Where Are Your Favorite Stars From The Bachelor Now?

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Hometown visits on this season of The Bachelor brought up an uncomfortable truth for Nick Viall, as every man, woman, and child had the same question for him: What does life after The Bachelor hold? Well, we know that Nick has moved on to become a men's beauty expert. But Nick's only one in a series of 22 men who have had their romantic life aired on primetime TV, and have had to forge a life for themselves afterward.
What actually follows the final rose? Paid Instagram content? Floundering as a C-List celeb? Marital bliss? Well, if you’re Nick Viall, more reality TV, only this time involving choreographed dance.
Each of the Bachelor stars have followed a different path post rose-graduation. Unlike us college grads, they didn’t get a fancy speech and pat on the back. Instead, these gents reenter the real world having briefly been the center of the world. Let's track their fall from grace, one by one.
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Alex Michel Is Patient Zero

ABC’s experiment in dating in real-time kicked off with Alex Michel, 31-year-old businessman with degrees from Stanford and Harvard. Back in the day, there was no previous season of contestants to cull from. So, ABC casting directors turned to the strapping young gents of America’s business schools. Over the course of a much-accelerated season, especially when compared to today’s, Alex made his way through the standard Bachelor obstacle course of dates, rose ceremonies, and home visits.

Twist ending? Alex didn’t end up proposing to either Trista Rehn or Amanda Marsh, though he dated Amanda for a year following the show.
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So, Where’s Alex Now?

Firmly in the real world, thank you very much. Alex has abandoned his days in the spotlight. For a while, he was a spokesman for Match.com (appropriately) and Princess Cruises. According to his LinkedIn profile, he’s returned to his business roots and works as the head of a consulting firm in Washington, D.C.
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Aaron Buerge Chose Helene Eksterowicz, But Not For Long

Hot on the trails of businessman Alex Michel, ABC selected banker Aaron Buerge to helm the next season of The Bachelor. He proposed to school psychologist Helene at the end of the series.

Five weeks later, their pairing split in epic Bachelor form. Savvy business people, the pair sold their Harry Winston ring together on eBay and split the profits.
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So, Where’s Aaron Now?

Following a stint dating all of America's most eligible bachelorettes, Aaron went back to his Missouri roots. In 2009, he married Angye Mackintosh, a commercial insurance agent, in their Missouri hometown, and they have a daughter together named Aven.

Post-Bachelor life has had its ups and downs for Aaron, now a banker and restaurant owner. In 2011, he declared personal bankruptcy.

Pictured: Buerge in his Springfield, MO, establishment, Trolley's Downtown Bar and Grille
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Andrew Firestone Almost Crowned An Heiress

Does being the heir to the Firestone Tire empire count as being American royalty? If so, then Jen Shefft briefly had her hands on a prince worth $50 million dollars. Jen even moved to California to be with Andrew.

A few weeks after the proposal, however, Jen and Andrew broke off the engagement, and Jen later went on to be the next Bachelorette. She didn’t propose to anyone.
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So, Where’s Andrew Now?

In 2008, Andrew found the car to his Firestone tires, and married Serbian actress and model Ivana Bozilovic. Andrew and Ivana have two sons and a daughter together: Brooks, Anja, and Shane.

In 2012, Aaron was a California delegate at the 2012 Republican National Convention, putting in his vote for Mitt Romney.

Pictured: Firestone (right) at the Vice President's Dinner in Washington, D.C. on January 18, 2017.
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Bob Guiney Got Around, Then Narrowed Down to Estella Gardinier

Bachelor Bob Guiney took the Alex Michel way out and didn’t end up proposing to anyone. Instead, he gave Estella Gardinier a promise ring so the two could get to know each other better after the TV show. They gave coupledom a shot, but to no avail. The couple split soon after the fourth season of The Bachelor aired.

Now for a piece of Bachelor lore: according to an interview Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss gave to ABC's 20/20, Bob's the Bachelor who has slept with the most women. Fleiss pegs the number at a mystifying "five and a half."
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So, Where's Bob Now?

Bob's a busy guy. Following his Bachelor experiences, Bob published a book called What a Difference a Year Makes: How Life's Unexpected Setbacks Can Lead to Unexpected Joy. For fun, Guiney performs with the musical group Band From TV, a group of small-screen actors who donate their performance proceeds to different charities. And, for a while there, he was the host of TLC real estate show, Date My House.

Bob first found love in the form of soap opera star Rebecca Budig. Perhaps, since The Bachelor is essentially a real-life soap opera, the two had a lot in common. After five years of marriage, Bob and Rebecca split up. In 2016, Bob gave marriage another whirl and married Jessica Canyon.
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Jesse Palmer Didn’t Score A Touchdown

It turns out Jordan Rodgers wasn't the first former professional football player to grace the Bachelor set.

Jesse Palmer, a New York Giants backup quarterback, ended up picking Jessica Bowlin. During the final scene, Jesse gave Jessica a plane ticket to New York instead of a rose.

We don’t know if Jessica didn’t like Jesse or New York, but either way, the relationship ended after a month.
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So, Where’s Jesse Now?

