The Bachelor is an American reality television dating game show debuting in 2002 on ABC. For all seasons, the show is hosted by veteran television personality, one-time game show host and news anchor Chris Harrison. The series revolves around a single bachelor which could include a potential wife for the bachelor. The conflicts in the series, both internal and external, stem from the elimination-style format of the show. Early in the season, the bachelor goes on large group dates with the women, with the majority of women eliminated during rose ceremonies.
January 7, 2013
Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici
Lowe and Giudici are still happily engaged and plan to have a televised wedding. Desiree Hartsock, who came in fourth, will be featured in the ninth season of The Bachelorette
January 2, 2012
Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson
Flajnik and Robertson originally broke up in February 2012 while their season was airing. However, they were later reconciled and got engaged for the second time, but broke up again in October 2012 for good. Runner-up Cox, along with finalists Blakeley Jones, Jamie Otis, Jaclyn Swartz and Rachel Truehart became contestants on the third season of Bachelor Pad.
January 3, 2011
Brad Womack and Emily Maynard
Womack and Maynard broke up in May 2011 but remained friends.Third-place finalist Ashley Hebert was featured on the seventh season of The Bachelorette. Finalists Alli Travis, Michelle Money, Jackie Gordon and Melissa Schreiber became contestants on the second season of Bachelor Pad. Maynard was featured on the eighth season of The Bachelorette
January 4, 2010
Jake Pavelka and Emily Maynard
hey ended their relationship in June 2010. avelka appeared as a celebrity contestant on the tenth season of Dancing with the Stars. Fourth-place finalist Ali Fedotowsky was featured on the sixth season of The Bachelorette. Runner-up Molzahn along with other finalists Gia Allemand, Ashley Elmore, Elizabeth Kitt, Michelle Kujawa and Jessie Sulidis became contestants on the first season of Bachelor Pad. On that show, Tenley Molzahn got together with Kiptyn Locke from The Bachelorette Season 5. Allemand would return for the second season of Bachelor Pad along with finalist Ella Nolan, winner Girardi, and Pavelka himself.
January 5, 2009
Jason Mesnick and Melissa Rycroft
On the season’s finale, Mesnick had called off the engagement with Rycroft, and resumed a relationship with runner-up Malaney. Rycroft later appeared on the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars and is now married to Tye Strickland and has one daughter. Rycroft also took part in the fifteenth season of Dancing with the Stars
March 17, 2008
Matt Grant and Chelsea Wanstrath
Grant and Lamas broke up in July 2008 as they felt their lives were going in different directions, but stated they would remain close friends.Finalist Holly Durst became a contestant on the second season of Bachelor Pad, which she later co-won along with her ex-fiance and former Bachelorette contestant Michael Stagliano. Durst is currently married to The Bachelorette 7 contestant and dentist Blake Julian whom she met on the second season of Bachelor Pad.
September 24, 2007
Brad Womack DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft
Womack chose Croft and Pappas as the two finalists, but they were both rejected in the season’s finale. Pappas was featured on the fourth season of The Bachelorette. Womack returned to the show for its 15th season.
April 2, 2007
Andrew Baldwin and Tessa Horst
Horst and Baldwin called off their engagement one month after the finale, but continued their relationship. They broke off the relationship in September 2007.Finalist Peyton Wright became a contestant on the first season of Bachelor Pad and is married to Chris Lambton, who was the runner-up on the 6th season of The Bachelorette.
January 9, 2006
Travis Lane Stork and Moana Dixon
Stork did not propose to Stone. Instead, they took a chance at a relationship. They broke up shortly after the show aired. Stork is now featured on The Doctors and is now married to pediatrician Charlotte Brown
March 28, 2005
Charlie O’Connell and Sarah Brice
O’Connell chose Brice to be the winner but did not propose to her. Instead they took a chance at a relationship. They broke up in September 2007. But got back together in 2008.However, they called it quits again in 2010. Runner-up Kennedy became a contestant on the first season of Bachelor Pad.
April 7, 2004
Jesse Palmer and Jessica Bowlin
Palmer did not propose to Bowlin. They continued to date but broke up several months later.Guiney later married soap opera star Rebecca Budig, but they split after five years of marriage
March 24, 2003
Andrew Firestone and Jen Schefft
Schefft and Firestone broke up after several months but remained friends. He is now married to actress Ivana Bozilovic.Schefft was featured on the third season of The Bachelorette. She went on to find love away from reality TV.marrying Chicago public relations executive Joe Waterman in May 2009. The couple welcomed their first child, daughter Mae Elizabeth, on November 13, 2010.
September 24, 2003
Bob Guiney and Estella Gardinier
Guiney did not propose to Gardinier but she accepted a promise ring indicating that they would still date. They broke up shortly after the show aired.
September 25, 2002
Aaron Buerge and Helen Eksterowicz
They broke up after several months. Buerge became engaged to Angye McIntosh and married in 2009.In 2013, Eksterowicz got engaged to senior technology consultant, Andrew Goodman. Finalist Gwen Gioia became a contestant on the first season of Bachelor Pad.
March 25, 2002
Elexe Michel and Trista Rehn
Michel did not propose to Marsh, but instead they took a chance at a relationship. Marsh and Michel broke up after several months, and runner-up Rehn was featured on the first season of The Bachelorette. Marsh married her childhood friend, Jay Caldwell, and they have a daughter named Chloe.