The Bachelor & Bachelorette Couples: Who’s Still Together?

The Bachelor's 2018 season came to a close with Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Becca Kufrin engaged and totally, utterly, blissfully in love.

Or something. According to The Bachelor spoilers, that relationship would end and he would spurn Becca for runner-up Lauren Burnham.

This turned out to be correct.

Arie and Becca lasted a matter of weeks, and his breakup with her was filmed for the world to see. Raw. Unedited. Uncut.

Didn't see that twist coming, though Arie's reputation preceded him, and we can't say this bodes well for Lauren B. either.

Will they be a new golden couple for the show, a la Trista and Ryan, Ashley and J.P., Jason and Molly and Desiree and Chris?

Or another Juan Pablo and Nikki Ferrell, Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray, Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi? Or … Arie and Becca?

Sorry, too soon.

The point is, we can't help but wonder as we ponder the future: Who is still living happily ever after at this point? Who is not?

You don't need The Bachelor or The Bachelorette spoilers to tell you that the "made it" list is a lot shorter than the other.

Take a look at notable duos from The Bachelor and Bachelorette and see whether they're still together since the show:

1. Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham

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Yes, Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham are still together. Right now. For the moment. As of this report. It’s only been a few weeks since they’ve gone public, however, and needless to say, the consensus is that Becca Kufrin dodged a bullet and that Lauren might have her heart broken next. We’re not rooting for that sad outcome, but just saying … it’s Arie.

2. Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo

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Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo are a match made in heaven … or are they? Bachelor Nation seemed to prefer runner-up Peter Kraus, but Rachel went with the smooth (too smooth for some fans’ liking) doctor from Miami at the last minute. If Bryan didn’t watch the finale, which centered primarily on Peter waffling over his willingness to propose and Rachel being hung up on him? Then they might be alright.

3. Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi

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Look … we wished Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi all the best. That was just the least inspiring public debut from a Bachelor couple since Juan Pablo and Nikki, and it never got much better before they eventually broke up. Come on, people. We were talking about Nick Viall, who was clearly bitten hard by the fame bug, and fell for a girl who didn’t want to be in the “business” or leave Canada, where he had no interest in moving. Just saying. The odds made them a definite underdog from the start, and their five-month relationship proved skeptics correct.

4. JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers

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JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers are an interesting case, both seemingly over the moon in love and behind the proverbial eight ball since day one. They certainly seem to have weathered whatever storms have been in their path thus far, but it’s still in the “honeymoon” phase, and we can’t shake the feeling that there’s more to Aaron’s little brother than we know – or that JoJo does at this point. Chances they’ll make it to the altar? 50-50.

5. Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell

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It was a good year, closer to a year and a half actually, which is a long time for any relationship, and Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell recently called out what they deemed as “fake news” that said they had broken up … but they canceled their wedding and just admitted that they broke up. #realnews

6. Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth

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Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth have looked the part of the happy couple ever since they got engaged in August 2015. But will their engagement actually last and stand the test of time? The show’s track record suggests otherwise … but here we are a year and a half later, so the joke’s on us?

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Bekah Martinez: See This Bachelor Nation Fan Favorite’s Hottest Looks

In the end, Bekah Martinez didn't win Arie's heart on The Bachelor. And it's Becca Kufrin, she of the two Cs, who was selected to become the next Bachelorette.

But Bekah won over the viewers, the Bachelor Nation, as an easy fan favorite.

It doesn't take an insider to predict that we'll be seeing more of Bekah, her cute dimples, and her outspoken opinions in the future.

And speaking of seeing more of Bekah …

This absolutely gorgeous young woman is social media savvy, and she's not camera shy. Her Instagram feed is a real treat.

She's even going topless, pushing the boundaries of what is even allowed on that platform.

Take a look at some of her most salacious photos.

1. Bekah is young, fun, and … did we mention, young?

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Bekah caught a lot of attention for her youth as she competed for Arie’s heart.

