Former ‘Bachelor’ and ‘Bachelorette’ Leads: Where Are They Now?
While some roses stand the test of time, others wilt before the Neil Lane engagement ring can be resized.
The Bachelor premiered on ABC in March 2002 with Alex Michel dubbed the world’s most eligible Bachelor. More than 20 women competed for his heart and one of the most successful reality TV franchises was born. The following year, The Bachelorette debuted.
Since the show’s initial premiere in 2002, 47 men and women have been named the Bachelor or Bachelorette. Brad Womack remains the only star to lead the series more than once, but in 2020, the reality series shocked viewers with an epic twist as Tayshia Adams was called in to replace Clare Crawley during season 16 of The Bachelorette.
Us Weekly confirmed at the time that producers were left “scrambling” after the hairstylist quickly fell head over heels for contestant Dale Moss. Less than two weeks into filming, the duo left as an engaged couple, leaving Tayshia to carry on with the remaining suitors. (The former phlebotomist accepted Zac Clark‘s proposal at the end of the season, but the pair called it quits in November 2021.)
Following her whirlwind engagement to the South Dakota native, Clare defended the speed of their relationship. “My question would be to the people that are saying that — to the people that question it — what exactly is the formula for falling in love?” she told Us exclusively in October 2020. “Is there one way to do it? Is there one example of this is how it’s done?”
She continued at the time: “How people fall in love and the amount of time that it happens or what the process is [changes]. It’s not for anybody to really decide if there is a cookie cutter for that.”
Though the pair seemed to be all in, they split in January 2021. After briefly reuniting, the reality stars broke up for good later that year.
“They have different visions and wedding planning wasn’t happening which made Clare really upset. … They will still support each other and have love for each other no matter what,” a source exclusively revealed in September 2021.
While the Bachelor Winter Games alum’s season was packed with drama, season 17 star Katie Thurston upped the ante. Blake Moynes returned to the series after previously vying for Clare and Tayshia’s hearts, crashing Katie’s journey halfway through the season. He eventually won her affection, getting down on one knee during the August 2021 finale.
“I think everyone can agree that this is exactly who I was supposed to be with,” the Washington native noted during the After the Final Rose recap. “He fought to be here for me and chose to stay even when I’m telling him to his face that I considered leaving. That he was confident enough to hold both of us till the end, I’m just so lucky. I love him so much.”
Two months after their engagement aired, the pair announced their split, shortly after Katie exclusively told Us that she and the Canadian were “winging it” while dating long-distance. By November 2021, the Bachelor alum confirmed fans’ suspicions that she moved on with John Hersey, who she sent home during the second episode of her season.
Scroll through for an update on every Bachelor and Bachelorette lead:
Alex has kept a low-profile since starring as the very first Bachelor in 2002. After giving his final rose to Amanda Marsh in the finale — and opting not to propose — the pair went their separate ways in 2003 after 10 months of dating. He currently resides in Washington, D.C. and works as a media industry executive. Amanda, who is engaged to her longtime love Chris, told Us exclusively in July 2020 that Alex is married with kids.
After popping the question to Helene Eksterowicz during the season 2 finale of The Bachelor in 2002, the twosome called it quits weeks after the last episode aired. Nearly seven years later, Aaron married Angye McIntosh in August 2009. They 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 told Us exclusively. “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 got down on one knee during the season 3 finale of The Bachelor in 2003 and proposed to Jen Schefft. The pair split several months after the finale aired and Andrew went on to marry Ivana Bozilovic in 2008. The couple share three kids. More than a decade after his season aired, the former ABC star told Us Weekly exclusively that he’s never been happier. “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, Anja and Shane keep us busy running around to soccer/ballet/gymnastics/music/etc!” he explained. “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.”
He added: “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.”
After appearing on season 1 of The Bachelorette in 2003, Bob went to star as the fourth Bachelor later that year. While he gave Estella Gardinier a promise ring during the finale, they broke up shortly after the show aired. Months later, Bob married All My Children actress Rebecca Budig. After six years of marriage, however, the duo called it quits in 2010. He tied the knot again in November 2016 with Jessica Canyon. The couple welcomed a baby boy named Grayson in December 2018, followed by son Blake in July 2021.
