I came across an article all about the real family who lives in The Bachelor mansion and it instantly piqued my curiosity. Who are these people? What's it like living in the very same mansion where The Bachelor is filmed? How does it all work?
Here are some of the points I found fascinating:
-Marshall Haraden, his wife Joanna, and their four (now grown) children have shared their home with the Bachelor franchise since 2007. The mansion has been used for every single season since Brad Womack's year (season 11) with the sole exception of Emily Maynard's season of The Bachelorette, which filmed in her hometown of Nashville.
-They have to move out of their house for six weeks while the show is filming, twice per year.
-The rose ceremonies are held in the family's den, which normally features a pool table and a bar. Also, the deliberation room is a bedroom, and the master bedroom closet serves as storage for suitcases (and a napping place for Chris Harrison).
-The interior walls have been painted 44 times total. The color of the walls depends on whether it's a season of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette.
-In total, 295 women, 207 men, 11 Bachelors, 8 Bachelorettes, and 1 Chris Harrison have all stayed in their home over the past decade.
-The house was actually built for the show. A location scout for the show found the house just as construction was starting and told the owner they might use it and they might not. But if the owner was willing to add some high ceilings and a couple extra bathrooms, they'd probably move it to the top of the list.
Here's a tour:
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