Since Tim Robards first graced our screens in 2013 as a hunky single bachelor looking for the love, the Bachelor and Bachelorette franchise, and the thirsty Bachelor in Paradise spin-off have been essential viewing in households all over Australia.

We’ve watched love blossom, and we’ve watched love bomb but most of all we’ve watched limousines pull-up in mansion driveways as we get excited to see what hapless souls will put their heart on the line for love as they prepare to simultaneously date one person alongside 25 or so of their new, competitive flatmates.

While all walks of life (and all sorts of sanity levels) make their play, there is a soft spot in our hearts for the single parents who are looking for someone to love them and their children.


From Snezana, to Alex Nation and dad-of-four Stu Laundy we’ve even seen some of them take the crown!

Now we’ve taken a trip back through time to see some of our favourite Bachelor contestants with kids who have played it all on the line for love and family in the gallery below.

Single parents who’ve bid for love on the Bachelor and Bachelorette