For more than a decade hopeful singles have been looking to ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette in the hopes of finding true love.
In its 22nd season, The Bachelor brought back former Bachelorette competitor Arie Luyendyk Jr. and, while he’s said he’s on the show to find a wife, his road to romance has been anything but smooth. Rumor has it the finale won’t be any easier for him.
According to Reality Steve Arie will propose to Bachelor finalist Becca Kufrin only to realize after a few months together that she’s not the girl for him. He’ll then reignite the spark between him and runner up Lauren Burnham, whom he’s thought to be engaged to now.
Arie Luyendyk Jr. has to make a difficult decision between two finalists on The Bachelor finale
Whether there’s truth to these spoilers or not, the odds aren’t exactly in Arie’s favor. In the 21 seasons leading up to his, just one of as many couples has stayed together.
ABC has had more luck with The Bachelorette. In the series’ 13 seasons on the air, six couples have stood the test of time.
So which Bachelor and Bachelorette couples made their love last?
Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici
Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici met and got engaged on The Bachelor Season 17, which aired in 2013. They were married on January 26, 2014. Nearly two years later, they welcomed their first child together, a baby boy named Samuel. Sean and Catherine are now expecting their second baby.
Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter
Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter met on season one of The Bachelorette, which aired in 2003. The got engaged at the end of the season and were married on December 6, 2003. Trista and Ryan are still married and have two children together called Max and Blakesley.
Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum
The Bachelorette Season 7 ended with Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum getting engaged. The couple married in December 2012 in a televised ceremony. They are still married and have two children. Their first child, named Fordham, was born in September 2014. Their second, called Essex, was born in November 2016.
Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried
Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried met during season 9 of The Bachelorette. Chris popped the question in the finale and the pair have been going strong ever since. They tied the knot on January 18, 2015 and welcomed their first child, named Asher, the following year.
Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth
In season 11 of The Bachelorette, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth met and fell in love. They were engaged in the finale and still are close to three years later.
Joelle ‘JoJo’ Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers
Jordan Rodgers proposed to Joelle ‘JoJo’ Fletcher in the season 12 finale of The Bachelorette. The pair are still engaged to this date.
Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo
Rachel Lindsay starred on The Bachelorette in season 13. Throughout the course of the show she met Bryan Abasolo and fell head over heels in love with him. The pair were engaged in the finale and still are.