There have only been fourteen Bachelor franchise marriages in the history of the series and its many, many spin-offs including Bachelor Pad, The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise, and Bachelor Winter Games. That may seem like a lot, until you realize that we're even counting Bachelor alums that got together outside of any of the franchise's official channels.
But, surprisingly, according to our calculations, that means that if you have an actual relationship after appearing on a Bachelor show, you have an 18.6% chance of actually getting married, which is way better than we thought. An 18.6% chance to find love and a 100% chance of getting to be on TV is kind of the best possible deal you could get. And that number seems like it's going up, with a lot of promising franchise engagements on the horizon and a pretty good success rate from recent seasons. That 18% number also means that you're exactly 5% more likely to find your ~true love~ on The Bachelor than you are on Tinder. Take that, skeptics!
Read on for a comprehensive list of every Bachelor franchise relationship, EVER. It's a lot, y'all.
Pretty much proving that the entire premise of The Bachelor is a sham, Alex Michel and Amanda Marsh didn't even get engaged at the end of the first season. They decided to date for a while instead like they didn't realize before going on the show that they'd never get to know someone well enough to actually marry them after knowing them for roughly two months. They broke up pretty shortly after the season ended.
Aaron Buerge and Helene Eksterowicz *did* actually get engaged at the end of The Bachelor season two, but their relationship ended even faster than the last couple's. They were only together for five weeks after the finale aired. It's a miracle that ABC kept renewing the show at the beginning, TBH. They're both married to other people now, so all's well that ends well.
Andrew Firestone and Jen Schefft did the better than the last two Bachelor couples with a seven-month engagement. Jen ended up being the third Bachelorette (spoiler: that didn't work out great for her, either), but now Andrew and Jen are both married to other people and have cute kids. It really makes you wonder what the point of going on reality TV in 2003 was before Instagram.
Justin Guarini Bob Guiney was probably the first Bachelor really just there for fame. Bob gave his winner Estella Gardinier a promise ring, a very 2003 Jonas Brothers move, but he broke that promise about a month post-finale. He went on to have a failed marriage with an All My Children star and he's in a band called Band From TV that's totally made of reality TV stars and actors. Yikes.
Jesse Palmer was an NFL quarterback before appearing on The Bachelor. Take that, Colton Underwood. He didn't propose to Jessica Bowlin (did they not understand the purpose of this show in the early '00s?), and they broke up a month after the finale. Jesse then went to play in the Canadian Football League, so Jessica lowkey dodged a bullet. Not that anyone knows if she agrees — she hasn't given a single interview since she was on the show.
Byron Velvick was probably the strangest of the OG Bachelors. For starters, he actually looked like he should be named Byron. He also was a professional bass fisherman. He proposed to Mary Delgado, so he had that going for him, and the couple dated on-and-off for five years. This wasn't exactly a W for the franchise, though. Mary got arrested for trying to physically fight Byron two years before they broke up for good.
Charlie O’ Connell also actually got engaged to his winner, Sarah Brice, and the pair dated for two years with no arrests, making them the most successful couple of any Bachelor couple at the time. They allegedly split because of Charlie's drinking. An Irish man with a drinking problem? Shocking. Charlie ended up marrying a Playboy Playmate. Fun fact: His brother is Jerry O'Connell aka the lead not-kangaroo in Kangaroo Jack.
You might know Travis Lane Stork from his plush gig on the daytime talk show The Doctors. You might not know that The Doctors actually have medical degrees. I was surprised. Clearly, Travis was not on The Bachelor to find love and didn't propose to Sarah Stone, although he did give her a ring. They didn't even last until the finale aired, LMAO.
"Prince" Lorenzo Borghese isn't even a prince, okay? His *dad* is a prince of a smallish town/commune, which just makes Lorenzo wealthy. And he's from Jersey, FYI. His relationship with Jennifer Wilson only lasted two months after the finale aired, and he didn't propose. He *did* create a bath, body, and skincare line for pets called "Royal Treatment" and appear on Celebrity Big Brother UK... even though he's from Jersey.
