Former 'Bachelors' & 'Bachelorettes': Where Are They Now?

Mary Hawkins | Nov 30, 2018 TV

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Most die-hard fans of the series are pretty aware of what is going on in the lives of recent contestants, but did you ever stop and wonder what all of the former leading men and women of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are up to now? We know, we know, there have been so many seasons that it's been hard to keep track! Well, have no fear, because as it so happens, we've been keeping track. It honestly seems like some of the former Bachelor/Bachelorette contestants have dropped off the face of the Earth, while others have gone on to enjoy all sorts of perks associated with the fame they gained on the show.

Either way, we want to know: Where are they now? As soon as each season ends, there is so much hype surrounding the star of the show and his or her relationship with the person chosen, especially if there is some sort of drama or controversy involved. I mean, who can forget watching Arie Luyendyk Jr. break up with Becca Kufrin on TV, only to turn around and get engaged to his runner-up, Lauren Bushnell?

Or how about when Nick Viall got so upset that Kaitlyn Bristowe did not choose him, that he threw the engagement ring he was going to give her into the bushes? (Classic move.)

Yes, some contestants have more interesting stories than others, but it's fun to hear what all of them are up to these days. So go ahead and read on to find out what happened to the former Bachelor and Bachelorette stars. Some of their current gigs are a surprising!

  • Alex Michel

    1

    Good grief. How can we ever forget the man who started it all? Alex Michel works at a media and technology company, though he and his chosen lady, Amanda Marsh, are long over.

  • Aaron Buerge

    2

    Aaron Buerge and Helene Eksterowicz only lasted for like five seconds after The Bachelor was over. Apparently he fell on hard times in recent years, as Aaron was accused of fraud to avoid paying off a million-dollar debt.

  • Trista (Rehn) Sutter

    3

    Out of all of the love stories to come out of the show, Trista and Ryan Sutter's marriage is the biggest success, for sure. They are still living in Vail, Colorado, with their two children, Max and Blakesley. In 2017, Trista was hospitalized while on vacation with her family, after suffering a seizure. She shared the experience and how it changed her in an Instagram post, saying:

    I've never been perfect and I never will be, but from here on out I vow to try my best to live this life to the fullest. To embrace gratitude and the lessons I wrote about over 3 years ago with a newly acquired perspective. To stress less. To love more. To listen. Be kind. Spread joy. To be a better version of myself as a wife, mother, sister, cousin, niece, aunt, neighbor, daughter, and friend.

  • Andrew Firestone

    4

    Andrew's engagement to Jen Schefft didn't pan out, though he did get his happily ever after. He is currently principal at a company called Stone Park Capital, and he and his wife, Ivana, have three children, Brooks, Anja, and Shane.

  • Bob Guiney

    5

    After his romance with Estella Gardinier quickly fizzled, Bob Guiney married Rebecca Budig, but then they wound up divorcing in 2010. He then married Jessica Canyon in 2016, and they are expecting their first child together. He's now doing the music thing with actor Scott Grimes, and is also part of the "Guys Tell All" panel on Today.

  • Meredith Phillips

    6

    Meredith Phillips is married to Michael Broady, and opened up about her battle with alcoholism a few years ago. She admits being a "functioning alcoholic" during The Bachelorette while dating ex-fiance, Ian McKee. Meredith also shocked fans everywhere after coming forward and claiming she was roofied and sexually assaulted on The Bachelorette.

  • Jesse Palmer

    7

    Jesse is now a host on Daily Mail TV, and also serves as a spokesperson for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, and Good Sports. His relationship with his Bachelor final pick, Jessica Bowlin was short-lived, and he's now dating Brazilian model Emely Fardo.

  • Byron Velvick

    8

    Byron Velvick and Mary Delgado stayed together for five years after getting engaged on The Bachelor, even though Mary allegedly punched him in the mouth in 2007, leading to her arrest. Byron is now married to Belinda Juarez, and is still doing the pro-fishing thing.

  • Jen (Schefft) Waterman

    9

    In a podcast in 2017, Jen came forward and said that her final Bachelorette pick, Jerry Ferris, was secretly an aspiring actor. (Scandalous!) Jen is now married to Joe Waterman, and they have two little girls, Mae and Charlotte. She works as a PR specialist, and lives in the suburbs of Cleveland. 

  • Charlie O'Connell

    10

    Charlie and Sarah Brice were together for five years, though sadly, they eventually went their separate ways. He's still a TV personality, and he married Playboy playmate Anna Sophia Berglund in May 2018.

  • Travis Stork

    11

    For those who don't recognize him from The Bachelor, look for Travis Stork on The Doctors. He married Dr. Charlotte Brown in 2012.

  • Prince Lorenzo Borghese

    12

    Lorenzo started on Equire's Lucky Bastards, and now he owns South Beach Brewing Company. He's also co-founder of Animal Aid USA, which is a nonprofit organization that focuses on changing laws to stop animal cruelty. By the looks of his Instagram, he's still single!

  • Andy Baldwin

    13

    Andy Baldwin is a US Navy family physician, and lives in San Diego. His Instagram is set to private, so it's tough to tell whether he has a leading lady in his life at the moment. 