“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 tells Us exclusively. “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.”
After the former football pro decided not to propose to Jessica Bowlin during the season 5 finale of The Bachelor in 2004, the pair decided to continue to date. A few months later, however, they split. Jesse, the host of Daily Mail TV and ABC’s The Proposal, started dating model Emely Fardo in 2017.
He popped the question with a 3.5 carat diamond ring during 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,” Jesse told Daily Mail at the time.
After canceling their 2020 nuptials amid the coronavirus pandemic, Jesse and Emily quietly wed that June, revealing their status as husband and wife in October 2021. The news came one week after ABC announced Jesse was set to be the new host of The Bachelor.
Byron gave his final rose to Mary Delgado during season 6 of The Bachelor in 2004. Five years after the pair got engaged during the finale, they called it quits in December 2009. In March 2015, Byron married Belinda Velvick. They share a daughter named Kamber.
Charlie, the brother of actor Jerry O’Connell, starred as the seventh Bachelor in 2005. While he did not propose to Sarah Brice during the finale, the twosome began an on-off relationship after the finale aired. Charlie and Sarah called it quits for good in 2010. The former Sliders actor married Playboy Playmate Anna Sophia Berglund in May 2018.
Travis and winner Sarah Stone decided to date after the season 8 finale of The Bachelor in 2006 instead of getting engaged. Shortly after the season aired, however, they split. The Doctors host married Charlotte Brown in 2012. The twosome called it quits after three years of marriage in 2015.
Travis then started seeing Parris Bell after meeting through a mutual friend in 2016. The twosome tied the knot in August 2019. The couple welcomed their first child together, a son named Grayson, in June 2020.
“We did a thing yesterday. It was perfect. 8.3.19 ❤️🎉,” he captioned a pic from the nuptials via Instagram at the time.
Four months after their nuptials, the newlyweds announced that they are expecting their first child.
“The Stork is dropping off a baby boy in June 2020 and we are pumped! #Storkbaby,” Travis wrote alongside a series of photos of his wife’s baby bump.
Parris shared the same snaps, writing, “We have SO much to be thankful for this holiday season. Baby boy coming in hot in June 2020 and we are so excited and grateful!! Here’s hoping little man gets Travis’s beauty, brains, temperament, and personality, combined with my raw athletic talent #Storkbaby #byebyeabs #jk #cantlosewhatyouneverhad.”
Months after giving his final rose to Jennifer Wilson during season 9 of the ABC series in 2006, the Italian prince called it quits with the winner and started dating runner-up Sadie Murray. After a few months of dating, Lorenzo and Sadie also split in 2007. He currently works as an animal advocate and appeared on Celebrity Big Brother U.K. in 2012.
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 exclusively in 2019 that he was still single and residing 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 told Us. “I earned my MPH from Johns Hopkins, deployed to Persian Gulf, and am delivering babies, climbing mountains and learning to fly planes.”
Andrew added that people still “mention the show” to him all the time and he “keeps in touch” with several women from his season. “I still have random people come up to me, often in the strangest places like the DMV! And when I’m delivering their babies,” he quipped.
The first time Brad starred as The Bachelor in 2007, he sent both DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft home empty-handed during the season 11 finale. Four years later, he returned for season 15 in 2011 and proposed to Emily Maynard. Brad and Emily split that May. After he briefly dated AshLee Frazier, another member of Bachelor Nation, in 2013, Brad met his current girlfriend. He owns a series of bars in Texas.
Matt proposed to Shayne Lamas during season 12 of The Bachelor, also known as The Bachelor: London Calling. The twosome called it quits shortly after the show finished airing in 2008. A decade later, Us broke the news Matt married Rebecca Moring in an intimate ceremony in England in December 2018.
“The heavens opened on the morning of our wedding day and it was just one of those the beautiful crisp winter days. It was blue skies and the sun was so strong that you could really feel it on your skin,” Matt told Us exclusively about their big day. “It lit up this old 13th-century building and it was already going to be beautiful, but just to have the sun light up the building it just made it extra special.”
