With Becca Kufrin the 36th person to attempt to find love on ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette franchises, we decided to take a look back at all of the contestants who came before her season to see how they fared in love and luck. (Hint: The show’s record is even worse than we imagined.) Here’s a comprehensive history of every couple to ever be born out of a final rose.
The Couple: Alex Michel and Amanda Marsh
Their Story: Michel selected Marsh over Trista Rehn in the first Bachelor finale but did not propose.
Their Fate: SPLIT. Michel and Marsh dated for nearly a year before breaking up. Michel was last seen as a spokesman for Match.com and Princess Cruises, and Marsh married her childhood friend Jay Caldwell. They have a daughter together, named Chloe.
The Couple: Aaron Buerge and Helene Eksterowicz
Their Story: Buerge proposed to Eksterowicz in the season finale.
Their Fate: SPLIT. Within months, Buerge reportedly broke off their engagement in a Starbucks. The two then partnered to sell the 2.75-carat Harry Winston engagement ring on eBay and have each since married other people.
The Couple: Andrew Firestone and Jen Schefft
Their Story: Firestone proposed to Schefft in the season finale, and she moved to California to be with him.
Their Fate: SPLIT. Firestone married model Ivana Bozilovic in 2008 (they now have three children), and Schefft went on to appear on The Bachelorette.
The Couple: Bob Guiney and Estella Gardinier
Their Story: Guiney proposed to Gardinier in the season finale.
Their Fate: SPLIT. Guiney went on to marry All My Children actress Rebecca Budig, but they’ve since divorced. Gardinier is single.
The Couple: Jesse Palmer and Jessica Bowlin
Their Story: The New York Giants backup quarterback selected Bowlin in the finale but did not propose.
Their Fate: SPLIT. Their relationship only lasted a few months. Palmer is reportedly still single, and Bowlin graduated from law school and is currently married with a son.
The Couple: Byron Velvick and Mary Delgado
Their Story: Velvick proposed—in Spanish—to Delgado in the season finale.
Their Fate: SPLIT. The two had a tumultuous relationship over five years, including one instance where Delgado punched Velvick (reportedly over an appearance on a Bachelor reunion show). They officially split in 2009.
The Couple: Charlie O’Connell and Sarah Brice
Their Story: O’Connell selected Brice in the finale, but did not propose.
Their Fate: SPLIT. They dated for two years, broke up, got back together for another two years, and broke up for good in 2010. O’Connell is reportedly dating Playboy model Anna Sophia Berglund, and Brice is married with two sons.
The Couple: Travis Lane Stork and Sarah Stone
Their Story: Stork selected Stone in the finale, but again, no proposal.
Their Fate: SPLIT. In what might be the quickest Bachelor relationship, the two broke up one week after the finale aired. They have both since married other people.
The Couple: Prince Lorenzo Borghese and Jennifer Wilson
Their Story: The proposal drought continues—Prince Lorenzo picked Wilson in the finale but with no engagement ring. (There was, however, a promise ring designed by his mom.)
Their Fate: SPLIT. They broke up within a year.
The Couple: Andy Baldwin and Tessa Horst
Their Story: Back in business—Navy officer Baldwin proposed to Horst in the season finale.
Their Fate: SPLIT. The two ended their engagement after the show but remained a couple until Horst broke up with him eight months later, while Baldwin was deployed to the Pacific.
No couple to report on, since Brad Womack famously didn’t pick either woman.
The Couple: Matt Grant and Shayne Lamas
Their Story: The first British Bachelor proposed to Lamas in the finale.
Their Fate: SPLIT. The two broke up within a year. Lamas is now married to Nik Richie, and they appeared together on VH1’s Couples Therapy.
The Couple: Jason Mesnick and Melissa Rycroft
Their Story: The Bachelorette runner-up proposed to Rycroft in the season finale.
Their Fate: SPLIT. Mesnick famously broke up with Rycroft at the After the Final Rose special and asked runner-up Molly Malaney for a second chance. Mesnick and Malaney are now married with a daughter, and Rycroft is married with two kids.
The Couple: Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi
Their Story: The “On the Wings of Love” season ended with Pavelka proposing to Girardi over Tenley Molzahn.
Their Fate: SPLIT. Three months after the finale aired, Pavelka broke up with Girardi over the phone.
The Couple: Brad Womack and Emily Maynard
Their Story: For Womack’s second time around, he proposed to Maynard.
Their Fate: SPLIT. The two ended their engagement three months after the finale aired, with Womack stating he “dodged a bullet.”
The Couple: Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson
Their Story: Flajnik proposed to Robertson, the girl “not there to make friends,” over Lindzi Cox.
Their Fate: SPLIT. The two ended their engagement months later, and Flajnik went on to allegedly date Kris Jenner.
The Couple: Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici
Their Story: Lowe proposed to Giudici over Lindsay Yenter in Thailand.