In 2007, Jesse retired from football to pursue a career in broadcasting. Since then, Jesse has worked for Fox Networks and ESPN as a sports analyst. He also had a stint as the host of Recipe to Riches, a Canadian cooking TV show.

While Jesse has had a very public career, he's kept his love life very private since The Bachelor.
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Byron Velvick Proposed in Spanish

Fun fact: On Byron’s season, two men were actually selected to be the Bachelor. The women contestants then got to select which gent they preferred, and went with long-locked Byron Velvick.

When Byron proposed to Mary Delgado at the end of their season, he did so in Spanish. How dreamy, eh? If Nick proposes to Vanessa in Italian, we’ll freak.

Following a five-year-long relationship, Byron and Mary split in 2009.
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So, Where’s Byron Now?

Byron is an Olympic-grade professional bass angler and a two-time winner of the WON Bass U.S. Open. He’s also worked as an ESPN2 commentator on the show BassCenter. Casual.

In 2016, he retired from wrangling fish to spend more time with his 4-year-old daughter, Kamber, and his wife, Belinda.
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Charlie O’Connell Tried To Be the Famous Brother

Brother of actor Jerry O’Connell, Charlie tried his hand at show biz on season 7 of The Bachelor. The season was rife with tension. According to Chris Harrison, Charlie is the Bachelor with whom he got along least.

"Charlie and I, he was just East Coast, me, Southern kid... it was like oil and water. We just didn't get along," said Chris.

On the season finale, O'Connell chose Sarah Brice, a labor and delivery nurse, but didn’t end up proposing. The couple embarked on an on-again, off again relationship for two years, and split for the last time in 2010.
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So, Where’s Charlie Now?

Following in Jerry’s footsteps, of course. His IMDb page indicates multiple small TV acting roles. You can catch him in the movie Unlucky Charms.

According to his Instagram, Jerry's dating Playboy model Anna Sophia Berglund.
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Travis Lane Stork Picked Fellow Tennessee Native

After a romantic season set in Paris, Travis Lane Stork (is his name for real?) came back to Nashville with schoolteacher Sarah Stone. But the road to reality was bumpy.

The couple ended up splitting, though they continued to live only a few blocks away from one another.
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So, Where Is Travis now?

Currently, Travis gets his airtime fix as a host on The Doctors, an Emmy Award-winning talk show. He’s also written numerous diet books. Most questionably, Travis wrote a book aimed at women called Don't Be That Girl: A Guide to Finding the Confident, Rational Girl Within.

Travis was married to fellow doctor Charlotte Brown from 2012 to 2015.
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Prince Lorenzo Borghese Went Looking For A Queen

Seriously, where did they get these Bachelors back in the day? In this Rome-based season, Prince Lorenzo chose Jennifer Wilson in the end, though he didn't end up proposing.

After Lorenzo and Wilson split, Lorenzo was spotted on the streets of New York with runner-up Sadie Murray. The two dated for a bit, but also broke up. Il drama!
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So, Where’s Prince Lorenzo Now?

In addition to being a prominent member of the Borghese family, the Italian stallion is also heir to the Borghese cosmetics line. Lorenzo himself decided to start the Royal Pet Club, a company which offers pet-friendly products, and still supports many pet-friendly causes to this day.

Despite these royal roots, he’s mostly he’s stuck to reality TV. He even appeared on a Dutch reality TV show about princes seeking spouses.
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Andy Baldwin Picked Tessa Horst

Finally, a proposal! U.S. Naval officer, ironman triathlete, and surgeon proposed to Tessa Horst at the series’ end. Though Tessa said yes, she broke up with Andy eight months later, while he was on deployment in the Pacific.
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So, Where’s Andy Now?

There’s never been a Bachelor with a résumé like Andy’s. He has a day named after him in Honolulu!

Mostly, Andy spends his time running marathons and working for charities. He also gives lectures at universities regarding his surgical specialities.

But how’s this for gossip? In 2008, Andy dated Marla Maples, also known as the former Mrs. Donald Trump.
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Brad Womack Broke Hearts & A Record

For the first time ever in Bachelor history, the Bachelor didn't choose anyone! Though DeAnna Pappas thought she had it in the bag, Brad called the whole thing off in a very cringe-worthy scene.

After that, Brad haunted The Bachelor like a ghost with unfinished business. In 2011, he got a second chance as Bachelor headliner. He proposed to Emily Maynard at the season’s end, but they split up two seasons later. Emily later got her own chance at love as the Bachelorette.
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So, Where’s Brad Now?

After two seasons as the Bachelor, Brad developed a reputation as a Bachelor villain, right up there with Mr. Viall. In 2013, he briefly dated AshLee Frazier, who had been on season 17 of the show. Following that relationship, however, Brad practically disappeared from social media.

But if you’re ever dying to get drinks with Brad Womack, check out the four bars he owns in Austin.
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Who Could Resist Matt Grant’s Accent?

The first British Bachelor, Matt Grant, ended up proposing to actress Shayne Lamas. The two split up, but Shayne ended up having a long and fruitful reality TV career.
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So, Where’s Matt Now?

