The Bachelor Couples: Where Are They Now?
The anticipation of waiting for Clare Crawley and Matt James's seasons of The Bachelorette and The Bachelor has made us reminisce about those early Bachelor seasons and wonder what the couples are up to now. Most importantly, who are they seeing and what are their relationship statuses? We all know that the contestants from the reality TV show love to get together with other former stars, making it difficult to keep track of who's with whom. So, we're breaking it down from the beginning to give you the scoop on where the last couples standing from each of the 24 seasons of The Bachelor are now. And in case you missed it, the previous bachelor, Peter Weber, ended up engaged to Hannah Anne only to have the engagement called off after he said he still had feelings for Madison. He then started dating Kelley Flanagan, who he priorly dumped on the show, and now the two are as happy as can be. See if the other couples made it out this happy and lived their Bachelor fairy tales, or if their love was only made for the screen. The final rose is just the beginning . . .
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano
The Bachelor, Season 1: Alex Michel and Amanda Marsh
In the first season of The Bachelor, management consultant Alex Michel chose Amanda Marsh at the end but didn't propose to her. They dated for a few months but then broke up.
Now: Alex Michel
He went off the grid after the show ended, but last we heard, Alex works as a media industry executive in New York City and seems to be single. Maybe he should give himself another shot at love!
Now: Amanda Marsh
Amanda Marsh (now Amanda Caldwell) married childhood friend Jay Caldwell, and they have a daughter, Chloe.
The Bachelor, Season 2: Aaron Buerge and Helene Eksterowicz
Aaron Buerge, a banker and restaurant owner, proposed to Helene Eksterowicz at the finale of the show, but they broke up soon after.
Now: Aaron Buerge
Aaron met his now-wife, Angye, at a sports bar in his Missouri hometown. They married in 2009 and now have two daughters together along with his wife's older daughter.
Now: Helene Eksterowicz
Helene Eksterowicz got engaged to Andrew Goodman, a senior technology consultant for IBM, in January 2013 after a year and a half of dating, and the two got married that summer. They have a child together.
The Bachelor, Season 3: Andrew Firestone and Jen Schefft
San Francisco tire heir Andrew Firestone proposed to Jen Schefft at the finale, but the pair parted ways just months after the show ended.
Now: Andrew Firestone
In 2008, Andrew married model Ivana Bozilovic, and they have three children, Adam Brooks, Shane, and Anja Jasmine.
Now: Jen Schefft
Jen became the third Bachelorette, but she rejected Jerry Ferris's proposal at the end of the season. She wed businessman Joe Waterman in Chicago in 2009, and the stay-at-home mom now has two young girls.
The Bachelor, Season 4: Bob Guiney and Estella Gardinier
In the finale of his season, former Bachelorette-contestant-turned-Bachelor Bob Guiney chose Estella Gardinier, a mortgage broker, but they broke up not long after the show aired.
Now: Bob Guiney
In July 2004, Bob married All My Children actress Rebecca Budig, but the two divorced in 2010. He's since hosted HGTV and TLC shows and is a musician in a band called Band From TV. In November 2016, he married Jessica Canyon in Punta Mita, Mexico, and they now have a son together.
Now: Estella Gardinier
After briefly seeing country singer Steve Holy in 2004, Estella appears to be single. She's a self-described "nutritionista," fitness trainer, and Pilates and yoga instructor in San Diego. She is also the founder of Project Love You.
The Bachelor, Season 5: Jesse Palmer and Jessica Bowlin
Canadian-American college football player Jesse Palmer picked Jessica Bowlin but didn't propose. They split a few months later.
Now: Jesse Palmer
Jesse Palmer is now a sports commentator for college football on ESPN in the United States, and a Daily Mail TV host. He's engaged to Brazilian model Emely Fardo.
Now: Jessica Bowlin
After the breakup, Jessica graduated from East Carolina University and Chapman University Law School and passed the State Bar of California in 2007. According to her Facebook page, she's now married to Omar Rawi and has a boy named Brady and a girl named Parker. She is also an attorney.
The Bachelor, Season 6: Byron Velvick and Mary Delgado
Pro bass fisherman and divorced father Byron Velvick proposed to Mary Delgado (a former cheerleader with the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers) at the finale, and they had a rocky relationship for five years before breaking up in 2009. During this time, Mary was arrested for punching Byron in the face.
