Call us hopeless romantics, but we believe The Bachelor and its related spin-offs can result in true and lasting love. (Well, sometimes.) The 17-year, 46-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 engagements and 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, including Bachelor Pad, Bachelor in Paradise, and Bachelor: Winter Games. And others are even meeting 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 Colton Underwood's dramatic finale on the current season of The Bachelor, we rounded up all the still-standing duos of Bachelor Nation. And we hope, just as much as you do, that Ashley I. and Jared remain on this list forever.
Scroll through to read all of the love stories from Bachelor Nation.