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.
Rehn and Sutter are still together and perhaps the most successful of any “Bachelor” or “Bachelorette” couples in history.
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.
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.
McKee now works as a sports designer and green-building consultant in Miami and Brazil, according to PopSugar.
SEASON 3: Chicago-native Jen Schefft and art gallery director Jerry Ferris (technically) broke up on the “After the Final Rose” special.
Schefft turned down Ferris’ proposal in the finale, saying that she wanted them to get to know each other better and keep dating.
She revealed on “After the Final Rose” that she just wasn’t feeling it.