Millions of people tune in each week to watch lovestruck contestants vie for the heart of someone they just met. Of course, we're talking about "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette," arguably America's guiltiest pleasure. Even some of Hollywood's biggest names stop to smell the roses every Monday night. Yes, even A-listers love watching the drama that unfolds on the sometimes shameless reality TV staple. In honor of the premiere of season 17 of "The Bachelorette" on June 7, join Wonderwall.com as we take a look at Hollywood's most unapologetic fans of Bachelor Nation! First up is Jennifer Aniston. The actress has admitted that she "loves" the "The Bachelor" franchise. While speaking to late night host Jimmy Kimmel in 2016, she said she had "a lot of fun" watching the show. In fact, at the time, she predicted who notorious "The Bachelor" star Nick Viall would pick for his final four. While looking at pictures of the women, Jen even spoke about past contestants, proving she's a longtime fan. (For the record, Jen didn't select the eventual winner.)
Keep reading to see who else in Hollywood dedicates Monday nights to "The Bachelor" or "The Bachelorette" …
January Jones might be the biggest "The Bachelor" fan there is. In fact, she told late night host James Corden that her "dream" was to be the star of "The Bachelorette." January even once dated former "The Bachelor" lead Nick Viall, she admitted in 2020, admitting that he's given her "lots of inside scoops."
Andrew Garfield played a superhero, but he might turn to mush if he saw a certain "The Bachelor" star. While chatting with Vulture, he said he gets starstruck often, even with reality TV personalities. "Take Sean from 'The Bachelor,'" he said. "If I met him, I'd be like, 'Oh my God, it's Sean Lowe!'"
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Jenny McCarthy and husband Donnie Wahlberg always find time to watch "The Bachelor." Donnie said Jenny got him into it. "I'm completely hooked. Jenny's a die-hard fan, and I'm a cry-hard fan," he told TV Insider. "I cry a lot during 'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette'… Jenny and I usually plan our travel schedules around watching the show." Before she and Donnie married, Jenny said she actually got in touch with producers once and offered to be the star of "The Bachelorette," but they declined. Jenny told TV Insider, "For me, the main appeal is thinking about the psychology behind what's happening on the screen."
Charlize Theron called "The Bachelor" her "date night." While on "The Late Late Show With James Corden," she said, "On Monday nights, because my kids can't read a clock yet, I get them to bed at like 5:45 p.m., and then I open up a bottle of wine, I take a bath, I get all ready. And then I watch 'The Bachelor,' and that's my date night."
In 2015, Oscar winner Sean Penn — who used to date franchise fan Charlize Theron — admitted to late night host Jimmy Kimmel that he's a fan of "The Bachelorette." However, that doesn't mean he wants to sit through an entire episode. "I don't really want to hear the conversations, I want to know the decisions," he said. "And I want to see somebody cry. And then see somebody get ecstatic and then see them cry."
There is no shame in Justin Theroux's "The Bachelor" game. The actor even once reenacted a rose ceremony with longtime friend Carlos Quirarte. He and Carlos also lobbied for contestant Tia Booth during Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s season. In an Instagram post, the men used the hashtag "#RealMenWatchTheBachelor."
Jennifer Lawrence is the reality TV queen. She has spoken many, many times about her love of all things Bravo. But apparently, she can't resist "The Bachelor" either. In recalling a conversation with the actress, "The Bachelor" host Chris Harrison said, "Jennifer Lawrence was awesome. I was so blown away by her performance and I was really looking forward to meeting her. And then she walks up and she tells me how much she loves [the show]. I'm like, 'You like 'The Bachelor'? And she was like, 'Duh, I'm a girl.'"
Sarah Hyland has taken her "The Bachelor" love to another level: She's now engaged to a former "The Bachelorette" contestant, Wells Adams. Her obsession with the show was actually made public in 2015 by Jaime King. "Called @Sarah_Hyland & she answered whispering intensely- I thought I interrupted church, a funeral or a shag but it was The F****** Bachelor!"
Emmy Rossum was once part of a "The Bachelor" fantasy league. She even admitted to late night host James Corden that she basically fangirled when she saw former "The Bachelor" star Nick Viall in Los Angeles. She "covertly" took a photo of Nick and "then texted it to everyone I know."
Anna Kendrick has been known to live tweet during "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette." She wasn't always a fan though. Anna has said that she got hooked while filming "Pitch Perfect." She told British Glamour, "Some of the girls got me into 'The Bachelor,' so that became a group texting moment for us." She has since tweeted with many stars of the show.
Former "The Bachelor" star Nick Viall made his acting debut with a guest role opposite Minnie Driver in "Speechless." Nick, however, didn't really get a lot of advice from Minnie. He told People magazine, "It turns out she's a big fan of 'The Bachelor,' so she asked me a lot of questions about that."
Amy Schumer has actually been on "The Bachelorette," helping out Kaitlyn Bristowe during season 11. "I love this show. I'm a fan of the show," she said. She even joked about being the star of "The Bachelorette." "I would tear through those guys in one sitting," she told "Entertainment Tonight." "The show would be over in one episode."
Adam Scott will scream from the rooftops about his love for "The Bachelor." "I refuse to say it's a guilty pleasure, because I feel no guilt whatsoever," he's said.
Taye Diggs isn't too cool for "The Bachelor." In 2012, he tweeted about his love for the franchise. "I'm watching DVR'ed episodes of The Bachelor," he wrote. "I'm addicted. I may have a problem. I'm sorry."
Allison Williams met her now-ex-husband, Ricky Van Veen, at a "The Bachelor" viewing party. "I would not be married to my husband if it weren't for this show," she told People magazine. "We went to a weekly viewing party every week and it was like a big group date, but with both genders equally distributed. It was, like, how we met up." They split in 2020.
Lea Michele once told late night host Jimmy Kimmel that her dedication to "The Bachelor" was over the top. "I'm so obsessed, it's ridiculously unhealthy," Lea admitted in 2015. "I just got into it… I am so hooked."