22 'Bachelor' Stars Who Found Love With Other 'Rejects' From the Show

Nicole Pomarico | Sep 22, 2015 TV

Most people go on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette in the hopes of finding love with that season's leading man or lady, but sometimes, things don't go exactly according to plan. If an on-air love affair doesn't work out, though, there's still hope -- and since the show's been on the air, plenty of Bachelor alumni have found love with one another. Need a refresher? We've found our favorite bachnaysh hook-ups that happened off the show.

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It makes total sense: The crazy Bachelor franchise experience is a heck of a thing to bond over, and many contestants emerge from filming with a crew of brand-new lifelong BFFs. So why wouldn't they also find love with each other? Not to mention that it takes a certain personality type to apply for a reality dating show: One has to be outgoing, interesting, and in the case of these franchises -- ridiculously hot. It's a perfect storm for some extracurricular co-mingling. Check out all the relationships that have evolved out of the franchise. Chances are our readers will be surprised at all the matchmaking that's going on behind the scenes -- or maybe not, given how many of these hookups turn into real-life relationships!

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  • Jonathan Holloway & Cassandra Ferguson


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    These two may have been on Bachelor in Paradise this season at totally different times, but they found love after filming had ended. On the final after-show of the season, Cassandra and Jonathan surprised us all by announcing that they're together -- and from the looks of their Instagrams, their kids are definitely enjoying having new buddies to play with.

  • DeAnna Pappas & Stephen Stagliano


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    OK, so Stephen wasn't on The Bachelorette, but his brother, Michael, was, and that's how he and DeAnna met. And it's a good thing they did, because they're now happily married with one adorable baby girl (Addison) and another little one on the way!

  • Elizabeth Kitt & Ty Brown


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    After things didn't quite work out for them on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Elizabeth and Ty ended up tying the knot in 2014 -- and make one of the most gorgeous couples ever.

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  • Jesse Csincsak & Ann Leuders


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    Jesse and DeAnna may not have worked out, but it goes without saying that both halves of that couple are happier now. Jesse has been married to Bachelor contestant Ann Leuders since 2010, and they now have two children together.

  • Peyton Wright & Chris Lambton


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    They met at a golf tournament in 2010, and it turned out they had one huge thing in common: The Bachelor. It didn't take long for them to fall in love and decide to spend the rest of their lives together ... and to start hosting their own HGTV show together. 

  • John Presser & Tara Durr


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    After more than four years together, Tara and John seem like they're definitely living happily ever after. Unfortunately, both of their Bachelor careers were short-lived -- they were both sent home after the first cocktail party of the season -- but they found love anyway.

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  • Blake Julian & Holly Durst


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    Holly and Blake met on Bachelor Pad 2, and they've been together ever since. And if you haven't seen their beyond beautiful wedding video, you need to RIGHT NOW.

  • Michelle Money & Cody Sattler


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    They've definitely had their ups and downs as a couple since first meeting on Bachelor in Paradise season 1, but after a 6-month separation earlier this year, they're back together and stronger than ever.

  • Jade Roper & Tanner Tolbert


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    Who wouldn't root for these two after the adorable proposal we all witnessed on the BIP finale? It's obvious they're made for each other, if for no other reason than they were the least dramatic couple on the show.

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  • Lacy Faddoul & Marcus Grodd


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    After getting engaged on Bachelor in Paradise season 1, Marcus and Lacy came back for a gorgeous wedding ceremony on the beach on the premiere of BIP's second season. Since then, Marcus has joined the military, but even though they're apart right now, they both seem as happy as can be. 

  • Samantha Steffen & Nick Peterson


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    After causing boatloads of drama when she arrived in paradise and hooked up with Joe Bailey, Samantha turned her attention to Nick Peterson, and surprisingly enough, months after the show has finished filming, the couple is still together.

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