After popping the question to Melissa Rycroft during the season 13 finale of The Bachelor in 2009, Jason revealed during the After the Final Rose special that he had a change of heart and wanted to be with runner-up Molly Malaney. Jason and Molly went on to date and subsequently got married in February 2010. Their wedding special aired on ABC a week after they tied the knot. The twosome, who currently reside in Seattle, welcomed daughter Riley in 2013. Jason is also father of son Ty from his previous marriage.
Jake proposed to Vienna Girardi at the end of season 14 of The Bachelor. While the duo dated for several months after the show finished airing in March 2010, they split that June amid rumors that they were both unfaithful. Jake and Vienna opened up about their nasty breakup during a joint interview with Chris Harrison in the summer of 2010. In 2018, multiple outlets reported that the pilot was dating a woman named Tiffany.
Ben proposed to Courtney Robertson during the 16th season of The Bachelor. While the duo broke up while the season was airing, they reunited before calling it quits for good in October 2012. Ben, who resides in Sonoma, is single as of August 2021.
Courtney, for her part, gave birth to son Joaquin in 2020 and announced in 2021 that she is pregnant with a baby girl. She married Humberto Preciado in 2019.
Sean and Catherine Giudici got engaged during the season 17 finale of the dating series in 2013. After Sean competed on Dancing With the Stars and Catherine moved from Seattle to Dallas, the pair exchanged vows live on ABC in front of millions of viewers in January 2014. The couple welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Samuel, in 2016. Catherine gave birth to their second son, Isaiah, in 2018. “It can wear on your nerves. But I think, ‘It’s OK. They’re just kids,’” Sean told Us in June 2018 about the duo’s hectic household. “It’s all going to work out.”
The twosome announced in June 2019 that Catherine was pregnant with their third child. Days before Christmas 2019, Catherine gave birth to their first 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 December 23 via Instagram.
Juan Pablo opted not to propose to Nikki Ferrell during the season 18 finale of The Bachelor, but the duo continued to see each other for several months in 2014. After they called it quits that October, the former soccer player, who has a daughter named Camila from a previous relationship, married Osmariel Villalobos in August 2017.
In March 2020, however, the Venezuelan model revealed the twosome had quietly split after two years of marriage. “I want to close this chapter of my life in the same way it began, with LOVE, because even though I didn’t have a fairy tale, Juan Pablo tried to make me happy and I [tried to] make him happy … and in reality that is most important. You deserve this clarification, and so here it is. We are divorced,” she said via Instagram. “I believe that thanks to my past I am the person of the present (much more mature and with more experience).”
The farmer proposed to Whitney Bischoff during the season 19 finale of The Bachelor in 2015. Months after the finale aired, the twosome ended their engagement. Chris faced legal trouble in April 2017 after he was involved in a car crash that resulted in a man’s death. In November 2018, the former Dancing With the Stars contestant pleaded guilty to a charge related to the incident.
In May 2019, he was ordered to pay $2.5 million in the wrongful death lawsuit. Three months later, news broke that Chris agreed to a two-year suspended prison sentence and two years of probation.
“I feel good where I’m at right now,” he told Us in December 2019. “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.”
Us broke the news in May 2020 that Chris was seeing Victoria Fuller, who competed on season 24 of The Bachelor. The twosome called it quits, however, at the end of summer 2020. “It’s complicated, but at the same time, I’m just living my life,” Victoria explained on the “Viall Files” in September 2020. “He is an amazing man and he deserves somebody super awesome who’s willing to go to Iowa and live in Iowa and right now, I’m not there yet. Maybe I will be in a couple [of] years.”
Ben, the 20th Bachelor, got engaged to Lauren Bushnell during the 2016 finale. After The Bachelor, the pair went on to star on their own reality series titled Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After? on Freeform for one season. In May 2017, the couple announced their split. Ben attempted to find love again during a brief stint on The Bachelor: Winter Games in 2018, but left early. Ben also cohosts a podcast called “Almost Famous” with fellow Bachelor alum Ashley Iaconetti.
Nick popped the question to Vanessa Grimaldi during season 21 of The Bachelor in 2017. After several months together, the duo called it quits in August 2017. In December 2018, the reality personality, who has had a handful of acting roles in recent months, told Us exclusively that he has “no timeline” for finding a girlfriend. “It’s one of those things — you date, you see what happens,” he explained. “I still hope to meet someone someday. That could be tomorrow, that could be in five years.”
