Former ‘Bachelor’ and ‘Bachelorette’ Winners: Where Are They Now?

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    A final rose isn’t forever. Not every couple survives the reality TV curse, especially in Bachelor Nation. However, that doesn’t change the fact that the franchise is one of the most — if not the most — popular reality show on TV.

    When The Bachelor first debuted in 2005, not even host Chris Harrison would have predicted that it would result in five different spinoffs: The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad, Bachelor in Paradise, Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise and The Bachelor Winter Games.

    In 2020, the show is a bit different after a handful of scandals surfaced. During season 4 of Bachelor in Paradise, production was shut down following a sexual misconduct complaint involving Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson. The situation made headlines for months and rules were changed the following season.

    Now, one of the larger controversies is the number of background checks the production team are doing — something Harrison promises is getting better.

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    “I do know that measures were taken and people were hired to do some deep dives into peoples’ social media and to try to cover our bases as much — as much more — as possible,” he told The Hollywood Reporter in 2019. “But at the end of the day, we live in a very different world than when the show started 17 years ago. We’re evolving and changing and doing the best you can. But there will be things that come up. You hate to be reactive; you’d love to be proactive. But you can only be so proactive. Stuff is going to happen, so you just do the best you can with the information you have at the time.”

    Ultimately, as much as it’s a cliché, the show is constantly looking for people who are there for the right reasons. Us Weekly has gathered a list of all the winners of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette over the years — it’s up to you to decide who was competing for true love.

    Amanda Marsh

    After accepting Alex Michel’s final rose in 2002’s first season of The Bachelor, the couple briefly dated before splitting. She now works as a nurse, has a daughter and is married to longtime friend Jay Caldwell.

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    Helene Eksterowicz

    While she was the first contestant to receive and accept a proposal on the show, her relationship with Aaron Buerge ended weeks later. She works as a New Jersey school psychologist and is married to IBM consultant Andrew Goodman.

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    Jen Schefft

    Several months after the season 3 finale, Schefft and Andrew Firestone called off their engagement.She went on to become The Bachelorette but turned down two marriage proposals. In 2009, she married Joe Waterman and the couple have two children.

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    Estella Gardinier

    At the end of season 4, Bob Guiney gave Gardinier a promise ring, but they split shortly after the show aired. She works as a San Diego sales rep.

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    Jessica Bowlin

    In 2004, Jesse Palmer decided not to propose to Bowlin, but the pair dated for a few months after the show ended. She now works as an attorney and is married to Omar Rawi. The pair have two children, Brady and Parker.

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    Mary Delgado

    After accepting Byron Velvick’s proposal on the season 6 finale, the pair stayed together for years before calling it quits in 2009. She now owns a real estate company in Tampa, Florida. In 2015, she married James Kordomenos.

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    Sarah Brice

    Brice and season 7 Bachelor Charlie O’Connell had an on-off relationship after the finale aired. They split in 2010. Today, she lives in Dallas, Texas, and she and her husband share three sons.

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    Sarah Stone

    Stone briefly dated Travis Stork after he picked her — but did not propose — on season 8, but the pair did not last. She now is married with three daughters and is a cohost of the “Say It Southern” podcast.

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    Jennifer Wilson

    Prince Lorenzo Borghese and Wilson dated for a year after season 9 of The Bachelor before splitting in 2007. She now is married to an accountant but keeps most of her personal life off social media.

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    Tessa Horst

    Horst and Andy Baldwin were briefly engaged following season 10 but ended things in 2007, about six months after the show wrapped. She is now married to Tom Pickard and the couple share a son. She lives in San Francisco and is the founder of the Infant Growth Group.

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    Shayne Lamas

    Lamas and Matt Grant didn’t last long after he proposed on the season 12 finale. She married Nik Richie in 2010 and the couple have two children. They also appeared on Couple’s Therapy on VH1.

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    Melissa Rycroft

    While Jason Mesnick proposed to Rycroft on the finale, he dumped her on the after-show and decided to choose runner-up Molly Malaney instead. Rycroft starred on multiple reality shows through the years, including two seasons of Dancing With the Stars, before going on to host Bachelor Pad and Redneck Island. In 2009, she married Tye Strickland. They have three children.

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    Vienna Girardi

    Jake Pavelka proposed to Girardi at the end of season 14 but the couple split several months after the show wrapped in 2010. She went on to date Bachelor Pad 2 alum Kasey Kahl and later NASCAR racer Todd Allen.

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    Emily Maynard

    When Brad Womack returned for season 15, he proposed to Maynard … but they split after a few months. In 2012, she became the Bachelorette and was briefly engaged to her winner, Jef Holm. In 2014, she married Tyler Johnson and the pair have four children and live in North Carolina.

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    Courtney Robertson

    Ben Flajnik proposed to Robertson at the end of season 16; the pair split, then got back together and re-engaged during the live after show. However, it didn’t last. She went on to briefly date Arie Luyendyk Jr., who went on to become the Bachelor. In Decemebr 2019, Us broke the news that she is engaged to Humberto Preciado. The pair are expecting their first child.

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    Catherine Giudici

    Sean Lowe and Giudici got engaged during season 17 of The Bachelor. The couple tied the knot in a television wedding in January 2014. Two years later, they welcomed their first son, Samuel. In 2018, they had another son, Isaiah. Days before Christmas 2019, they welcomed their first daughter, Mia, via C-section.

    “I haven’t been able to help much with the boys while I’m in surgery recovery but he’s been dad of the decade already and it’s only day two of 2020,” she wrote on Instagram on January 2, 2020.

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    Nikki Ferrell

    While she got engaged to Juan Pablo Galavis at the end of season 18, the duo split months later in 2014. In October 2016, the nurse practitioner married Tyler Vanloo. The couple have had a rocky marriage and briefly separated before reuniting in November 2019.

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    Whitney Bischoff

    Chris Soules proposed to Bischoff at the end of season 19 in 2015. Months later, the pair called off their engagement. Later that year, she met Ricky Angel on Bumble and the two married in 2017. They welcomed their first child, a son, in May 2019.

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    Lauren Bushnell

    Bushnell and Ben Higgins got engaged on the season 20 Bachelor finale and went on to star in their own spinoff, Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After? However, they split in 2017. She began dating singer Chris Lane in November 2018 and they married in October 2019.

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    Vanessa Grimaldi

    Nick Viall proposed to Grimaldi in 2017 during the finale of season 21 of The Bachelor. However, in August of the same year, the pair split. In January 2019, she made her relationship official with Josh Wolfe.

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    Becca Kufrin

    Arie Luyendyk Jr. proposed to Kufrin at the end of season 22 of The Bachelor, but before the season aired, he changed his mind and called off the engagement. Kurin went on to become the Bachelorette and get engaged to Garrett Yrigoyen.

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    Cassie Randolph

    During Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor, Randolph went home when he told her he loved her. However, he sent his remaining two women home and flew to visit her, asking if she wanted to date — not get engaged — and see where it went. She agreed and the two dated until May 2020, when they announced their split.

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    Hannah Ann Sluss

    Two months after Peter Weber got down on one knee in Australia during the season 24 finale of The Bachelor, he broke up with the model because he had unresolved feelings for Madison Prewett, who quit during the final week. During their live reunion onstage in March 2020, Sluss did not hold back. “Word of advice,” she quipped. “If you want to be with a woman, you need to become a real man.” 

    In April 2020, Sluss confirmed on the “Off the Vine” podcast that she moved to Los Angeles and was going on virtual dates with a “mystery man” amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Ryan Sutter

    Sutter won the first season of The Bachelorette in 2003, getting engaged to Trista Rehn. The couple married in a TV wedding in 2003 and live in Colorado with their two children.

