“The Bachelorette” debuted in 2003 and, after a brief three-year hiatus early on, has been going strong ever since. Like so strong that it has a better track record than “The Bachelor” does when it comes to finding everlasting love. Click through to see how what happened to each leading lady and her chosen one after the show called “cut.”
Season 1: Trista Rehn
Original Run: January 8–February 19, 2003
Winner: Ryan Sutter
Runner-up: Charlie Maher
Rehn and Sutter were married on December 6, 2003, with their nuptials airing as a three-part special on ABC. They are the first Bachelor Nation couple to wed and are still together. They have two children, son Maxwell Alston, born 2007, and daughter Blakesley Grace, born 2009.
Season 2: Meredith Phillips
Original Run: January 14–February 26, 2004
Winner: Ian Mckee
Runner-up: Matthew Hickl
Phillips and McKee called it quits in 2005.
Season 3: Jen Schefft
Original Run: January 10–March 21, 2005
Winner: Jerry Ferris
Runner-up: John Paul Merritt
Proposal: No… and yes
Schefft originally rejected both Ferris and Merritt in the pre-taped portion of the finale. During the first live “After the Final Rose,” Schefft chose Ferris and he proposed, but she turned him down.
Season 4: DeAnna Pappas
Original Run: May 19–July 7, 2008
Winner: Jesse Csincsak
Runner-up: Jason Mesnick
Pappas and Csincsak had set their wedding for May 9, 2009, but they broke up in November 2008.
Season 5: Jillian Harris
Original Run: May 18–July 28, 2009
Winner: Ed Swiderski
Runner-up: Kiptyn Locke
Harris, the first Canadian bachelorette, chose Ed Swiderski, but they broke up a year later.
Season 6: Ali Fedotowsky
Original Run: May 24–August 2, 2010
Winner: Roberto Martinez
Runner-up: Chris Lambton
Fedotowsky and Martinez got engaged in the season finale, but called things off in November 2011.
Season 7: Ashley Hebert
Original Run: May 23–August 1, 2011
Winner: J.P. Rosenbaum
Runner-up: Ben Flajnik
Hebert and Rosenbaum became the second “Bachelorette” couple to marry, tying the knot on December 1, 2012, with their wedding also airing as a special on ABC. The couple have a son, Fordham Rhys, born 2014, and a daughter, Essex Reese, born 2016. They announced their separation in October 2020.
Season 8: Emily Maynard
Original Run: May 14–July 23, 2012
Winner: Jef Holm
Runner-up: Arie Luyendyk Jr.
Maynard, whose season filmed in her hometown of Charlotte, N.C., to accommodate her and her daughter, split from Holm that October.
Season 9: Desiree Hartsock
Original Run: May 27–August 5, 2013
Winner: Chris Siegfried
Runner-up: Drew Kenney
The third “Bachelorette” couple to make it down the aisle, Hartsock and Siegfried were married on January 18, 2015. They welcomed their first son, Asher Wrigley, in 2016, and a second, Zander Cruz, in 2019.
Season 10: Andi Dorfman
Original Run: May 19–July 28, 2014
Winner: Josh Murray
Runner-up: Nick Viall
Dorfman and Murray split in January 2015. This is the first of two straight seasons in which Viall finished in second place.
Season 11: Kaitlyn Bristowe
Original Run: May 18–July 27, 2015
Winner: Shawn Booth
Runner-up: Nick Viall
“The Bachelor” Season 19 contestants Britt Nilsson and Bristowe were selected, and the men voted for Bristowe to be the sole Bachelorette. Bristowe and Booth had one one of the longer relationships in Bachelor Nation history, but they ultimately split after three years in September 2018. And after two runner-up finishes, Viall headlined “The Bachelor” Season 21.
Season 12: JoJo Fletcher
Original Run: May 23–August 1, 2016
Winner: Jordan Rodgers
Runner-up: Robby Hayes
Fletcher and Rodgers, the brother of Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, are still engaged — he even reprposed in August 2019. Since “The Bachelorette,” the couple has starred in three other reality shows: They’ve hosted CNBC’s “Cash Pad,” in which they flip houses, and Paramount’s “Battle of the Fittest Couples,” and gave fans a sneak peek into their lives on their Kin web series “Engaged with JoJo and Jordan.”
Season 13: Rachel Lindsay
Original Run: May 22-August 7, 2017
Winner: Bryan Abasolo
Runner-up: Peter Kraus
Abasolo got off to great start, receiving the first impression rose on Week 1, and ended the season proposing to the first and so far only black Bachelorette. Lindsay and Abasolo tied the knot in August 2019, becoming the fourth and most recent “Bachelorette” couple to wed.
Season 14: Becca Kufrin
Original Run: May 28-August 6, 2018
Winner: Garrett Yrigoyen
Runner-up: Blake Horstmann
Kufrin got her heart broken on “The Bachelor” Season 22 when Arie Luyendyk Jr. ended their engagement to be with runner-up Lauren Burnham, but maybe it all worked out for the best. Luyendyk and Burnham are married with a child. Kufrin, who became the third “Bachelor” winner to star on “The Bachelorette” after Jen Schefft and Emily Maynard, and Yrigoyen broke up in August 2020.
Season 15: Hannah Brown
Original Run: May 13–July 30, 2019
Winner: Jed Wyatt
Runner Up: Tyler Cameron
Brown and Wyatt were done before “The Bachelorette” was done airing. The pair broke up in June 2019 after Brown learned that Wyatt had a girlfriend while he was on the show. Brown and Cameron later went on a one-and-done date.
Season 16: Clare Crawley
Original Run: October 13-November 5, 2020
Winner: Dale Moss
Crawley’s time as the Season 16 Bachelorette came to an abrupt end just four episodes in because she fell hard for Moss the second he walked out of the limo, leaving the other guys with very little chance of even getting a rose from Crawley (seriously, she gave a rose to herself at one point). Moss popped the question to the 39-year-old — the oldest Bachelorette ever — and they exited the show. But there was no happily ever after — they broke up in January 2021, six months after meeting.
Season 16: Tayshia Adams
Original Run: November 5, 2020 – TBD
Adams, who finished third on Season 23 of “The Bachelor,” replaced Crawley as the Bachelorette for the remainder of Season 16. She is the second Black Bachelorette after Rachel Lindsay.