After months of speculation, the “Viall Files” podcast host went public with girlfriend Natalie Joy in February 2021. In January 2023, the couple announced that they were engaged after more than two years of dating.
Nick released a book titled Don’t Text Your Ex Happy Birthday: And Other Advice on Love, Sex, and Dating in October 2022.
Following in Jason Mesnick’s footsteps, Arie proposed to Becca Kufrin during season 22 of The Bachelor, but changed his mind before the season finished airing. The former racecar driver popped the question to runner-up Lauren Burnham during the live After the Final Rose special in March 2018. Months later, Us revealed the couple were expecting their first child. In January 2019, Arie and Lauren told Us exclusively that they were having a baby girl.
Arie and Lauren tied the knot in Hawaii in January 2019. The twosome welcomed their daughter, Alessi, in May 2019. “This was first time she laid eyes on me and I’m forever changed,” Arie gushed on Instagram at the time. “I’m so proud of @laureneburnham. You’re truly incredible and did so good today.”
They welcomed their twins, Senna and Lux, in 2021.
Underwood and Cassie Randolph briefly split during the fantasy suites episode of The Bachelor season 23, but the former NFL player sent home both Tayshia Adams and Hannah Godwin to fight for the speech pathologist’s affection. Randolph and Underwood confirmed they were together during the finale.
In May 2020, the couple announced via Instagram that they had decided to split, but will remain friends. Two months, later, their breakup turned messy after Cassie made an appearance on The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons — Ever. Colton, for his part, expressed concern that she wasn’t honoring their plan to keep their breakup private, while Cassie accused him of being hypocritical as he planned to write a new chapter of his book about their split. By September 2020, the twosome were on even worse terms when Cassie filed a restraining order against Colton, accusing him of stalking and harassing her via text messages.
A judge extended the restraining order to November 6, 2020, after their first hearing, but Cassie later dropped the charges.
Colton came out as gay in April 2021 during an interview on Good Morning America. In February 2022, he announced his engagement to Jordan C. Brown, whom he started dating in summer 2021.
The pilot’s season of the series ended with two breakups. After calling off his engagement to Hannah Ann Sluss while the show was still airing, Peter revealed he still had feelings for Madison Prewett, who left the show during the finale. While Peter and Madison hoped to try to make it work, they confirmed it was over just two days after the March 2020 finale. Less than two weeks later, Peter was spotted out with another one of his contestants: Kelley Flanagan.
After weeks of speculation, Us confirmed in April 2020 that the pilot and Kelley were officially in item. Two months later, they confirmed to Chris Harrison that they are planning to move to NYC together.
“I remember going in, and I wanted that love story more than anything, and I can honestly say it worked out in the end,” Peter said in June 2020. “Post-show, honestly, I’m doing good. I’m extremely happy. It feels so good to be able to say that and I’m just very hopeful for the future. … I am very, very happy with this one.”
Several months later, the pilot revealed in December 2020 that the couple had split. In summer 2022, they sparked reconciliation rumors after being seen in Chicago together. Us exclusively confirmed in September of that year that Peter and Kelley were “full-on back together.”
The season 25 Bachelor ended his relationship with winner Rachael Kirkconnell while the show was airing in 2021 after she made headlines for her past racially insensitive actions, including resurfaced pictures of her at a party on a plantation.
“It broke my heart, because this is the last conversation I thought we’d be having. I didn’t sign up to have this conversation,” Matt told Rachael about their split during the After the Final Rose special in March 2021. “And I knew that I had to take a step back for you to put in that work that you outlined that you needed to do. And that’s something you gotta do on your own. And that’s why we can’t be in a relationship.”
While Matt previously ruled out any plans to get back together during his post-show interviews, he confirmed in May 2021 that they were officially on after being spotted together several times the month prior.
The athlete technically ended his season alone after breaking up with finalists Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia — and later being dumped by Susie Evans, who briefly returned after her fantasy suite elimination. However, during the March 2022 finale, the Missouri native revealed that Susie reached out to him post-show. The couple aren’t engaged, but they told the host that they were about to settle down in Virginia Beach.
