How Many \'Bachelor\' and \'Bachelorette\' Couples Actually Make It?

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How Many ‘Bachelor’ and ‘Bachelorette’ Couples Actually Make It?

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How Many \'Bachelor\' and \'Bachelorette\' Couples Actually Make It?

While 15 years of The Bachelor and Bachelorette has made jaded viewers of most of us, many of our favorite nights are spent watching the gorgeous men and women of Bachelor Nation line up to receive their roses.

And even though 21 seasons of The Bachelor and 12 seasons of The Bachelorette have ended mainly without a love connection, there are definitely some standouts that have us wishing on stars. Or, at least, wishing that we might find love on a beautifully-edited reality show.  

How Many \'Bachelor\' and \'Bachelorette\' Couples Actually Make It?
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Season 1: Alex Michel and Amanda Marsh

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Season 1: Alex Michel and Amanda Marsh

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BROKE UP after almost a year of dating after the show.

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Season 2: Aaron Buerge and Helene Eksterowicz

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Season 2: Aaron Buerge and Helene Eksterowicz

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BROKE UP five weeks after the finale aired.

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Season 3: Andrew Firestone and Jen Schefft

Season 3: Andrew Firestone and Jen Schefft

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BROKE UP 7 months after finale aired.

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Season 4: Bob Guiney and Estella Gardinier

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Season 4: Bob Guiney and Estella Gardinier

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BROKE UP one month after the finale aired, right after they attended Trista and Ryan Sutter's December 2003 wedding.

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Season 5: Jesse Palmer and Jessica Bowlin

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Season 5: Jesse Palmer and Jessica Bowlin

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BROKE UP one month after the finale aired.

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Season 6: Byron Velvick and Mary Delgado

Season 6: Byron Velvick and Mary Delgado

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BROKE UP, but after several years together. They got engaged in November 2004 and had some domestic issues but didn't officially end their union until December 2009.

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Season 7: Charlie O'Connell and Sarah Brice

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Season 7: Charlie O'Connell and Sarah Brice

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BROKE UP, but after a great run. They "took a chance" on a relationship in May 2005 and broke up in September 2007. By November 2008 they were back together, but split up again in April 2010. So close!

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Season 8: Travis Lane Stork and Sarah Stone

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Season 8: Travis Lane Stork and Sarah Stone

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BROKE UP some time after the show finished taping, since a week after the finale aired, Travis and Sarah told reporters on a conference call that they had already split.

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Season 9: Prince Lorenzo Borghese and Jennifer Wilson

Season 9: Prince Lorenzo Borghese and Jennifer Wilson

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BROKE UP two months after the finale aired.

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Season 10: Andy Baldwin and Tessa Horst

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Season 10: Andy Baldwin and Tessa Horst

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BROKE UP, first ending their engagement three months after the finale aired, but adding that they were still dating. However, one month after that announcement they officially broke up.

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Season 11: Brad Womack and ... Himself!

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Season 11: Brad Womack and ... Himself!

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EPIC FAIL, since he didn't even pick between DeAnna and Jenni Croft, his two finalists. He could've at least pretended to pick one, like Jen Schefft. (Kidding!)

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Season 12: Matt Grant and Shayne Lamas

Season 12: Matt Grant and Shayne Lamas

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BROKE UP two months after the finale aired.

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Season 13: Jason Mesnick and Melissa Rycroft... er Molly Malaney

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Season 13: Jason Mesnick and Melissa Rycroft... er Molly Malaney

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STILL TOGETHER, at least, Jason and Molly are. 

Jason infamously ended his engagement with Melissa on the "After the Final Rose" special, asking Molly out for coffee just a few minutes later. Awkward! But the Mesnicks got married in February 2010 and they are still going strong seven years later.

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Season 14: Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi

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Season 14: Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi

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BROKE UP just three months after the finale aired. Aired dirty laundry in ugly televised breakup shortly after that.

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Season 15: Brad Womack and Emily Maynard

Season 15: Brad Womack and Emily Maynard

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BROKE UP at least once while the show was still airing but kept trying to make it work until making an official breakup statement three months after the finale aired.

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Season 16: Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson

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Season 16: Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson

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BROKE UP during filming at least once, but got back together on the "After the Final Rose." They ended things officially in early October 2012.

