'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.
Jesse Csincsak and Ann Lueders (The Bachelorette 2008, The Bachelor 2009)
The couple met in 2010 at a Bachelor
event and now live in Arizona and are married with three 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 together in 2013, a daughter named Riley Anne.
Chris and Peyton Lambton (Bachelorette 2010 and Bachelor 2007)
The couple met off of the show and got married in May 2012. They have a daughter named Lyla James, and are expecting another child.
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.
Holly Durst and Blake Julian (Bachelor Pad 2011)
The couple met on the spinoff and got engaged in 2011. By 2012, they were married and they now live in South Carolina.
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 the parents of two beautiful boys, Samuel and Isaiah.
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 two sons, Asher and Zander.
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, Emerson, 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 welcomed a daughter, Isabella Evelyn, in February 2018.
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.
Amanda Edwards/Getty Images
Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon (Bachelor in Paradise 2015 & 2016)
After nearly three years of friendship (and unrequited love on Ashley's part), the two got engaged in June 2018 on the beach in Mexico and, of course, ABC cameras were there to capture the moment. The couple is currently planning their wedding.
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, they split when he couldn't get his runner-up Lauren out of his head. They're now engaged, recently bought a home together, are about to be wed in January. Plus, they're expecting their first child in 2019!
Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen (The Bachelorette 2018)
After Arie broke her heart, ABC announced Becca would have redemption as the next Bachelorette. Garrett was the frontrunner from the first night when he snagged the First Impression Rose. The couple is engaged and going strong even after Garrett faced a social media scandal.
Chris Randone and Krystal Nielson (Bachelor in Paradise 2018)
Chris from Becca's Bachelorette
season and Krystal from Arie's Bachelor
season got engaged on the season finale of BiP
after dating for only a few weeks. They got married where they had their first date, at the Vidanta Hotel in Puerto Vallarta, People
Joe Amabile and Kendall Long (Bachelor in Paradise 2018)
Grocery Store Joe (from Becca's season) and Kendall (the taxidermy lover from Arie's season) fell for each other in Mexico, kept dating throughout his DWTS
run, and are still going strong.
Astrid Loch and Kevin Wendt (Bachelor in Paradise 2018)
Kevin previously won the Canadian version of The Bachelorette
and in early 2018, he also appeared on The Bachelor: Winter Games
(where he dated Ashley I.). He then met Astrid (from Nick's season) on BIP
and though the two ended their relationship in the finale, they reconnected after the show.
Clay Harbor and Angela Amezcua (Bachelorette 2018 and Bachelor 2017)
Clay (from Becca's season) and Angela (from Nick's) met through mutual friends and got together after Paradise
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 41 past seasons of the Bachelor, Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise, fans have watched dozens and dozens couples fall in love on TV. Though the majority of the Bachelor couples split after their seasons wrapped, there are multiple couples still together that prove the show works.
Season 23 of the ABC series premieres January 7.
Check out the gallery above to see which couples from the franchise are still going strong.