In the 10th season of The Bachelor was called The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman, and to their merit, Andrew Baldwin is a catch. A naval doctor, he graduated magna cum laude from Duke, was ESPN's Scholar-Athlete of the Year in high school, is 6'0", and a triathlete. All good things. And, ladies, he's still single! He proposed to Tessa Horst, but they split eight months after the finale. A quick Google will find that Tessa is happily married, and Andrew's face is being used in online marriage scams. Seems fitting.
British Bachelor Matt Grant proposed to Shayne Lamas, but they split two months after the finale. Matt went back to London, and Shayne married some internet dude named Nik Richie after knowing him for eight hours, the only turnaround quicker than The Bachelor. Nik and Shayne have been on a bunch of reality TV shows since, including Couples Therapy which should be the official sequel series to The Bachelor.
If you thought Arie Luyendyk Jr. did it first, you were wrong. Jason Mesnick and his winner Melissa Rycroft did get engaged, and they lasted until the "After The Final Rose" special when Jason dumped Melissa on national television because he wanted to get back together with his runner-up, Molly Malaney. So we can just call Arie's massive mess-up the 10 year anniversary of this $h!t.
Technically, Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney are the first Bachelor couple to get married. It only took thirteen seasons, and involved a heartbroken woman and a broken engagement beforehand, but we did it! Jason and Molly got married in a televised Bachelor special on ABC a year later, and they have kids and are super happy. They really are the OG Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham.
Ah, yes. The inarguably *worst* couple in Bachelor history (don't @ me!) was definitely there for the wrong reasons. Jake Pavelka annoyed a lot of people when he chose villain Vienna Girardi as his future bride, but they annoyed us even more after their breakup a few months after the finale. They both went on Bachelor Pad to try to rekindle their friendship, and Jake did Dancing With The Stars, Famous Food, Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off, and The Bold and the Beautiful. He also briefly dated Kristin Chenowith and was a celebrity host at the Las Vegas Chippendales show. Way to keep it classy, Jake.
Emily Maynard and Brad Womack got engaged during Brad's second go around on the show. During his first, he picked no one. They split after an eight-month engagement, for which Brad blamed himself, and they seemed pretty friendly post-breakup until he got P.O.'d that Emily did The Bachelorette. They both went on to have a few more failed Bachelor Nation romances separate from each other.
While Jake and Vienna were the worst couple, Courtney Robertson was just the worst, period. Ben Flanjnik proposed to the villain who originated the "not here to make friends" thing, and they lasted for a solid year based solely on how hot Ben thought Courtney was. Courtney wrote a thoroughly entertaining Bachelor tell-all where she admitted that she and Ben had sex on camera in the ocean. Well, then.
Ugh, finally! A wonderful couple! Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici became the first official Bachelor-winning couple to get married. It took seventeen seasons of a show about getting married for a winner to actually get married. They married in 2014 and welcomed their son, Samuel, in 2016 before their second, Isaiah, in 2018. They've also been on other reality TV shows like Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars and Celebrity Wife Swap. Gotta pay for Samuel and Isaiah's college fund somehow!
Juan Pablo Galavis didn't propose to Nikki Ferrell, but he also refused to even tell her he loved her on the finale. Does Juan Pablo even *like* women? Like, as people? They tried Couples Therapy with Dr. Jenn, which *shockingly* did not help. Juan Pablo is now married to Miss Earth Venezuela, Osmariel Villalobos, and Nikki is recently divorced. No one is surprised these two couldn't make it work, TBH.
To quote Ariana Grande, Whitney Bischoff is definitely better off without Chris Soules. Chris has been dealing with legal issues from a fatal hit-and-run he committed, and Whitney is married to a guy she loves named Ricky Angel. Chris and Whitney did get engaged after The Bachelor, but the relationship fell apart right around the time Chris decided to do Dancing With The Stars.
