How Did Trista and Ryan Sutter Meet? A Beginner’s Guide to the Original Bachelorette
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How Did Trista and Ryan Sutter Meet? A Beginner’s Guide to the Original Bachelorette

Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter are pretty much the old married couple of the Bachelor family. The two first said “I do” back in 2003 and recently hit repeat and renewed their vows in December. Thankfully, the reality TV darlings didn’t forget their roots. We’ll get to see true love in action when ABC airs the couple’s wedding renewal ceremony on Sunday, January 19.

But do you know how these crazy kids met? If the earlier nod to The Bachelor didn’t give it away, we owe this romance to the ABC hit show. Trista gave reality TV love a shot in the very first season of The Bachelor, coming in as runner-up for Bachelor Alex Michel’s heart.

She wasn’t crying into ice cream cartons for long, however. Trista soon landed her own show as the first-ever Bachelorette. It was there among the cut bods and lightly tousled curls of her men-testants that Trista found her Ryan. The Colorado firefighter quickly doused the competition as he and his lady love began a romance that’s led to two adorable children, 10 years of marriage, and countless TV appearances.

For even more detail about Trista and Ryan’s rose petal-strewn path to love, check out our detailed timeline on the couple. We’ll just be here, rewatching Season 1 of The Bachelorette and marveling at young Chris Harrison as we wait to sob into our own ice cream cartons on January 19.

Tune in to watch The Bachelor: Love Stories at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday, January 19!

Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!