The Bachelor/Bachelorette is one of the most successful reality television series on air. The ABC dating show first aired back in 2005 and has now grown into a hugely successful franchise with numerous spin-offs like Bachelor Pad, Bachelor in Paradise and Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise. Contestants come on the show to find true love and hopefully meet their significant other. More often than not, however, these couples head out in to the real world and fail, but the odd time it works! Here’s a list of couples who met through the Bachelor franchise and are still together today!
10. Jared Haibon and Ashley Iaconetti
While Jared Haibon competed on Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season of The Bachelorette and Ashley Iaconetti competed on Chris Soules’ season of The Bachelor, they had an interesting road to finding love. When they didn’t win their seasons, they both made their way to Bachelor in Paradise‘s second season where Ashley fell pretty hard for Haibon, but he didn’t feel the same way. Although they struck up a friendship, nothing happened between them until years later! Haibon didn’t know he loved Ashley until she returned from Bachelor: Winter Games in a serious relationship with Kevin Wendt. Their relationship was made public in May 2018, and Haibon proposed just a few weeks later. Their engagement was shown on season 5 of Bachelor in Paradise and they were married in August 2019.
9. Hannah Godwin and Dylan Barbour
Although many Bachelor in Paradise couples haven’t made it for the long haul, it really seems as if Hannah Godwin and Dylan Barbour are the real deal. Despite being hesitant about the engagement, Godwin accepted on their season of BIP and Hannah even moved out to California to live with Dylan. “I think we just effortlessly kind of care for one another,” Hannah shared with E! News. “I feel like we don’t really have arguments. We’re like, ‘Okay. If you’re struggling right now, let’s talk through it’ or ‘I don’t agree on this but here’s where my head’s at.’ We’re both not argumentative people in general so it works nicely for a relationship because we’re both very open-minded when it comes to different perspectives.”
8. Dean Unglert and Caelynn Miller-Keyes
After a dramatic move was made by Dean Unglert to take Caelynn away from Paradise in order to prove his feelings for her outside of the show, it seems the pair are the real deal. The two have stayed away from the spotlight as they continue their relationship, but Caelynn was the person by Dean’s side after a serious skiing accident, and she has even stayed in his van with him where he lives.
7. Tanner Tolbert and Jade Roper
These two met during season 2 of Bachelor in Paradise. Despite not finding love on the original Bachelor and Bachelorette series — Jade Tanner was season 19 of The Bachelor as she vied for Chris Soules rose, while Tolbert was on Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season of The Bachelorette in 2015. They were both optimistic when they went on Bachelor in Paradise and it paid off because they finished the season with a proposal. They are one of a few couples to not only survive the series, but actually follow through on their engagement! Tanner and Jade got married in January 2016 in a televised ceremony and are still together. The reality stars are building a home in Kansas City and appeared on the most recent season of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars which aired last fall. They now have three children together, a daughter and two sons.
6. JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers
JoJo first fought for love in season 20 of The Bachelor when Ben Higgins was the one handing out roses. When she lost out to Lauren Bushnell in the season finale, she was offered the opportunity to become the Bachelorette in season 12! Former NFL quarterback, Jordan Rodgers, was the clear front runner throughout her entire season, so no one was surprised when they got engaged at the end of the season. Despite being plagued by tabloid rumors and doubt, these two have defied the odds and remained together. Jordan moved to Dallas to live with JoJo and now works as a college football analyst on the SEC Network and ESPN. Although they bought a house together, they haven’t made any solid plans about their wedding. But they are still planning to eventually move forward with their engagement.
5. Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham
The dramatic way that Arie Luyendyk Jr. got together with runner-up Lauren Burnham has tainted their relationship for fans but, in spite of that, they are still going strong since announcing that their engagement this in March 2019. The couple were married in Hawaii in January 2019 and welcomed a daughter, Alessi, into the world in November 2019.
4. Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney
Jason Mesnick had one of the most memorable seasons of The Bachelor when he proposed to Melissa Rycroft in the season finale, but then broke up with her during the After The Final Rose ceremony and instead chose runner-up, Molly Malaney. In October 2009, Mesnick proposed to Malaney and they got married on February 27, 2010 in a television wedding ceremony. In October 2012 they announced they were expecting their first child together (Jason already has a son from a previous relationship) and in March 2013 they welcomed a daughter, Riley Anne Mesnick. Jason and Molly live a pretty normal life now. Jason still works in real estate and they built a home in Seattle where they raise their two children.
3. Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici
These two reality stars met on season 17 of The Bachelor. Similar to many other Bachelor couples, Catherine and Sean sold the rights to their wedding and got married in a televised ceremony in January 2014. They both seem to have quit their ‘day jobs’ and have made several appearances on reality shows ever since The Bachelor wrapped up like Dancing with the Stars, Celebrity Wife Swap and Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars. In addition to their televised appearances, Sean wrote a book called For the Right Reasons and Catherine launched her own stationery line called C. Lowe by Scarlet & Gold. They moved from Los Angeles to Texas and welcomed their first child, a son named Samuel Thomas, in July 2016 and their second son, Isaiah, was born in May of 2018. Currently, the couple is expecting their third child together.
2. Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter
Trista Rehn was the runner-up in the first season of The Bachelor. She was then offered the role of becoming the first star of its companion show, The Bachelorette! She ended up choosing Ryan Sutter and they got married in December 2003 during a televised wedding ceremony. It was one of the most-widely viewed episodes in the history of reality television! Trista and Ryan moved away from Hollywood after the show wrapped up and now live a relatively normal life, raising their two children, Max and Blakesley, in Colorado. Despite stepping away from the spotlight, Rehn and Sutter have both returned to reality television for brief stints on shows like Fear Factor, Dancing with the Stars, Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars and Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
1. Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo
These two got engaged on the 13th season of The Bachelorette, and then tied the knot two years later in Cancún, Mexico. Fans shouldn’t be too surprised if they are expecting their first child sooner rather than later. “I would say we start trying within a year!” Lindsay told People in September 2019.