The Bachelor & Bachelorette: 26 Most Stunning Exits

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The Bachelor & Bachelorette have seen their share of shockers over the years, from emotional meltdowns to twists we never saw coming.

Here's a look back at some of the most shocking exits.

1. DeAnna Pappas AND Jenni Croft

DeAnna Pappas AND Jenni Croft
The one that started it all: Brad Womack rejected Jenni Croft on his season finale, and looked poised to propose to fan favorite DeAnna Pappas ... who he ALSO rejected!

2. Jason Mesnick

Jason Mesnick
DeAnna Pappas became The Bachelorette, and threw fans for a loop by rejecting beloved single father Jason Mesnick, who was so smitten with her, in favor of Jesse Csincsak ... who she stayed engaged to for like two weeks.

3. Melissa Rycroft

Melissa Rycroft
Jason Mesnick upped the ante on both Brad and DeAnna in the finale night shocker department. After getting engaged to Melissa Rycroft on his season finale, he dumped her ... on the After the Final Rose special, in favor of runner-up Molly Malaney! At least this one had a happy ending, though: Jason and Molly are happily married, and have a beautiful daughter.

4. Reid Rosenthal

Reid Rosenthal
Reid Rosenthal left The Bachelorette during the final three, then returned to propose to Jillian Harris on the finale after a change of heart ... only by then she had chosen Ed Swiderski.

5. Ed Swiderski

Ed Swiderski
Ed too left The Bachelorette, only to return and WIN Jillian Harris' season. His cheating ways soon caught up with him, though. She decided to List It, Not Love It ... see what we did there?!

6. Rozlyn Papa

Rozlyn Papa
In Season 14, starring Jake Pavelka, Rozlyn Papa got the boot at a rose ceremony ... after getting a rose! Say what? Yes, she allegedly had a fling with one of The Bachelor staff members.

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The Bachelor Quotes

There’s still a lot of growing to do in our relationship. We will not tie the knot until I am mentally and physically prepared as well as Matt.

Shayne Lamas

It was a fairytale proposal like I’ve always dreamed about. I forgot that there [were] cameras around. In that moment, it was just Matt and I and it was the most amazing moment of my entire life.

Shayne Lamas [on proposal by Matt Grant]