It's true! The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have been captivating audiences for two decades, offering a mix of drama, tears, and love. The anticipation builds with each new season, keeping viewers hooked on the journey to find the one who will receive the final rose.
Bachelor Nation has given us glimpses into sweet couples, but the real story unfolds once the cameras stop rolling. Curious about the fate of your favorites? Keep reading to discover whether they found their happily ever after or took separate paths.
1 Clayton Echard & Susie Evans ("The Bachelor" Season 26)
Season 26 of The Bachelor took fans on a wild ride! Susie Evans won Clayton Echard's heart, but things took a turn when he admitted to being in love and having an intimate relationship with his two final women—Rachel Recchi and Gabby Windey. Ultimately, Susie decided to walk away from the situation.
Despite the challenges at the end of the season, Clayton Echard's heart remained with Susie Evans. The couple managed to reconcile and get back together. Evans shared with People that they recognized the need to take a step back after the show and "set down a new foundation" when restarting their relationship.
2 Michelle Young & Nayte Olukoya ("The Bachelorette" Season 18)
Michelle Young's journey took a turn on The Bachelorette after not finding her soulmate on The Bachelor. Returning for a second shot at love, she found her perfect match in Nayte Olukoya. The season concluded with Nayte proposing, and Young eagerly said yes!
"I fall more in love every day. I was fortunate enough to grow up in a family with a healthy marriage, and I thought, I'm not going to give up until I have that. He's my person. And I didn't know I could love at this level," Michelle Young shared with People, expressing the depth of her feelings for Nayte Olukoya.
3 Katie Thurston & Blake Moynes ("The Bachelorette" Season 17)
Season 17 of The Bachelorette concluded with a proposal, but unfortunately, it wasn't a long-lasting one. Blake Moynes joined the show in Episode 4 and quickly formed an instant connection with Katie Thurston, surpassing the other contestants.
A few months later, Katie Thurston and Blake Moynes announced on Instagram that they were parting ways. Following their breakup, Thurston reunited with John Hersey, a contestant who was eliminated early in the season. Fans are eagerly awaiting to see what the future holds for this new couple.
4 Tayshia Adams & Zac Clark ("The Bachelorette" Season 16)
Tayshia Adams and Zac Clark appeared to be a perfect match during their time on The Bachelorette, and the season concluded with the couple getting engaged. Adams expressed to People, "I want to experience life with [Zac] by my side."
Despite making things work for a significant period, Tayshia Adams and Zac Clark announced their breakup in November 2021. Adams shared her heartbreak during The Bachelorette's "Men Tell All" special, stating, "All I have to say is that I'm heartbroken. But we tried really hard, and I still love him very much, and I'm not sure what the future holds."
5 Becca Kufrin & Thomas Jacobs ("Bachelor in Paradise" Season 7)
Testing the waters for the third time, Becca Kufrin made her appearance on Bachelor in Paradise. She found a connection with Thomas Jacobs, and their relationship had its fair share of ups and downs.
Despite facing challenges and splitting up on the show, Becca Kufrin and Thomas Jacobs found their way back to each other, and they are still together. Kufrin expressed her feelings in a sweet Instagram post, apologizing to Jacobs for the breakup on national television and thanking him for "making my heart smile far more than it ever has."