“The Bachelor” first aired in 2002, and it quickly became a national TV sensation. The ABC show ran for a successful 21 seasons, and viewers ate up each and every one of them. Viewers would be left waiting, anxious, until the next episode, to see who the Bachelor would chose in the next challenge. And ultimately, which of these lucky girls would conquer the heart of the handsome man.
But as is often the case with reality TV, things don’t always work out as planned and, actual reality, always catches up. Ever wondered what happened to the winners of each season? Where did these couples end up? Did they make it? Did they separate after a week? We’ve got the answers for you! Check out what The Bachelor couples are up to today, in this fascinating “then and now” trip down memory lane.
The Bachelor, Season 1: Alex Michel and Amanda Marsh
The first season of the bachelor hosted Alex Michel, a successful businessman and TV producer. After a long season and seven weeks of filming, Alex chose Amanda Marsh, a beautiful event planner.
After many dates and encounters, Alex chose Amanda over runner-up Trista Rehn. However, Alex didn’t propose to Amanda and instead decided to date. Turns out, the couple only lasted a year before they broke it off. Yeah, we were bummed too.