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Bachelor Nation Couples Who Got Together Outside the Show

By Michael Jan 25, 2024

What happens on The Bachelor, doesn’t always stay on The Bachelor! While many couples have found — or lost — love on the reality TV dating franchise over the years, others have met their match within Bachelor Nation after their season ended.

Katie Thurston joined the club of offcamera Bachelor Nation couples in November 2021 when Us Weekly confirmed her relationship with John Hersey — who she sent home in week two of The Bachelorette season 17 — after her broken engagement to Blake Moynes. The duo dated for more than six months before their June 2022 split.

While Thurston and Hersey got a second chance after the cameras stopped rolling, some Bachelor Nation members never crossed paths onscreen before finding love later on, such as Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick, who dated from January 2019 to August 2023 before going their separate ways.

Scroll down to see which former reality stars have found love with other past contestants from the hit ABC series.

Susie Evans and Justin Glaze
Evans, who won Clayton Echard’s season of The Bachelor, confirmed in January 2024 that she sparked a romance with Glaze, a suitor from Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette.
“If I’m dealing with something, I just deal with it myself, and I don’t know if I’ve ever felt like I could rely on someone to be there the way I can rely on Justin,” Evans told E! News of their chemistry. “It actually makes me kind of emotional talking about it because I feel like there have been so many things where he’s just shown such good character when I’ve really needed somebody. He’s really shown up and been so supportive, and I’ve never had someone be there for me like that. I have a great family, but like a partner, I’ve never had somebody show up the way he has.”
Evans and Glaze previously sparked romance rumors in 2022 but denied they were anything more than friends.
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Brayden Bowers and Christina Mandrell
Following his controversial stint on Charity Lawson’s season of The Bachelorette in early 2023, Bowers appeared on season 9 of Bachelor in Paradise, which premiered in September of that year. After failing to find love, Bowers left the beach. However, it was revealed during the BiP finale in December 2023 that he had connected with Mandrell outside of the show and they are now dating.
During The Golden Wedding in January 2024, Brayden proposed to Christina.
ABC/Craig Sjodin; Courtesy of Christina Mandrell/Instagram
Victoria Fuller and Greg Grippo
After meeting in September 2021, Fuller and Grippo became friends. Months later, she looked for The One on season 8 of BiP and got engaged to Johnny DePhillipo in June 2022. The pair, however, split while the series was airing and Fuller subsequently reconnected with Grippo. While DePhillipo claimed she was unfaithful, the Bachelor season 24 alum maintained she didn’t cross any lines. 
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Chris Bukowski and Anna Redman
After months of dating speculation, the two Chicago residents took their romance Instagram official in March 2022. Redman captioned a kissing photo, “Hard launch.”
Courtesy Anna Redman/Instagram
Victoria Fuller and Chris Soules
Us Weekly broke the news in May 2020 that Soules, the season 19 Bachelor, and Fuller, a contestant from season 24 of The Bachelor, are dating. The duo posed together for the first time in public in June 2020 in her hometown of Virginia Beach.
 
Three months later, however, Fuller confirmed that the twosome went their separate ways.
 
“I’m not moving to Iowa anytime soon, so I just want to focus on me. It’s been so much about other people this year, that I just really want to hone in on what I want to accomplish,” she said on the “Viall Files” in September 2020. “I still talk to him all the time. I think he’s amazing. We are a lot alike, but I just want to focus on myself right now.”
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Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick
The “Off the Vine” podcast host first gave love a shot when she was vying for the heart of Chris Soules on season 19 of The Bachelor in 2015. After placing third, Bristowe went on to become the season 11 lead of The Bachelorette where she met — and got engaged to — Booth. The couple announced their split in November 2018 after three years together. Shortly after, the Canada native went on to date Tartick, who appeared on Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette in 2018. Bristowe announced in May 2021 that she and Tartick got engaged after more than two years together. They called off the engagement and announced their breakup in August 2023.
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Ty Brown and Elizabeth Kitt
Kitt vied for the affection of Jake Pavelka on The Bachelor season 14 in 2010, while Brown competed for the heart of Ali Fedotowsky on season 6 of The Bachelorette that same year. The pair — who welcomed their first child, a daughter named Blakely, in December 2018 — started dating in January 2013 after meeting at a charity event. They wed in March 2014.
Courtesy of Ty Brown/Instagram
Chris and Peyton Lambton
Chris and Peyton met through mutual Bachelor Nation friends in 2010 and tied the knot two years later in May 2012. Peyton was a contestant on Andy Baldwin’s season of The Bachelor in 2007, meanwhile, Chris appeared on season 6 of The Bachelorette with Fedotowsky. The pair are parents of two children, son Hayes and daughter Lyla.
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DeAnna Pappas and Stephen Stagliano
Pappas was the lead on season 4 of The Bachelorette in 2008 after she was rejected by Brad Womack on his season in 2011. Though she didn’t end up with the man who she gave the final rose to, Jesse Csincsak, Pappas found her happily ever after with Stephen Stagliano, whom she was introduced to by his brother, Michael, who appeared as one of Jillian Harris’ suitors. The pair, who wed in 2012, are now parents to two children, daughter Addison and son Austin.
After more than 11 years of marriage, Pappas announced she and Stephen had called it quits. “It is with immense sadness, Stephen & I have decided to end our relationship as a couple. We have been working hard for a long time — both as a married couple & as individuals & have come to the conclusion to remain separate,” she said in a statement.
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Angela Amezcua and Clay Harbor
Amezcua was introduced to Bachelor Nation in 2017 when she appeared on Nick Viall’s season of The Bachelor and later joined the Bachelor in Paradise cast. Though she didn’t find love on either show, Amezcua later found it with Harbor who was a contestant on Kufrin’s season in 2018. Harbor gushed over his newfound love in an Instagram post in September 2018. “What do the kids call it? Woman crush Wednesday? Well here’s mine,” he captioned a pic of the pair looking cozy together.
Courtesy of Clay Harbor/Instagram
Jesse Csincsak and Ann Lueders
The now-parents of three first attempted to find everlasting happiness as contestants on The Bachelor and Bachelorette. Csincsak, for his part, received the final rose from Pappas in 2008 but called it quits on their relationship just four months after the finale aired. The previous year, Lueders was sent home by Jason Mesnick on week 1 of his season. The two met in 2010 at a Bachelor event hosted by the professional skateboarder and wed that same year. They share two sons, Noah and Carter, and a daughter, Charlotte.
Courtesy of Jesse Csincsak/Instagram

By Michael

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