Admit it: You're obsessed with
The Bachelorette. What once started as a simple glance in the direction of the TV when your roommate was watching the show has evolved into something more. No, it's no longer a guilty pleasure. That would imply feeling guilty, and you don't ever feel guilty about watching The Bachelorette, do you? (No, that would be silly.) You live for the hometown dates episode. Life wouldn't be complete if you missed any reveal about a Bachelorette's time in the Fantasy Suite. But do you remember everything? Do you know what happened to every Bachelorette? Hint: Some of them are still happily with their beau from the show. Ahead, we've rounded up every Bachelorette — from season 1 until now. Look back at all the years of dates, hookups, romance, and roses.
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Trista Rehn Competes On The Bachelor Season 1 Oh man, look at those outfits. This was the cast from season 1 of The Bachelor. It's also where we first met Trista Rehn, the former Miami Heat cheerleader. In the end, Trista was a runner-up on the show. But she got a pretty great consolation prize: Trista was chosen as the lead for the first spin-off of The Bachelor.
Trista Rehn Picks Ryan SutterTrista became the first-ever Bachelorette in 2003. In the finale, Trista chose Ryan Sutter, a firefighter from Colorado and former NFL player. This couple didn't just talk about marriage in their finale, either. Trista and Ryan got married — and had their wedding televised. It aired on ABC as a three-part special called Trista & Ryan's Wedding. Because who needs to be creative when you already know what's going down?
Photo: Via @ryansutter.
So Where Are Trista & Ryan Now?They are still married! Apparently, season 1 of The Bachelorette really did help these two find true love. By the way, Trista is all about reality TV firsts; she was also on the first season of Dancing With the Stars. Later, she popped up on shows like Fear Factor, and she and her hubby appeared on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars. The couple has two children, named Maxwell and Blakesley.
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Meredith Phillips Doesn't End Up With Bob Guiney
Long ago, Meredith Phillips was a former model and makeup artist.
Then, she became a contestant on season 4 of
She was great — just look at this incredible senior-yearbook-style photo over here!
She ended the show without
's love. But it's all good — because Meredith went on to be the star of
s second season.
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Meredith Phillips Picks Ian McKeeMeredith narrowed it down from 25 men and accepted the proposal of financier Ian McKee in 2004. But just a year later, the couple called it quits. One can only hope that Ian also destroyed that shirt.
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So Where's Meredith Phillips Now?
Guess what? Meredith Phillips is now a professional chef and co-president of ProChef Inc.
In 2008, Phillips authored a book called
The Date Night Cookbook
, which has recipes for 75 different three-course menus for busy couples.
In 2013, Phillips opened up about her struggle with alcoholism.
She told ABC News
that after breaking off her engagement with McKee and losing both of her parents in a span of four years, she was "waking up after blacking out."
The good news is she sought help and married her high school sweetheart. You go, Meredith!
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Jen Schefft Ends Up With Andrew Firestone — For A MomentAndrew Firestone was the wealthy son of a vineyard-owning family. In the season 3 finale of The Bachelor, he chose Jen Schefft as his true love. The couple looked like they were heading into happily-ever-after territory once they became engaged. But after seven months, they broke up — and Jen became the new Bachelorette.
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But Then Jen Schefft Rejected EveryoneIn case you don't remember, let us jog your memory. In the third season of The Bachelorette, Jen narrowed down her search to two men: Jerry Ferris and John Paul Merritt. But then she shocked the hell out of Bachelorette fans everywhere when she chose neither guy in the show's finale. That's right, despite giving Jerry Ferris the rose, Jen refused his proposal. Can you say drama?
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So Where's Jen Schefft Now?
Jen Schefft married Joe Waterman
, whom she met on a blind date in February 2008.
Today, the couple lives in Chicago with their two daughters, Mae and Charlotte.
Schefft weighed in on ABC
choosing JoJo Fletcher over Caila Quinn for season 12 of
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Remember DeAnna Pappas & Brad Womack?
Okay, Brad Womack, way to pull a Jen Schefft! Womack ended season 11 of
by not picking anyone — a first in
because DeAnna was the last woman standing — and she thought she won, that she and Brad were endgame. And just when she thought a proposal was coming, Brad told her, "I have to say goodbye." Say what?
