As romantic as ABC’s reality shows The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise are, their love stories tend to burn hot then fizzle out fast. Nearly four dozen seasons have aired in the franchise, but only a handful of couples are still together — and the vast majority are Bachelorette couples.
It’s almost as if it’s folly to expect people to form lasting relationships over the span of two months in a high-stress, highly-produced, all-televised environment. The Bachelor, you see, hasn’t featured a love story that was completely smooth sailing in years.
Which Bachelor Couples Split?
Yeah, Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham are still together, but he originally proposed to Becca Kufrin, which was … awkward. Props to Bachelor No. 21 Nick Viall for trying, though. He attempted to find The One on his season of The Bachelor, two seasons of The Bachelorette and one Bachelor in Paradise stint — all of which ended poorly.
In one of the most unsurprising splits in Bachelor Nation, Nick released a joint statement with Vanessa Grimaldi shortly after his season stating they were “saddened” that they didn’t get the “fairytale ending” they’d hoped for.
Which Bachelorette Couples Split?
Nick and Vanessa weren’t the only couple whose happily ever after got cut short. There have been many ups, downs and surprising twists in the romantic lives of Bachelor Nation. Hannah Brown dumped Jed Wyatt shortly after her season finale when she found out he lied about the extent of his relationship with ex Haley Stevens before coming on the show. While the statistics may seem grim, former Bachelor Sean Lowe had an interesting take.
“I think the success rate is pretty high considering the circumstances,” the season 17 star exclusively told Life & Style in June 2020. “Most people don’t live in the same city, you don’t have to deal with real-world circumstances while you’re on the show, it sets you up for a crash landing, so to speak.”
He added, “At the end of the day, if you decide you want to propose to someone or if you decide you want to accept someone’s proposal, that’s up to you from that point forward. I don’t think it is ABC or The Bachelor‘s fault if your relationship doesn’t work out.”
As hopeless romantics, we’re celebrating the happy endings below … while we can, anyway!
Keep scrolling to see which Bachelor and Bachelorette couples are still together in 2022.