2. Here’s her official photo

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When it comes to The Bachelor, official photos can be hit-and-miss. Hers is good, but it doesn’t compare to her own pics.

3. She has some opinions

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Like most viewers, Bekah was hoping that Season 22 of The Bachelor would be all about Peter Kraus. And she wasn’t afraid to flaunt some sideboob if it meant getting a piece of that action.

4. She’s just so cute

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Fans don’t have to thirst after Bekah — though plenty do — in order to be taken in by her charm. She’s just darling.

5. Sure, Bekah’s young, but she’s not a child

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She’s old enough to drink, which is what she’s doing in this photo. It’s champagne, folks.

6. She always keeps in touch with her friends

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Except for that one time when she was out of contact with her mom for a few days and her mom … reported her as a missing person. Whoops.

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33 Hottest Women of The Bachelor: Who’s #1?

It may not have the best track record when it comes to lasting love connections, but The Bachelor franchise does not lack for eye candy.

Let's face it, we have seen some truly gorgeous humans over a decade and a half on ABC. This is true on both sides of the gender coin.

No wonder it was a tough choice at the end for Arie. He didn't go about it very well, but a lot of people would be conflicted in his position.

But how would you rank Luyendyk's final two candidates – and all of the female contestants in the show's history, in terms of pure beauty?

It's subjective, obviously, but take a look at our 33 hottest women of The Bachelor – some of whom became The Bachelorette, for good reason.

See if you agree or if you think we're crazy …

33. Raven Gates

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The pride of Hoxie, Arkansas, Raven Gates, Nick Viall’s runner-up in 2017, is as cute as they come … making it all the more surprising that she has never come. (Sorry.)

32. Kaitlyn Bristowe

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Kaitlyn Bristowe, the 2015 Bachelorette, is a bona fide cutie. And is also not afraid to say and do what she thinks, upping the wild card hotness factor.

31. Kacie Boguskie

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The lovely and charming Kacie Boguskie made it a long way on Ben Flajnik’s season, and tried again on Sean Lowe’s to no avail.

30. Tenley Molzahn

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A controversial pick, perhaps, but we always had a soft spot for chipmunk-voiced, bubbly Tenley Molzahn.

29. Courtney Robertson

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Courtney Robertson reminded us often that she did modeling. Then wrote a book about reverse cowgirling Ben Flajnik in the Fantasy Suite. That is all.

28. Corinne Olympios

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Corinne Olympios overdid it with her sexual antics at times during Nick Viall’s season, but she is most definitely an attractive female.

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The Bachelor Stars: Ranked By Relationship Length!

Take heed, Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham and all Bachelor couples of the future. Take heed. Time passes. Life happens.

Love – and fame – fades. Reality sinks in. And hits hard.

That sounds cynical, we know. But it's also factual. The Bachelor stars have not had the best track record when it comes to love lasting.

How bad is it? Simply by virtue of being together a year later, Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins ranked among the biggest success stories.

And they still broke up! That says it all right there.

Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi broke up after not even half that length of time after a relationship many felt was doomed from day one.

As for the latest case study beginning now?

Let's just say Arie and Lauren are up against major obstacles (namely his inability to know what he wants), and the odds aren't great. 

That's probably putting it generously. The odds are poor. Check out the full Bachelor relationship rankings by length and see how poor …

1. Brad Womack

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Brad Womack, in the first of his two stints as The Bachelor, takes the cake by not choosing to propose to, or even continue his relationship with, either of the final two women, Jenni Croft or DeAnna Pappas (pictured). Wow.

2. Arie Luyendyk Jr.

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Well, at least Arie Luyendyk Jr. beat Brad by choosing someone at all. He dumped Becca Kufrin in a matter of weeks, though he turned around and got engaged to someone else from the show before the After the Final Rose special ended, so we suppose we’ll measure his romance with Lauren Burnham (pictured) instead. How long do you think they’ll last?