Ben Higgins is a beautiful angel man, and he got engaged to Lauren Busnell at the end of his Bachelor season. Lauren even moved to Denver to be with him, and the couple did a Freeform reality show called Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After? that was originally supposed to be about their wedding planning, but instead showed the beginning of the end for the couple. Ben went on to do a podcast and appear on Bachelor: Winter Games, and Lauren is dating a D-List country star.
We had already seen enough of Nick Viall on his two seasons of The Bachelorette and his stint on Paradise before he got his own season on the franchise. Vanessa Grimaldi moved to Los Angeles to be with Nick while he filmed Dancing with the Stars after he proposed, but they only lasted five months after the finale. No one was really shocked about it, since there were major red flags all throughout their relationship.
We all know what went down with Arie and Becca Kufrin. Arie hit up his runner-up, Lauren, over New Years and decided to break it off with Becca the only way he knew how: in the presence of cameras. Bachelor producers then showed the extremely long, unedited breakup during "After The Final Rose," and it was super painful to watch. But she still god her happy ending as the star of The Bachelorette.
After publicly humiliating Becca and himself, Arie proposed to Lauren during "After The Final Rose" *in front of* Becca. Real shady, my dude. Arie knocked Lauren up pretty quickly, and the couple got shotgun married in Hawaii. They seem legitimately happy, and a bunch of Bachelor alums showed up to their wedding, so looks like all is forgiven.
Another Bachelor season to end super unsatisfyingly, Colton Underwood didn't propose to Cassie Randolph at the end of his run on the show — but that's because she wasn't ready and he loved her so much that he was willing to wait to get down on one knee for her. For a season that was so centered on the guy's virginity, we also don't know if the two even ~got intimate~ in the Fantasy Suites. He asked his other two girlfriends to go home after Cassie tried to dump him and officially ended the season early.
Showing that women are way more stable than men, the first season of The Bachelorette ended in a marriage. It only took The Bachelor, what, seventeen seasons? Trista Rehn married Ryan Sutter in a televised wedding special the same year as their season, 2003, and they're still together over a decade and a half later.
Unfortunately, Meredith Phillips's engagement to Ian McKee fell apart after only a year, and Meredith started a struggle with alcoholism that lasted nearly a decade until 2013 and ruined her marriage after The Bachelorette to her high school sweetheart. In 2018, she alleged that a masseuse on The Bachelorette drugged and assaulted her during filming.
DeAnna Pappas and Jesse Csincsak's Bachelorette engagement didn't last either, but they got as far as setting a wedding date before calling it quits. Both DeAnna and Jesse kept their relationships within the Bachelor family, with DeAnna marrying Jillian Harris's contestant Michael Stagliano's twin brother, Stephen Stagliano, in 2011. As for Jesse...
DeAnna's Bachelor-connected spouse was a little too far removed to make this list, but Jesse's wife Ann Kueders was a contestant on Jason Mesnick's season. The couple met through a Bachelor Nation cruise to Mexico that Jesse was hosting, got married in 2010, and now they have three kids together. They also have three Siberian Huskies!
Jillian Harris has maintained in interviews that she really was in love with Ed Swiderski, and attributed their breakup, in large part, to the intensity thrust upon the couple by being part of the franchise. They had the wedding planning nearly finished before they broke up a year into their engagement. Jillian went on to host Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and Ed married a TV anchor he met on Twitter.
Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez's engagement also ended after a year, but the couple nearly made it down the aisle three times before the split. Original plans for a super fast spring 2011 wedding were pushed back, then Ali's knee surgery made a summer wedding impossible, then plans for a televised winter nuptials fell through due to logistical issues regarding flying her Massachusetts-based family and his Puerto Rican family members to a destination wedding for ABC. It was for the best, though, as Ali would break off the engagement in November 2011 due to his explosive temper and conservative values.
The second ~official~ Bachelorette success story, Ashley Hebert and J.P, Rosenbaum tied the knot in 2012 and renewed their vows in 2018 at the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort and Casino after going through a public rough patch while on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars. The couple has two kids, and pretty normal jobs when they're not airing out their business on TV. Ashley is a pediatric dentist and J.P. works in construction management.