After living together for months, Clayton revealed in August 2022 that he was moving to Arizona and Susie was relocating to California. While the pair assured fans that the move wasn’t a sign of a split at the time, they called it quits that September.
Trista, who competed for Alex Michel’s heart on season 1 of The Bachelor, starred as the first Bachelorette in 2003. During the finale, she got engaged to Ryan Sutter and the twosome tied the knot on national television in December 2003. They welcomed their first child, a boy named Max, in July 2007. Trista gave birth to their second child, a baby girl named Blakesley, in April 2009. In 2017, the couple, who live in Colorado, revealed Ryan still has the final rose Trista gave him more than a decade ago.
Meredith accepted a proposal from Ian Mckee during the season 2 finale of The Bachelorette in 2004. A year later, the duo called it quits. Meredith married her high school sweetheart Michael Broady in 2011. Meredith made headlines in 2018 after she alleged an unnamed female masseuse drugged and sexually assaulted her during her time on the ABC series. (The network never commented on the allegations.)
In October 2020, Meredith was also the only Bachelorette not to participate in a video made by the former leads to promote season 16 of the series.
After her relationship with Andrew Firestone ended, Jen starred as the third Bachelorette in 2005. While she selected Jerry Ferris during the finale, Jen turned down his proposal and asked him to reconsider popping the question at a later date. During the live After the Final Rose special, however, she revealed the duo had called it quits. Jen went on to marry Joe Waterman in 2009. The pair, who share daughters Mae and Charlotte, reside in Hudson, Ohio. “I grew up outside of Cleveland and my husband is from Cincinnati, so we decided to move home to be closer to family,” Jen, who is a stay-at-home mom, told Us Weekly exclusively.
“People still come up to me and ask about the show quite a bit, which always surprises me!” she continued. “It’s been 15 years since I was on the show, and I can’t believe people still recognize me. People are always so nice and it’s fun to be a small part of pop culture. … I loved my experience on the show and everything it brought into my life, but I’m a much happier person being out of the public eye. I have two daughters who keep me on my toes and a great husband. Life is good!”
After taking three years off, The Bachelorette returned to ABC in 2008 and named DeAnna the fourth series lead. While she accepted a proposal from Jesse Csincsak during the finale and planned their wedding for May 2009, they called it quits in November 2008. Years later, DeAnna married Stephen Stagliano, whose brother competed on season 5 of The Bachelorette, in Georgia in 2012. The couple share daughter Addison and son Austin.
Jillian and Ed Swiderski got engaged during season 5 of the ABC dating show in 2009. A year later, the twosome announced their breakup in July 2010. Jillian got engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Justin Pasutto, in 2016, and they share two kids: Leo and Annie. “It’s been almost 10 years since I’ve been on the show and so most of the PTSD is gone,” Jillian joked exclusively to Us. “It was such an incredible experience even if it wasn’t ’successful’ i wouldn’t change it for a thing. I learned so much about myself and relationships that still applies to my life today.”
“Its also hard not to connect my current career situation to the Bachelor. I had a great job prior to going on the show, but I do believe that much of life and career today would be much different if I hadn’t taken that chance. I LOVE love working on the website www.jillianharris.com, I love inspiring others, being in a position to give back to charity and also be in a career where i’m able to be super creative,” she continues. “I also was able to stick in the television industry with my role on Love it Or List it, Too, which is also a dream. Yes, I’ve worked hard and loved hard to get to where i am today both professionally and personally, but I often look back and wonder…. what If? Two beautiful children, a handsome dog, a hunky fiancé and a dream job. Is life perfect? HECK no … but I have a ton to be grateful for and i owe a slice of that to the Bachelor family and experience!”
Ali accepted a proposal from Roberto Martinez during season 6 of The Bachelorette in 2010. After more than a year together, they announced their breakup in November 2011. Ali, now a host and Emerald Duv jewelry designer, married radio personality Kevin Manno in 2017. The couple welcomed daughter Molly in 2016 and son Riley in 2018 and live in Nashville.