Now: Byron Velvick
Byron is still fishing and has made appearances on fishing-related TV shows on channels like The Outdoor Channel. He runs a resort at Amistad Reservoir in Texas, and in 2015 he got married to Belinda Velvick. They share a daughter named Kamber.
Now: Mary Delgado
After some run-ins with the law, including a DUI misdemeanor in 2010, the battery charges against Byron in 2007, and an arrest for public intoxication in 2008, she cleaned up her act. She now has her own real estate business in Tampa, FL, and married James Kordomenos in Cuba on New Year's Eve in 2015.
The Bachelor, Season 7: Charlie O'Connell and Sarah Brice
Actor and younger brother to Jerry O'Connell, Charlie O'Connell picked Sarah Brice in the finale but didn't propose. They broke up two years later, got back together, and then broke up for good in 2010.
Now: Charlie O'Connell
Charlie and Sarah allegedly broke up in 2007 because of his drinking. He's now sober and still acting, and he married Playboy model Anna Sophia Berglund in May 2018.
Now: Sarah Brice
Sarah is married and has three little boys. She is now the National Director of Practice Marketing Support at Cutera.
The Bachelor, Season 7: Travis Lane Stork and Sarah Stone
Travis Lane Stork, a doctor, chose schoolteacher Sarah Stone but didn't propose. They called it quits soon after.
Now: Travis Lane Stork
In 2012, Travis married pediatrician Charlotte Brown, but they divorced in 2015. Travis co-hosts the daytime talk show The Doctors and is now married to Parris Bell, an attorney in Nashville, and they have a son together.
Now: Sarah Stone
Sarah Stone (now Sarah Stone Smith) became a real estate agent in Nashville after the show, but is now the co-host of the Say It Southern podcast. She and her husband, Brock, have three daughters.
The Bachelor, Season 9: Prince Lorenzo Borghese and Jennifer Wilson
Cosmetics entrepreneur Prince Lorenzo Borghese picked Jennifer Wilson without the proposal, and they broke up the following year.
Now: Prince Lorenzo Borghese
Lorenzo is the president of Animal Aid USA as well as the founder of Prince Lorenzo's Royal Treatment and South Beach Brewing Company. It's unclear if he's dating anyone, but he does take a ton of photos with adorable puppies!
Now: Jennifer Wilson
Last we heard, Jennifer was a wellness coach for Juice Plus in Florida and married to an accountant from Ohio, Lee Gerschutz. She's since deleted her Facebook page, so it's unclear what she's up to these days.
The Bachelor, Season 10: Andy Baldwin and Tessa Horst
US Naval Officer Andrew (Andy) Baldwin proposed to Tessa Horst in the finale, and she accepted. They then called off their engagement after the show but continued to date for six months before ending things in 2007.
Now: Andy Baldwin
Andy briefly dated Karina Smirnoff from Dancing With the Stars, but now he's focused on his philanthropic efforts, medical career, and services to his country. He appears to be single and resides in San Diego.
Now: Tessa Horst
Tessa still lives in San Francisco and is the founder of the Infant Growth Group as well as works as a clinical supervisor at A Better Way. She is married to a man named Tom Pickard after getting engaged in 2013, and has a son.
The Bachelor, Season 11: Brad Womack
Bar owner Brad Womack picked DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft as the two finalists but then turned them both down in the finale. Even though this made him hugely unpopular, Brad got a second chance as season 15's Bachelor.
The Bachelor, Season 12: Matt Grant and Shayne Lamas
Global financier Matt Grant proposed to Shayne Lamas in the finale, but they broke up the same year the show aired.
Now: Matt Grant
Matt lives in London and works for a company that provides remote access software. After dating Bachelor Pad winner Natalie Getz (who was rejected on Jason's season of The Bachelor), he married Rebecca Moring in December 2017. They met at a neighborhood pub.
Now: Shayne Lamas
Shayne was arrested in 2009 for a DUI and later had some minor movie roles. Within a few hours of meeting Nik Richie (who runs a gossip website) in 2010, she married him. They have a daughter named Press and son named Lyon via surrogate after a miscarriage nearly killed her. They also starred on VH1's Couples Therapy.
