Chris Soules
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"The Bachelor" Chris Soules reportedly has a lot of skeletons in the closet, which includes his various run-ins with the law and the real reason why his previous relationship did not work out, claims a new report.

"The Bachelor" fandom knows Soules as a charming farmer from Iowa who is soft-spoken and on the show with the sole purpose of finding a wife to take back home. But a new Celeb Dirty Laundry report, citing the 16 February edition of Life & Style, noted that the "Prince Farming," as he is popularly known, has been on the wrong side of the law a number of times, and his sweet nature is just a fa├žade.

"The women would be shocked to learn that he has been in trouble with the law so often, because he bills himself as a hard-working, honest man. Chris has had a shocking 20 run-ins with the law. They range from a DUI, to disorderly conduct for fighting, to hit-and-run," the magazine noted, according to Celeb Dirty Laundry.

The magazine also claimed that producers of the dating reality show have been trying to hide Soules' record.

However, it is unlikely that the contestants aren't aware of Soules' past, as reports of his run-ins with the law made headlines during his stint on season 10 of "The Bachelorette" featuring Andi Dorfman.

At the time, Radar Online noted that Soules' most serious arrest happened in 2006, when he was found guilty of driving a vehicle under the influence. The media outlet added that the farmer has 13 further guilty pleas for a number of charges stemming from alcohol-fuelled behaviour.

As for his past relationship, Celeb Dirty Laundry noted that Soules was engaged to Sheena Schreck and they were reportedly living together for seven years before he walked out on her just a few days before their wedding.

"Surely if half the women on The Bachelor knew the whole story, they wouldn't be falling all over each other trying to get a proposal out of him," the Celeb Dirty Laundry stated.