Who’s Still Together From ‘The Bachelor’? Where All the Couples Are Now & Who Got Married

Who’s Still Together From ‘The Bachelor’? Where All the Couples Are Now & Who Got Married

When The Bachelor premiered in 2002, no one—not even ABC—knew if it would be successful in matchmaking handsome bachelors with their future wives. Almost two decades later, and the show’s results have been hit and miss. So who’s still together from The Bachelor and where are the couples now? Fans may be surprised at the results.

The first season of The Bachelor premiered on March 25, 2002, with host Chris Harrison and entrepreneur Alex Michel as the lead. Since then, the series has produced two dozen seasons and launched spinoffs including The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise and The Bachelor Winter Games. (One of the most recent spinoffs, The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart, which combined music with love, premiered in April 2020.)

There have been dozens of couples formed by The Bachelor franchise and there have been dozens of couples who have broken up from the series as well. Though the show continues to be a ratings success year after the year, we can’t say the same for its couples. Ahead, we revisited the seasons of every Bachelor in TV history—from Juan Pablo Galavis to Peter Weber—to update you on their lives and if they’re still together with the contestant they chose in the end. Who’s still together from The Bachelor? Read on to find out.

Alex Michel (Season 1)

Alex Michel

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Winner: Amanda Marsh

Relationship status: Broken up

Alex Michel, a New York City media executive and the first-ever Bachelor in 2002, didn’t propose to his winner, Amanda Marsh, in the finale. After he gave her his final rose, Alex and Amanda vowed to continue their relationship after the show. However, after several months, the couple split. Alex’s runner-up, Trisha Rehn, went on to become the first Bachelorette.

Aaron Buerge (Season 2)

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Winner: Helene Eksterowicz

Relationship status: Broken up

Aaron Buerge, a Missouri banker, proposed to his winner, Helene Esterowicz, in the season 2 finale in 2002. However, by the time the last episode made it to TV, their relationship was already over. Aaron went on to marry Angye McIntosh in August 2009. The couple share a daughter named Aven.

My wife Angye and our two younger daughters live in Springfield, Missouri. Our oldest daughter lives in Kansas City. This has definitely been a busy year for us!” Aaron’s told Us Weekly.. “We just finished building our home and merged our family owned bank with Legacy Bank and Trust here in Springfield. We have been incredibly blessed. I continue to remain out of the ‘spotlight’ and continue to focus on my career and family life. I appreciate and cherish the memories I have from my days on The Bachelor. Subsequently, I have had the opportunity to take part in some things I wouldn’t have gotten to do otherwise.”

Andrew Firestone (Season 3)

Andrew Firestone

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Winner: Jen Schefft

Relationship status: Broken up

Andrew Firestone, the heir of the Firestone and Rubber Company, was the third Bachelor. He proposed to his winner, Jen Schefft, in the finale, but several months after the season aired, the couple ended their relationship. In 2008, Andrew went on to marry Ivana Bozilovic, who he shares three kids with.

“All is good here. Ivana and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary this past summer. Somehow she is still putting up with me! All the kiddo’s are doing great, Brooks, 9, Anja, 7, and Shane, 4, keep us busy running around to soccer/ballet/gymnastics/music/etc!” he’s told Us Weekly. “Work is going really well and the company I co-founded, StonePark Capital, is completing construction on our 5th hotel in San Luis Obispo, California, to open in January of 2019. I have bit more grey hair, I work harder for my bikini body, my wife and kids started a rumor that I snore at night..but I don’t think I have been happier in my life.”

Bob Guiney (Season 4)

Bob Guiney

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Winner: Estella Gardinier

Relationship status: Broken up

Bob Guiney, a GSN host and the fourth Bachelor, was the first Bachelor to come from a season of The Bachelorette. Bob competed on The Bachelorette season 1 with Trista Sutter and came in fifth place. On his Bachelor finale, Bob didn’t propose to his winner, Estella Gardinier, but he gave her a promise ring as a vow that they would continue to date. The split soon after the season finale aired. Bob went on to marry All My Children actress Rebecca Budig, but the two split in 2010 after six years of marriage. He then married Jessica Canyon in 2016, and the two welcomed a baby son in December 2018.