Jef Holm got relevant again for a hot second when he put Arie on blast for being a pervy old dude who (allegedly) trolls for college students. Before he was speaking #truths, he was engaged to Emily Maynard for a few months after The Bachelorette. Now, Emily is happily married with three sons, and Jef is still single.
This is the third(!) official Bachelorette marriage... and the second to appear on Marriage Bootcamp: Reality Stars. We're pretty sure they're doing OK, as Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried had their second child in 2019. The couple has also released a book of joint poetry, which is cute, if not a little icky.
Josh Murray compared Andi Dorfman to the devil in 2019, but literally everyone has compared Josh to the devil, so we don't really have to tell you that these two never made it down the aisle. They were engaged until nine months after the season ended, and Josh was apparently verbally abusive to Andi after Nick Viall spilled the beans that the two had sex in the Fantasy Suites during her season, according to her tell-all book.
We really, really thought Shawn Booth and Kaitlyn Bristowe were going to make it. Shawn was the clear choice during her season, to the point that rumors flew that guys were taking themselves out of the season because they knew they weren't going to get picked and the producers brought Nick Viall on as damage control. But after three years together, Kaitlyn and Shawn went their separate ways in 2018. There were rumors of cheating and what not, but the two attributed the breakup to their different life goals.
Another season with a *clear* winner, JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers are still engaged and talking marriage. The couple lives together and has a weird web reality show/blog hybrid hosted on a site called Kin. They have no plans to set a firm date yet but aren't entirely opposed to having a televised ceremony. They've been open about how hard they've worked to keep their relationship afloat, and they seem like the real deal.
Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo are getting married SOON. The couple has plans to marry in the first half of 2019. Rachel knew she wanted to end her season with an engagement because she's ready to be married, and even though that meant saying goodbye to regulation hottie Peter Kraus, Rachel's going to get her happily ever after with Bryan.
Full tea, full shade, Garrett Yrigoyen is the worst. The news cycle can bury his super problematic tweets with stories about him and Becca Kufrin moving in together in a house in San Diego and how they're like probably actually going to get married, but let's not forget that Garrett accused Parkland survivors of being crisis actors and mocked trans people. And this was like, less than a year ago. Boy, bye.
Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert are the Paradise couple all other Paradise couples hope to be. It helps that they're friends with a ton of other successful Bachelor Nation couples like Ashley I. and Jared, and they haven't done a ton of weird reality shows after their time on Paradise to extend their 15 minutes of fame. They've been together for four years and have two children together.
Evan Bass literally just wore Carly Waddell down until she agreed to actually consider dating him. At the time, it seemed a little creepy because she was *so* not into him, but they became one of the strongest couples in Bachelor history. Carly and Evan got married in 2017 and they have an adorable daughter, who's super tight with Jade and Tanner's baby girl.
Ashely Iaconetti and Jared Haibon technically got together loooong after their seasons of Paradise aired, but their love story definitely started on the playa. Ash fell hard for Jared during season two of Paradise and Jared... didn't. Ashley became a crying meme, and all of Jared's possible other connections were either not down to get involved in the drama or were put off by Jared's refusal to get rid of Ashley as a close friend. The same thing happened on season three, and it just looked like it was never going to happen. Then, after Ashley started dating Kevin Wendt from Winter Games, Jared came to his senses and told Ashley he was in love with her. They got engaged soon after, and Ash is getting the fairytale ending she deserves.
Michelle Money and Cody Sattler were in an on-again, off-again relationship for long enough (aka two years) that someone decided they qualified for Marraige Boot Camp: Reality Stars.The couple split for good shortly after their season of Marraige Boop Camp ended, and it looks like they might've lowkey broken up while still on the show.
Cassandra Ferguson left Paradise dating Justin Reich, but the couple split before "After Paradise" even aired during the first season. Justin called into the reunion special to make sure everyone knew the former pair was still on good terms. They split because long distance was too much with their busy schedules — Cassandra lived in Michigan, while Justin is in Chicago.