Their Fate: TOGETHER. The Lowes are the only final Bachelor couple to ever get married, which they did on ABC in January 2014.
The Couple: Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell
Their Story: In one of the most heated finales, Galavis picked Ferrell over Clare Crawley, but did not propose—or say I love you.
Their Fate: SPLIT. Not even a trip to VH1’s Couples Therapy could save this relationship: They broke up in November 2014.
The Couple: Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff
Their Story: Soules proposed to Bischoff in his Iowa farmhouse.
Their Fate: SPLIT. Get all the details on their breakup here. Soules is currently facing a felony charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
The Couple: Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell
Their Story: Higgins proposed to Bushnell in the season finale.
The Couple: Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi
Their Story: After two failed proposals on The Bachelorette, Viall finally found success with Grimaldi in Finland.
Their Fate: SPLIT. During the After the Final Rose special, Grimaldi admitted that their relationship has had some difficult moments but they love each other. But by August 2017, they had called off the engagement.
The Couple: Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Becca Kufrin
Their Story: Luyendyk Jr. proposed to Kufrin in the season finale, but then…
Their Fate: During the After the Finale Rose special, Luyendyk Jr. revealed that he had broken up with Kufrin in order to pursue runner-up Lauren Burnham. He and Burnham are still together, and Kufrin went on to lead her own season of The Bachelorette. (But we’ll get to that.)
The Couple: Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter
Their Story: Rehn selected Sutter in the finale, and he proposed.
Their Fate: TOGETHER. The two married on ABC in December 2003 and have two children.
The Couple: Meredith Phillips and Ian McKee
Their Story: Phillips, who was the third runner-up on Bob Guiney’s Bachelor season, chose McKee in the finale. McKee proposed.
Their Fate: SPLIT. The two ended their engagement a year later. Phillips married her high school sweetheart.
No couple to report on, since Jen Schefft rejected both of her final guys.
The Couple: DeAnna Pappas and Jesse Csincsak
Their Story: Pappas, who was one of the two women Brad Womack rejected in his first season, accepted Csincsak’s proposal over Jason Mesnick in the finale.
Their Fate: SPLIT. The two broke up six months before their wedding date. Pappas went on to marry the twin of Bachelorette contestant Michael Stagliano, Stephen (they now have a daughter); Csincsak married a contestant from Bachelor season 13, Ann Lueders (they have two children).
The Couple: Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski
Their Story: Harris, the third runner-up from Jason Mesnick’s season, accepted Swiderski’s proposal in the season finale.
Their Fate: SPLIT. Harris ended the engagement a year later. They are both now dating other people.
The Couple: Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez
Their Story: Fedotowsky, who left Jake Pavelka’s season of The Bachelor, accepted Martinez’s proposal in the season finale.
Their Fate: SPLIT. The two broke up less than a year later. Fedotowsky is now a host on E! and married to TV host Kevin Manno.
The Couple: Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum
Their Story: Hebert, who was the runner-up on Brad Womack’s second season, accepted Rosenbaum’s proposal over Ben Flajnik in the finale.
Their Fate: TOGETHER. The two married on ABC in December 2012 and welcomed their son in September 2014.
The Couple: Emily Maynard and Jef Holm
Their Story: Maynard, now split from Brad Womack, accepted Holm’s proposal in the finale.
Their Fate: SPLIT. The two ended their engagement three months after the finale aired. Maynard is now married, while Holm appears to be single.
The Couple: Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried
Their Story: Hartsock accepted Siegfried’s proposal in the finale.
Their Fate: TOGETHER. They married in January 2015, but (shockingly) not on ABC. Chris Harrison assured fans that this was “not a sign of disrespect for Des and Chris.”
The Couple: Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray
Their Story: Dorfman, who left Juan Pablo’s season of The Bachelor, accepted Murray’s proposal in the season finale.
The Couple: Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth
Their Story: After a season full of ups and downs, Bristowe accepted Booth’s proposal in the season finale.
Their Fate: SPLIT. The two were engaged for three years, but finally called it off in 2018. “Even though we are parting as a couple, we’re very much committed to remaining friends,” the pair said in a joint statement. “We have both evolved as people, which is taking us in different directions, but with the hope that we will continue to support each other in new ways.”
The Couple: JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers
Their Story: Fletcher was clearly smitten with Rodgers from the start—and she accepted his proposal in the season finale.
Their Fate: TOGETHER. Since the show, the two have moved in together in Dallas.
The Couple: Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo
Their Story: Abasolo proposed in the season finale, and Lindsay happily accepted.
Their Fate: TOGETHER. The two are still engaged and now living together.
The Couple: Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen
Their Story: After a brutal breakup with Luyendyk Jr., Kufrin fell in love with Yrigoyen despite his controversial social media history.
Their Fate: TOGETHER. The couple is still engaged, and Kufrin tells us their relationship has “grown exponentially” since the finale.