“I’m living in Seattle with my wife and new son Grayson, who is taking up all my time these days, which I love!” Bob’s told Us Weekly. “I still do ton of hosting for different live events and I go back and forth to New York twice a month to be on the Today show. I love it–they’ve very supportive of me and I love how much they make so fun of me. Life is gong very well. Thanks to the show, I’ve had such amazing opportunities come my way.”

Jesse Palmer (Season 5)

Jesse Palmer

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Winner: Jessica Bowlin

Relationship status: Broken up

Jesse Palmer,, a former NFL star and a TV host, didn’t propose to his winner, Jessica Bowlin, but the two did continue to date after his season until their split a few weeks after the finale aired. Jesse went on to date model Emely Fardo in 2017 and proposed to her in the summer of 2019. “I’ve been so enamored, so in love with this woman and it only has grown. I’m head over heels for her,” he told the Daily Mail at time.

Byron Velvick (Season 6)

Byron Velvick

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Winner: Mary Delgado

Relationship status: Broken up

Byron Velvick, a champion fisherman, and real estate agent Jay Overbye competed to be the season 6 Bachelor. In the end, the women voted for Byron to be the Bachelor. He proposed to his winner, Mary Delgado, in the finale, and the two went on to date for five years before their separation in December 2009. In March 2015, Byron married Belinda Velvick, with whom he shares daughter Kamber.

Charlie O’Connell (Season 7)

Charlie O'Connell

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Winner: Sarah Brice

Relationship status: Broken up

Charlie O’Connell, an actor and older brother of Jerry O’Connell, didn’t propose to his winner, Sarah Brice, in the finale, but he did continue to date her until their split in January 2007. After the breakup, Charlie reunited with his runner-up, Krisily Kennedy, before their split in March 2007. He went on to marry former Playboy Playmate Anna Sophia Berglund in May 2018.

Travis Lane Stork (Season 8)

Travis Lane Stork

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Winner: Sarah Stone

Relationship status: Broken up

Travis Lane Stork, a host on The Doctors, didn’t propose to his winner, Sarah Stone, in the finale, but the two continued to date until their split after the show. Travis went on to marry Charlotte Brown in 2012 before the couple ended their marriage in 2015. He then starting dating Parris Bell in 2016. The couple married in August 2019 and announced their pregnancy in January 2020.

Lorenzo Borghese (Season 9)

Lorenz Borghese

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Winner: Jennifer Wilson

Relationship status: Broken up

Lorenzo Borghese, an entrepreneur and a member of the Borghese family, gave his final rose to his winner, Jennifer Wilson, in 2006. Though he didn’t prpose, the two went on to date for a few months before their breakup in January 2007. Lorenzo then reunited with his runner-up, Sadie Murray, but the pair’s relationship also fizzled out after a few months.

Andrew Baldwin (Season 10)

Andrew Baldwin

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Winner: Tessa Horst

Relationship status: Broken up

Andrew Baldwin, a US Naval officer, proposed to his winner, Tessa Horst, in the season 10 finale. However, a month after the finale aired, the couple had already ended their engagement. They continued to see each other until their official breakup a few years later.

One month after the season 10 finale of The Bachelor aired in 2007, Andrew and Tessa Horst called off their engagement but continued to see each other. Months later, the twosome split for good. Andrew told Us Weekly in the past that he’s single and lives in San Diego.. “I’m a commander in the U.S. Navy, a family physician and Director of Medical Readiness for U.S. Pacific Fleet. Life has been great since the show ended. I’ve been focused on my medical career, and service to country,” he said. “I earned my MPH from Johns Hopkins, deployed to Persian Gulf, and am delivering babies, climbing mountains and learning to fly planes.”

Brad Womack (Season 11)

Brad Womack

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Winner: No one

Brad Womack’s first time as the Bachelor was on season 11. He didn’t propose to either DeAnna Pappas or Jenni Croft in the finale.

