‘The Bachelorette’ Season 14: You Won’t Believe Which Contestant Used to Date a Celebrity

Season 14 of The Bachelorette has an interesting lineup of men for Becca Kufrin. The show typically tries to get at least one athlete, but this time around, they got multiple in different fields. This makes it a little bit harder to figure out who will be the frontrunner of the season. Not only are there a few names that might be known, but one also has a famous ex (page 5)!

So what was that celebrity relationship like and why did it end? Here are seven things to know from the athletes that are on this season, including which one of them has a famous ex-girlfriend.

1. Christon Staples specialized in slam dunking for the Globetrotters

THE BACHELORETTE - "Episode 1401" - Fan favorite Becca Kufrin captured AmericaÕs heart when she found herself at the center of one of the most gut-wrenching Bachelor breakups of all time. Now the Minnesota girl next door returns for a second shot at love and gets to hand out the roses, searching for her happily-ever-after in the 14th edition of ABCÕs hit series ÒThe Bachelorette,Ó premiering MONDAY, MAY 28 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Paul Hebert)<br />

This athlete is competing to win Becca Kufrin’s heart. | ABC

  • This basketball player has no problem getting a slam dunk.

One of the athletes to go on the show this season is Christon Staples. He specialized in slam dunking as a Harlem Globetrotter and won a Dunk Contest for charity in 2016. He showed that off skill in the first episode.

She wrote about the experience for People with “I had some of the most interesting interactions throughout the night. Christon really had my heart racing when he dunked over me. I mean I’m 5’7 and with heels I may as well be 6 feet tall, that guy can really get air!”

Chances are that won’t be his only shot at showing off his moves this season. There will probably be a basketball competition as well.

Next: This is another athlete trying to win over Kufrin this season.

2. Clay Harbor is a tight end

Clay Harbor is also a contestant this season. | Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

  • The professional football player isn’t currently playing due to an injury.

The athlete previously was on various NFL teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the New England Patriots, and the Detroit Lions. His current team is the New Orleans Saints. But he is currently on the reserve list because he had an injury.

Next: This is how he reportedly got on the show.

3. Harbor may have actually applied for the show

Did he apply for the show? | ABC

  • A source claims the show didn’t seek him out. He applied!

It’s obvious that the show seeks out athletes given its history. But a source told Us Weekly, “Casting didn’t seek him out — he applied for the show.” It seems like the football player is pretty nice so far but he isn’t the only one with NFL experience in the running for Kufrin’s heart.

Next: Here is the third athlete competing this season.

4. Colton Underwood is a former football player

THE BACHELORETTE - "Episode 1401" - Fan favorite Becca Kufrin captured AmericaÕs heart when she found herself at the center of one of the most gut-wrenching Bachelor breakups of all time. Now the Minnesota girl next door returns for a second shot at love and gets to hand out the roses, searching for her happily-ever-after in the 14th edition of ABCÕs hit series ÒThe Bachelorette,Ó premiering MONDAY, MAY 28 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Paul Hebert)<br />

Colton Underwood is another former NFL player now competing on the Bachelorette. | ABC

  • The athlete previously played for the Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers

Harbor is not only competing against other men for Kufrin’s heart, but also against other men who know a thing or two about the NFL. Colton Underwood also played on two teams, but stopped when it became too dangerous.

But perhaps even more intriguing than his career is his past dating life. He previously made headlines for having a famous ex.

Next: This is who he dated.

5. Colton Underwood used to date Aly Raisman

Colton Underwood (L) and Aly Raisman attend the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. / AFP / Angela Weiss (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)

He previously dated this Olympian. | Angela Weiss /AFP/Getty Images

  • The former football player dated the Olympian in 2016

The athlete asked Aly Raisman out on social media to go on a double date with his teammate Andrew East and gymnast Shawn Johnson for the MTV Video Music Awards. The two continued to see each other and kept it private for five months, according to New York Daily News.

Next: This is what they did when their relationship became public.

6. They went to public events together

His last relationship with a celebrity is well-documented. | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

  • The former couple hit the red carpet together

The relationship wasn’t kept under wraps forever. They were seen on the red carpet together multiple times, including for the Sportsperson of the Year Ceremony and the 2017 Golden Globes.

The relationship eventually ended in August 2017, according to E! News.

Next: This is what Underwood said about their breakup.

7. The two broke up but stayed friends

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: NFL player Colton Underwood and Olympic athlete Aly Raisman attend Life is Good at GOLD MEETS GOLDEN Event at Equinox on January 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Life is Good)

The two remain friendly, but Colton Underwood is moving on. | Rich Polk/Getty Images for Life is Good

  • They ended on good terms

The couple reportedly broke up around June 2017. It seemed like the whole thing ended on good terms with Underwood telling Peoria Journal Star, “we’re taking a break right now” and “we’re still good friends and talk, but all that travel had been a nightmare.”

Now, it looks like he’s looking for his next love, although whether he finds it in Kufrin remains to be seen.

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