The Bachelorettes: Where Are They Now?
Another summer has come and (almost) gone, and another season of The Bachelorette is complete. Rachel Lindsay rode in a bunch of helicopters, witnessed a few man tears, and is now engaged and getting the happy ending we all know she deserves. Lindsay will go down in Bachelorette history not just as the first black woman to ride out the journey of a lifetime, but also as one of the most poised, confident, and relatable women to ever be on the show. (Rachel, we love you, can you tell?)
But of course, we can't forget about her predecessors, all 12 of 'em, who also rode the ups and downs of their 15 minutes of fame. There was Ali Fedotowsky, who honestly dodged a bullet leaving by Jake Pavelka's season early, and Emily Maynard, who did get her happy ending, but not with either of the two Bachelor-nation men she was engaged to.
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Join us on a walk down memory lane, catch up with the 12 women you watched fall in love over the course of 12 weeks, and find out what they're up to today.
After Ryan Sutter popped the question to Rehn in season 1, the two officially tied the knot in 2003. Their wedding was televised in a three-part special because duh. The couple is still going strong over a decade later. Rehn and Sutter are now parents to two adorable kids, Maxwell and Blakesley. Bachelor-verse 1, haters 0 (for now).
Phillips won America's the heart on the second season of The Bachelorette, but her engagement to winner Ian Mckee didn't last too long. The pair split shortly after the show aired. Phillips doesn't live her life in the public eye anymore, and last we heard, she was married and remodeling her home in Portland, Oregon.
Schefft remains the only Bachelorette in history to not choose anyone during the final rose ceremony. Today, she lives in Chicago with her husband Joe Waterman and two daughters, Mae and Charlotte, while keeping a relatively low profile.
Pappas and Jesse Csincsak of season four broke off their engagement just a few months after the show aired. Clearly they just weren't meant to be. But Pappas did get her happy ending with Stephen Stigliano, whose brother Michael appeared on season five of The Bachelorette and on the now-canceled Bachelor Pad. The married couple have two children together, Addison and Austin.
Harris and Ed Swiderski may have called it quits almost a year after her season aired, but don't feel too bad for the reality star-turned-home décor and lifestyle specialist. Harris is currently a host on HGTV's Love It or List It, Too and W Network's Love it or List It Vancouver. Recently she announced her engagement to her longtime partner, Justin Pasutto. Congrats Jillian!
Fedotowsky broke all of our hearts when she and season six winner Roberto Martinez called off their engagement. But Fedotowsky hasn't shied away from the public eye, serving as a Fox correspondent, hosting NBC's lifestyle show 1st Look for a few years, and guest blogging for E! Online. She and long-time partner Kevin Manno welcomed their daughter Molly in together in 2016, and tied the knot back in May of this year.
Both America and J.P. Rosenbaum fell in love with pediatric dentist Ashley Hebert, and the duo tied the knot in a televised special in December 2012. The couple are still happily married with two children, Fordham and Essex. Another Bachelor-verse happy ending in the books!
Maynard's engagement to season eight winner Jef Holm didn't last too long. The couple called it quits just a few months after the show aired. But America's sweetheart did get her happily ever after with Tyler Johnson, an automotive management consultant, and the two wed in June 2014. Today, they have three children together, Jennings, Gibson, and Josephine.
Another happy ending for the Bachelor-verse in Hartsock's season! Chris Siegfried got down on one knee at the end of season nine and the pair wed in January 2015. They are still going strong today and welcomed a baby boy named Asher in October 2016. Other than being a Bachelorette success story, Hartsock is also a bridal style and DIY blogger.
Dorfman may be best known for telling off über a-hole Juan Pablo in season 18 of The Bachelor, but she came back to find true love on season 10 of The Bachelorette. She and winner Josh Murray (who you probably know from season three of Bachelor in Paradise), called off their engagement just five months after the final episode aired, though it was probably for the best given what she revealed about Murray in her tell all book, It's Not Okay: Turning Heartbreak into Happily Never After.
Bristowe famously broke Nick Viall's heart on season 11, sending him home a day early because her heart was already set on Shawn Booth. The pair celebrated the two-year anniversary of their engagement back in May and are still going strong today. Here's to hoping for another televised wedding special!
Fletcher fell hard for season 12 winner Jordan Rodgers, and fans weren't too surprised when she said yes to his proposal at the final rose ceremony. The duo are still engaged today, but have yet to set a wedding date. Only time will tell whether their love will last!