Matt Grant (Season 12)

Matt Grant

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Winner: Shayne Lamas

Matt Grant, the first British Bachelor, proposed to his winner, Shayne Lamas, in the season 12 finale. (The series was nicknamed Bachelor: London Calling.) However, Matt and Shayne ended their engagement a few months after the show’s finale. In December 2018, Matt married Rebecca Moring in England.

Jason Mesnick (Season 13)

Jason Mesnick

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Winner: Melissa Rycroft

Relationship status: Broken up

Jason Mesnick, the runner-up on season 4 of The Bachelorette, proposed to his winner, Melissa Rycroft, on the season 13 finale. However, in the “After the Final Rose” episode, Jason revealed that he changed his mind and wanted to be with his runner-up, Molly Malaney. Jason and Molly married in a televised wedding in February 2010, and the two share a daughter named Riley together. Jason, who lives with his family in Seattle, has a son named Ty from his previous marriage.

Jake Pavelka (Season 14)

Jake Pavelka

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Winner: Vienna Girardi

Relationship status: Broken up

Jake Pavelka, a pilot, is regarded as one of the most hated Bachelors. He proposed to his winner, Vienna Girardi, in the season 14 finale. The two went on to date for several months after the show’s final episode in March 2010. However, by June of that year, the two had split amir rumors that Jake had cheated on Vienna. The two returned to The Bachelor stage in summer 2010, where they opened up about their ugly breakup. In 2018, Jake dated a woman named Tiffany.

Brad Womack (Season 15)

Brad Womack

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Winner: Emily Maynard

Relationship status: Broken up

Brad Womack, an entrepreneur and bar owner, returned for a second round as the Bachelor in season 15. This time, he proposed to his winner, Emily Maynard. However, the couple split soon after the season ended in May 2011. He went on to date another Bachelor Nation member, AshLee Frazier, in 2013, but as of 2019, it seems like Brad is still single. Emily, on the other hand, went on to become the season 8 Bachelorette.

Ben Flajnik (Season 16)

Ben Flajnik

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Winner: Courtney Robertson

Relationship status: Broken up

Ben Flajnik proposed to his winner, Courtney Robertson, on the season 16 finale of The Bachelor. While the show aired, the two broke up. They reunited in time for the finale before their official breakup in October 2012. Ben lives in San Francisco and appears to be single as of 2019. There are also rumors he dated Kris Jenner.

Sean Lowe (Season 17)

Sean Lowe

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Winner: Catherine Giudici

Relationship status: Still together

Sean Lowe, the first born-again virgin to be The Bachelor, proposed to Catherine Giudici in the season 17 finale. The two wed in a televised wedding in January 2014. Sean and Catherine share three kids: sons Samuel and Isaiah and daughter Mia. “I’ve always wanted a daddy’s girl and now I’ve got her. Mia is healthy, Mama is doing great, and God is so good!” Sean wrote on Instagram on December 23, 2019.

Juan Pablo Galavis (Season 18)

Juan Pablo Galavis

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Winner: Nikki Ferrell

Relationship status: Broken up

Juan Pablo Galavis, a professional soccer player, didn’t propose to his winner, Nikki Ferrell, the season 18 finale. The two dated for several months until their split in 2014. In August 2017, the Venezuelan Bachelor, who has a daughter from a previous relationship, married Osmariel Villalobos.

“The best part [of married life] is having someone you count on, Osmariel has been great in my life, she understands my job and supports it 100 percent,” he’s told Us Weekly. “Also she has became a great stepmom for Camila. [I] can’t wait to have two more [children]. Osmariel says she wants three, but not sure if I’m going to be able to please her on that, I will be too old by the time she wants the third one.”

Chris Soules (Season 19)

Chris Soules

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Winner: Whitney Bischoff

Relationship status: Broken up

Chris Soules, a farmer from Iowa, proposed to his winner, Whitney Bischoff, on the season 19 finale, but two months after the finale aired in 2015, the two had already ended their relationship. Chris, who was involved in a car crash that led to a man’s death in April 2017, opened up to Us Weekly in December 2019 about where he is in his life after he was ordered to pay $2.5 million and sentenced to two years in prison for the death. “I feel good where I’m at right now,” he said at the time. “It’s been not easy on anyone. I’m just happy that I’m able to live another day and work and do my thing and be able to do better things for the people around me.”