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Season 17: Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici

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Season 17: Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici

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STILL TOGETHER after getting engaged in November 2012 during filming, and got MARRIED on January 26, 2014 in ABC's first LIVE televised finale! They welcomed their first child together, son Samuel Thomas, in July 2016.

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Season 18: Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell

Season 18: Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell

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BROKE UP after dating but not getting engaged in the March 2014 finale. They appeared on VH1's Couples Therapy before splitting in late October 2014. She's since married longtime friend Tyler Vanloo.

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Season 19: Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff

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Season 19: Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff

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BROKE UP in late May 2015 after a six-month engagement — a little over one week after Chris's Season 2 of Dancing With the Stars wrapped.

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Season 20: Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell

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Season 20: Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell

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BROKE UP after getting engaged in the November 2015-filmed finale. They announced the end of their engagement 18 months after the proposal, and six months after their spin-off, Happily Ever After?.

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Season 21: Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi

Season 21: Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi

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STILL TOGETHER after a November 2016 proposal (which aired in March 2017). After Nick wrapped Dancing With the Stars Season 24, he and Vanessa moved full-time to L.A.. They're in no rush to plan a wedding.

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Season 1: Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter

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Season 1: Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter

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STILL TOGETHER after the finale aired in February 2003. They got married in an ABC special broadcast on December 6, 2003. They now have two children together.

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Season 2: Meredith Phillips and Ian McKee

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Season 2: Meredith Phillips and Ian McKee

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BROKE UP one year after the finale aired.

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Season 3: Jen Schefft and Jerry Ferris

Season 3: Jen Schefft and Jerry Ferris

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BROKE UP technically on the After the Final Rose special, when Jen realized she wasn't feeling it.

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Season 4: DeAnna Pappas and Jesse Csincsak

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Season 4: DeAnna Pappas and Jesse Csincsak

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BROKE UP four months after the finale aired. She's since married Michael Stagliano's twin brother Stephen Stagliano, and the two share two children together.

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Season 5: Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski

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Season 5: Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski

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BROKE UP one year after the finale aired.

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Season 6: Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez

Season 6: Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez

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BROKE UP just before Thanksgiving 2011, one year and three months after the finale aired. She's now married to TV and radio host Kevin Manno, and the couple welcomed their first child, daughter Molly Sullivan, in July 2016.

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Season 7: Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum

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Season 7: Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum

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STILL TOGETHER after getting engaged on the finale, which aired August 1, 2011. They were married in a ceremony televised on ABC in December 2012, and now have two children, son Fordham Rhys and daughter Essex Reese.

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Season 8: Emily Maynard and Jef Holm

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Season 8: Emily Maynard and Jef Holm

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BROKE UP in October 2012 after weathering a cheating scandal. She's now married to Tyler Johnson and the couple shares sons Jennings Tyler and Gibson Kyle — in addition to Emily's daughter Ricki from a previous relationship.

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Season 9: Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried

Season 9: Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried

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STILL TOGETHER after getting engaged on the finale, which aired August 5, 2013. They two tied the knot in January 2015, and Desiree gave birth to their son, Asher Wrigley, in October 2016.

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Season 10: Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray

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Season 10: Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray

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BROKE UP suddenly in early January 2015, five months after the finale aired. It was just days after the couple appeared on the Bachelor 19 premiere red carpet looking couple-y.

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Season 11: Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth

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Season 11: Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth

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STILL TOGETHER after getting engaged in the May 2015-filmed finale. They're currently planning their wedding.

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Season 12: JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers

Season 12: JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers

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STILL TOGETHER after getting engaged in May 2016, and said to be in the midst of wedding planning.

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Season 13: Rachel Lindsay and TBD

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Season 13: Rachel Lindsay and TBD

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STILL TOGETHER, as Rachel revealed she's engaged after the filming of her Bachelorette 2017 season! Time will tell if they stay together. 

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While 15 years of The Bachelor and Bachelorette has made jaded viewers of most of us, many of our favorite nights are spent watching the gorgeous men and women of Bachelor Nation line up to receive their roses.

And even though 21 seasons of The Bachelor and 12 seasons of The Bachelorette have ended mainly without a love connection, there are definitely some standouts that have us wishing on stars. Or, at least, wishing that we might find love on a beautifully-edited reality show.