WINNING ‘BACHELORETTE’ COUPLES: Where are they now?

jojo fletcher jordan rodgersJoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers are just the latest pair to get engaged on “The Bachelorette.”ABC/Matt Klitscher

It’s hard to believe, but “The Bachelorette” has been on the air since 2003. And the new season airs on Monday, May 22, with Rachel Lindsay.

ABC’s hit reality series wrapped up season 12 when JoJo Fletcher said “yes” to the proposal of Jordan Rodgers, a former pro football player and brother of Greenbay Packers quarterback Aaron.

But when “The Bachelorette” launched in 2003, no one knew it was going to last so long. After failing to get a big audience, the show went off the air in 2005 before it came back to TV in 2008, revamped and ready for drama.

Today, it’s now one of ABC’s best performers and responsible for producing (and populating) multiple spinoffs, including “Bachelor in Paradise.” But after 12 seasons, what has become of the many bachelorettes?

Shocker: The majority aren’t with the winner they fell in love with over the course of a short few months.

SEASON 1: “Bachelor” runner-up (and first “Bachelorette” ever) Trista Rehn chose firefighter Ryan Sutter as her final pick.

SEASON 1: "Bachelor" runner-up (and first "Bachelorette" ever) Trista Rehn chose firefighter Ryan Sutter as her final pick.

Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter.REUTERS/Ethan Miller

Rehn and Sutter are still together and perhaps the most successful of any “Bachelor” or “Bachelorette” couples in history.

Rehn and Sutter are still together and perhaps the most successful of any "Bachelor" or "Bachelorette" couples in history.

They’re still together!Paul Morigi/Getty Images

The pair got married in an ABC special broadcast on December 6, 2003. They now have two children.

SEASON 2: Makeup artist and former catalogue model Meredith Phillips and equities researcher Ian McKee broke up one year after the finale aired.

SEASON 2: Makeup artist and former catalogue model Meredith Phillips and equities researcher Ian McKee broke up one year after the finale aired.

Meredith Phillips and Ian McKee.Peter Kramer/Getty Images

Phillips, an outspoken recovering alcoholic, has come out with her very own cookbook, “The Date Night Cookbook.” She currently lives with her boyfriend she met in culinary school.

Phillips, an outspoken recovering alcoholic, has come out with her very own cookbook, "The Date Night Cookbook." She currently lives with her boyfriend she met in culinary school.

Meredith Phillips wrote a cookbook.MeredithPhillips.com

McKee now works as a sports designer and green-building consultant in Miami and Brazil, according to PopSugar.

McKee now works as a sports designer and green-building consultant in Miami and Brazil, according to PopSugar.

Ian McKee has gone off the radar.Torch.co

Schefft married a trader named Joe Waterman in 2009. Together they have two daughters.

Schefft married a trader named Joe Waterman in 2009. Together they have two daughters.

Schefft starred in a Suave Beauty commercial in 2014.Suave Beauty/Twitter

Ferris is now in commercial real estate and is raising his son with his wife Natasha Goss, whom he married in 2011.

Ferris is now in commercial real estate and is raising his son with his wife Natasha Goss, whom he married in 2011.

Ferris has a wife and son.Katy Winn/Getty Images

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