Sean Lowe and his chosen bride Catherine (née Giudici) welcomed a son this summer. Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth are chugging along, and Jo Jo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers aren't planning a wedding yet but rather are continuing to enjoy the honeymoon phase of being able to go out in public together.
Bachelorette Trista Sutter has been married to her pick of the litter, Ryan Sutter, for almost 13 years now.
So as it turns out, she was the first of the lot to reach into her past and fall in love with an old friend.
Ali Fedotowsky and Jillian Harris, both also-rans turned Bachelorettes, accepted proposals and then thought better of it, and are now moms with other partners met back in the real world.
Plus, best wishes to bridesmaids-no-more Kaitlyn and Jo Jo of Andi Dorfman's (Juan Pablo shunner turned Bachelorette) ex-fiancé Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton are engaged; Evan Bass and Carly Waddell are engaged; Grant Kemp and Lace Morris are engaged. But the real heartening message is that even a surreal outing on a TV show (or two or three) doesn't preclude an eventual meeting with the right person.
And it doesn't hurt that being on makes you into a celebrity, perhaps even a big celebrity, at least for a little while if not necessarily forever after.
But though the opportunities to meet people do increase when you're being shuttled all over the place to events and appearances, contestants who have gone on to bigger and better things, romantically, are not settling down with celebrities.
But what we almost inevitably hear, season after season, is that the couple most swept away by their surroundings—and possibly even by each other—have since broken up.
to take the plunge later on, with the help of a perfect Neil Lane diamond ring." Helene gushed about her husband-to-be after getting engaged.After Jen Schefft and Andrew Firestone broke off their engagement a few months after season three ended in 2003, she became the Bachelorette, didn't really fall for either of the final two, and later ended up married to Joe Waterman a little more than a year after they met on a blind date in 2008."I guess it's true things move fast when you meet the right person," Schefft observed to ."It's great that I can say I had that wild time," Amanda told was off to a running start!Bachelor Aaron Buerge broke up with season two "winner" Helene Eksterowicz at a Starbucks, a few months after proposing, destined instead to marry Angye Mc Intosh in his hometown of Springfield, Mo., in 2009.Stephen proposed to me on the beach with our families surrounding us. "I feel so loved and cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with him.