bachelor. If you’re obsessed with the franchise and know that this break will drain you, see below who and what you should be following to keep up with all the drama that happens during the off-season!

Ever since the early 2000s, the world of dating was changed when ABC came out with the new hit known to all as The Bachelor. Years later, fans began to become engrossed with the show’s content which led to them becoming members of Bachelor Nation. Although the ending of Bachelor In Paradise was just a week ago, fans are already waiting at the edge of their seats for the next season of The Bachelor returning January 23rd. If you’re obsessed with the franchise like myself and need somewhere to follow all the relationship tea on past and current contestants, be sure to scroll down on who and what you should be following until the next bouquet of roses hits our screens.

Reality Steve: The Spoiler King


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For all of you who are a part of Bachelor Nation, if you don’t know who Reality Steve is then are you truly a fan of the franchise? In 2009, Steve Carbone also known as Reality Steve blew up overnight after uncovering the twist of bachelor Jason Mesnick choosing former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Melissa Rycroft; with only a few months later dumping her for the first-runner up Molly Malaney. Although this all took place on national television, Carbone blogged it all before it happened.


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Since then the star has created a website on giving spoilers to The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and Bachelor In Paradise. Not only have his posts been completely accurate, but this reality junkie also makes his claims months before the franchise even airs. Although Steve is known for giving away spoilers; even showing the final four for this upcoming season, he also brings on previous contestants for exclusive interviews.

If you’re looking to get all the spoilers before the show airs in January, then make sure to check out Steve’s website and give him a follow on Instagram and Twitter.

The Viall Files: Nick Viall


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If you’re a part of Bachelor Nation, then you know one of the most well-known bachelors from the franchise is Nick Viall. Viall came into The Bachelor universe during season eleven of The Bachelorette and became the first runner-up. After leaving without love the star then joined season three of Bachelor In Paradise. When Viall was unable to find love in two of the Bachelor Nation worlds, the show brought on Viall to be the bachelor for the twenty-first season of The Bachelor.

In 2019, Viall decided to create his own podcast known as the Viall Files. The podcast explores all things dating and love–from post-breakup healing to salacious texts. The files consist of three weekly episodes where on Mondays Viall takes calls from listeners on the podcast to ask him for advice. On Tuesdays, the star breaks down what Bachelor Nation loves by recapping the series, and lastly, on Wednesdays, he brings in special guests, experts, and celebrities to talk about relationships.

When wanting to venture into a podcast from someone who went through the three franchises, make sure to tune into the Viall Files. If you want to check out the acclaimed podcast with the series just hitting its 500th episode, you can follow @viallfiles over on Instagram.

She’s All Bach Podcast: A Social Media Power Duo


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If you’re a millennial and love references to content such as The Hills, Friends, and Mean Girls related to the franchise; then She’s All Bach is where you need to be. The platform was created first as an Instagram account by Stefanie Parker which then turned into a podcast with Jackie Maroney in 2019 during the pandemic. The two have brought on hit interviews from previous cast members such as Holly and Michael reuniting ten years later.

Not only do these two women explore the podcast, but they also post memes, article headlines, and facts from producer’s point of views on the franchise over on TikTok.

@shesallbach 👀 #thebachelor #bachelornation #thebachelorette ♬ original sound – ShesAllBach

If you’re looking to get a feel for what it is like to be in the franchise universe and to laugh along with a bunch of memes on bachelor content, make sure to follow @shesallbach on Instagram and TikTok!

Off The Vine: Kaitlyn Bristowe


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When looking into a podcast that revolves around all things Bachelor, the best person to hear it from is someone who was the bachelorette herself. Bristowe first became a part of the franchise when she was a contestant in the 19th season of The Bachelor. She then became the bachelorette for the eleventh season and then hosted the seventeenth season of The Bachelorette with Tayishia Adams.

In 2017, she began her podcast Off The Vine to create a space where girls and boys can feel empowered to be themselves. Throughout her podcast, she isn’t afraid to keep it real when it comes to her guests.

