Who says you can’t find love on camera?
In honor of “The Bachelorette” finale tonight, where #BachelorNation will finally learn the mystery identity of Rachel Lindsey’s fiance, I thought I’d run down the *cutest* moments where “The Bachelor,” “Bachelorette,” and “Bachelor in Paradise” stars actually found love (and said yes) on a reality show (seems crazy, no?).
Trista and Ryan Sutter
The OG Bachelorette and her chosen suitor are still going strong, most recently have celebrated over ten years of marriage and two children together, Max and Blakesley. Talk about Bachelor legends!
Jason and Molly Mesnick
While Molly wasn’t the recipient of the Final Rose, she did get a fantasy proposal on ATFR and they’ve lived as a happy family in Seattle with his son from a previous marriage and their daughter together Riley.
Ashley and J.P. Rosenbaum
Ashley was first seen on the train wreck that was Brad Womack’s second try as The Bachelor. But luckily for J.P., that didn’t work out for her and next season she was chosen as The Bachelorette where she finally got her happy ending with J.P. Completing their ABC journey with a televised wedding and a baby gender reveal on the Men Tell All, this family of four remains just as cute as when J.P. first greeted his now-wife outside the mansion, this time with little ones Ford and Essie.
Sean and Catherine Lowe
Perhaps one of *the* best Bachelors in the history of the show, Sean and wife Catherine Giudici continue to be just as adorable as their ABC wedding special, as evidenced on their Instagram pages as a family of three, with cute baby Samuel.
Desiree and Chris Siegfried
One of my personal favorite Bachelor couples would have to be Des and Chris. They just seemed so full of love during her season (once you look past all the Brooks drama) and it seems that hasn’t wavered a day, especially after welcoming their son Asher during the Bachelor Baby Boom a year back.
You would have thought we were having a girl with Chris's shirt but I love this moment we shared during Ashers nursery reveal! I cried when I saw his room for the first time because having it complete with sentimental quotes on the wall and an empty crib where our baby boy would lay his head was all the feels. That's when everything felt more tangible and real- like we are going to be parents!! 😳 whaaat. / When was that moment for you? ❥❥❥ #tbt #parenthood #hubbyonpoint #babybump
Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth
I rooted for Shawn B from the get-go of the “two Bachelorettes” season! His connection with Kaitlyn just seemed so effortless. #RelationshipGoals While they have yet to tie the knot, the Nashville-based couple are still engaged(hey, the Neil Lane diamond is officially hers by now!), but my gosh, are they so adorable together.
Jade and Tanner Tolbert
After a disastrous first season of “Paradise,” that didn’t boast any [real] marriages or relationships to come of the Mexican spinoff, Round 2 had much better luck. From episode one, it was evident there was something between Jade from Chris Soules’ season and Tanner from Kaitlyn’s season. Even without many official dates, these two coupled up pretty quickly, so it was only fitting that their season ended in an engagement. And now, this married couple continues to be just as adorable on social media as they prepare for their daughter’s birth soon.
The hubs already posted this today, but it's a pretty darn cute pic, so I'm reposting anyway! 😝 This wasn't during our babymoon like some were asking… we actually leave tomorrow for Maui for our "babymoon" vacation! I'm so excited, I've never been to Hawaii! Any recommendations of things to do or places to see that are preggo mama friendly? ☺️ #matchingoutfits #babymoon
JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers
During JoJo’s season, we saw her fall hard for the famous football player’s younger brother from night one. While they remain engaged, the couple is still cute and goofy together.
Carly Waddell and Evan Bass
In “Paradise” last year, the singer from Chris Soules’ season unexpectedly found love with the “ED expert” Evan from JoJo’s season. Which, I know, WHAT. Carly went from literally throwing up after their hot pepper first kiss to “boarding the Evan train” once again after a brief trip to a Mexican hospital. We as audience members went from cringing at his failed attempts to woo the two-time Paradise contender. But somehow he did. And, so gosh darn cute together. And in a few weeks time, we’ll see their wedding play out on season four of “Paradise.”
Annnnddd… as of yesterday, Waddell and Bass just announced an exciting addition!
More next-gen Bachelor Nation playdates to come??
Evan and I had a dream wedding on Saturday. It was truly the perfect day with friends and family in Mexico. There was no better way to celebrate the start of our forever journey together. The setting, in a garden overlooking the ocean, created a stunning visual that I don't think anyone will forget. Evan's children delivered heartfelt and hysterical speeches that had everyone laughing and crying simultaneously. The love from Bachelor Nation has been overwhelming and we are so grateful to all who helped make this day amazing. I'm so happy and SO in love with this man.
#tbt to the day I couldn't keep my rose straight bc the tears of joy weighed it down a lot. Also, 😍 this girl. 2nd also, I'd like to somehow combine my #wcw with a #tbt and make a new #wctbt except it's not really a throw back cuz we are still in love even though I don't post a lot bc I have a crazy life.
Rachel Lindsey + Fiance???
Obviously, we don’t know who the attorney accepted a proposal from (well, I have my hunches… And a Bachelor bracket I’d really like to get correct.), but in the meantime doing press, Rachel seems SO in love. Which is great for her, and I’m happy about. (I’ll be even happier if it means my Bachelor bracket is correct, just saying…)
I love seeing all these happy couples in love. It gives hope that, hey, maybe you can find love on a TV show??