Credit: ABC Television Group © Disney Photo: Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter Married in 2003

Happy Anniversary to Ryan and Trista Sutter , the first successful couple to emerge from The Bachelor franchise! Back in 2003, Season 1 Bachelorette Trista Rehn was a sweet little blonde, fresh off her Bachelor Season 1 dumping by Alex Michel. She met a hot firefighter named Ryan Sutter. They went to Sea World. He wrote her poetry. No one else stood a chance. On December 6, 2003, they were married in a televised broadcast called Trista & Ryan's Wedding. More than 26 million of us watched and every season we still turn to the original lovebirds for their thoughts on future Bachelors and Bachelorettes.

As the Sutters tweeted to each other this morning:

ryansutter: "Happy Anniversary to the only woman who could ever put up with me for this long. 7 years! I love you bubba! Forever and ever..."

tristasutter: "To my wonderful husband, @ryansutter ...thank you for the past 7 yrs. You (& the kids) are my everything. Happy Anniversary."


We heart them! Get teary-eyed all over again by watching Ryan's proposal from the first season of The Bachelorette: