At the end of a long Monday, there's nothing more satisfying than taking off your pants, opening a whole bottle of wine just for yourself, and relaxing with a multi-hour Bachelor event on ABC. The show itself has been on since 2003, but that doesn't mean that all of the relationships that began The Bachelorette have lasted forever. While many couples who participated in this reality-dating television show fizzled out pretty quickly, some of the relationships that formed on the set of ABC's hit TV show were built to last. This list will give you a close-up on some of the longest relationships that started on The Bachelorette.
The first couple to ever appear on The Bachelorette is the show's biggest success. Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter have been together since 2003, and even had their wedding televised. As of 2017, they are still happily married with two adorable children. Other couples on the show haven't necessarily had the same fairytale experience, but the drama and scandals have made for excellent television! If you're curious about other successful The Bachelor marriages or if you're wondering if Desiree and Chris from season nine of The Bachelorette are still together, find out with this list. All your favorite bachelors and bachelorettes are (hopefully) here!
Some of The Bachelorette contestants on this list went on to happily marry other people, while a lucky few have managed to hold their televised relationships together in the real world. Check out this list of the longest relationships that started on The Bachelorette below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.
Trista Rehn & Ryan Sutter - Married since 2003
January 2003 - Present
Married in December 2003 with 2 kids (Maxwell, b. 2007, and Blakesley, b. 2009)The Bachelorette Season 1
Jason Mesnick & Molly Malaney - Married since 2010
January 2009 - Present
Married in February 2010 with 2 kids (Ty, from a previous marriage b. 2006, and Riley, b. 2013)
The Bachelor Season 13
Ashley Hebert & J.P. Rosenbaum - Married since 2012
May 2011 - Present
Married December 2012 with 2 kids (son Fordham, b. 2014, and daughter Reese, b. 2016)The Bachelorette Season 7
Byron Velvick & Mary Delgado - 5 Years
September 2004 - December 2009The Bachelor Season 6