What's better than a successful Bachelor relationship? A Bachelor baby! Whether born to a couple who survived the test of time, or just born to a beloved contestant, little kids are awesome. Fortunately, Bachelor Nation has several babies in its midst. The Bachelor and its spinoff The Bachelorette have been on the air for 13 years and have introduced us to many contestants over that time. Fans have fallen in love with a lot of the competitors, and even after the season ends, it's always fun to check in with those who may not have made it to the final rose. When you look back through the years of contestants, you see that many have found love off the show and started little families of their own.
While not every relationship has lasted (very few Bachelor couples are still together), children are forever and way cuter, anyway. In recent years, there's been a kind of Bachelor baby boom with contestant after contestant finding love and giving birth to adorable Bachelor babies. There's more bubbly babies than successful relationships on this show. But kids are better than extravagant weddings, obviously, so I've rounded up pictures of all the Bachelor kids from throughout the years, for your viewing pleasure.
Trista & Ryan Sutter
The original Bachelorette has two children with her husband: 7-year-old Maxwell and six-year-old Blakesley.
Molly & Jason Mesnick
This Season 13 Bachelor already had a son when he competed on the show. Nowadays his 10-year-old son Ty has been joined by Jason and Molly's latest addition, their two-year-old daughter Riley.
She was originally rejected by Juan Pablo on Season 18, but it all worked out for the best. Shortly after leaving the show, Oteri got married and now her 9-year-old son Ben has a little brother to play with. Oteri and her husband Bracy Maynard welcomed Jax in January 2015.
Ashley & JP Rosenbaum
Another successful Bachelorette couple, Ashley and JP gave birth to their first child in September 2014 and named him Fordham. He is beyond adorable.
After Jason Mesnick picked her and then dumped her moments later, fans thought Rycroft would never recover. Fortunately, she's lived a full live since that fateful moment. The former contestant married her old friend Tye Strickland in 2009. Now the couple has two children, their four-year-old daughter Ava and one-year-old son Beckett.
DeAnna Pappas & Stephen Stagliano
While her Bachelorette Season 4 journey didn't ultimately lead to lasting romance, Pappas is doing pretty well today. In 2011, she married Stephen, the brother of Season 5 contestant Michael Stagliano. Today the couple has a one-year-old daughter named Addison Marie.
This contestant was one of the two final ladies rejected on Brad Womack's first season. Since then, Croft has gotten married and has two sons, Gio and Taio, who are three and one years old respectively.
Jesse Csnick & Ann Lueders
After DeAnna Pappas and Csnick broke up, he met Ann Lueders, a contestant from Jason Mesnick's season. The two of them hit it off and ended up getting married. Now the couple has two children, four-year-old Noah and one-year-old Charlotte.
This Season 3 Bachelorette pulled a Brad Womack and rejected both of her final guys. These days she's happier than ever, though. She married a PR executive and now the couple has two children, four-year-old Mae and two-year-old Charlotte. She's pretty private with her life and doesn't post many pictures of her children online. But here's an adorable picture of her daughter Charlotte when she was just six months!
The Season 3 Bachelor didn't find lasting love on the show. But in 2008 he married model Ivana Bozilovic and they have three children together. They have a six-year-old son Adam, a four-year-old daughter Anja, and a one-year-old son Shane (not pictured).
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