Call us crazy, but we believe The Bachelor and its related spin-offs can result in true and lasting love. (Well, sometimes...) The 16-year, 44-season franchise is built around a simple promise: one Bachelor or Bachelorette is given 25 to 30 suitors to choose from, with the season ideally ending with love and a marriage proposal. While drama sometimes steals the spotlight, the franchise has led to many over-the-top television weddings, and many more happy couples.
While some couples meet on their respective Bachelor or Bachelorette seasons—like the now-married Trista and Ryan Sutter, Jason and Molly Mesnick, Sean and Catherine Lowe—other franchise stars are making connections on the show's spin-offs Bachelor Pad, Bachelor in Paradise, or Bachelor: Winter Games, or even off-air at Bachelor Nation events, over social media, or through mutual friends. The weddings, however, are always practically holidays for Bachelor Nation fans and, much to their excitement, often televised.
So which of these reality-show couples are still together? To celebrate Becca Kufrin’s ongoing quest for love on the current season of The Bachelorette, we rounded up all of the still-standing duos of Bachelor Nation. And we hope, just as much as you, that Ashley I. and Jared remain on this list forever.
Scroll through to read all of the love stories from Bachelor Nation.