Twelve years later, Trista and Ryan Sutter are still going strong.
The original Bachelorette, Trista Sutter, was spotted vacationing in Mexico with her husband (aka the last man standing) Ryan and their two children over the holiday weekend.
After all these years (and so many failed Bachelor/Bachelorette couplings), it's heartwarming to see that love is still in the air for these two as they were seen cuddling and kissing all weekend long. The couple, who tied the knot Dec. 6, 2003, in front of ABC cameras after the successful inaugural season of The Bachelorette aired earlier that year, enjoyed their stay at the Generations Riviera Maya by Karisma resort with their children Max, 8, and Blakesley, 6.
The happy family built sandcastles, splashed around in the pool and enjoyed family dinners by the beach all week long.
Since filming the show and pioneering the long list of ladies who have awaited meeting their perfect match, the 43-year-old Trista has enjoyed raising her children and creating her own happily ever after.
She even wrote a book about her journey called Happily Ever After: The Life-Changing Power Of A Grateful Heart, which encourages her readers to love with arms wide open.
With the 20th season of The Bachelor right around the corner and promos that have our hearts melting at Ben Higgins' adorable smile, pics of Trista and Ryan are a nice reminder that, no matter how increasingly guilty of a pleasure the franchise has become, the couple will work out if they're right for each other.