The Bachelorette Couples: Where Are They Now?
While Clare Crawley has just kicked off her season of The Bachelorette, the latest star to complete the reality dating show, Hannah Brown, is adjusting to single life after her brief engagement. But she isn't the only star of The Bachelorette with big life changes on the horizon. Several former Bachelorettes have celebrated milestones in recent years. The track record for successful couples on the spinoff is quite high compared to The Bachelor's less-than-stellar numbers, but where are the Bachelorettes and their picks now? We've got the scoop.
— Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes
Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter: Then
Trista Rehn, the very first star of The Bachelorette, accepted a proposal from firefighter Ryan Sutter in the finale and the pair married in 2003 on TV.
Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter: Now
Trista and Ryan are still married and have two children, Max and Blakesley Grace. The year they celebrated their 10-year anniversary, Trista released her book, Happily Ever After: The Life-Changing Power of a Grateful Heart.
Meredith Phillips and Ian McKee: Then
Meredith Phillips accepted Ian McKee's proposal in the finale, but they broke up soon after.
Meredith Phillips: Now
Meredith Phillips wrote a date-night cookbook and married her high school sweetheart, Michael Broady. In 2013, she opened up about her struggle with alcoholism. In a podcast interview with Reality Steve in 2018, she alleged she was sexually assaulted by a masseuse during filming of her season.
Ian McKee: Now
Ian McKee founded his own company called Solidos in 2019. The company aims to help businesses and individuals achieve a goal of zero waste. He appears to be single.
Jen Schefft: Then
Jen Schefft turned down both her final guys, Jerry Ferris and John Paul Merritt. She rejected Jerry Ferris's proposal at the end of the season.
Jen Schefft: Now
Jen Schefft wed businessman Joe Waterman in Chicago in 2009, and the stay-at-home mom now has two girls.
DeAnna Pappas and Jesse Csincsak: Then
DeAnna Pappas accepted Jesse Csincsak's proposal, but they broke up six months before they were set to get married.
DeAnna Pappas: Now
In 2011, DeAnna married high school teacher Stephen Stagliano — the twin brother to a former contestant on The Bachelorette, Michael Stagliano — they have a daughter, Addison Marie, and a son, Austin Michael.
Jesse Csincsak: Now
Jesse Csincsak is now married to a former contestant from The Bachelor, Ann Lueders, and they have three children.
Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski: Then
Jillian accepted Ed's proposal, but the pair broke up a year later. On the breakup, Jillian told POPSUGAR:
"Ed wasn't honest, he wasn't close with his family, he wasn't close with my family or my friends. He didn't have the same values as I did, he wasn't patient, he wasn't sweet, there was nothing about him that was great for me, but because everyone was rooting for him and I was in love with him at the time I tried to force that to make that work."
Jillian Harris: Now
On Justin, Jillian told POPSUGAR: "I think that Justin is one of the most perfect people on earth; he is so giving, he is so positive, he loves my family, he loves his family, he loves to communicate, he is protective — there are so many great things."
Ed Swiderski: Now
Ed Swiderski married Good Day Chicago host Natalie Bomke in 2015. In May 2020, they gave birth to their daughter, Olive Mae.
Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez: Then
Ali Fedotowsky accepted Roberto Martinez's proposal, but they broke up less than a year after the show.
Roberto Martinez: Now
Roberto is a State Farm insurance agent living in Colorado.
Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum: Then
Ashley accepted J.P.'s proposal and the pair had a televised wedding in December 2012. In 2014, they welcomed a baby boy, Fordham, and in 2016 they had their little girl, Essex or "Essie" for short. In 2020, the two split amicably due to irreconcilable differences.
Ashley Hebert: Now
Ashley is currently a pediatric dentist and independent consultant for Arbonne, a makeup and skin-care company. She is single.
J.P. Rosenbaum: Now
According to his Linkedin, J.P. is working for a real estate investment firm in Florida. He is single.
Emily Maynard and Jef Holm: Then
Emily Maynard accepted Jef Holm's proposal at the finale. They were engaged for just a few months before they broke off their engagement.
Emily Maynard: Now
Single mom Emily married Tyler Johnson (whom she had met before being on The Bachelorette) in September 2014. In addition to her daughter Josephine Riddick "Ricki," she gave birth to a baby boy, Jennings Tyler, in 2015, another son, Gibson Kyle, in 2016, and another son, Gatlin Avery, in 2017.
Jef Holm: Now
In 2018, Jef Holm was dating Hayley Enzor, an account representative in the fashion PR industry based in LA, but he now appears to be single.
Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried: Then
Desiree Hartsock accepted a proposal from Chris Siegfried, and soon after they released a book of poetry together, Diamonds and Hearts — A Poetic Memoir.
Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray: Then
Andi Dorfman accepted Josh Murray's proposal in the finale, but they broke up soon after.
Andi Dorfman: Now
The same week Andi and Josh walked the red carpet together for Chris Soules's season premiere of The Bachelor, they announced their breakup. In 2017, Andi released a book with the title It's Not Okay: Turning Heartbreak Into Happily Never After, where she spills some secrets about her ex. In 2018, she released her book Single State of Mind. Andy appears to still be single.
Josh Murray: Now
In 2017, Josh split from fiancée Amanda Stanton, a single mom of two and a former contestant on Ben Higgins's season. The two met and began their relationship on Bachelor in Paradise. He appears to be single.
Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth: Then
Kaitlyn Bristowe accepted Shawn B.'s proposal after turning down his rival (and Andi's runner-up) Nick Viall.
Shawn Booth: Now
In November 2018, Kaitlyn and Shawn announced they had split up after three years of being together. Shawn appears to be single, with a new puppy named Walter.
Kaitlyn Bristowe: Now
Kaitlyn is now dating Jason Tartick, who was a contestant on Becca Kufrin's season of The Bachelorette. They went public with their relationship in January 2019. The pair have two golden retrievers named Pinot and Ramen, and seem very happy.
JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers: Then
JoJo chose Jordan, a former NFL quarterback (and brother of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers), over Robby Hayes in the finale.
JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers: Now
JoJo and Jordan are still engaged and living together in JoJo's Dallas hometown.
Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo: Now
Rachel and Bryan married in August 2019. The pair are still together and looking happy as ever on social media.
Becca Kufrin: Now
Becca split from Garret in September 2020. The couple have ended amicably and still follow one another on Instagram. Currently, Becca is living in San Diego with her dog, Minno.
Garrett Yrigoyen: Now
Since his split from Becca, Garrett's kept busy with outdoor activities and hanging out with his friends and family. He appears to be single.
Hannah Brown and Jed Wyatt: Then
In a wild season finale, Hannah accepted Jed's proposal, but called off the engagement shortly after because it was revealed that Jed still had a girlfriend when he was on the show.
Hannah Brown: Now
After her breakup with Jed, Hannah asked out her runner-up, Tyler Cameron, during the live portion of the finale, and said she wants him to be "part of her life." The two have since confirmed that they are not together on their individual YouTube channels, after various rumors of them dating swarmed back in March.
Jed Wyatt: Now
Jed went on Good Morning America to let everyone know that he really did love Hannah and he just wants her to be happy. He is now dating personal trainer and model Ellen Decker. The pair live together in Nashville.