‘Bachelorette’ Couples: Where Are They Now? (PHOTOS)
After 10 years of ABC matchmaking and seven seasons of The Bachelorette, only two out of 7 “official” couples are still together: Trista and Ryan Sutter (Bachelorette Season 1) and Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum (Bachelorette Season 7.)
What happened to all the other couples? Click through the gallery to see all the final contenders — and where they are now.
Hebert and Rosenbaum knew the odds were against them when it came to finding love on reality TV, but the Season 7 lovebirds have proven –so far — that nothing can tear them apart.
The engaged couple, who recently moved into a new home together in New Jersey, are taking their relationship slow and aren’t quite ready to tie the knot.
“After the TV proposal, everyone expects you to walk down the aisle,” Rosenbaum told Celebuzz in June. “We haven’t even started planning a wedding yet. We’re enjoying our time together, and it’s great.”
Do they have a secret to beating the reality TV curse?
“Relationships statistically don’t work out. The odds are against you from the start,” Rosenbaum says. “The Bachelor world is no different than the real world. We just happened to fall in love, and it happened to work out. There is no secret formula. We just clicked and fell in love.”
The Bachelor‘s success rate is almost laughable — after 16 seasons, only Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson (Bachelor Season 16) are still together. Only time will tell if they’ll actually make it down the aisle.
Jason and Molly Mesnick are also still together — even though he had originally chosen and proposed to Melissa Rycroft over Mesnick on The Bachelor 13 final.
With Maynard set to pick her guy next week, Rosenbaum has a few words of advice for her and her possible groom.
Says the former contestant: “You have to make sacrifices.”
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