12 'Bachelor' Franchise Couples That Prove the Show Works
Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter (The Bachelorette, 2003)
After finishing runner-up on The Bachelor
Season 1, Rehn chose Sutter in the first season finale of The Bachelorette
. The two married in December that year, and 15 years later, the two are still going strong, living in Colorado with two children.
Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney (The Bachelor, 2009)
After meeting on Season 13 of The Bachelor
, Mesnick and runner-up Malaney got engaged in New Zealand and were married the following year. The couple welcomed their first child in 2013.
Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum (The Bachelorette, 2011)
The two met on Season 7 of The Bachelorette
and were married in December the next year. The couple has since had two children.
Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici (The Bachelor, 2013)
Bachelor Sean Lowe proposed to Catherine Giudici during the finale of Season 17 of The Bachelor
. Lowe and Giudici were married in January 2014 and are currently expecting their second child.
Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried (The Bachelorette, 2013)
The two became engaged at the end of Season 9 of The Bachelorette
and were later married in 2015. They are now living in Seattle with their first child.
Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth (The Bachelorette, 2015)
As Bachelorette of Season 11 Bristowe chose Booth, and the two became engaged in the 2015 finale. As of February 2018, the two are still together and living in Nashville.
Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert (Bachelor in Paradise, 2015)
After competing on Season 19 of The Bachelor
, Roper met Tolbert on Bachelor in Paradise
2. Tolbert, who previously competed on Season 11 of The Bachelorette
, proposed to Roper at the end of the season. The two later married in 2016, and they now are parents to a baby girl, born in late 2017.
Joelle Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers (The Bachelorette, 2016)
Rodgers proposed to Fletcher on the Season 12 finale of The Bachelorette
. The two are still engaged and living in Dallas.
Carly Waddell and Evan Bass (Bachelor in Paradise, 2016)
Waddell, who was a contestant on Season 19 of The Bachelorette
, met Bass on Season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise
. Bass, who was a contestant on Season 12 of The Bachelorette
, proposed to Waddell during the finale, and they tied the knot in June 2017. They're currently expecting their first child, a baby girl.
Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo (The Bachelorette, 2017)
Lindsay and Abasolo met on Season 13 of The Bachelorette
. In the finale, Abasolo proposed to Lindsay, and the two are still engaged and living in Dallas.
Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk (Bachelor in Paradise, 2017):
Gottschalk and Gates met on Season 4 of Bachelor in Paradise
. Gates, who was a contestant on The Bachelor
Season 21, and Gottschalk, who competed on Season 13 of The Bachelorette
, have been dating since the show wrapped.
Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham (The Bachelor, 2018)
Luyendyk Jr. initially chose Becca Kufrin over Burnham in the The Bachelor
finale, and the two got engaged. But just months later, the two split when he couldn't get his runner-up out of his head. They're now engaged, recently bought a home together, and planning their wedding.
Since 2002, ABC’s reality dating show The Bachelor has worked to find lonely singles their match—while entertaining viewers everywhere with idyllic dates and attractive contestants. But how well does the show’s matchmaking actually work?
With a collective 38 past seasons of the Bachelor, Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise, fans have watched 45 couples fall in love on TV. Though the majority of the Bachelor couples split after their seasons wrapped, there are 12 couples still together that prove the show works.
Check out the gallery above to see which couples from the franchise are still going strong.