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Can you believe it's been 17 years since the series premiere of The Bachelor?

That's right! The hit ABC reality show aired its first-ever episode on March 25, 2002. That season, viewers were introduced to businessman Alex Michel, who had 25 women competing for his heart. In the end, Michel picked Amanda Marsh over runner-up Trista Rehn, who would go on to become the first star of The Bachelorette.

In celebration of the anniversary, host Chris Harrison took to Instagram to say a big "thank you" to Bachelor Nation.

"On this day in 2002 we started a crazy new show called #TheBachelor," Harrison wrote to his social media followers. "I could go on and write the longest caption ever but I'll just say Thank You!"

Before a new season of The Bachelorette premieres in May, we're giving you a status update on your favorite Bachelor Nation couples! Take a look below to find out which duos are still together!

The Bachelor, Colton Underwood, Cassie Randolph

ABC

Kaitlyn Bristowe, Jason Tartick

Instagram

 ARIE LUYENDYK JR., Lauren, The Bachelor, Proposal

ABC/Paul Hebert

Kaitlyn Bristowe, Shawn Booth, The Bachelorette

ABC/Rick Rowell

Bachelor in Paradise, Jordan Kimball, Jenna Cooper

Paul Hebert/ABC

Bachelor in Paradise

ABC

Bachelor Winter Games

ABC

Bachelor in Paradise, Taylor Nolan, Derek Peth

Paul Hebert/ABC

Ashley Iaconetti, Jared Haibon

ABC/Paul Hebert

Bachelor Winter Games

ABC

Bachelor Winter Games, Clare Crawley, Benoit Beausejour-Savard

Paul Hebert/ABC

Bachelor Winter Games

ABC

Bachelor Winter Games

ABC

Arie Luyendyk Jr., Becca Kufrin

ABC

Bachelor in Paradise Reunion

ABC

Bachelor in Paradise Reunion

ABC

Nick Viall, Vanessa Grimaldi

Instagram

Rachel Lindsay, Bryan Abasolo

AM/Splash News

Bachelor in Paradise, Carly Waddell, Evan Bass

ABC

Bachelor in Paradise, Jade and Tanner

ABC

Amanda Stanton, Josh Murray

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JoJo Fletcher, Jordan Rodgers, The Bachelorette

Instagram

The Bachelor, Ben Higgins, Lauren B.

ABC

Becca Tilley, Instagram

Instagram

Lace Morris, Grant Kemp

Molly McCunniff for Real 92.3

Bachelor in Paradise, Lacy Faddoul, Marcus Grodd

ABC/Agustin Murillo

Sean Lowe, Catherine Lowe, The Bachelor, Catherine Giudici

ABC/Todd Wawrychuk

BRADY, BRITT NILSSON, The Bachelorette

ABC

Chris Soules, Whitney Bischoff, Bachelor

ABC/Nicole Kohl

Andi Dorfman, Josh Murray

Michelle Money, Cody Sattler

Instagram

Juan Pablo Galavis, Nikki Ferrell

Instagram

The Bachelorette, Desiree Hartsock, Chris Siegfried

ABC/Francisco Roman

Emily Maynard, Jef Holm

ABC/RICK ROWELL

Andrew Firestone, Jen Scheff, Bachelor

ABC

Alex Michel, Amanda Marsh, Bachelor

ABC

Aaron Buerge, The Bachelor

ABC

Ashley Hebert, J.P. Rosenbaum

Aruba Tourism Authority

Bob Guiney, Estella Gardinier, Bachelor

ABC

Jesse Palmer, Jessica Bowlin, Bachelor

ABC

Byron Velvick, Mary Delgado, Bachelor

ABC

Charlie O'Connell, Sarah Brice

Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images

Travis Stork, Sarah Stone, Bachelor

ABC

Lorenzo Borghese, Jennifer, The Bachelor

ABC

Andy Baldwin, Tessa Horst

ABC

Matt Grant, Shayne Lamas, The Bachelor

Jason Mesnick, Melissa Rycroft, The Bachelor

ABC/MATT KLITSCHER

Jason Mesnick, Molly Malaney

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You can check out a new season of The Bachelorette when it premieres May 13 on ABC!

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