Another couple that couldn't make long-distance work, Samantha Steffen and Nick Peterson from season two of Paradise broke things off amicably in the October following their season, making Jade and Tanner the only couple from season two that lasted. Samantha lives in Los Angeles, while Nick is in Tampa, Florida. Thankfully, things ended amicably for the former couple.
Kamil Nicalek and Annaliese Puccini made it until the filming of the reunion special before calling it quits. And we mean that super literally — Kamil broke up with Annaliese *on camera* right after she had finished telling Chris Harrison how well they were doing. They remained close friends for a hot second after the breakup, and there's a surprising lack of hard feelings from someone who got dumped on national television.
Marcus Grodd and Lacy Faddoul should have been the first Paradise success story after meeting during season one of the spin-off series and getting married on the beach in Mexico for the season two premiere. Joke's on us, though, because after the couple split following one year of marriage, Marcus revealed that their Mexico wedding wasn't actually legal in the first place. They were supposed to do the official paperwork when they got home, but Lacy stalled and then totally vanished. According to Marcus, she never officially dumped him, she just slowly ghosted.
Raven Gates is a Bachelor fan-favorite after her story about beating her cheating ex with her heel instantly endeared her to every woman who has ever been wronged. She was into Adam Gottschalk during Paradise season four, but so was her close friend Sarah Vendal, who had dibs on Adam because they lowkey might've hooked up before the show. Drama ensued, but Raven got the guy and they've been adorable ever since (so, for over a year). The couple lives together, and an engagement is imminent.
Lace Morris and Grant Kemp were not built to last, mostly because they both seem like unstable people. They got engaged at the end of Paradise and even got matching tattoos, but split after a few months. Lace found a boyfriend on Bumble (celebrities, they're just like us!), and Grant is just trying to stay out of the drama.
You either love Taylor Nolan or you hate Taylor Nolan... and most of that has to do with how you feel about her archrival Corinne Olympios. Her engagement with Derek Peth seemed like the real deal, especially when Chris Harrison called his proposal one of the sweetest things he's seen in a while, but the couple broke up less than a year after their season aired. Derek had some stuff to say about his GF becoming friends with one of his former one-night-stands (aka Olivia Caridi) and didn't seem too broken up about the relationship ending.
I worry about the contestants on The Bachelor who clearly don't watch the show. Josh Murray is a walking red flag, and Amanda Stanton has a gaggle of children to worry about, but she clearly didn't know his rocky history before getting engaged on Paradise. Or she did and just didn't care? Their breakup was super messy, with Josh's alleged assistant telling the press that Amanda was a crazy thief and Amanda countering that Josh doesn't even *have* an assistant.
Speaking of couples that were never going to work, Lacey Mark's relationship was supposed to continue after their season wrapped, but Daniel Maguire fully ghosted her and later admitted that he was lying about liking her to get screen time. Daniel is dumb as a brick (probably dumber) and even Lacey has admitted that she went into Paradise a little too determined to get him to love her. Live and you learn, I guess?
Krystal Nielson and Chris Randone were insufferable apart, but together they're amazing. They seem genuinely in love, and when they're not trying to compete with everyone around them, they're way less annoying. Chris moved across the country to move in with Krystal in San Diego, and they're getting a third dog together. We cannot wait for the wedding!
Pour one out for Jordan Kimball who deserved way better than Jenna Cooper. Jordan was a lil dumb, but ultimately, he was a well-meaning dude who genuinely cared about Jenna. Reality Steve posted the news that Jenna was a backstabbing, cheating, fame-seeker who was just leading him on. Jenna has tried to clear her name by saying incriminating texts were Photoshopped, but Bachelor Nation is standing with Reality Steve and Jordan.
