17 Couples From Bachelor Nation That Are Still Together
Another season of The Bachelor is upon us, and while the show is infamous for inevitable breakups, we can't help but start thinking about all the franchise couples who got — and stayed — engaged after accepting that final rose. Over the past few decades, men and women have won the hearts of their suitors on TV and ended up saying "yes," but how many of the final couples have really been successful?
Sure, a lot of the seasons of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and their many spinoffs have resulted in a couple getting engaged or dating after the show wrapped, but when it comes to everlasting love, there aren't many couples that have stood the test of time. In fact, throughout all of Bachelor Nation (at least the United States' versions of the shows), there are currently only 17 couples who are still together.
Yes, after 21 seasons of The Bachelor, 13 seasons of The Bachelorette, four Bachelor in Paradise seasons, and three Bachelor Pad seasons, as well as the brand-new Bachelor Winter Games season, these are the duos that are still an item as of January 2019. See if your favorite couple — we're looking at you, Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici — are still together today, and if they are, what they're up to now.
Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici
Surprisingly — or not so surprisingly, depending on how you look at it — there are only two couples from the original series of The Bachelor that are still together today, one of which is Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici. The adorable couple found love on season 17 of The Bachelor, and although some people didn't see Sean choosing Catherine as his forever love, their romance has definitely proved that you can find love on a TV show.
After being open about not sleeping with any of the ladies on his season, Sean and Catherine tied the knot in a televised ceremony in January 2014, and the topic of sex was definitely on the table. Since their TV nuptials, the duo, who currently reside in Dallas, TX, welcomed their first child, Samuel, in 2016, and they've continued to make Bachelor Nation proud throughout their marriage and family journey. They are now expecting their second child, and we can't wait to see who their next little one looks more like.
Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney
Season 13 of The Bachelor was not without its controversies — like the fact that Jason Mesnick picked Melissa Rycroft and then revealed on After the Final Rose that he broke up with Melissa to instead date the runner-up, Molly Malaney. Although their romance got off to a rocky start, The Bachelor couple have really seemed to bounce back and are living happily ever after nowadays.
The duo tied the knot in 2010 in a televised ceremony, and Molly took on the role of stepmother to Jason's son Ty. In 2013, the couple welcomed their first child, daughter Riley, together, and their love story has continued to shine in the sea of otherwise unsuccessful Bachelor relationships.
Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter
Leave it to the ladies to pick more suitable men on their seasons of The Bachelor spinoff The Bachelorette, beginning with the very first season of the female-led version of the dating show. Trista Rehn was the first Bachelorette, and she chose Ryan Sutter to be her forever man — and it worked!
The couple, who are frequently looked to for advice by other Bachelor and Bachelorette couples, tied the knot in 2003 (on TV, no less), and their love is too cute. Sure, they've had their ups and downs, as we've seen on series like Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, but overall, their romance has been pretty solid.
"You have to put in the time and effort and energy that you do into everything else in your life. And I feel like [Ryan and I] do that," Trista told Today back in 2015 about why her romance works. "We've had our bumps in the road, just like anyone else, but it's really about staying focused on each other and dedicating time to each other."
They currently live in Vail, CO, and have two adorable children, son Maxwell and daughter Blakesley. You can follow their sweet family life on social media, and we highly recommend you do so ASAP!
JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers
Joelle, aka JoJo, Fletcher is one of the more recent success stories from The Bachelorette. During season 12 of the series, she fell for Jordan Rodgers, and after the show wrapped in 2016, they remained an item and are currently engaged. The cute duo live together in Dallas, TX, and have frequently talked about their plans to tie the knot, although they have yet to set a date.
"It's something that we continually talk about," Jordan recently told People about their wedding timeline. "But I think what's best right now is we feel no pressure to do it. Think about it: when you get together in an accelerated process, it makes sense to take your time afterwards. We still have no doubts about what we want to do, and we want to get married — but we want to enjoy every moment of it."
Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum
After picking JP Rosenbaum on season seven of The Bachelorette, Ashley Hebert became the second Bachelorette to marry the man she handed the final rose to. The lovely couple wed in a televised ceremony in December 2012, and they couldn't have looked happier.
Today, Ashley and JP are parents to two children, son Fordham (who is 3 years old) and daughter Essex, whom they had in 2016. After welcoming her second child, Ashley revealed to People that she "feel[s] this sense of completeness," and in the world of reality TV, we are continually impressed by the normal lives this family leads.
Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried
Another successful relationship from The Bachelorette was the season nine couple of Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried. Although their romance started off a little weird — fans thought after Brooks walked away that she was settling with Chris — Desiree clearly knew what she was doing when picking Chris.
This cute couple got engaged during their finale episode and later got married in January 2015. They currently reside in Seattle and have an adorable family together with their son Asher, who was born in 2016. The couple is currently expecting their second child.
Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo
As the most recent leading lady on The Bachelorette (season 13), Rachel Lindsay is still happily in love with the man she chose. When the series wrapped in the Summer of 2017, Rachel and Bryan Abasolo were engaged and ready to start their lives together, and as of now, that's still the plan.
"We haven't set anything yet. We definitely want to get married this year, and that's the plan," Bryan recently told Extra. "2018, it's gonna happen."
The couple lives together in Dallas, TX, right now, and although the plan is for a 2018 wedding, they have yet to start actually planning it. "The only thing is the details haven't been worked out," he continued. "Rachel isn't much of a planner, so she'll kind of deal with it as it comes along, but, you know, right now, we're just taking our time."
