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After finding love on The Bachelor last November, Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici had to keep their relationship super-top-secret until the show’s finale aired in March, so as not to ruin the reality TV surprise. That being said, it’s no surprise that the secrecy put a strain on their blossoming relationship!

“Hiding the romance was stressful while the season was airing,” a source tells US Weekly, “It was hard for her to watch Sean dating other women.”

Well, duh! Even if you know you’re the winner, can you imagine how tough it would be to watch your fiancé kiss other women once a week? Every episode was full-to-bursting with kisses and declarations of love, and of course, fans were full of endless speculation about who the right woman for Sean was. And they didn’t always think it was Catherine.

In the middle of all that, Catherine had to smile and nod and pretend that everything was fine, and she couldn’t see the one person who would make her feel better about all of it! That’s rough stuff, and it’s understandable that they reportedly hit “a rocky patch” in January.

But happily, they weathered the storm, and the same source adds, “They’re doing great now!”

Of course they are! Have you seen their adorable pics of domestic bliss? Or how Sean says the best part of his day is coming home to Catherine? We die! These two had some troubles right off the bat, but it looks like it only made them stronger.

Source: Us Weekly via HollywooLlife.com