Chris Soules Biography
Chris Soules (Christopher Douglas Soules) is an American reality television personality and farmer best known for starring in the nineteenth season of ABC’s The Bachelor.
Chris Soules Age | How Old is Chris Soules?
Soules was born on 6 November 1981 in Arlington, Iowa, United States. He is 41 years old as of 2022.
Chris Soules Height
Soules stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch tall.
Chris Soules Family
He is the son of Gary Soules (father) and Linda Rae Soules (mother). He has three older sisters; Lori Nielsen, Lisa Wallace and Jaci Lettemann.
Chris Soules Wife | Is Chris Soules Married?
Soules is currently in a relationship and engaged to Whitney Bischoff. He proposed to her at his family’s barn in near Lamont, Iowa.
Chris Soules Net Worth
Soules has an estimated net worth of around $1 million to $5 million which he earned from his career as a reality television personality and farmer.
Chris Soules Salary
Soules earns an estimated salary of around $10000 to $50000 annually.
Chris Soules Education
Soules attended Starmont High School where he was involved in football, track, and the National FFA Organization. When Soules was a senior, the Starmont High football team was runner-up in the state championship. He graduated in 2000. He then went to Iowa State University where he graduated with a major in Agricultural Studies.
Chris Soules And Whitney Bischoff
Following his appearance on The Bachelor, Chris was engaged to Chicago, Illinois resident, Whitney Bischoff. The two broke off their engagement shortly after their six-month anniversary.
Chris Soules Bachelorette
Soules first appeared on Andi Dorfman’s season of The Bachelorette, where he finished in third place after he had confessed his love to Andi. He started slowly but soon became a major contender for Andi’s heart when he received her first kiss of the season.
The smooch happened in episode 2 during their one-on-one date at the Santa Anita Race Track. While enjoying the afternoon, Soules opened up to Andi about his history, admitting to her that he was previously engaged.
He made it all the way to the hometown date in episode 8, introducing Andi to his life on the farm in Iowa. The couple rode his tractor and enjoyed a picnic in the fields while a plane flew over with a banner that read: “Chris Loves Andi.” But despite their chemistry, the couple broke things off during the fantasy suite episode.
During her final one-on-one with Chris before the finale, Andi admitted to him that she was struggling with the idea of living in Iowa and did not want him to have to make sacrifices for her.
Chris told her that he was falling in love with her, but Andi ended things, telling him the foundation in their relationship just wasn’t there. Though he was heartbroken, he remained a gentleman, and he left after telling Andi that he appreciated and respected her.
Bachelor Chris Soules | Chris Soules Bachelor Cast
Soules earned his role as the Bachelor for season 19 after becoming a fan favorite during his time on the tenth season of The Bachelorette. In the first episode, it was revealed that he would have a total of 30 women to choose from, instead of the usual 25.
Chris proposed to Whitney Bischoff in The Bachelor finale at his family’s barn in near Lamont. On May 28, 2015, the couple announced that they had called off their engagement.
Dancing with the Stars
Following The Bachelor, Chris became a contestant on the ABC reality show Dancing with the Stars; his partner was season 19 champion Witney Carson. He became the 12th and final celebrity to fill in the cast. At the midway of the competition, he suffered a calf injury during rehearsal on Disney week. Chris was eliminated on May 5, 2015 (week 8) and finished in 5th place.
Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition
In September, 2015, He appeared on Food Network’s, Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition, where he was the third person eliminated from an original group of seven.
Where Is Chris Soules Now
Chris Soules resides in his hometown of Arlington where he spends his time farming his own land as well as helping his father.
Chris Soules Arrest and Charged
In April 2017, Chris Soules was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a fatal traffic accident in Aurora, Iowa. He was charged with a class D felony for leaving the scene of an accident causing death.
Soules was not charged with driving under the influence, although court documents obtained by People magazine reveal that he was allegedly in possession of alcoholic beverages and containers at the time of the crash, which occurred around 8 p.m. on Monday, April 24, 2017.
His attorneys said they are hoping to avoid a trial completely since Soules is a “public figure” and an “unnecessary trial” could be “damaging.”
According to documents obtained by the Des Moines Register, his lawyers stated, “If Mr. Soules is forced to proceed to trial and then appeal, there would be no way to undo the publicity and restore Mr. Soules to his original position.” “Addressing this questionable and fundamentally unfair charge, given these facts, prior to trial, better serves the interests of justice.”
Chris Soules Sentencing
Soules was set to be sentenced on Tuesday MAY 20, 2019. However, the presiding Judge has delayed sentencing due to a joint request, by the prosecution and the defense, for a new pre-sentencing investigation report. Sentencing will be scheduled at a later date.