3. Brad Womack (Take 2)

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In his second stint as The Bachelor, Brad Womack was briefly engaged to Emily Maynard. That ended pretty quickly, as she was single again in a couple of months.

4. Travis Stork

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Dr. Travis Stork and Sara Stone were broken up so fast, they got to talk about it on the After the Final Rose special.

5. Jesse Palmer

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Jesse Palmer, former NFL quarterback and current sports TV analyst, did not propose to Jessica Bowlin. They continued to date but broke up just weeks later.

6. Aaron Buerge

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Aaron Buerge and Helene Eksterowicz also lasted a matter of weeks.

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The Bachelor and The Bachelorette: The Most Stunning Exits Ever!

In the past 15 years, The Bachelor & Bachelorette have given us plenty of shockers, from emotional meltdowns to twists we never saw coming.

Usually, these events result – or stem from – an elimination.

Or a dramatic departure of one's own volition. Or someone being asked to leave by the show itself. Or just a really, really bad breakup.

With the TV cameras rolling to document it all, obviously.

Suddenly it's no surprise that this franchise has left a mark on the genre, airing for more than THIRTY-FOUR seasons, with no end in sight.

The men, women and moments featured on this list made their way onto it for very diverse reasons. Often through no fault of their own.

All provided images we won't soon forget, however … at least not 'til the next season airs on ABC and we update this list once again.

Where does this week's two-part shocker – which saw Becca Kufrin win The Bachelor, only to be dumped for Lauren Burnham – rank?

Or for so many other famous faces from years' past?

Here's a look back at those and other stunning exits in the turbulent, nearly decade-and-a-half history of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette 

1. DeAnna Pappas AND Jenni Croft

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The one that started it all: Brad Womack rejected Jenni Croft on his season finale, and looked poised to propose to fan favorite DeAnna Pappas … who he ALSO rejected! No matter what stunners took place in subsequent years – and we’ve seen a bunch, including the most recent finale – walking away with nothing and breaking two hearts AT THE FINAL ROSE CEREMONY remains the least expected (and least popular) move in franchise history.

2. Becca Kufrin

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It wasn’t just that Arie Luyendyk Jr. got engaged to Becca Kufrin on the finale, then broke it off within a matter of weeks. We’ve seen that many times before. It wasn’t even that he went back to Lauren Burnham, his season’s runner-up, in the wake of that broken engagement. Jason Mesnick (scroll down) pulled that one off too. But the way in which Arie ended things with Becca – blindsiding her with cameras rolling, and ABC airing the 40-minute scene uncut – nearly took the top spot on this list. Just savage. Fortunately for Becca, she’ll have a chance at love again as The Bachelorette this summer.

3. Jason Mesnick

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DeAnna Pappas became The Bachelorette, and threw fans for a loop by rejecting beloved single father Jason Mesnick, who was so smitten with her, in favor of Jesse Csincsak … who she stayed engaged to for like two weeks.

4. Melissa Rycroft

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Jason Mesnick upped the ante on both Brad and DeAnna in the finale night shocker department. After getting engaged to Melissa Rycroft on his season finale, he dumped her … on the After the Final Rose special, in favor of runner-up Molly Malaney! At least this one had a happy ending, though: Jason and Molly are happily married, and have a beautiful daughter.

5. Reid Rosenthal

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Reid Rosenthal bolted The Bachelorette of his own volution during the final three … then returned to propose to Jillian Harris on the finale after a change of heart … only by then she had already chosen Ed Swiderski to be her fiance.

6. Ed Swiderski

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Ed, too, left in the middle of that same season of The Bachelorette … only to return and WIN Jillian Harris’ final rose. His shady, cheating ways soon caught up with him, however, and the lovable Canadian decided to List It, Not Love It … see what we did there?! Because she hosts Love it or List it on HGTV. Nevermind.

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