As pilot Pete Weber’s journey on season 24 of ‘The Bachelor’ comes in for a dramatic landing, we’re looking back at where the final couples from the first 23 seasons stand today!
It’s been a turbulent journey for season 24 Bachelor Peter Weber. Through champagne-gate, an ill-fated country concert, and a golf-cart-to-forehead injury, pilot Pete is finally down to his remaining two women, Hannah Ann Sluss and Madison Prewett. But before we come in for this dramatic landing, we’re looking back at where the final couples from The Bachelor are today! After 23 seasons of The Bachelor, only ONE final couple from the show is married and still together to this day. The ones to outdo them all are Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici, who met on season 17 of The Bachelor, got married just over a year later, and are now parents to two adorable sons, Samuel and Isaiah, as well as a baby girl, Mia, who was just born in December. While there are plenty of couples who made it from the franchise’s other shows — Bachelor in Paradise and The Bachelorette — Sean is the only one from The Bachelor who remained committed and actually married his original, final choice from the show.
Of course, there are two Bachelors who came close to what Sean and Catherine achieved. First, was Jason Mesnick, who chose Melissa Rycroft and proposed to her at the final rose ceremony in season 13. However, on the “After the Final Rose” show, Jason broke up with Melissa and revealed he still had feelings for his runner-up, Molly Malaney. Jason and Molly got married in 2010 and have been together ever since — they even have a daughter together named Riley, born in March 2013!
Another successful Bachelor couple came very recently, but it had plenty of drama! At the conclusion of season 22, Arie Luyendyk Jr. got engaged to Becca Kufrin during The Bachelor finale. It was just a few weeks later, though, that he realized he wanted to be with runner-up, Lauren Burnham. He dumped Becca (on live TV!) and started dating Lauren, then proposed to Lauren during the live “After the Final Rose” show two months later. They were married in Jan. 2019 and welcomed their baby girl, Alessi, later that year.
Colton Underwood, from season 23, is still together with his final pick, Cassie Randolph. Colton’s season was full of drama, as well. This time, however, Colton took things to new heights — literally! After he jumped a fence for Cassie, Colton let go of two of his final three women to pursue Cassie and reassure her that they did not have to be engaged by the end of the show, and that he only wanted to be with her. Since then, the couple has been going strong, and they have been showing off their affection for the whole world to see!
Plenty of other Bachelors didn’t have such good luck, though. Click through the gallery above for a refresher on everything that went down between the final couples on seasons 1-23 of The Bachelor! Then, tune in to find out the dramatic conclusion of season 24 Bachelor, Peter Weber’s, journey on March 9 and 10 at 8:00 p.m. on ABC.