Married with Children: 6 Bachelor couples who have gone the distance

Love. Love. Love. (image via tanner.tolbert)
Love. Love. Love. (image via tanner.tolbert)

It's The Bachelor season in the US again, and as usual the Bachelor Nation – because they're too devoted to be called mere fans – is gearing up to see what comes of the latest Bachelor, Colton Underwood. 

And while we can't wait to see which of the 30 women (yes you read that correctly) Colton decides is his one and only, a clip of a different nature caught our eye when the show premiered this past Monday. 

The show has been creating love matches for the past 16 years, and this year decided to highlight the 'fruits' of their labour, showing off its Bachelor kids. 

"I thought they met in, like, college," said 11-year-old Maxwell, when asked what he thought about his parents' love story, which dates back to 2003. 

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Maxwell is the son of the original Bachelorette Trista Sutter, who also has a 9-year-old daughter with the man she chose on her season, Ryan Sutter. 

The two tied the knot in 2003, and their televised wedding was seen by 26 million viewers.

Like Trista and Ryan, there are a few Bachelor couples who have stood the test of time and have some pretty stunning families to show for it. 

Here's a look at the most beloved (and still together) Bachelor couples and their broods: 

Jason and Molly Mesnick 

One of the most controversial couples in the show's history, Jason and Molly Mesnick have been married for 8 years.

Jason was chosen to be the 2009 Bachelor and had initially given his final rose to Melissa Rycroft, but changed his mind at the last minute and ended up proposing to Molly instead. 

Clearly, his decision was a good one, and the couple welcomed their daughter Riley Anne in 2013. The couple is also parents to Jason's son, Ty, from a previous relationship.

Ashley Hebert Rosenbaum and J.P. Rosenbaum

She was the lucky lady on the 7th season of The Bachelorette, and he was her number one choice from among 25 men. 

Ashley Hebert Rosenbaum and J.P. Rosenbaum wed in 2012 and the two were still so in love after 6 years of marriage they renewed their vows in 2018. 

This year, the couple will be celebrating their 7th wedding anniversary and are parents to son Fordham (4) and daughter Essex (2). 

Also see: Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. are still in love after 16 years of marriage

Sean and Catherine Lowe

When Sean Lowe found himself heartbroken after his stint on the 17th season of The Bachelor, Catherine Giudici thanked her lucky stars. 

Hailed as one of the cutest couples to come from the television series, Sean and Catherine have been happily married since 2013. Their first son, Samuel, was born in 2016, and second baby boy, Isaiah, in 2018. 

Desiree and Chris Siegfried

She may not have captured Sean Lowe's heart as one of the 26 contestants competing for his affections, but fans loved Desiree Hartsock so much she was selected to be The Bachelorette for the show's 9th season. 

The bridal stylist found herself engaged after choosing Chris Siegfried. 

They tied the knot in 2015, and welcomed a son, Asher, in 2016. The couple is currently expecting their second child. 

Also see: How I discovered there are (at least) 14 different kinds of love

Jade and Tanner Tolbert

Both Jade and Tanner had been rejected as contestants on their individual seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, but still had faith in love when they signed on to participate in the spin-off show, Bachelor in Paradise. 

Their connection was quite evident from the word go, and after just one date, the two found themselves deeply in love. By the end of the season, the pair was happily engaged, exchanging vows in 2016. 

The couple's daughter, Emerson, was born in 2017. 

Carly and Evan Bass 

It wasn't quite love at first sight for Carly when she met Evan on the 3rd season of Bachelor in Paradise.

Their engagement after just six weeks had fans shook since Carly had all but rejected Evan for nearly half the season.

In a bid to win her affections, Evan staged a medical emergency so Carly could take care of him in hospital after which she finally gave him a shot. Go figure. 

The two made things official in 2017 and welcomed a baby girl, Isabella, in 2018. 

Carly is also stepmom to Evan's sons Ensley, Nathan and Liam. 

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