Grocery Store Joe aka Joe Amabile became Bachelor Nation-famous after getting the axe on night one of his Bachelorette season (Becca K.'s) but being, like, totally adorable. He fell hard for Kendall Long on Paradise season five, who TBH could have handled that whole situation better and not been so wishy-washy with his heart. Whatever, it's fine now because they're seriously in love. They're planning on moving to Los Angeles together in 2019, Kendall has been travelling with him on the east coast as he does the Dancing with the Stars tour, and she says they're totally obsessed with each other and haven't gone more than a week without seeing each other even though they're long distance. #CoupleGoals!
This relationship came so far out of left field, but Kevin Wendt from Winter Games and Astrid Loch are in it for the long-haul. Astrid dead*ss moved to Canada to live with Kevin. The couple has made it clear that they're too old to be dating just for fun and that their relationship is pretty serious. We assume a ring is coming soon.
Ty Brown and Elizabeth Kitt never overlapped on any Bachelor franchise show. They met at a charity even in Los Angeles in late 2012 and started dating in January of 2013. By that October, they had bought a house together in Nashville, and Ty proposed on their front porch the day they moved in. That's so romantic! They got married in March 2014, and have one baby girl.
Peyton Wright and Chris Lambton met through mutual Bachelor friends at a 2010 golf tournament and fell in love! Even though they didn't find love together on reality TV, they still managed to be on-screen together as co-hosts of HGTV's Going Yard, a home gardening series. They've been married since 2012 and have two kids.
Deanna Pappas might have the strangest Bachelor story of all time. She was on Brad Womack's season the year he inexplicably picked no one, and she split with her Bachelorette winner Jesse Csincsak. She did ultimately find love because of the show, but not with a former contestant. Deanna is married to Stephen Stagliano, the twin brother of Jillian Harris's contestant Michael Stagliano.
Cassandra Ferguson and Jonathan Holloway were on the same season of Paradise, but not at the same time. Jonathan was eliminated before Cassandra arrived at the beach, but the pair met on a commercial shoot and lived super close to each other in Michigan. Their kids became friends, and they seemed solid. The couple stayed out of the spotlight, but clearly they'd broken up by the time Cassandra arrived on Paradise season five.
Courtney Robertson and Arie Luyendyk Jr. were honestly perfect for each other. The two are still good friends, and they dated on-and-off for four years before realizing they were better off as friends who hook up occasionally. Courtney says timing is the reason they didn't work out but is it bad that I still have hope the two of them will figure it out?
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It's hard to say who's hooked up with more people in Bachelor Nation, Nick Viall or Arie Luyendyk Jr. Nick has hooked up with at least ten, but Arie keeps things on the low way better than Nick does, so there's really no way to know. Count Selma Alameri from Sean Lowe's season as one of those bedpost notches. If we were taking note of every couple who's hooked up from the show, this list would never end, so it's probs good to note that they did date for like a minute.
Brad Womack and AshLee Frazier's love story was so brief, the only real evidence that it existed is this weird Instagram collage (because they were dating back in the day when you had to post a collage if you wanted multiple photos in one post — talk about a TBT). They broke up after roughly two months of dating.
This is probably the coolest Bachelor pairing. Tara Durr and John Presser were both eliminated on night-one of their respective seasons, making them so irrelevant that they're not even on social media. They met on a Bachelor Nation reunion trip, and the rest was history. Now, they've been married for nine years and have a baby! Well, at this point, a toddler.
A more recent Bachelor paring, Clay Harbor was on Becca Kufrin's season of The Bachelorette. Angela Amezcua was on the following season of Paradise and told Chris Randone that she hoped Clay would come to Mexico. He never did, but Chris (who continues to impress us) set the pair up after filming finished. The couple are moving in together soon, and seem really happy.
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Kaitlyn Bristowe's split with Shawn Booth was shocking, but her random new BF Jason Tartick from Becca's Bachelorette season was even more shocking. Jason might be the perfect man and Kaitlyn is a person with eyes, so when he appeared on her podcast, she locked that down. The girl has game! They DTR'ed shortly after their first date, and they're still together. It's only been a few months at the time of publication, so what happens next is anyone's guess.
