Many hopeful Bachelor couples have tried and failed to translate the fairytale romances they built on the show to the real world. And sadly, some of them barely lasted a month. But there are a few who made it work—at least for a while.
Here’s a list of the longest Bachelor relationships of all time.
1. Jason Mesnick & Molly Malaney: 11 years
Jason and Molly’s post-Bachelor relationship didn’t get off to the cleanest start. You might remember that Jason originally proposed to finalist Melissa Rycroft and then very publicly broke up with her on After the Final Rose. In almost the same breath, he asked Molly to take him back. Apparently, it worked out. The two are still together after 11 years.
2. Sean Lowe & Catherine Giudici: 7 years
Sean and Catherine met on The Bachelor in 2013 and got married in a televised ceremony a year later. The happy couple now have three children. What’s their secret? “I think it boils down to committing and that's a really hard thing to do especially under those circumstances but I give Catherine all the credit because she did a wonderful job in that regard,” Sean told E! News.
3. Byron Velvick & Mary Delgado: 5 years
Byron proposed to Mary at the end of Season 6, and the pro fisherman and his cheerleader partner persevered through very choppy waters for five years before they finally split in 2009. At one point, things got so bad that Mary was arrested for punching Byron in the face.
4. Charlie O’Connell & Sarah Brice: 3 years
It’s not a huge surprise that Charlie and Sarah didn’t end up together forever. After all, Charlie didn’t actually propose in the season finale, and the couple broke up and got back together before splitting for good in 2012. Even counting their time apart, they remain one of The Bachelor’s longest-lived couples. In 2018, Charlie tied the knot with Playboy Playmate Anna Sophia Berglund.
5. Arie Luyendyk Jr. & Lauren Burnham: 1 year
It looks like the second time was the charm for Arie, who originally proposed to Becca Kufrin before realizing that he was in love with runner-up Lauren B. Now that the fallout from Arie’s epically awkward breakup with Becca is over, it seems he and Lauren are doing well. They welcomed a baby daughter into their family in 2019.
6. Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph: 1 year
Colton and Cassie’s relationship was pretty touch-and-go towards the end of their season. But the two have made it past the one-year mark and still seem head over heels!