The Bachelor, Season 13: Jason Mesnick and Melissa Rycroft
Single dad Jason Mesnick (who struck out on DeAnna Pappas's season of The Bachelorette) made his season extra dramatic by proposing to Melissa Rycroft at the finale and then dumping her for the runner-up, Molly Malaney, on live TV during the "After the Final Rose" episode.
Now: Jason Mesnick
A year after the show, Jason and Molly got married on national TV in 2010. They now reside in Kirkland, WA, with Jason's son, Ty, from a previous relationship, and they have a little girl together named Riley.
Now: Melissa Rycroft
Melissa married her longtime friend Tye Strickland in Mexico in 2009. She has a daughter named Ava and two sons named Becket and Cayson. After placing third in Dancing With the Stars in 2009, she won first place in Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars. She and her husband were also part of a CMT reality show, Melissa & Tye.
The Bachelor, Season 14: Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi
After getting booted off Jillian Harris's The Bachelorette season, pilot Jake Pavelka proposed to Vienna Girardi. They broke up in 2010, just a few months after the show aired.
Now: Jake Pavelka
After his stint on Dancing With the Stars, Jake agreed to be on Bachelor Pad with ex Vienna and her (now-ex) boyfriend Kasey Kahl. After dating Kristin Chenoweth, he dated an attorney from Arkansas named Tiffany, and now seems to be single.
Now: Vienna Girardi
Vienna had a very public relationship with former Bachelorette contestant Kasey Kahl on Bachelor Pad. After the pair split, she was engaged to race car driver Todd Allen in 2016, but is now dating Jay Husagic, who works in real estate in Orlando. In 2017, she opened up on The Doctors about losing her twin girls while pregnant.
The Bachelor, Season 15: Brad Womack and Emily Maynard
Brad came back for The Bachelor's 15th season. But alas, he and his final lady, Emily Maynard, only lasted a few months after the proposal. They broke up soon after.
Now: Brad Womack
In 2013, Brad dated former contestant AshLee Frazier, who was on Sean Lowe's season. It appears he is now single and co-owns several Texas bars with his brothers.
Now: Emily Maynard
The Bachelor, Season 16: Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson
Bachelorette Ashley Hebert's runner-up, Ben Flajnik, shocked everyone by proposing to the villain of the season, Courtney Robertson. The winemaker and his fiancée broke things off while the show was airing but reconciled and got engaged again during the "After the Final Rose" show.
Now: Ben Flajnik
Ben and Courtney called it quits and broke off their engagement. Ben then dated University of San Francisco grad Stephanie Winn, but in July 2017 told Reality Steve in his podcast that he was "newly out of a relationship" and single again. He is also the Founder of Fernet Francisco spirits and lives in San Francisco.
Now: Courtney Robertson
In 2014, Courtney released her tell-all memoir, I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain, in which she makes some shocking sex revelations. Just a week after breaking off her engagement to Ben, Courtney started dating Arie Luyendyk Jr., Emily Maynard's runner-up from her season of The Bachelorette, who would go on to become star of The Bachelor in 2018. They broke up soon after, though, and now Courtney is getting married to Humberto Preciado, and they welcomed a child together in June of 2020.
The Bachelor, Season 17: Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici
After a sweet romance throughout the season that involved handwritten love notes, Sean proposed to funny fan favorite Catherine in the finale.
Now: Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici
Sean became the first Bachelor to marry the woman he chose in the finale when he and Catherine tied the knot in a live TV wedding in January 2014. Sean also appeared on Dancing With the Stars. Their first son, Samuel Thomas Lowe, was born in July 2016, their second son, Isaiah Hendrix, was born in May 2018, and their baby daughter Mia was born on Christmas Eve in 2019.
The Bachelor, Season 18: Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell
American-born Venezuelan and former pro soccer player Juan Pablo didn't make it far on Desiree Hartsock's season of The Bachelorette but still won fans over enough to become the Bachelor. Unfortunately, he quickly lost favor with fans after some sexist, antigay comments and poor behavior. He gave Nikki the final rose but did not propose, and their relationship seemed rocky during the "After the Final Rose" episode when he refused to say he "loved" Nikki.
