With Rachel Lindsay the 34th person to attempt to find love on ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette franchises, we decided to take a look back at all of the contestants who came before her season to see how they fared in love and luck. (Hint: The show’s record is even worse than we imagined.) Here’s a comprehensive history of every couple to ever be born out of a final rose.
The Couple: Aaron Buerge and Helene Eksterowicz
Their Story: Buerge proposed to Eksterowicz in the season finale.
Their Fate: SPLIT. Within months, Buerge reportedly broke off their engagement in a Starbucks. The two then partnered to sell the 2.75-carat Harry Winston engagement ring on eBay and have each since married other people.
The Couple: Bob Guiney and Estella Gardinier
Their Story: Guiney proposed to Gardinier in the season finale.
Their Fate: SPLIT. Guiney (rumored to have slept with the most women while on The Bachelor) went on to marry All My Children actress Rebecca Budig, but they’ve since divorced. Gardinier is single.
The Couple: Byron Velvick and Mary Delgado
Their Story: Velvick proposed—in Spanish—to Delgado in the season finale.
Their Fate: SPLIT. The two had a tumultuous relationship over five years, including one instance where Delgado punched Velvick in the mouth (reportedly over an appearance on a Bachelor reunion show). They officially split in 2009.
The Couple: Travis Lane Stork and Sarah Stone
Their Story: Stork selected Stone in the finale, but again, no proposal.
Their Fate: SPLIT. In what might be the quickest Bachelor relationship, the two broke up one week after the finale aired. They have both since married other people.
The Couple: Andy Baldwin and Tessa Horst
Their Story: Back in business—Navy officer Baldwin proposed to Horst in the season finale.
Their Fate: SPLIT. The two ended their engagement after the show but remained a couple until Horst broke up with him eight months later, while Baldwin was deployed to the Pacific.
*No couple to report on, since Brad Womack famously didn’t pick either woman.
The Couple: Jason Mesnick and Melissa Rycroft
Their Story: The Bachelorette runner-up proposed to Rycroft in the season finale.
Their Fate: SPLIT. Mesnick famously broke up with Rycroft at the After the Final Rose special and asked runner-up Molly Malaney for a second chance. Mesnick and Malaney are now married with a daughter, and Rycroft is married with two kids.
The Couple: Brad Womack and Emily Maynard
Their Story: For Womack’s second time around, he proposed to Maynard.
Their Fate: SPLIT. The two ended their engagement three months after the finale aired, with Womack stating he “dodged a bullet.”
The Couple: Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici
Their Story: Lowe proposed to Giudici over Lindsay Yenter in Thailand.
Their Fate: TOGETHER. The Lowes are the only Bachelor couple to ever get married, which they did on ABC in January 2014.
The Couple: Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff
Their Story: Soules proposed to Bischoff in his Iowa farmhouse.
Their Fate: SPLIT. Get all the details here.
The Couple: Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell
Their Story: Higgins proposed to Bushnell in the season finale.
The Couple: Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi
Their Story: After two failed proposals on The Bachelorette, Viall finally found success with Grimaldi in Finland.
Their Fate: TOGETHER. During the After the Final Rose special, Grimaldi admitted that their relationship has had some difficult moments but they love each other.
The Couple: Meredith Phillips and Ian McKee
Their Story: Phillips, who was the third runner-up on Bob Guiney’s Bachelor season, chose McKee in the finale. McKee proposed.
Their Fate: SPLIT. The two ended their engagement a year later. Phillips married her high school sweetheart.
*No couple to report on, since Jen Schefft rejected both of her final guys.
The Couple: Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski
Their Story: Harris, the third runner-up from Jason Mesnick’s season, accepted Swiderski’s proposal in the season finale.
Their Fate: SPLIT. Harris ended the engagement a year later. They are both now dating other people.
The Couple: Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum
Their Story: Hebert, who was the runner-up on Brad Womack’s second season, accepted Rosenbaum’s proposal over Ben Flajnik in the finale.
Their Fate: TOGETHER. The two married on ABC in December 2012 and welcomed their son in September 2014.
The Couple: Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried
Their Story: Hartsock accepted Siegfried’s proposal in the finale.
Their Fate: TOGETHER. They married in January 2015, but (shockingly) not on ABC. Chris Harrison assured fans that this was “not a sign of disrespect for Des and Chris.”
The Couple: Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray
Their Story: Dorfman, who left Juan Pablo’s season of The Bachelor, accepted Murray’s proposal in the season finale.
The Couple: Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth
Their Story: After a season full of ups and downs, Bristowe accepted Booth’s proposal in the season finale.
Their Fate: TOGETHER. The two are living together and still engaged!
The Couple: JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers
Their Story: Fletcher was clearly smitten with Rodgers from the start—and she accepted his proposal in the season finale.
Their Fate: TOGETHER. Since the show, the two have moved in together in Dallas.
In case you weren’t keeping track, that’s seven “togethers” and 25 breakups—not a very high success rate. It may be too early to tell, but where do you think Nick and Vanessa will end up?