We'll admit it: we are religious viewers of ABC's The Bachelor, and we have a feeling we aren't the only ones. The insanely popular primetime show has us addicted to following the journey of ridiculously lucky men who have a shot at love with dozens of gorgeous women — for better or for worse.
But what happens to our absolute favorite Bachelors after their season comes to a close? Some are quietly married with kids, some are still very single and some are milking their 15 minutes of fame and making the reality TV show rounds. Check out what some of the most memorable Bachelor contestants are up to today!
Firestone, the son of a wealthy vineyard-owning family, got engaged to contestant Jen Schefft but called things off after seven months. Today he is married to former model Ivana Bozilovic, with whom he has three kids, and he has since started his own hospitality development company.
Guiney was cast in the first season of The Bachelorette, where he didn’t find love with Trista Sutter (formerly Rehn) and didn’t propose to anyone on his season of The Bachelor; he later married – and soon divorced - soap star Rebecca Budig. Post-Bachelor he snagged several TV gigs like Trick My Trucker, Date My House and recurring appearances on The TODAY Show, and finally found love again after marrying Jessica Canyon in Mexico this past fall.
The former New York Giants player hasn’t left the spotlight since ending his Bachelor stint. Palmer now works as a college football analyst for ESPN and a special contributor for ABC’s Good Morning America.
O’Connell spent four years off and on with winner Sarah Brice, but the two finally split for good in 2010. Charlie went on to become a part-time fisherman and actor who got sober in 2007 and is now dating Playboy model, Anna Sophia Berglund.
Stork and contestant Sarah Stone broke up before the finale even aired, but that didn’t stop him from finding — temporary — love: he married another woman after the show, only to get divorced a few years later. He’s now a cohost on the popular daytime talk show The Doctors.
This two-time Bachelor star, who became the first Bachelor not to choose either of the two finalists, has yet to find love and is still single. Today, he co-owns several bars with his brothers in Texas.
Mesnick is known as the bachelor who dumped his fiancée, Melissa Rycroft, and chose the runner up, Molly Malaney, who ended up taking him back and marrying him. Today, the two are still married and have one daughter together, along with Mesnick’s son from a previous marriage.
The controversial contestant chose Vienna Girardi, whom he had a messy public breakup with soon after. Now living in L.A., he went on to appear on Dancing with the Stars, Bachelor Pad, VH1’s Famous Food and several other reality shows, as well as guest-starring on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Lowe, who first became a fan favorite during Emily Maynard’s season, chose Catherine on the finale of his season and is the only Bachelor to marry the girl who got the final rose. He went on to appear on Dancing with the Stars, Celebrity Wife Swap and Marriage Boot Camp, and now has a newborn son with Catherine.
Juan Pablo Galavis
The first Latino star of The Bachelor, Galavis chose Nikki Ferrell on his season but the two broke up soon after. He is now dating Venezuelan TV host Osmariel Villalobos, and he represents and markets several athletes, writers and singers in Miami, Fla.