Naturally, it didn't end well. It was like watching a train wreck on your television.
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DeAnna Pappas Gets Engaged To Jesse CsincsakIn the season 4 finale of The Bachelorette, Jesse Csincsak proposed to DeAnna. It seemed like she finally found happiness. The couple even set a wedding date for May 2009. But by November 2008, their love affair had ended.
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So Where's DeAnna Now?You should know by now that any time the story centers around DeAnna Pappas, there will be a surprise twist. Today, DeAnna is married to Stephen Stagliano, who happens to be the twin brother of a contestant from The Bachelorette's fifth season. The couple has a daughter named Addison Marie. In 2009, Pappas was co-host of Lifetime's Get Married. She's also appeared on Oxygen's Bachelorette Party.
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Jillian Harris Chooses Ed Swiderski — But It Doesn't LastOn the 13th season of The Bachelor, Jillian Harris came in as a second runner-up. Ouch. But Jillian became the star of the fifth season of The Bachelorette. She was also the show's first Canadian Bachelorette, which was apparently a big deal (because it's mentioned in every story about her, ever). Jillian gave her final rose to Ed Swiderski, but the pair called it quits in 2010.
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So Where's Jillian Harris Now?
After her time on
, Harris became a host on HGTV's
Love It or List It Vancouver
. She also appeared on ABC's
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Even better: Jillian found the one. She's in a four-year-long relationship with Justin Pasutto, a former pro snowboarder. The couple
had their first child together this summer
— a baby boy named Leo, who is very cute,
according to Instagram
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Ali Fedotowsky Leaves Jake Pavelka — For Her Job
Remember the time that adorable Ali Fedotowsky straight up left pilot Jake Pavelka — right before the rose ceremony — because she loved her job more? Yeah, it was quite a twist.
Back then, Ali Fedotowsky was working at Facebook and,
according to Vulture
, used all of her vacation days for filming
. Like any sensible human, she realized that staying on the show would jeopardize her dream job. So she left.
That wasn't the end of it, though.
Fedotowsky called Jake later to tell him that she made a mistake
and wanted to come back. Jake passed.
C'est la vie.
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Ali Fedotowsky Picks Roberto Martinez
Ali became the next star of
— and this time, she left her job at Facebook. By the end of the season, she was engaged to Roberto Martinez. But it only lasted 18 months.
The couple split
after moving to San Diego and struggling to make their new relationship work.
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Ashley Hebert Almost Makes It With Brad WomackAshley Hebert was on Brad Womack's season of The Bachelor. She was so close, but in the end, he sent her packing. But it was all good. Ashley had no hard feelings despite being the second runner-up. Besides, she got to be the star of The Bachelorette.
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Ashley Hebert Picks J.P. Rosenbaum
When it came time for Ashley Hebert to take up
mantle, it ended with a proposal. Yes, the pediatric dentist ended up with J.P. Rosenbaum.
Surprisingly, just a year and a half after J.P. got down on one knee,
the couple said "I do" at a ceremony in Pasadena
. The twist? It was officiated by
s Chris Harrison.
Something that shocked no one? When ABC turned their wedding into a special that aired in December of that year, and several
stars — such as Ali Fedotowsky, Emily Maynard, and Jillian Harris — showed up as guests. It's almost like it was planned for television or something.
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So Where Are Ashley & J.P. Now?
Bet you didn't see this one coming (or maybe you did because you're just great at spotting true love), but Ashley and J.P. are still together. Turns out that their love was real.
This year, the couple
welcomed their second child
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The On-Again, Off-Again Love Of Emily Maynard & Brad Womack
This was a fun one, wasn't it? First, Emily Maynard won
. But there was trouble in paradise. While the show was still airing, the couple had already broken up — via email, or at least that's what
Maynard said in a book
I Said Yes
Eventually, Brad and Emily got back together, but there were a lot of ups and downs with this one. The couple called it quits and broke off their engagement.
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Emily Maynard Picks Jef Holm — But It Doesn't Last
Emily Maynard became the new Bachelorette and found love with entrepreneur Jef Holm by the season's end.
But it wasn't meant to last. First, there were the cheating allegations. Then the rumors that they were falling apart. Finally, three months after getting engaged in 2012,
they broke things off
So Where's Emily Maynard Now?Emily Maynard is now married to Tyler Johnson. The couple wed in 2014. In 2015, they welcomed a son, expanding their family that already included Emily's daughter Ricki.