Deanna Pappas and Stephen Stagliano
Deanna Pappas was the Bachelorette in 2008 (after competing on season 11 of The Bachelor), and although we thought she found love with Jesse Csincsak — whom she gave the final rose to and set a wedding date with — she called it quits with her TV love in November 2008. Don't feel too bad for Deanna, however, because she did find love in The Bachelor family. In fact, she went onto fall in love and later marry Stephen Stagliano, the twin brother of Michael Stagliano, who was on Jillian Harris's season of The Bachelorette.
They tied the knot in October 2011 and now have two children together. Clearly, love does exist, but sometimes you need to look past your own season to find it within the reality TV realm.
Jesse Csincsak and Ann Lueders
After winning season four of The Bachelorette and later calling off his wedding to Deanna, Jesse Csincsak found love within the Bachelor family, like his former flame. In August 2010, Jesse married Ann Lueders, who was on Jason Mesnick's season of The Bachelor. The happy couple lives in Arizona, and together they have three children. In fact, Jesse and Ann welcomed their third child the same year that Deanna and Stephen welcomed their second (it was 2016). Isn't that wild?!
Peyton Wright and Chris Lambton
Another Bachelor Nation couple that has continued to get attention from fans is Peyton Wright and Chris Lambton. Peyton was on season 10 of The Bachelor, while her now-husband was on season six of The Bachelorette. Even though these two didn't meet on a Bachelor series, they did meet through a mutual friend whom they knew through Bachelor Nation.
Peyton and Chris got married in May 2012 and went on to star on their own reality series, but not on ABC. Instead, this loving couple, who have one child together (a daughter named Lyla) and live in Massachusetts, had the HGTV show Going Yard together, which was all about landscaping. Now, however, you can see them on numerous projects and shows for HGTV, which is so fun. Talk about being a star reality duo!
Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert
Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert proved that Bachelor in Paradise wasn't just an absurd spinoff of The Bachelor — set in a tropical place and full of drinking and hooking up — when they got engaged on the season two finale of the series. They later wed in Dana Point, CA, at the St. Regis in 2016, and it was then televised.
Carly Waddell and Evan Bass
Season three of Bachelor in Paradise was the season for engagements with three men popping the question. The only couple, however, that is still together from that season is Carly Waddell and Evan Bass. Carly followed in the footsteps of her Bachelor BFF Jade Tolbert (aka Jade Roper) and tied the knot to her BIP bae Evan in 2017 (and it aired on season four of the show). Jade was a bridesmaid, of course, returning the favor to Carly, who had been in Jade's wedding the year prior.
After getting married in front of their friends and family, Carly and Evan started their lives together in Nashville. While Evan already has two sons, the duo welcomed their first child together, a baby girl named Isabella, in February 2018, making their family even bigger.
Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk
Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk began their romance on season four of Bachelor in Paradise, which aired in 2017, and based on social media and this season of The Bachelor, the two are still together.
After their season of Bachelor in Paradise, the couple didn't get engaged, but they did continue their relationship by dating long distance. We saw proof of their sweet romance when Raven revealed that she and Adam met this season's Bachelor, Arie Luyendyk Jr., when he came to the hometown date for Tia Booth, who is Raven's BFF.
As for when Raven knew she was going to keep Adam around, the Arkansas native opened up about it on Instagram in December 2017, and it's all thanks to a sweet gesture on their first date after the show wrapped.
"I knew I was gonna keep Adam around the first weekend we spent together outside of paradise . . . we met in Memphis and had a blast that weekend (after the initial awkward moment we realized, OK, this isn't paradise anymore . . . this is our REAL lives.) and the morning after a night of dinner, drinking and dancing Adam had put my phone on the charger, left a glass of water by my bed, food and an Advil (hah!)," she wrote on Instagram.
"Later after dropping him off at the airport, Adam had left a note in my car telling me he appreciated ME . . . again, I just couldn't believe how sweet, kind-hearted and loving he was. That was the first time in a long time I felt safe enough to fall in love. I hope everyone finds an Adam," she concluded her post. We just love these two together!
Holly Durst and Blake Julian
Blake Julian and Holly Durst might not be the first couple to come to mind when you think of Bachelor Nation success stories, but they really are. The couple met on Bachelor Pad's second season, and although Holly sent Blake home, she wrote him a note telling him that their love story wasn't over . . . and she was right. The couple later announced that they were engaged in 2011, and by 2012, they were married. The dynamic duo now live in South Carolina and seem to be doing just fine.
Lauren Burnham and Arie Luyendyk Jr.
The couple that breaks off multiple engagements together, stays together . . . right? Lauren Burnham and Arie Luyendyk Jr. might have only just reunited following Arie's messy break-up with Becca Kufrin, but whether Bachelor Nation is a fan of them or not, the pair are in it for the long haul. They've been busy traveling the world together, hopping all over Europe and most recently taking a trip to Iceland.
Joe "Grocery Store Joe" Amabile and Kendall Long
The Bachelor in Paradise couple had their ups and downs throughout the latest season, but luckily the pair ended up more in love than ever. Is an engagement in their future? Fingers crossed.
Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen
Season 14 of The Bachelorette starred Becca Kufrin, an alum from Arie's season of The Bachelor, and it was mired by offscreen controversy from the start. One of the biggest and most disturbing shocks? An Instagram scandal involving contestant Garrett Yrigoyen, who it was revealed had been "liking" racist, transphobic, homophobic memes on social media, some of which also mocked Parkland school shooting survivor and activist David Hogg. Garrett later apologized for his actions, and by the end of the season it was revealed that Becca chose to give him her final rose. Since then, the couple has been posting lovey-dovey photos of each other and seem to be very happily engaged.