Ben Higgins (Season 20)

Ben Higgins

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Winner: Lauren Bushnell

Relationship status: Broken up

Ben Higgins proposed to his winner, Lauren Bushnell, in the season 20 finale in 2016. The couple went on to star in their own Freeform series, Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After?, but by May 2017, the two announced that they had ended their engagement. Ben, who went on to compete in 2017’s Bachelor: Winter Games, proposed to his girlfriend, Jessica Clarke, in March 2020. They married in November 2021.

Nick Viall (Season 21)

Nick Viall

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Winner: Vanessa Grimaldi

Relationship status: Broken up

Nick Viall, who had competed on two seasons of The Bachelorette and one season of Bachelor in Paradise, proposed to his winner, Vanessa Grimaldi, in the season 21 finale in 2017. However, by August 2017, the two had already split. In December 2018, Nick told Us Weekly that he has no timeline for when he’ll find love. “It’s one of those things—you date, you see what happens,” he said at the time. “I still hope to meet someone someday. That could be tomorrow, that could be in five years.”

Arie Luyendyk Jr. (Season 22)

Arie Luyendyk Jr.

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Winner: Becca Kufrin

Relationship status: Broken up

Arie Luyendyk Jr., a runner-up on Emily Maynard’s season of The Bachelorette and a professional racecar, proposed to his winner, Becca Kufrin, in the season 22 finale. However, while the show was airing, Arie reconnected with his runner-up, Lauren Burnham. In the middle of the season, he broke up with Becca. Their emotional split was shown in the “After the Final Rose” episode of that season. Arie and Lauren went on to marry in Hawaii in January 2019. In May 2019, the two welcomed a daughter named Alessi. They welcomed twins, Lux and Senna, in 2021.

Colton Underwood (Season 23)

Colton Underwood

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Winner: Cassie Randolph

Relationship status: Broken up

Colton Underwood, a former NFL player and a finalist on Becca’s season of The Bachelorette, was the first virgin Bachelor. A couple episodes before the season 13 finale, Cassie Randolph, Colton’s eventual final pick, told him that he couldn’t see a relationship with him and left the show. Colton went on to break up with his other finalists, Tayshia Adams and Hannah Godwin, to pursue a relationship with Cassie. In the end, Cassie took him back, though the two still aren’t engaged. Colton and Cassie broke up in May 2020. Colton came out as gay in April 2021. He got engaged to his fiance, Jordan C. Brown, in September 2021.

Peter Weber (Season 24)

Peter Weber

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Winner: Hannah Ann Sluss

Relationship status: Broken up

Peter Weber, a pilot and a finalist on Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette, proposed to Hannah Ann Sluss in the season 24 finale. A few months into his engagement, Peter confessed to Hannah Ann that he still had feelings for his runner-up, Madison Prewett, who quit the show before the finale. After Peter and Hannah broke up, the pilot pursued a relationship with Madison and the two came out as a couple on the “After the Final Rose” episode. However, a few days after the finale in 2020, the couple announced that they had split. Weeks later, Peter confirmed that he was in a relationship with Kelley Flanagan, who was sent home in the final five of his Bachelor season. The two split in December 2020 amid rumors that Peter cheated on her.

Matt James (Season 25)

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Winner: Rachael Kirkconnell

Relationship status: Still together

Matt James, a real estate agent and the best friend of The Bachelorette‘s Tyler Cameron, was the season 25 Bachelor. At his Final Rose Ceremony, he chose Rachael Kirkconnell as his winner but didn’t propose to her. After his season premiered, Rachael came under fire for a photo she took at a Southern antebellum-themed party at Georgia College in 2018. A former high school classmate of Rachael’s also accused her of bullying her and other women for dating Black men. At the “After the Final Rose” special, Matt confirmed that he broke up with Rachael due to the scandal. Reality Steve reported at the time that Matt called things off with Rachael after Valentine’s Day 2021.

