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Bachelor Nation couples who beat the odds and are still going strong


For these lucky couples, The Bachelor franchise really did help them to find The One (Picture: Getty)

The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise and every other spin-off withing the Bachelor Nation has seen plenty of couples come together.

And while many of the reality star love birds have ended up calling it quits once they stepped back into the real world, some couple have lasted the test of time.

Plus, there have a been a few romances that sparked up being Bachelor Nation alum who never shared the screen together.

So let’s take a look at some of the crazy-in-love couples who actually managed to find a lasting relationship thanks to the ABC franchise.

Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney

During his season of The Bachelor in 2009, Jason had proposed to Melissa Rycroft.

But he chose to break off the engagement and decided to follow his feelings for Molly instead.

It all worked out for the best at the pair got married in 2010 and are the proud parents of two children.

Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici

During The Bachelor 2013, Sean proposed to Catherine and they actually made it down the aisle together.

Their wedding was actually made into a TV special titled, Sean and Catherine’s Wedding.

The loved-up pair are the proud parents of three children.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham

During his season of The Bachelor in 2018, Arie first proposed to Becca Kufrin.

But he broke it off after a few weeks when he realized he still had strong feelings for Lauren.

The pair got married in January 2019 and welcomed their daughter a few months after.

Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph

Colton became the Bachelor in 2019 after being booted from The Bachelorette by Becca Kufrin’s season.

His series was full of drama after Cassie quit the show and he chose to send the remaining contestants home because he wanted Cassie to give their romance another chance.

The pair have managed to make things work, and Colton has now lost his virginity to his season ‘winner’.

Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter

Trists and Ryan met on the very first season of The Bachelorette in 2003, and they’ve been together ever since, making them Bachelor Nation’s longest-running couple.

The couple got married in December of that year and have two children together.

They’ve made appearances on TV shows like Marriage Boot Camp, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and some episodes of The Bachelor and Bachelorette.

Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum

Ashley first appeared on Brad Womack’s season of The Bachelor before she became the Bachelorette in 2011.

She accepted a proposal from J.P Rosenbaum and the pair got married in an ABC special in 2012 – and it was officiated by Bachelor host Chris Harrison.

The happy couple are now the parents of two children.

Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfrie

Desiree didn’t make it to the end on Sean Lowe’s The Bachelor and ended up becoming the Bachelorette in 2013.

She accepted a proposal from Chris and the pair were engaged for two years.

The happy couple are the parents of two sons.

Joelle ‘JoJo’ Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers

JoJo was the Bachelorette in 2016 and she ended up with Jordan Rodgers, the younger brother of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

They got engaged on the show but Jordan re-proposed so they could enjoy the moment off-camera.

The pair are the hosts of real estate series Cash Pad and Fittest Couples.

Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo

Rachel first appeared on Nick Viall’s season of The Bachelor, before she became the Bachelorette.

Frontrunner Peter Kraus didn’t want to propose so Rachel chose to be with Bryan.

The pair got married in 2019 in a ceremony in Cancun, Mexico.

Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen

Becca won over the hearts of millions when she first appeared on Arie Luyendyk, Jr.’s season of The Bachelor.

After accepting Arie’s proposal at the end of the season, she got dumped for runner-up Lauren Burnham.

Becca became the Bachelorette in 2018 and instead of going for frontrunner Blake Horstmann, she chose Garrett.

The couple aren’t in a rush to tie the knot but they are still going strong.

Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert

Jade and Tanner became the first Bachelor in Paradise couple to get married,.

Their wedding actually aired in a Valentine’s Day special on ABC in 2016.

The couple has a daughter and a son together.

Carly Waddell and Evan Bass

Carly and Evan met in 2016 during Season 3 of Bachelor In Paradise.

They had a Bachelor Nation-filled wedding when they got married in Mexico in 2017 with the likes of Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert in attendance, while Chris Harrison officiated the ceremony.

Evan already had three children from a previous relationship, but he has also welcomed two children with Carly.

Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk

On the fourth season of BiP, Raven fell for Adam but the pair took their time with their relationship.

They finally got engaged in July 2019 and made it clear they won’t be doing a televised wedding ceremony.

Astrid Loch and Kevin Wendt

Astrid and Kevin have been going strong since season five of Bachelor In Paradise

Astrid moved to Toronto to be with Kevin, and they recently got engaged!

Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon

Ashley and Jared first met on the second season of Bachelor In Paradise but they were just friends at first.

Things became romantic in 2018 and Jared proposed in Mexico that very same year.

Ashley and Jared then got married in August 2019.

Dylan Barbour and Hannah Godwin

Hannah Godwin failed to find love with Colton Underwood, but she did find her forever love in Dylan Barbour on Bachelor in Paradise.

Dylan had previously competed on Hannah Brown’s Bachelorette season but the smitten contestant got down on one knee for Hannah G.

At the BiP finale, he presented Hannah with a 2.5 carat Neil Lane engagement ring!

Caelynn Miller-Keyes and Dean Unglert

Caelynn competed on Colton’s season of The Bachelor while Dean was on Rachel’s season of the Bachelorette.

But their paths crossed after appearing on the respective shows and rumours soon began that they’d secretly gotten hitched!

Holly Durst and Blake Julian

Holly appeared on season 12 of The Bachelor, and Blake was from season 7 of The Bachelorette.

They met and got engaged during the second season of the short-lived Bachelor spinoff Bachelor Pad in 2011.

They got married a year later and have a daughter together.

The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart finale airs 8pm on May 19 only ABC.

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