Despite going on The Bachelor to find love, that is not always the case. However, here are all the couples from the show who are together in 2022.
When people go on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, they intend to find love, and while many couples survive, some did not. Despite going on the show for love, not a lot of the couples from the franchise managed to stay together. In fact, only four couples from The Bachelorette are still together post-show. However, even fewer The Bachelor couples stayed together after meeting and falling in love on national television.
It is not uncommon for the Bachelor Nation couples to break up after the show. Viewers are used to it at this point, as it happened several times since The Bachelor‘s debut in 2002. However, there are rare occasions where couples do stay together and go on to have happy relationships. The prime example of this is The Bachelor season 17’s Sean Lowe and his wife Catherine Giudici, who ultimately won his final rose in 2013. The couple married in 2014 and share three children: Samuel, Isaiah, and Mia.
According to USA Today, the other couples who are still in a relationship after their time on The Bachelor are Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham (season 22), Jason and Molly Mesnick (season 13), and Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell (season 25). However, despite being together, only two out of those three couples are with their winner. Matt gave Rachael his final rose and decided to continue a relationship but not get engaged. The Bachelor couple broke up for a short time but got back together after a couple of months apart in early 2021. Arie and Jason both chose different women from the current wives during their final rose ceremony. However, they broke up with their final choice only to go back to the runner-up.
Matt & Rachel Have Been Together Since The Bachelor’s Final Rose Ceremony
During The Bachelor season 13, which aired back in 2009, Jason originally proposed to Melissa Rycroft. However, during the “After The Final Rose” episode special, Jason realized that he made a mistake and broke up with The Bachelor‘s contestant Melissa to get back together with his runner-up, Molly Malaney. Since then, Jason and Molly have been happily married. The same situation took place during The Bachelor season 22 when Arie proposed to Becca Kufrin. However, similar to Jason, Arie broke up with her only to get back with his runner-up, Lauren, during the AFTR special. He then proposed to Lauren, and the pair have been married since January 2019 and share three children.
Even though The Bachelor fans are used to seeing heartbreak in the end, that is not always the case. The purpose of the show is to find love, so when viewers see that the process actually worked for some leads, they are excited about the couple. Zach Shallcross has been named The Bachelor, and viewers are hopeful he will find love. Only time will tell, so viewers will have to tune in when the season begins in January 2023.
Source: USA Today