Courtney Dober and Lily McManus were the only Winter Games couple that looked like they'd definitely make it. They took a cross-country road trip together after filming wrapped, ending in Los Angeles where they moved in together. They broke up for a lot of really good reasons: the ten year age gap, the fact that neither of them know if their Visas are going to let them stay in the U.S., you know. Important stuff. The pair are still a little too close for exes — in November 2018, Courtney says he saw Lily more often than he did when they were dating and that they still hook up sometimes.
Fan theories think Ashley I.'s relationship with Kevin Wendt is the reason that Jared Haibon woke up and realized that he could lose Ashley forever if he didn't lock her down, fast. Kevin and Ashley got together on Winter Games, but after two weeks of dating in the real world, Jared confessed his love for Ash and went full rom-com on her, dramatically kissing her in the airport. She kept dating Kevin for a sec before realizing that she and Jared are the OTP.
Dean Murphy was a Bachelor fan favorite before Paradise, when he revealed himself to be the worst. Winter Games was supposed to be his redemption, and it kind of was. He started dating Lesley Murphy, a strong, sophisticated travel blogger. But they split soon after Winter Games, and it seems like it was because Dean was still too immature for an adult relationship. He's still hot, though.
Winter Games was a drama-filled mess, and we loved every second of it. Seriously, an underrated clusterf*ck. People lowkey thought Luke Pell could be the Bachelor, but after what he did to Stassi Yaramchuk, that's never gonna happen. On the show, Luke said he wanted a future with Stassi, but he literally left after filming wrapped without even getting her number. During the reunion, a genius cameraman kept rolling without their knowledge, showing a stone-cold Luke just saying "yeah" repeatedly while Stassi begged him to tell her why he ghosted.
Benoit Beausejour-Savard deserved better, and Clare Crowley deserves... nothing. Clare totally ditched sweet, cute Benoit for this *sshole German dude Christian Rouch on Winter Games for no good reason other than she's insecure and a little insane, but Benoit tried to get a second chance after filming wrapped. The pair started dating, and they got engaged on the reunion special. IDK why they split after less than a year, but I'm willing to bet it was Clare's fault.
The only Bachelor Pad success story is Blake Julian and Holly Durst. They were on Bachelor Pad during the same season as Holly's ex-fiance, Michael Stagliano, and Holly eliminated Blake before winning the season with Michael. She told Blake when she offed him that their romance wasn't over, and she was right. Holly never got back together with Michael, and she got engaged to Blake in 2011. They married the following year, and they're still together nearly a decade after meeting.
Tenley Molzahn and Kiptyn Locke had an on-again, off-again relationship after Bachelor Pad in 2010 that lasted through 2015. Their status switched permanently to "off" after Kiptyn's new GF got pregnant and Tenley went back on to Bachelor in Paradise. They remained close friends, with Tenley noting that she's met his GF and thinks she's wonderful.
Okay, remember Holly and Blake? Yeah, so does Michael, who had no idea he wouldn't be winning back his ex until their engagement was announced on live television during the Bachelor Pad finale. Holly apparently tried to tell him the night before, but his phone had already been taken away. Michael and Holly originally were planning a double wedding with Deanna Pappas and Michael's brother Stephen before they split, and wanted to have a joint reality TV show. Funnily enough, both Deanna and Holly had dated Jesse Csincsak, making this a love-octagon.
No one was surprised when Kasey Kahl and Vienna Girardi broke up. They stopped living together, which wasn't a great sign, and were always bickering on Bachelor Pad 2. They were together for eight months, and a lot of messy rumors spiraled after their break-up. Maybe Kasey took Jake Pavelka's advice after he publicly told him to run from Vienna.
In the most dramatic season finale of Bachelor Pad ever (especially since the show ended after season three), Blakeley Shea got engaged to her partner Tony Pieper before the shocking season conclusion where Nick Peterson was a d*ck and backstabbed his partner, Rachel Truehart, to take all of the money. Maybe that season was cursed, because Blakeley and Tony split less than two months after getting engaged.