All The Couples From 'The Bachelor': Where Are They Now?

Considering how few couples end up actually getting engaged, let alone married, on The Bachelor, it's amazing that the show is still on - and thriving! While many people understand the process seldom works in the long run, we still can't help but tune in to watch anyway, even if it is just for the wildly corny, often humorous entertainment. 

ABC's reality TV dating show franchise is often mocked and each season is full of guys and girls looking for a "shot at love," or, more realistically, their 15 minutes of fame. But for those contestants who did "win" The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, where are they now? Did their relationships survive? Which Bachelor couples are married? Which pairs broke up immediately. Do any couples from the show have kids?

Of the couples who came from the show, who said yes to an engagement, who got married, who broke up immediately after After the Final Rose, and who went back to their normal, boring, regular jobs and lives? What became of their lives once their 15 minutes of fame was up?

Read on to find out what your favorite (and most hated) Bachelor and Bachelorette couples are up to today and how their journeys to find love, once and for all, actually ended.

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  • 'The Bachelor' Season 1: Alex Michel And Amanda Marsh

    'The Bachelor' Season 1: Alex Michel And Amanda Marsh
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    Alex Michel and Amanda Marsh were the inaugural Bachelor couple. Unfortunately, the series didn't start off on a great foot, as they never got engaged.

    Alex is a management consultant and also became a spokesperson for Match.com. Amanda is a registered nurse living in Kansas. She married her childhood friend, Jay, and they have a daughter, Chloe.

  • 'The Bachelor' Season 2: Aaron Buerge And Helene Eksterowicz

    'The Bachelor' Season 2: Aaron Buerge And Helene Eksterowicz
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    Although Aaron Buerge And Helene Eksterowicz got engaged on the finale of their season, they split up only weeks later.

    Aaron is the vice president of a family-owned bank and a restaurant owner. He married in 2009 and started a family. Helene works as a psychologist at an elementary school in New Jersey. She married IBM tech consultant Andrew Goodman in 2013.

  • 'The Bachelorette' Season 1: Trista Rehn And Ryan Sutter

    'The Bachelorette' Season 1: Trista Rehn And Ryan Sutter
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    Often used as the example when critics question whether or not the process of The Bachelor works, Trista Rehn And Ryan Sutter are one of the few couples from the franchise who actually got married. Their wedding was televised in 2003.

    Trista has appeared on other reality TV shows including Dancing with the Stars, Fear Factor, and Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars. Trista and Ryan have two children, Maxwell and Blakesley.

  • 'The Bachelor' Season 3: Andrew Firestone And Jen Schefft

    'The Bachelor' Season 3: Andrew Firestone And Jen Schefft
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    Jen Schefft accepted Andrew Firestone's proposal on the show. However, it didn't last long.

    Andrew is the sales manager of Firestone Family Estates. He married actress Ivana Bozilovic in 2008 and they have two children together. He also hosted the Billionaires Car Club.

    Jen appeared on the third season of The Bachelorette, two years after Andrew's season on The Bachelor. In 2007 she published the book Better Single Than Sorry. In 2009 she married public relations executive Joe Waterman. They have two children together.

  • 'The Bachelor' Season 4: Bob Guiney And Estella Gardinier

    'The Bachelor' Season 4: Bob Guiney And Estella Gardinier
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    Although these two did not get engaged on the finale, Bob Guiney gave Estella Gardinier a promise ring. Their relationship, however, did not last.

    Bob started a mortgage company and married Rebecca Budig, an actress known for All My Children. They got divorced five years later; he has since remarried. Bob also had a few hosting gigs on the Game Show Network and TLC. Estella lives in San Diego, CA, working in real estate and teaching fitness classes. She got married in June 2022.

  • 'The Bachelorette' Season 2: Meredith Phillips And Ian Mckee

    'The Bachelorette' Season 2: Meredith Phillips And Ian Mckee
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    Ian Mckee did propose to Meredith Phillips during the finale, but their engagement was called off within a year.

    Meredith married her high school sweetheart and wrote her own cookbook. In 2018, she alleged that she was assaulted by a massage therapist during her time on the reality show.

    Ian founded a company called Solidos in 2019.