Matt didn’t have luck with his American bride, but ended up meeting his fiancée in a local London pub. Grant, a British financier, announced his engagement to Rebecca Moring in January 2017.
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Jason Mesnick's Unforgettable Porposal

Jason Mesnick was culled from DeAnna Pappas’ Bachelorette season, but he’s better known for his notorious proposal switch-up.

Us Bachelor aficionados all know this story by heart. At the final ceremony, Jason Mesnick chose Dallas cowboys cheerleader Melissa Rycroft. Then, Mesnick swiftly changed his mind. Jason publicly broke up with Melissa at the After the Final Rose ceremony (brutal!) and asked runner-up Molly Malaney for another go, if she’d have him. She said yes.
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So, Where Are Jason & Molly Now?

It turns out Jason’s instincts were on point. He and Molly are married to this day, and have a daughter named Riley together. Jason has a son Ty from a previous relationship.

Retiring from his reality TV days, Jason works as a real estate broker in the Seattle area.
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Jake Pavelka Crash Landed Into Love

After appearing on season 5 of The Bachelorette, the airplane pilot got another chance at love on the Bachelor. He proposed to Vienna Girardi in March of 2010, but the pair split by June.

The clincher? Jake actually broke up with Vienna by phone, citing difficulty getting into his character on the show Drop Dead Diva as the reason for the split.
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So, Where’s Jake Now?

Aside from surprising Jojo on her season? Well, he’s still a pilot, and briefly dated Broadway actress Kristin Chenoweth.
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Ben Flajnik Picked A Villain

Ben made it all the way to the finale of Ashley Herbert’s season on The Bachelorette, and was invited back to helm his own season on The Bachelor.

As the Bachelor, Ben went where few have gone before: He chose the girl “not there to make friends.” Courtney Robinson leaned into her reputation, writing the tell-all book I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain.

Ben and Courtney couple broke up a few months following the proposal.
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So, Where’s Ben Now?

Turns out Ben didn't need to go on The Bachelor to find love. He just had to download Tinder.

He lives in San Francisco with his girlfriend whom he met on the dating app, and works as a community manager for Yelp.
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Sean Lowe Proved the Experiment Works

The Bachelor was bound to produce another marriage eventually. Following Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney, Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici were the second couple Bachelor couple ever to get married. Fittingly, the couple’s ceremony was broadcast on live TV.
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So, Where Are Sean & Catherine Now?

Sean's busy milking his status as America's beloved Bachelor for all it's worth. He's beefed up his reality TV résumé with stints on Dancing With the Stars, Celebrity Family Feud, and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? As a treat for Bachelor fans nationwide, Sean and Catherine appeared on Celebrity Wife Swap with other golden couple Jason and Molly.

Sean and Catherine have a son, Samuel Thomas.
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Juan Pablo Galavis Scored A Goal (ish)

The former professional soccer player helmed a totally bonkers season of The Bachelor.

On the season's last episode, Juan Pablo broke off his relationship with Clare Crawley. When he tried to hug Clare, she pushed him away. Oof.

His subsequent proposal to Nikki Ferrell didn't go so smoothly, either. He said, “I’m not 100% sure I want to propose to you." Despite the lukewarm proposal, Nikki accepted. The couple broke up soon after.
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So, Where’s Juan Pablo Now?

Juan Pablo works as a sports and entertainment consultant in Miami, where he promotes musical artists like Chino y Nacho.

Currently, Juan Pablo’s dating Venezuelan model and TV host Osmariel Villalobos.
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Chris Soules Takes Whitney Home On the Range

Chris placed third on Andi Dorfman’s Bachelorette season, and then the Iowa farm boy returned for his very own Bachelor season.

Chris thought he found the perfect woman to start a family with in Whitney Bischoff, a bubbly fertility nurse. They even planted corn together in Iowa. After six months, though, the couple split up.
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So, Where’s Chris Now?

After a brief stint on Dancing with the Stars, Soules returned to his farming roots. But his name popped up in headlines in May of 2017 when the former Bachelor hit a tractor with his car, killing a 66-year-old man. Soules has been formally charged; his arraignment will occur in late May.
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Ben Higgins Fell In Love...Twice. And then, he fell out of love.

Though Ben garnered a reputation as being a nice guy, he's also the first Bachelor to ever say “I love you” to two women: Lauren Bushnell and Jojo Fletcher. Guess he loved Lauren a centimeter more than Jojo. Jojo, as we all know, went on to helm the following season of The Bachelorette.

Alas, in May 2017 after a little over a year of coupledom, Higgins and Bushnell called it quits.

"It is with heavy hearts that we announce our decision to go our separate ways," the couple said in a statement. "We feel fortunate for the time we had together, and will remain friends with much love and respect for one another. We wish nothing but the best for each other, and ask for your support and understanding at this time."
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So, Where Are Ben & Lauren Now?

After settling down in Denver, the pair returned to TV with Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After, which premiered last October on Freeform. Though they have a TV show, its not all smooth sailing in paradise. Ben and Lauren are still together and reportedly in couples counseling, though they have not yet set a date for their wedding.

In addition to making a career as a reality TV star, Ben tried to run for a seat in the Colorado House of Representatives.

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