If you’re looking for a podcast where you can laugh along, be unfiltered, and drink a bottle of wine from the comfort of your own home, then go along and hop on the Bristowe wagon! You can go and follow Bristowe’s journey on her Instagram and take a listen to her podcast available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

2 Black Girls 1 Rose Podcast: Join Their Rose Garden

Justine Kay and Natasha Scott took matters into their own hands by creating a podcast recapping everyone’s favorite dating show from the perspective of two people not often represented on the hit ABC show: black women. Throughout the podcast, Kay and Scott set a reminder that the best part of watching the show is the commentary from the fans.

Even though the duo talk about all things within the franchise, they also explore different reality shows that have an acclaimed fandom such as The Real Housewives of Potomac and Love Is Blind. You can preview twenty minutes of their podcast, but if you want to see what more these two women have to say make sure to sign up on Patreon.

The Betchelor Podcast: Hosted By Your Favorite Betches


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The Betchelor is known as a Bachelor recap podcast hosted by Kay Brown and Jared Freid of Betches Media. This weekly podcast follows the latest episodes and makes fun of all the ridiculous things the contestants say and do. What makes this podcast different from all the rest is the fact that Brown and Freid have a great connection and vibe off of one another with Bachelor satire.


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Not only does this duo talk about all of the banter that ensues on the franchise, but they also bring in past contestants for guest interviews, create their own memes, and share tweets written by past cast members on their socials. If you’re looking for a place to make the best cocktails and become a part of Bachelorette bingos, then following The Betchelor over on Instagram is where you need to be spending your Monday and Tuesday nights.

Zachary Reality: Your Bachelor & Pop Culture Guru

Zachary Reality also known as Zachary Weinberg is known as a social media personality and an entertainment host/content generator. Although he is known for covering all things Bachelor, he also delves into other reality shows and celebrity gossip. The platform to Weinberg is a place where you can talk about and discuss the biggest happenings in reality television.

@zacharyreality Not happening on tv #bachelorinparadise #bachelornation #zacharyreality ♬ Blue Blood – Heinz Kiessling & Various Artists

If you are in the mood to know the latest updates on recent engagements like Brandon and Serene from Bachelor In Paradise, then Zachary has you covered with the latest. Not only does the influencer delve into updates on past relationships, but also captures deleted scenes that were taken out from tapings.

@zacharyreality Salley calls her suitcase NOT NECTAR #bachelorinparadise #deletedscene #bachelornation #suitcase #zacharyreality ♬ Blue Blood – Heinz Kiessling & Various Artists

When wanting to take a deep dive on all things pop culture and a closer look into the most iconic moments in Bachelor Nation history, Zachary Reality’s TikToks are what you should be following before the new season airs.

The Bachelor Happy Hour: The First Ever Podcast On The Franchise

When becoming a new member of Bachelor Nation, the first podcast that you should dip your toes into is The Bachelor Happy Hour. The podcast is hosted by Becca Kufrin and Michelle Young who happen to not be strangers when it comes to showing their dating lives on television. They have seen both sides of the Bachelor Mansion, from handing out roses to receiving them.

The Bachelor Happy Hour gives you a behind-the-scenes look into all things Bachelor Nation. Not only do Kufrin and Young fill their viewers with all the drama that ensues on the franchise, but they also bring in show alumni, give out relationship advice, and lastly share with the world exclusive material they receive.

When delving into The Bachelor Happy Hour be sure to remember your drink of choice as all the tea gets spilled by not just alumni, but even Wells the bartender.

Although The Bachelor will not be making its return to the screen until January 23rd, that doesn’t mean you have to stop listening and paying attention to the contestant drama that ensues on a daily basis. Make sure to hop on these trends to laugh along with your favorite franchise as we all wait in anticipation of the next season.

Let us know on Twitter @AfterBuzzTV which source you will be grabbing all of your Bachelor Nation facts!

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Kate O'Brien

Kate O’Brien is an aspiring producer and intern for AfterBuzzTV & Podcast Better Together with Maria Menounos along with Beyond Productions. She is currently completing her last semester of graduate school abroad in Los Angeles loving all pop culture and anything reality TV.