The Bachelor doesn't always have a perfect track record when it comes to successful love stories. While Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici, who appeared on The Bachelor's Season 17, are still together and are happy parents, not all of the couples from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have lived happily ever. Being a member of Bachelor Nation still has its perks, though — some , outside the show. Bachelor Nation members have found love with each other Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon, for example, recently announced that they're engaged, and their romance blossomed outside of the show. And a number of other contestants have found love with each other, free of cameras and producers, too.
While it's great that some
Bachelor Nation members who met through the franchise's various programs are still together, it's also nice to learn about the .Fans don't always get to see what happens to the people who are sent home from the Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants who found romance after the show Bachelor franchise TV shows, so it's heartwarming to see that even though they didn't win the seasons they appeared on, these contestants still found happiness. And the fact that they happened to find love with other Bachelor Nation members just makes everything sweeter.
Ashley Iaconetti & Jared Haibon
Rich Fury/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Ashley I. and Jared announced last month that they're engaged. While they appeared on , they didn't officially get together until long after they were on the show. Apparently, the pair had stayed friends after Bachelor in Paradise together Bachelor in Paradise. And when Jared learned Ashley was dating Kevin Wendt on The Bachelor Winter Games, he realized his feelings for her.
"I remember I heard rumors that you might have met somebody, and I was sad," Jared told Ashley during a
People interview, referencing Ashley's time on . "Sometimes I need a kick in the ass. That was a big kick in the ass." Winter Games
Based on their recent engagement — and the
44-minute video about their relationship — it sounds like Ashley I. and Jared are happier than ever before. And they didn't need any producers to help get them there.
DeAnna Pappas & Stephen Stagliano
Technically, Stephen Stagliano isn't a member of
Bachelor Nation, but his brother, Michael Stagliano, appeared on Season 5 of The Bachelorette. Pappas, meanwhile, was the Bachelorette in Season 11. While things didn't work out for her on the show, it looks like fate brought her to the Bachelor franchise. If she and Michael hadn't been on the show, she might not have met her husband.
Jesse Csincsak & Ann Lueders
Like DeAnna, whom Jesse Csincsak proposed to on
The Bachelorette, Csincsak also found love with another Bachelor Nation member outside the show. He and Ann Lueders, who competed on Season 19 of , are now married and have three children. The Bachelor
Peyton Wright & Chris Lambton
Elizabeth Kitt & Ty Brown
Joe Corrigan/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Amy Long was on , while Drew Kenney appeared on The Bachelor's 18th season The Bachelorette Season 9. After being sent home from their respective seasons, the two eventually made their way to each other.
These romances prove that you don't have to receive the final rose in order to find love in