  • Brad Womack

    14

    After infamously choosing no one on his first season of The Bachelor, Brad Womack proposed to Emily Maynard on his second season, though now he is single once again. He still lives in Texas where he owns a bunch of bars with his brothers.

  • Matt Grant

    15

    Things didn't work out with Shayne Lamas, who is now married to Nik Ritchie. But Matt is married now, too! He wed Rebecca Moring in 2017, and they look so happy together.

  • DeAnna (Pappas) Stagliano

    16

    DeAnna Pappas and Jesse Csincsak didn't last, but she went on to marry Stephen Stagliano, brother of Bachelorette alum Michael Stagliano. DeAnna and Stephen have two kids, Addison and Austin.

  • Jason Mesnick

    17

    Despite initally choosing Melissa Rycroft, Jason Mesnick married his runner-up, Molly. They welcomed daughter Riley in 2013 and they reside in Seattle. Jason is a residential consultant at The Jason Mesnick Group.

  • Jillian Harris

    18

    Jillian's  journey on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette led her to a full-time career in TV. She is host of Love It or List It Too/Vancouver. She's married and has two kids, Leo and Annie.

  • Jake Pavelka

    19

    Jake is presumably still flying airplanes, though he also guest starred on The Bold & the Beautiful. His epic breakup with Vienna Girardi will go down in history as one of the most entertaining pieces of reality TV ever.

  • Ali (Fedotowsky) Manno

    20

    Now a TV personality and blogger at AliLuvs.com, Ali is married to Kevin Manno, and they have two children, Molly and Riley.

  • Ashley (Hebert) Rosenbaum

    21

    Pediatric dentist Ashley married J.P. Rosenbaum, and they have two children together, Fordham and Essie. They live in Florida.

  • Ben Flajnik

    22

    Ben is back in the wine biz, and is the founder of Ion Wines and Fernet Francisco. He's still living the dream out in Northern California, and having lots of fun with his adorable pup, Scotch.

  • Emily (Maynard) Johnson

    23

    Finding love on TV may not have worked for her, but Emily Maynard married Tyler Johnson and finally found her happy ever after! She is still living in Charlotte, North Carolina, and she's a mom of four!

  • Sean Lowe

    24

    Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici are happily married and living in his home town of Dallas. They are the proud parents of two absolutely adorable little boys, Samuel and Isaiah.

  • Desiree (Hartsock) Siegfried

    25

    Desiree and Chris Siegfried are still living in Seattle, where she designs her own line of wedding dresses. They have one son, Asher, and another little one on the way!

  • Juan Pablo Galavis

    26

    Believe it or not, Juan Pablo is a happily married man! He and Venezuelan model, Osmariel Villalobos, wed in 2017. He works as a sports and music consultant. 

  • Andi Dorfman

    27

    Andi Dorfman's relationship with Josh Murray may not have worked out, but she's totally killing it as a single lady living in New York City. Now a New York Times bestselling author, Andi shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.

  • Chris Soules

    28

    Chris is still living in Iowa, and has had quite a tough time, after he was in a car crash in 2017 that resulted in the death of the other driver. He just entered a conditional guilty plea for the crime of "Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Serious Injury," and could possibly be facing jail time. He will be sentenced on January 8.

  • Kaitlyn Bristowe

    29

    The hearts of Bachelorette fans everywhere collectively broke when we heard the news that Kaitlyn and Shawn Booth have ended their engagement. We were all rooting for them! Kaitlyn has her own podcast called Off the Vine, and we're sure we'll see more big things from her going forward.

  • Ben Higgins

    30

    Ben and his final pick, Lauren Bushnell, broke up in May 2017, and from what we can tell, he is still single. Ben is busier than ever with his coffee company, Generous Coffee, but surely he'd find a good balance if the right woman were to come along. (Get in line, ladies!)

  • JoJo Fletcher

    31

    JoJo and Jordan Rodgers are living happily ever after -- even though they haven't officially tied the knot yet. They have their own YouTube show called Engaged With JoJo & Jordan.

  • Nick Viall

    32

    After a short-lived engagement to Vanessa Grimaldi after his season, unfortunately our boy Nick is still a bachelor. Of course, that could be a good thing for one lucky lady -- whenever he finally finds her! Despite being single, Nick appears to be livin' the dream, based on his Instagram profile. Traveling. Sponsored posts. Plenty of great friends who support him. Not too shabby.

  • Rachel Lindsay

    33

    Rachel is still an attorney, and she's also the host of Football Frenzy on ESPN radio, and The Drive on Amazon Prime video. She and fiance Bryan Abasolo are still going strong. 

  • Arie Luyendyk Jr.

    34

    Not only are Arie and Lauren Burnhaml still engaged and living together in Phoenix, they are also expecting a baby! There was quite a bit of controversy surrounding these two after Arie dumped Becca Kufrin to be with Lauren, but it's hard to deny they are meant to be together. 

  • Becca Kufrin

    35

    After having her heart brutally broken by Arie Luyendyk Jr., after he proposed to her, then promptly dumped her for his runner-up, Lauren, Becca finally got her happy ending with Garrett Yrigoyen. They are still engaged and going strong! 

  • Colton Underwood

    36

    Well? Guess we'll have to wait until January to find out if Colton finally loses his v-card. I mean ... if he finally finds the one. Stay tuned.

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