Every fairy tale has a different ending—just look at The Bachelor franchise. 

Over the course of 37 seasons, the ABC reality hit has seen a lot of ups and downs for its many couples over the years. And, if we're being honest, there's definitely been more downs. But that's what makes the success stories that much more satisfying.

The latest couple to come out of The Bachelor? Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph are currently enjoying their romance (sans proposal) now that their season has finally finished airing, and time will tell if the young blond pair has what it takes to go the distance, no easy feat within Bachelor Nation. 

Just take a look at the stats: Over its 23 seasons, only one Bachelor has married the woman he gave his final rose to, while an impressive six out of the 14 Bachelorettes are with their final suitor. Still, while the odds aren't exactly in the couples' favors, it doesn't mean they tried to make it work once they left the Bachelor bubble and returned to the real world.

We decided to take a look back at all of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette's final couples over the years, to see how long they were able to keep their relationship going and the reason they offered if they did end up splitting up.

Sorry in advance to Bachelor in Paradise success stories (Hi Jade and Tanner and 'sup Carly and Evan?!), but we kept this study to the two OG shows' couples, not yet including Colton and Cassie...

Aaron Buerge, The Bachelor

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Travis Stork, Sarah Stone, Bachelor

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Matt Grant, Shayne Lamas, The Bachelor

Jesse Palmer, Jessica Bowlin, Bachelor

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Bob Guiney, Estella Gardinier, Bachelor

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Lorenzo Borghese, Jennifer, The Bachelor

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Chris Soules, Whitney Bischoff, Bachelor

ABC/Nicole Kohl

Brad Womack, Emily Maynard, Chris Harrison

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Jake Pavelka, Vienna Girardi, The Bachelor

ABC/MATT KLITSCHER

Nick Viall, Vanessa Grimaldi

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Andi Dorfman, Josh Murray

Andy Baldwin, Tessa Horst

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The Bachelorette, EMILY MAYNARD, JEF HOLM

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Alex Michel, Amanda Marsh, Bachelor

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Andrew Firestone, Jen Schefft, The Bachelor

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THE BACHELOR, BEN FLAJNIK, COURTNEY ROBERTSON

ABC/NICK RAY

DeAnna Pappas, Jesse Csincsak

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The Bachelor, Juan Pablo Galavis, Nikki Ferrell

ABC/Rick Rowell

The Bachlorette, Ed Swiderski, Jillian Harris

ABC/MARIO PEREZ

Bachelorette,  Meredith Phillips, Ian McKee

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Becca Kufrin, Garrett Yrigoyen

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Ben Higgins, Lauren Bushnell, Chris Harrison, After the Final Rose

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Arie Luyendyk Jr, Lauren Burnham, Venetian, Las Vegas

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 Ali Fedotowsky, Roberto Martinez

ABC/MATT KLITSCHER

Rachel Lindsay, Bryan Abosolo, Engagement

Grizz Lee

Jojo Fletcher, Jordan Rodgers, Celeb Valentine's Day

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Kaitlyn Bristowe, Shawn Booth

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Byron Velvick, Mary Delgado, Bachelor

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Charlie O'Connell, Sarah Brice, The Bachelor

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The Bachelorette, Desiree Hartsock, Chris Siegfried

ABC/Francisco Roman

The Bachelor, Sean Lowe, Catherine Giudici, Wedding

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Ashley Hebert, JP Rosenbaum

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Jason Mesnick, Molly Maloney, The Bachelor

ABC/MATT KLITSCHER

Trista Sutter, Ryan Sutter, Instagram

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Here's hoping Colton and Cassie join the ranks of Sean and Catherine, JoJo and Jordan and other success stories.

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