“I’d like to think that I would’ve met my husband regardless of the show, but the truth is if I had never gone on The Bachelor and Bachelorette, I’m not sure I would have!” Fedotowsky told Us in 2018. “I met him on another show that I wouldn’t of had the opportunity to host if I hadn’t been on the Bachelorette and now we have a daughter and a son and a beautiful life. I’m even lucky enough that I get to make a living blogging about motherhood, which I’m beyond grateful for. None of this would’ve happened the way it did if I hadn’t gone on that show. I’m beyond grateful for it!”
Ashley and J.P. Rosenbaum got engaged during the season 7 finale of The Bachelorette in 2011. The following year, the twosome tied the knot in December 2012 and their nuptials were documented for a TV special. Ashley gave birth to their first child, a baby boy named Fordham, in September 2014. The pair welcomed their second child, a daughter named Essex, in November 2016. In August 2018, Ashley and J.P. renewed their vows during a trip to Aruba.
Ashley revealed that JP was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare neurological disorder, is a condition in which the body’s immune system attacks the nerves, in December 2019. “He is in treatment and doing well,” the pediatric dentist said at the time. “It may be a long road to full recovery, but we are so grateful to everyone that has helped us get to a speedy diagnosis and treatment.”
JP, for his part, detailed his symptoms during a December hospital stay: “Things you do every day, like picking up this phone, or buttoning buttons, tying shoelaces, putting on deodorant, just can’t do it. Picking up my kids, can’t do it.” He was discharged on December 9, 2019.
In October 2020, the couple announced they had split after nearly eight years of marriage. “It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that, after months of separation, Jp and I have amicably decided to go our separate ways,” Hebert captioned a photo of the couple slow-dancing on Instagram. “We created the most beautiful children and shared memories that will never be forgotten. Our differences have taken a toll on our relationship and after years of attempting to repair the damage, we’ve decided that it is in our family’s best interest to create new and separate lives for our children. Please respect our privacy as we move forward with the newness of our lives. Our ultimate focus is to create stable and healthy lives for our children. Thank you for your love and support throughout the years. Wishing you all love, happiness, and good health.”
In March 2022, the dentist revealed that she has had a boyfriend for nearly one year.
After ending her brief engagement to Brad Womack, Emily was named the eighth Bachelorette in 2012. She accepted a proposal from Jef Holm during the finale, but the twosome ended their relationship several months after the season finished airing. In June 2014, Emily, who has a daughter named Ricki from her previous relationship, married Tyler Johnson. The couple have since welcomed three sons: Jennings, Gibson and Gatlin. Emily gave birth to the couple’s first daughter, her fifth child, in October 2020.
Desiree accepted a proposal from Chris Siegfried during season 9 of The Bachelorette in 2013. Less than two years later, they wed in January 2015. In October 2016, the duo, who reside in Seattle, welcomed their son Asher. Desiree, who works as a wedding dress designer, announced in 2018 that she was pregnant with the pair’s second son.
Us broke the news in January 2019 that Desiree gave birth to a second son named Zander.
The Georgia-based attorney was named the 10th Bachelorette in 2014. Andi accepted a proposal from Josh Murray during the finale. While the pair moved in together in Atlanta, they announced their split in January 2015. Andi documented her Bachelor/Bachelorette journey in her first book, It’s Not Okay, released in 2016. She released her second book, Single State of Mind, in 2018.
“Life after The Bachelorette has been a wild ride for me. People often ask if the show was good or bad for my life and without hesitation, I always say good,” Andi told Us exclusively. “I know had it not been for The Bachelorette I wouldn’t be living life in New York City and being able to say that I am an author working on my third book. And as each season goes on, I may feel a little older but feel proud and grateful to have been part of a show that has so many devoted fans and is still beloved by so many people.”
Andi added that she still speaks to “a lot of people from [her] season,” former host Harrison and a lot of fellow Bachelorettes. “Between the 13 of us, we’ve built a nice, supportive community that I didn’t expect but definitely cherish,” she explained. “Fan encounters are interesting because living in New York the vibe is less fanatic and people are too busy or in too much of a hurry to stop you, but my parents, who live in Georgia, still get people that will recognize their last name or recognize them from being on television, so I think in a funny way they are more of the stars than I am.”
In June 2020, Andi announced via Instagram that she made to move from NYC to Los Angeles. After reconnecting with an old friend named Blaine Hart in Italy during summer 2021, the pair started dating. He proposed on the beach in L.A. in March 2022.