Now: Juan Pablo Galavis
Juan and Nikki broke up after months of a tumultuous long-distance relationship that included a stint on VH1's Couples Therapy. Juan Pablo married Venezuelan model and TV host Osmariel Villalobos in Miami in 2017.
Now: Nikki Ferrell
Nikki talked to Chris Harrison about the breakup on the red carpet of the Bachelor season 19 premiere, saying, "He lives in Miami, and he's in the entertainment industry, and that's his job and his lifestyle. It was really hard for me to fit into that. At the end of the day, we gave it a go, but we're just two different people." In October 2017, she married Tyler VanLoo, a guy she met before being on the show — they were friends for years before they started dating.
The Bachelor, Season 19: Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff
"Prince Farming" Chris Soules proposed to Whitney Bischoff during the finale of his season of The Bachelor.
Now: Chris Soules
Now: Whitney Bischoff
Whitney, who is still a fertility nurse in Chicago, married sales manager Ricky Angel in October 2017. They met on the dating app Bumble. They welcomed their first son, Hayes, in May 2019.
The Bachelor, Season 20: Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell
Ben proposed to Lauren in the finale, and she accepted.
Now: Ben Higgins
After cohosting the TV special Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings, Ben and Lauren broke off their engagement in May 2017. Ben then had a short stint on The Bachelor Winter Games but left when he realized he wasn't ready to date someone new. Ben is now engaged to Jessica Clarke, whom he met when he slid into her DMs on Instagram.
Now: Lauren Bushnell
Lauren is living her best life in Nashville with her husband (and huge country music star) Chris Lane. The two have a dog together, and his name is Cooper.
The Bachelor, Season 21: Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi
At the closing of the Finland-set finale, Nick proposed to Canadian special-education teacher Vanessa, and she said yes.
Now: Nick Viall
Now: Vanessa Grimaldi
In April 2018, Vanessa told Bachelor alum Dean Unglert on his podcast "Help! I Suck at Dating" that she's dating someone:
"Right now I am dating someone. Again, like, I don't know where this is going to lead, but I do know I appreciate all his qualities. I feel like I'm a much better person when I'm with him. I'm just very lighthearted, and I'm focused on the right things, and I'm not distracted by the fake world that we could be a part of."
Now, she resides in Montreal and has gone public with her relationship with a man named Josh Wolfe.
The Bachelor, Season 23: Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph
In a finale that Chris Harrison called "the most dramatic ending ever," Cassie chose to leave the show after Colton told her he loved her and she wasn't ready for that level of commitment. Convinced Cassie was the only one for him, Colton ended things with Tayshia and Hannah G. and chased after Cassie to win her back. Ultimately, Cassie changed her mind and they ended the season dating, but not engaged. They broke up after over a year of dating.
Now: Colton Underwood
Colton now lives in California and hosts his own show called Coffee With Colton, where he's joined by a slew of celebrities to chat and, as the name implies, drink coffee. He wrote a book titled The First Time: Finding Myself and Looking For Love on Reality TV in March 2020 and is currently single.
Now: Cassie Randolph
Cassie Randolph resides in her hometown of Huntington Beach, CA, and is currently going to grad school. In her breakup post with Colton, Cassie wrote this: "Colton and I have broken up, but have decided to remain a part of each others lives. With all that we have gone through, we have a special bond that will always be there. I love Colton very much and have an enormous amount of respect for him. We have both learned and grown so much these past couple years, and will always have each others back. Always." While they might not have ended up together for the long run, it's nice to see a Bachelor couple leaving their relationship on good terms.
The Bachelor, Season 24: Peter Weber
Peter's rocky season ended in him proposing to Hannah Ann after Madison broke up with him ahead of the final rose. A few months after their romantic proposal, Peter and Hannah Ann had a difficult conversation about the future of their relationship. Though Peter was in love with Hannah Ann when he proposed, he told her that he couldn't be all in with her because he still had unresolved feelings for Madison. On that note, Hannah Ann gave her ring back to Peter and the two ended their engagement.
Now: Peter Weber
A couple months after his engagement ended with Hannah Ann, Peter and former contestant Kelley Flanagan made things Instagram official when Peter posted a snap of them kissing. The two have been together ever since.