The Bachelor-Where are they now?
The Bachelor has been around since 2002 and continue to grow in popularity. The lavish dates and romance attracts a huge amount of fans. Yet we see the dream couple fall in love, but as soon as the cameras stop rolling and reality takes over we find out that they are broken up or have copped off with another of the contestants.
So why do we believe that they are going to last forever in the first place? Because we want them to succeed! We are so desperate to be convinced that fairy tale romance exists that we do not want to be exposed to reality. Through dream destinations and thoroughly romantic dates we live out our own dreams and hopes.
Well I am going to set the record straight and let you know where our beloved couples have ended up now starting right from the beginning:
Season 1-Alex Michel chose Amanda Marsh
Amanda and Alex dated for about a year before breaking up. Alex is now in a steady relationship and was a “romance and proposal expert” for Princess Cruises. Today Amanda is a registered nurse and is married to a man named Jay. She lives in Kansas and gave birth to a daughter, Chloe, in March of 2010.
Season 2-Aaron Buerge chose Helene Eksterowicz
Aaron proposed to Helene-making her the first woman to get offered a ring on The Bachelor. They broke up a few weeks after the programme aired. Helene worked as a model in Philadelphia for a while and is now a psychologist at an elementary school in New Jersey. Aaron married Angye McIntosh in 2009 and then in 2011 was declared bankrupt.
Season 3-Andrew Fireston chose Jen Schefft
Andrew proposed to Jen but they broke up a few months afterwards. Jen was then chosen to be the next Bachelorette. Andrew got married to Ivana Bozilovic and they have two children together.
Season 4-Bob Guiney chose Estella Gardiner
Bob Guiney gave Estella a promise ring in the final of the series but they broke up a few weeks later. He then got married to All My Children actress Rebecca Budig, however after six years they filed for divorce. Estella then dated Steve Holy but broke up. She was known for selling her old bachelor ring and buying a house for her mum. She now works in real estate and is single.
Season 5-Jesse Palmer chose Jessica Bowlin
They got together after finding out that they had mutual friends but split up almost immediately. After being cut from the New York Giants in 2005, Jesse went to the Canadian Football League, which he retired from in 2007. Jesse is now a sports commentater for college football for ESPN. He is single. Jessica is also single and practising law in Los Angeles.
Season 6-Byron Velvick chose Mary Delgado
Season 6 decided to introduce an older bachelor. Byron at the age of 40 proposed to Mary Delgado. They lasted longer than most of the couples and broke up after five years together in 2009. Their relationship hit the papers due to the domestic violence incidents. They now do not talk to one another and both fish professionally.
Season 7-Charlie O’Connell chose Sarah Brice
Charlie O’Connell, the brother of Jerry O’Connell, chose Sarah Brice to be his wife and they lasted for 2 years until Charlie’s drink problem broke them up in 2007. They then got back together in late 2008 and broke up in 2010. Charlie is still single and sober. Sarah got married in 2012 and gave birth to a baby boy called Jack a month later.
Season 8-Travis Lane Stork chose Sarah Stone
Travis and Sarah seemed like the perfect match being both from Nashville, however they only lasted a few months. Sarah used to be a kindergarten teacher but is now in real estate and has two young daughters as well as being happily married. Travis is one of the lead doctors on a show called ‘The Doctors’ where he diagnoses problems on TV. He has a house in Nashville and became engaged to Charlotte Brown, a doctor from Nashville, in May 2011.
Season 9-Prince Lorenzo Borghese chose Jennifer Wilson
Prince Lorenzo is an Italian prince who has lived most of his life in Jersey. He chose Jennifer to be his wife but they broke up a few months later. Today he lives in New York City and is the owner of Royal Treatment Italian Pet Spa, a high-end bath, body and skin care line for pets. He is rumoured to be dating Anna Rothschild. Jennifer apparently cheated on Lorenzo with someone she worked at. She works at a High School as a teacher and is still there now. She is married.
Season 10- Andrew Baldwin chose Tessa Horst
Andrew and Tessa got engaged shortly after the programme but split up after 6 months together. Andrew is the founder of the Got Your Back Network, a charity that helps the children of fallen soldiers. He dated Karina Smirnoff from Dancing with the Star’s but is single now. Tessa is married to a guy named Tom Pickard. She is also the founder of the Infant Growth Group, and she also works as a clinical supervisor at A Better Way.
Season 11-Brad Womack chose NO-ONE!
Brad became America’s Jerk after he ditched both DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft during the finale of Season 11. He ended up going home alone and hated. Deanna is married to Stephen Stagliano and trying for a baby. Jenni Croft is married to John Badolato.
Season 12-Matt Grant chose Shayne Lamas
British financier Matt Grant proposed to Shayne Lamas but they broke up shortly after. She went of to marry Nick Richie, who she had known for only a few hours before they got married. They have a baby girl called ‘Press’. Matt apparently dated Natalie Getz in 2011 but there is no further information for where he is or what he is up to.
Season 13-Jason Mesnick chose Melissa Rycroft but swapped her on After the Final Rose Show for the runner up Molly Malaney.
Jason and Molly are still married with a baby daughter. Melissa, after being nationally dumped on live tv, is married to her life long friend Tye Strickland. They now have a daughter as well.
Season 14- Jake Pevelka chose Vienna Girardi
Vienna and Jake were together and engaged for a few months before splitting up in a very vocalised argument live on television. She is single and has had a nose job recently. Jake up until recently was dating Broadway star Kristin Chenoworth. However Kristin then dumped him for being to needy.
Season 15-Brad Womack chose Emily Maynard
After not finding love and becoming the most hated Bachelor in history, Brad Womack was on the hunt again but this time to find a bride. Jake proposed to Emily but broke up several times over just a few months. Emily is not single and living at home with daughter Ricki. Jake is also single.
Season 16-Ben Flajnik chose Courtney Robertson
Courtney and Ben lasted about a year splitting in 2012. A month after her break-up with Ben, Courtney started dating Emily Maynard’s ex, Arie Luyendyk Jr., but that ended after a few months. Courtney is still modeling and living in Los Angeles. Ben is still single.
Season 17-Sean Lowe chose Catherine Guidici
Sean and Catherine got engaged recently and despite rumours they are still together and planning on having a televised wedding!
So that is your round up of Bachelors now you know where they are. Now you have been introduced to The Bachelor curse…lets see if Sean and Catherine are the next to bite the dust!
When anyone says there is a success story from The Bachelor it is not true. The only couple still together have only been going for a few months. Most of the supposed ‘success’ stories either originate from The Bachelorette or are surrounding Bachelors and other contestants who did not win the show but got together after!
- Lincee Ray: ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 9 Premiere Recap: Weeding Out The Knights, Magicians And Dippers (huffingtonpost.com)
- the bachelor/ette pisses me off (mckarlie.wordpress.com)
- The Bachelorette-Spoilers! (missbazalgetteblog.wordpress.com)
- The Bachelor: 8 Success Stories! (starmagazine.com)
- Celebrity Matchmakers Match Season 4 Bachelor Bob Guiney (matchmakersadvice.wordpress.com)
- Top Ten Life Lessons You Can Teach Your Children by Watching ‘The Bachelor’ (binkiesndrinkies.com)
- What if I were the next Bachelor? (bonchar86.wordpress.com)
- Sea of Multi-Colored Roses (cboulton2013.wordpress.com)
- My TV addiction (sweetslovelife.wordpress.com)
- Des sings the same old song on The Bachelorette (blogs.calgaryherald.com)