It’s been 17 years since the OG Bachelor, Alex Michel, stepped out of that famous limo to meet the group of women vying for his heart. Like many Bachelors and Bachelorettes to come, Michel did *not* find his wife-to-be on the highly-addictive reality show. However, there are some Bachelor couples who *have* found everlasting love. (We see you, Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter!) Peep our full gallery to find out the fate of every single Bachelor couple in franchise history.
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Its been a crazy few months to say the least, Cass and I have been doing a lot of self-reflecting. Sometimes people are just meant to be friends - and that’s okay. We both have grown immensely and been through so much together - so this isn’t the end of our story, it’s the start of a whole new chapter for us.
Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph
Show + Season: The Bachelorette Season 14, The Bachelor Season 23
Actually got married? Nope
What went down at the finale? After appearing on Becca Kufrin's season of The Bachelorette, Colton became the lead on Season 23 of The Bachelor. In the March 2019 two-part finale, Colton was dumped by final three contestant Cassie Randolph after wrestling with doubts over whether she wanted to be with him. In the finale episode, Colton decided to send home the final two women (Hannah G. and Tayshia) in order to pursue Cassie, famously jumping a fence in Portugal and convincing her to spend the week with him. On the After the Final Rose episode, Colton and Cassie revealed that they were still together, but not engaged and not living together.
Where are they now? Just friends. A little over a year after coming out to the world as a couple (and after sticking together as Colton recovered from COVID-19), the pair shared news of their breakup in joint Instagram statements. "Its been a crazy few months to say the least," Colton captioned a black and white photo of he and Cassie on a boat. "Cass and I have been doing a lot of self-reflecting. Sometimes people are just meant to be friends - and that’s okay. We both have grown immensely and been through so much together - so this isn’t the end of our story, it’s the start of a whole new chapter for us."
In her own post, Cassie acknowledged that while neither of them felt ready to talk about the split publicly, the nature of their relationship made doing so a necessity. "Colton and I have broken up, but have decided to remain a part of each others lives," she wrote. "With all that we have gone through, we have a special bond that will always be there. I love Colton very much and have an enormous amount of respect for him. We have both learned and grown so much these past couple years, and will always have each others back. Always."
Wishing these two all the best!