Maynard's third place finisher, Sean Lowe, is actually another success story! He may have had a breakdown when saying goodbye to runner-up Lindsay Yenter, but it was clear that he and Catherine Giudici were meant to be. They got married in 2014 and they're still together, helping to keep love alive.
Two in a row! Bridal stylist and Sean Lowe reject Desiree Hartsock may have still been heartbroken over Brooks Forester having left because he didn't love her, but she said yes when Chris Siegfried proposed in the season finale. They were married in January 2015 and are still together!
Oh Juan Pablo Galavis. He was not exactly the most popular bachelor, even though he seemed like he could be after Desiree Hartsock sent him packing. He just ended up making a lot of women angry, and for the first time since season 11, he did not propose at the end of his season. He did ask Nikki Ferrell to continue to date him, rejecting Clare Crawley. Juan Pablo and Nikki ended up on Couples Therapy, but nothing could save them. They broke up in October.
Andi Dorfman made quite the impression when she told off Juan Pablo and left before he had the chance to send her home. Her season was equally memorable, partly in thanks to runner-up Nick Viall calling her out during the finale for sleeping with him when she wasn't going to pick him. She ended up engaged to Josh Murray, but they only lasted a few months before calling it off.
Chris "Prince Farming" Soules was a fan favorite during Andi's season, and honestly we thought that he and Whitney Bischoff could last forever when he proposed to her in the finale. Unfortunately, they barely made it further than one Dancing with the Stars season, which was a bummer.
Kaitlyn Bristowe started off as one of two bachelorettes with Britt Nilsson, but won the vote to stay on the show. She became possibly the show's most controversial contestant ever by bringing on former contestant Nick Viall a few weeks into the season, sleeping with him, and then having to tell the other guys. In the end, she chose exactly who we thought she'd choose from day one: Shawn Booth. Nick was left heartbroken again. Kaitlyn and Shawn lasted more than three years before splitting up. She later found love with season 14 contestant Jason Tartick.
Ben Higgins committed what some would call a major Bachelor no no when he told both of his final two women that he loved them. That made it all the more painful when he dumped JoJo Fletcher and proposed to Lauren Bushnell. Ben and Lauren have since called things off, and we kinda blame the question mark at the end of their reality show, Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After?
Lauren is now married to country singer Chris Lane.
As if JoJo Fletcher was ever going to pick anyone other than Jordan Rodgers. We actually struggled to remember who else even made it to the last few weeks of her season, because Jordan was the frontrunner from the moment he stepped out of the limo. Robby? We think the runner up's name was Robby. Jordan and JoJo are still together and star in their own home renovation show.
Nick Viall finally got his chance to choose, and after a fairly tumultuous and very emotional season, he picked the only girl who puked during a gravity-free date in the sky. Nick and Vanessa Grimaldi made it to August before calling things off.
Dallas attorney and Bachelor season 12 second runner-up Rachel Lindsay had one hell of an emotional finale thanks to what appeared to be an intense break up and reunion with Peter Kraus, but she really only had eyes for one Miami chiropractor. She accepted a proposal from Bryan Abasolo and they're now happily married.
What an ending! Arie Luyendyk Jr. was a surprising choice for star, and things got even more surprising at the end of his season. He proposed to Becca Kufrin, dated her for a month or two, then called the cameras back so that we would be able to watch half an hour of unedited footage of him dumping her. He then went straight to his runner-up, Lauren Burnham, and they've been together ever since. Arie proposed during night two of a brutal After the Final Rose, and Becca was then announced as the next Bachelorette. Now, Arie and Lauren are married and parents to a new baby with another on the way. All's well that ends well? Maybe?
After being dramatically and traumatically dumped by Arie Luyendyk Jr, Becca went on to find love with Garrett Yrigoyen over runner-up Blake Horstmann, despite some controversy over Garrett's behavior on Instagram. They broke up in 2020.
While some questioned the choice of 26 year-old virgin football player & Becca reject Colton Underwood as the star of his own season, it ended up being a hell of a ride. He got so mad at one point that he became a true Bachelor legend by jumping over a giant fence to escape the production after learning that Cassie Randolph wasn't ready for marriage and was planning to leave.
He ended up convincing her to stay, but they did not get engaged. They broke up in 2020 (after his bout with COVID-19) and things did not end well.
It seemed like a perfect ending was in store for Hannah Brown for about half a second. She got engaged to musician Jed Wyatt, only to then discover that he had a girlfriend when he left for the show, and was really just there to promote his music career. Hannah broke things off, and then went on to win Dancing With the Stars. So she's doing fine.
Oh, Pilot Pete. We all tried to have high hopes in the beginning, but Pete's season spiraled fairly out of control in a way we hadn't seen since Juan Pablo. First, Madison Prewett shocked Pete with the fact that she's waiting til marriage and would leave if he got "intimate" with any other contestants, which he then did. She took herself out of the running, so Pete proposed to Hannah Ann Sluss without telling her Madison had left on her own. They were engaged for a couple of months before he broke things off, then the show reunited him with Madison, then they were "together" for maybe a week before "breaking up." Pete then went on to date fifth place finisher Kelley Flanagan before they split at the end of 2020.
It was the Bachelorette twist heard round the world. Clare Crawley (of Juan Pablo's season) barely made it two weeks into her season of The Bachelorette before she headed off into the sunset with former football player (and Party City model) Dale Moss. She clearly wasn't interested in anyone else and he was clearly into her, so they got engaged and got outta there. Tayshia Adams took over from there, making it truly a Bachelorette season to remember.
Unfortunately, Clare and Dale split in January.
Tayshia Adams took the reins after Clare left happily engaged and ended up happily engaged herself! It was a surprisingly heavy season, filled with some of the realest convos anyone has ever had on this show, and at first we feared a dramatic ending when finalist Brendan Morais eliminated himself and Ben Smith begged to return. But by the end, Tayshia was clearly smitten with Zac Clark and practically screamed her "Yes!" when he proposed.
Things did not go as planned for Matt James, the franchise's first Black Bachelor. In fact, they went really badly. After dumping Michelle Young, he didn't feel he was ready to propose to Rachael Kirkconnell, but he was ready to say he could see her as his future wife. He asked her to continue to date him, and that's what they did for a couple of months.
Then, some of Rachael's past social media behavior came back to bite her, including a photo of her at an antebellum-themed college party. Matt revealed on After the Final Rose that he had broken up with Rachael after realizing how much work she needed to do, and that's where things still stand.