Who Are These 'Bachelor' Stars Dating Now?
By now, I'm sure we've all noticed that everyone's favorite reality TV show doesn't have the highest record for getting couples together that stay together, but what about after the show? Who are the former Bachelor stars dating now? After all, it's not like the cameras go off and After The Final Rose airs, and, if you haven't found love yet, you disappear into a puff of smoke! Sure, the majority of the viewing public goes from intensely interested in your relationship and all of your choices to largely losing interest when and if things don't work out, but we're not the majority. I personally am still very interested in where people end up once the microphones are off and the roses are no longer on the table.
So let's find out, shall we? I don't need no stinking camera crew to tell me who my favorite Bachelor and Bachelorette stars are dating now. I wait for no reunions or televised weddings. Instead, I roll up my sleeves, pull out my pop culture magnifying glass, and get to the bottom of this myself. So without further ado, let's take a look at who these 11 unlucky-in-televised-love members of Bachelor Nation are shacking up with these days.
1. Britt Nilsson
OK, so she wasn't officially the Bachelorette, but Britt was an important part of what ended up being Kaitlyn Bristowe's season, so I think she deserves a check-in. Obviously, Britt was dating Brady Toops while the season was still filming, but the two later broke up after about six months together, and now Britt has found new love with a man I shall call @jerjoe83, because his profile doesn't include his name in real life. But, on Instagram, the pair is adorable together, and I'm so glad to see Britt isn't letting her lack of success on the show get her down.
2. Chris Soules
Chris Soules ended his season engaged to Whitney Bischoff, but, sadly, the two broke up shortly afterward. And how have they fared since? Well, as of January 2016, Chris was still a self-proclaimed singleton, while Whitney has snagged herself a boyfriend named Ricky Angel. The two are pictured together in the Instagram above, and, no offense Chris, but they look pretty cute together.
3. Andi Dorfman
This is my favorite one, because it's so rife with speculation. After Andi Dorfman and her choice Josh Murray broke their engagement, rumors are swirling that Andi and Bachelor host Chris Harrison might be dating. Please let this be true. Don't even care what Josh is up to these days, because I'm too excited about the potential here.
4. Juan Pablo Galavis
Ah yes, our old friend Juan Pablo Galavis. While I've found no indication on the Internet that he's in a relationship, which doesn't surprise me, his former girlfriend Nikki Ferrell recently got engaged to her boyfriend Tyler Vanloo. So, not that anyone's keeping track... but Nikki is definitely winning, right?
5. Emily Maynard
Emily Maynard had two engagements through The Bachelor franchise: one to Brad Womack on Season 15 of The Bachelor, and one to Jef Holm on Season 8 of The Bachelorette. Both were later ended, but Emily's search for love has paid off — she's been married to Tyler Johnson since 2014, and the two recently welcomed a baby boy, Jennings.
6. Ben Flajnik
It seemed for a second like Ben Flajnik and his choice, Courtney Robertson, were going to make it work — the two broke up, but got back together and re-engaged. Sadly it was not to be, and they broke up for good in 2012. Luckily though, Ben tried a more traditional dating method the second time around, and met his current girlfriend Stephanie Winn on the app Tinder. The two have been dating since around December 2013.
7. Ali Fedotowsky
Ali Fedotowsky and her winner Roberto Martinez only made it to 2011, but Ali didn't spend much time moping around. She announced her engagement to Kevin Manno in September 2015, and added on to that happiness in January 2016 with the news that the two are expecting a baby.
8. Brad Womack
After taking two ill-fated shots at televised love — one with DeAnna Pappas on Season 11 of The Bachelor and one with Emily Maynard on Season 15 — Brad Womack seems to be all tuckered out. As far as I can tell, he isn't in a relationship at the moment, although he did date fellow Bachelor Nation member AshLee Frazier for a minute.
9. Jillian Harris
After things didn't work out with Bachelorette Season 5 winner Ed Swiderski, Jillian Harris was single for a while. But now she's dating former pro snowboarder Justin Pasutto, and the two look very happy together. For his part, Ed married news anchor Natalie Bomke in July 2015 (whom he met via Twitter, of all places!), so things couldn't have worked out more perfectly.
10. Jake Pavelka
Jake Pavelka's relationship with final choice Vienna Girardi didn't last long, but he rebounded with a pretty high profile name: Kristen Chenoweth. The two did some dating in 2012 and 2013, but Jake appears to be single these days. So now's your chance to make a move, ladies.
11. DeAnna Pappas
And, finally, we have DeAnna Pappas, who was rejected by Brad Womack on his season, and whose relationship with Jesse Csincsak soon crumbled. But she didn't have to look far to find a perfect match, because he was right there in the Bachelor Nation all along. DeAnna has been married to Stephen Stagliano, twin brother to former Bachelorette contestant Stephen Stagliano, since 2011. The two have a daughter named Addison, born in 2014, and DeAnna is currently pregnant with their son, who is due in February 2016.
So, even if you don't find forever on the show itself, it seems like there's a pretty good likelihood that just putting those serious relationship vibes out there helps you find something wonderful off-camera. Congratulations to all our happy couples, and may the rest of them find luck in the future.
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