During the season 11 premiere of The Bachelorette, the men met both Kaitlyn and fellow season 19 Bachelor contestant Britt Nilsson. The contestants then voted for Kaitlyn to be the lead for the season. During the finale, both Shawn Booth and Nick Viall got down on one knee, but Kaitlyn accepted a ring from Shawn. The pair moved to Nashville and started their lives together offscreen.
Fan speculation that the couple called it quits surfaced in summer 2018, but Kaitlyn, who hosts a podcast titled “Off the Vine,” and Shawn, who opened up a gym in Nashville, did not announce the end of their engagement until November 2018. Due to the fact that the pair were together more than two years, Kaitlyn was the first woman from the franchise who got to keep her Neil Lane engagement ring after the breakup even though she did not marry Shawn.
The former Bachelorette confirmed her relationship with fellow Bachelor Nation star Jason Tartick in January 2019. Months later, the duo — who exchanged “I love yous” in April 2019 — moved in together in Nashville and announced they adopted a dog. They adopted a second pup in December 2019.
In June 2020, Kaitlyn confirmed that she and Jason picked out an engagement ring before she left to film season 29 of Dancing With the Stars. Almost a year later, the former banker finally popped the question during a May 2021 “Off the Vine” recording session.
“It was everything I could have asked for,” Bristowe told Entertainment Tonight. “The words that came out of his mouth were insanely beautiful. We’ve never locked eyes like that in our lives. We were holding hands, so intense, and I was listening to his every word, but still blacked out.”
JoJo accepted a proposal from Jordan Rodgers during the season 12 finale of The Bachelorette in 2012. The twosome moved to Dallas together, but as of January 2019, have no concrete wedding plans. In November 2018, JoJo, who recently launched a clothing line, told Us exclusively that she and Jordan would consider having a televised wedding.
“I would never say no, never, but I think it’s very important that, if it was a televised wedding, that it stays true and organic to us,” she explained. “We would never do a wedding that was just filled with a bunch of Bachelor people that we don’t even know, because that’s not us. But, if we could have it the exact way that we’d want it to be, and allow people to see it as well, then I would say yes.”
After Jordan re-proposed in August 2019, the Cash Pad stars told Us that they plan to wed in June 2020. Their nuptials were postponed, however, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Fletcher and Rodgers finally wed in May 2022.
Rachel and Bryan Abasolo got engaged during the season 13 finale of The Bachelorette in 2017. “It’s, like, we’re either going to have this 500-plus wedding that we want, or it’s going to be super small,” Rachel said of the duo’s nuptials in December 2018. “So I’m going to hurt a lot of feelings, but I’m going to have the wedding that we want, surrounded by the people we love the most and I want to do it as soon as possible. I don’t want to put off a wedding because I’m planning something big for everybody else.”
The twosome ultimately tied the knot in August 2019 in Mexico. Rachel, who splits her time between Miami and Los Angeles, works for Extra and hosts the “Higher Learning” podcast with Van Lathan. In January 2022, she released a book titled Miss Me With That: Hot Takes, Helpful Tidbits, and a Few Hard Truths.
Becca accepted a proposal from Garret Yrigoyen during the season 14 finale of The Bachelorette in 2018. The couple told Us exclusively in December 2018 that they have no plans to tie the knot yet. “No dates, no months, no venue,” she said at the time. “The only thing that we’ve talked about that we want are food trucks. I want a great taco truck and a ton of Skee-Ball machines so everyone can just play games.”
In August 2019, the pair moved to San Diego together and adopted a Corgi puppy named Miss Minno — who even has her own Instagram page.
The twosome made headlines in June 2020 after Becca and Rachel recorded an emotional podcast about the Black Lives Matter movement, in which they discussed Garrett’s public support for police.
“For those who are curious about my relationship with Garrett at this point, all I can say right now is I don’t know,” Becca said in June 2020.” I can’t give anything more than that. It’s something that we are trying to work through and discuss and do work on at home at this time and that’s where the work will remain and that’s really the best can give you at this point.”