“Before Rachael addressed anything or Chris Harrison spoke on anything, I’m trying to be there for her, and I dismissed them as rumors, because that’s what they were to me. You hear things that are heartbreaking…and you just pray they’re not true. And then, when you find out that they are, it just makes you question everything” he said at the time.

Matt and Rachael got back together in April 2021. Matt revealed in an episode of the “Pomp” podcast in May 2021 that he and Rachael got back together after she gave him an “ultimatum.” “She was like, ‘If you’re going to make this work, let’s do it. But, if you’re not going to make it work, I’m going to let you do your own thing,’” he recalled. “That’s really all I needed. It was an ultimatum that I needed. It’s been great.”

“It was honestly a commitment that we made to each other that we were going to work on the relationship,” he said “There came a point in time where it was evident that my working on the relationship looked different than Rachael’s because I wasn’t really honoring that commitment that I made to working on the relationship.”

Clayton Echard (Season 26)

Clayton Echard, Susie Evans

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Winner: Susie Evans

Relationship status: Broken up

Clayton Echard, a medical sales representative, was the season 26 Bachelor. Clayton’s eventual winner, Susie Evans, was eliminated in third place during Fantasy Suites after Clayton told her that he was in love and had sex with his other two finalists—Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey—and Susie questioned how he could be serious about their relationship when he was intimate with someone else. The fight escalated, and Clayton decided to eliminate Susie after she told him how she didn’t know if she could stay on the show if he was in love with other women.

At the final three Rose Ceremony with Rachel and Gabby, Clayton told both Rachel and Gabby that he was in love and had sex with both of them. Both Rachel and Gabby walk away and try to leave the show, which led Clayton to beg them to stay. Both Rachel and Gabby agreed to stay and Clayton gave them both roses. The finale continued with Gabby and Rachel meeting Clayton’s parents. After Gabby and Rachel’s meeting with Clayton’s parents, Clayton realized that he still had feelings for Susie and decided to talk to her. Host Jesse Palmer knocked on Susie’s door and told her that Clayton wanted to talk to her. Susie agreed and she and Clayton reunited. Susie then also met Clayton’s parents, after which he decided he wanted to choose her at the Final Rose Ceremony and eliminate Rachel and Gabby. At the Final Rose Ceremony, Clayton arrived with an engagement ring and a plan to propose to Susie, but before he could do so, Susie told Clayton that was not in love with him and walked away, which forced Clayton to leave The Bachelor single.

During his “After the Final Rose” special in March 2022, Clayton revealed that he left the Final Rose ceremony to “what I thought was my normal life” until Susie contacted him to ask him to take her back. “I was absolutely shocked there was maybe that came from all of it,” Clayton said. Susie later came out during the special and confirmed that she and Clayton were back together and still dating. “We’re really happy and we’re happy to be here today,” she said. “That’s my boyfriend.” Susie confessed that she and Clayton “took some steps back,” but are currently in love. “I can confidently say yeah, he’s incredible,” she said.

Eight months later, Clayton and Susie announced their breakup. “With incredibly heavy hearts, we wanted to share that we have decided to go our separate ways. For anyone who has ever loved, knows this was a painful decision to make and not one taken lightly,” they said in a joint statement on their social media at the time. “We understand that there will likely be a lot of questions about this decision — social media is definitely a highlight reel and much of our experiences together we have kept private as I’m sure most can understand. But we will share this — although this last year together has brought us so much joy and so many laughs, there has also been a significant amount of pain.”

They continued, “We know no healthy relationship comes without its struggles, but we’ve realized that we were not prepared for the external forces that hindered our ability to not only heal as individuals but also as a couple.”

The couple told their followers that they were “focused on continuing to work on ourselves, so we can be the best version of ourselves” going forward. “This is not an easy time for either of us but we stand in support of each other and hope to see the other go on to find happiness and healing,” they said. “Although Claysie is no more, we hope that our communities can support us individually as we move forward with love and respect for each other.” They concluded their post “Thank you to all of you that supported our relationship. It means so much more than you will ever know.”

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