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    Ian McKee

    A year after getting engaged to Meredith Phillips on season 2 of The Bachelorette, the pair called it quits. He works as the CEO of Solidos, Inc., a recycling company.

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    Jerry Ferris

    During the finale of season 3 of The Bachelorette, Jen Schefft turned down Jerry’s proposal; the pair dated briefly after the show but later split. In 2011, he married actress Natasha Goss. In 2014, they welcomed a son.

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    Jesse Csincsak

    In 2008, Jesse proposed to DeAnna Pappas at the end of season 4 of The Bachelorette. However, the pair split. A few months later, the pro snowboarder went on to marry Bachelor contestant Ann Lueders in 2010 and the pair have three children, Noah, born in February 2011, Carter, born in December 2016, and Charlotte, born in March 2014.

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    Ed Swiderski

    During season 5 of The Bachelorette, Ed left Jillian Harris’ season to focus on his job with Microsoft, only to return, win and get engaged. They split in 2010 and he competed on Bachelor Pad season 3. In 2015, he married Good Day Chicago host Natalie Bomke. He works as the Senior Vice President of Digital at Kambio Group.

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    Roberto Martinez

    Roberto and Ali Fedowsky got engaged in 2010 but split in November 2011, 18 months later. Roberto lives in Colorado Springs and works as a State Farm Insurance Agent. In December 2019, he shared on Twitter that he is engaged to Kristiana Elliott. “When you know you know. Found my forever sweetheart,” he captioned three photos of the couple.

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    J.P. Rosenbaum

    J.P. got engaged to Ashley Hebert in 2011 during the season 7 finale. The pair married in 2012 and welcomed their first son in 2014. Two years later, they welcomed a daughter. They renewed their vows in 2018. The following year, J.P. was diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder called Guillain-Barré syndrome. J.P. and Ashley announced their split in 2020 after nearly eight years of marriage.

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    Jef Holm

    During The Bachelorette in 2012, Holm proposed to Emily Maynard. However, they split shortly after. While he was later linked to Bachelor in Paradise alum Kristina Schulman, he is not very active on social media. He lives in Venice and is the CEO of People Water, a for-profit company to help provide clean water for those in need.

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    Chris Siegfried

    Ever since getting engaged to Desiree Hartsock on season 9, the pair have lived in Seattle together. They tied the knot in January 2015. One year later, they had their first son. In 2019, their second son arrived.

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    Josh Murray

    Six months after proposing to Andi Dorfman at the end of season 10 of The Bachelorette, the pair split. In 2016, he appeared on season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise and proposed to Amanda Stanton. However, they later called off their engagement. He last appeared on MTV’s Champ vs. Stars.

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    Shawn Booth

    During season 11 of The Bachelorette, Booth got engaged to Kaitlyn Bristowe. The pair moved to Nashville where he opened BoothCamp Gym. However, in November 2018, they called off their engagement after three years together. He is still living in Nashville and training.

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    Jordan Rodgers

    The former NFL quarterback proposed to JoJo Fletcher during the season 12 finale of The Bachelorette in 2016. However, the pair wanted to enjoy their engagement and in August 2019, he proposed again. The Cash Pad costars plan to marry in the summer of 2020.

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    Bryan Abasolo

    After proposing to Rachel Lindsay on the season 12 finale of The Bachelorette, the chiropractor and the lawyer went on to live a fairytale. They married in August 2019 in Mexico, honeymooned in Greece and are planning to begin a family soon.

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    Garrett Yrigoyen

    On the season 14 finale, the medical sales representative proposed to Becca Kufrin. The pair have been enjoying their engagement ever since the 2018 proposal and are living together in Carlsbad, California.

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    Jed Wyatt

    Although he and Hannah Brown got engaged on the season 15 finale, she called it off shortly after the show wrapped when she found out he had a girlfriend. Since the show, he has apologized and moved on. Since November 2019, he has been dating personal trainer Ellen Decker.

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