Three months later, Becca confirmed that the pair went their separate ways. “After many conversations, we came to this decision. It wasn’t something that we just arrived at one night,” Becca explained on the “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast. “It wasn’t based solely off of one Instagram post or somebody else’s opinions or comments. There’s much more to it. To any relationship, there’s a lot of layers, and it’s not for me to divulge details. It’s no one’s business other than what I’m telling you right now.”
Becca returned to ABC for season 7 of Bachelor in Paradise and met boyfriend Thomas Jacobs. Kufrin proposed to Jacobs in May 2022 after less than a year of dating. Five months later, Thomas popped the question to Kufrin during a beach trip to Ojai, California.
The former pageant queen, who was the 15th Bachelorette, broke off her engagement to winner Jed Wyatt during the July 2019 finale after learning he had a girlfriend at home. While she briefly rekindled her relationship with runner-up Tyler Cameron, who was spotted leaving her Los Angeles home in August 2019, Hannah shifted her focus to winning Dancing With the Stars in September 2019 when she was named a contestant on season 28. Hannah and partner Alan Bersten took home the mirrorball trophy during the November 2019 finale.
Hannah went public with model boyfriend Adam Woolard in February 2021. She published a memoir titled God Bless This Mess: Learning to Live and Love Through Life’s Best (and Worst) Moments in November 2021.
The hairstylist’s unprecedented season 16 journey came to an early end after she fell in love with Dale Moss when there was still 16 men remaining. During a November 2020 episode, Harrison gave Clare and Dale one-on-one time and she ultimately broke things off with the other suitors and accepted a proposal from Dale (and Tayshia Adams took over where Clare left off.)
In November 2020, the pair announced via Instagram Live that they recently celebrated three months together and were house hunting in Sacramento, California. Their happiness was short-lived, however. Clare and Dale ended their engagement in January 2021. “We appreciate the love and support we’ve received from so many people, but this is the healthiest decision for both of us at this time,” Dale wrote via Instagram at the time.
A month later, Us exclusively revealed that the twosome are back together after they were spotted holding hands in Florida. Less than one year after giving things another shot, Us confirmed in September 2021 that Clare and Dale split again. One year later, Us revealed Clare is dating a man named Ryan Dawkins. He proposed in Las Vegas in October 2022.
The former phlebotomist took over for Clare after the hairstylist accepted a proposal from Dale during season 16. After meeting the remaining 16 suitors — and four additional contestants — Tayshia found love with Zac Clark, an addiction specialist from New Jersey. She accepted his proposal during the December 2020 finale. The twosome subsequently revealed their plans to split time between the East and West Coast.
The pair split in November 2021.
The season 17 star got engaged to Blake Moynes during the August 2021 finale. The twosome split their time between his native Canada and her home in San Diego after filming wrapped. The Washington native announced in October 2021 that they called of their engagement.
“It is with mutual love and respect that we have decided to go our separate ways. We are so grateful for the moments we shared together and the entire journey that has unfolded this year, but we ultimately have concluded that we are not compatible as life partners, and it is the most caring choice for both of us to move forward independently,” she wrote via Instagram at the time. “We ask for kindness and privacy as we both navigate this transition. Both of us will forever want the best for one another and ask you to please support us in our decision.”
Less than one month later, she started dating John Hersey, who she sent home during week two of her season. After the pair moved in together in early 2022, Katie and John announced their split that June. He referred to the breakup as “not an easy” decision to make.
The teacher accepted Nayte Olukoya’s proposal during the season 18 finale in December 2021, later telling Us exclusively that he “instantly” fit in with her family outside of the Bachelorette bubble. At the time, the pair hinted that they were planning to get married “in the near future” after the sales exec relocated to Minnesota.
In June 2022, however, they revealed that they called off their engagement.
The season 19 co-lead got engaged to Erich Schwer during the September 2022 finale. While the twosome didn’t reveal too many details of their future plans at After the Final Rose, Gabby jumped right into season 31 of Dancing With the Stars. In November 2022, the former NFL cheerleader and her fiancé confirmed they called it quits less than two months after their engagement aired on ABC.
After accepting a proposal from Tino Franco during the September 2022 finale, the season 19 co-lead accused her fiancé of cheating on her. While Tino admitted he kiss another woman while the show was airing, Rachel believed more happened. They confirmed their split at After the Final Rose.