Jessica retired into a more quiet life and disappeared from public view after breaking up with Palmer. But that didn’t mean she didn’t go on to have a successful career and a happy family.
After passing the California State Bar exam in 2007, Bowlin became a lawyer, based in LA. And career isn’t the only thing making Jessica smile. She got married to the handsome guy above and went on to have two cute kids. Well done, girl!
The Bachelor, Season 5: Jesse Palmer and Jessica Bowlin
Hunk Jesse Palmer is a sports commentator and former NFL quarterback. I mean, it doesn't get any more perfect than this, does it? This season 5 bachelor chose Jessica Bowlin but didn't propose.
The couple didn't date for very long, breaking up after only a few months. But fate had something else in store, as Palmer went on to play for the Canadian Football League. He's also a contributor for the popular show "Good Morning America." Talk about a catch!
Now: Jesse Palmer
Maybe things didn't work out for Palmer in his love life right away, but his professional life was something different, entirely. Palmer retired as a quarterback in 2007 and went on to become a prominent figure in the world of sports broadcasting - he's currently a sports analyst for ESPN and ABC.
Since he's a college football announcer, let us tell you, even if we weren't interested in football at all, we'd go just to hear him speak! The one woman who was able to put a ring on Palmer is Emely Fardo, a model and photographer who met the guy in 2017 while attending the same boxing class. How cool! The two married in 2020 and are working on expanding their family.
The Bachelor, Season 6: Byron Velvick and Mary Delgado
This season of "The Bachelor" ended on a slightly happier note, with the couple being the first to actually stay together for a decent period after the show ended. Byron proposed to Delgado and they stayed together for 5 years! So what happened? Why did they end up like so many other reality TV couples?
Turns out that, even though they stayed together for the longest time, compared to other bachelor couples, it was rumored that these two had a very rocky relationship. Delgado even got arrested once, after getting into a very physical fight with Velvick. Two years later, the couple called it quits.
Now: Byron Velvick
Velvick was a professional bass fisherman when he started the show but retired in 2016. Even though his 15 minutes of fame are long gone, Byron still manages to appear on the occasional fishing TV show as a guest and bass fishing expert. He currently owns a beautiful resort in Del Rio, Texas, where he currently lives.
In 2015, Velvick married Belinda Juarez, a woman with whom he actually took the next step. The two have a daughter together, Kamber. Sadly, though, their marriage didn't last and they parted ways in 2020.