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Desiree Hartsock Gets A No From Sean Lowe Desiree Hartsock, a 26-year-old bridal stylist, got sent home after her hometown date. That left Sean Lowe with three other Bachelor contestants to choose from, and Desiree with a future on The Bachelorette.
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Desiree Falls For Chris SiegfriedChris Siegfried knew he was in it for the long haul. Shortly after meeting Desiree's parents in Antigua, he asked her father for permission to marry his daughter. By the time The Bachelorette season 9 finale came around, Chris was on one knee proposing. Of course, Desiree said yes.
So Where Are Desiree & Chris Now?Isn't it great when reality TV romances work out? It actually warms your heart. You want to shout, "They made it!" But I digress. Desiree and Chris married in 2015 and had a baby boy in October of this year. Hartsock also released a book called My Fairytale Wedding: Planning Your Dream Wedding Without Breaking The Bank.
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Andi Dorfman, Juan Pablo & The Fantasy Suite NightmareWho can forget this one? Before the Fantasy Suite, Andi Dorfman was convinced that she was falling in love with Juan Pablo Galavis. After they spent a night together, she was singing a different tune. "The Fantasy Suite turned into a nightmare," Dorfman said. "I saw a side to him that I didn't really like, and the whole night was just a disaster." By episode's end, Dorfman dumped him, citing his narcissism as a deal breaker. She disappears in a van, never to see him again. Well, at least until The Women Tell All. Duh.
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Andi Picks Josh Murray
It seemed like the perfect happy ending, didn't it? Andi became the Bachelorette
for the show's 10th season. She and Josh Murray got engaged during the finale.
Then things started to fall apart.
Dorfman said that Murray was emotionally abusive in her book
It's Not Okay.
Dorfman even claimed that Murray called her a bitch or a whore when angry. The couple ended their short-lived engagement.
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So Where's Andi Now?It's been two years since Dorfman starred on The Bachelorette. This year, she released her book I t's Not Okay. Side note: Thanks Juan Pablo for that book title inspiration. Dorfman isn't dating anyone — at least, not anyone that we know about.
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Kaitlyn Bristowe Vs. Britt Nilsson
Talk about ruthless. Remember when ABC thought it would be fun to give the men on
some power? Because why not? Season 11 started with both Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson. Both had competed and lost on Chris Soule's season of
The 25 suitors were then tasked with choosing one woman to be their girl. Kaitlyn won.
In case you're wondering, Britt Nilson
is happy and in love right now
. So don't worry about your girl.
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Kaitlyn Bristowe Picks Shawn BoothKaitlyn may have broken Nick Viall's heart. But only because she was so in love with Shawn Booth, who got down on one knee and proposed.
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So Where Are Kaitlyn & Shawn Now?
It's been over a year since the couple first got engaged! These days, they're busy with wedding planning. Apparently,
the couple almost eloped in Vegas
, but realized that ABC would have a fit
and probably sue them
if they did something crazy like that.
Bristowe has also become a blogger, using her self-titled website KaitlynBristowe.com to write about home decor and style. She even teamed up with a designer to create drinkware, prints, and some apparel.
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JoJo Fletcher & Ben Higgins
Oh, JoJo. She thought that Ben Higgins was going to pop the big question, especially since Ben had told JoJo that he loved her. But it didn't happen that way. Instead, Ben gave the final rose to Lauren Bushnell.
The good news: JoJo was going to be season 12's Bachelorette. Though that didn't come without some anger from fans who thought that
Caila Quinn was set to be the Bachelorette
. But ABC made a last-minute switcheroo, favoring JoJo's "compelling" story line.
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JoJo & Jordan Rogers Are Together
In the end,
JoJo chose Jordan
, the guy who caught her attention from the get-go (remember that "First Impression Rose"?). Despite fears that Jordan wasn't in it for the long haul, he came out on top.
Yes, there have been endless rumors about these two breaking up. But as far as we can tell, they seem pretty happy. Sure,
they can't decide where
to say "I do," but that's not a deal breaker.
Most recently, the pair have started prepping for
their first Christmas together — along with their dog Jackson
. Only time will tell if the love is real.
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