Seven Seasons of the Bachelorette
by coastal 4/6/12
Over the past nine years, there have been seven seasons of the Bachelorette.58 rose ceremonies
401 roses handed out
Join us for another trip down memory lane!BACHELORETTE SEASON 1- Trista Rehn
In 2003, Trista Rehn was the first Bachelorette of the franchise. When Alex Michel rejected Trista at F2, she was given the opportunity of becoming the first Bachelorette. During her season, it came down to Charlie Maher(the charmer) and Ryan Sutter(the hunky firefighter/ romantic poem writer) and Trista chose Ryan in the end. The two of them are the first couple to be married out of the franchise and to this day are held in high regard by all of “Bachelor Nation”.
Since the end of their season, Ryan and Trista have settled in Colorado, Ryan is still a firefighter, they have a son and daughter – Max and Blakesley, and both are heavily involved with their respective charities.
Charlie Maher was let go at F2 during Trista’s season. He was an Extra correspondent for 2003/04 and during Trista and Ryan’s wedding, he was one of the co-hosts during the televised ceremony. In 2011, Charlie starred in his own documentary called Running to America.BACHELORETTE SEASON 2 - Meredith Phillips
After being rejected on Bob Guiney’s season, Bachelor 4, Meredith was given the chance of becoming the new Bachelorette in 2004. Meredith’s choices came down to the final two of Ian and Matthew, and in the end, it was Ian that won her heart. Ian and Meredith got engaged at the end of the show but ended their relationship in February 2005.
Since the end of her show, Meredith, a Classically trained chef, has published a cookbook - Date Night Cookbook, is co-president of ProChef Inc., and is living with her current boyfriend in LA.
From what I can find of Ian McKee, he has gone back to Brazil, has a company named EcoArenas, is the co-author of the Green Wold Cup Plan for Brazil, and at the end of 2008, joined Castro Mello Arquitetos which is a sportive architecture firm for planning the Brasilia National Stadium which is one of the candidate stadiums in Brazil to house the World Cup opening in 2014. I haven’t been able to find any information regarding his personal life though.
Matthew Hickl, who was rejected at F2, married Ellen McMillan on March 24, 2007. Apparently Matthew and Ellen have a daughter named Sarah Grace, born on February 19, 2009. The family appears to be living around Houston, Texas.
Chad Schlee still living in Buffalo, NY. He and Kelly Wiepert were married on October 8, 2011
Lanny married Angela on April 5, 2008. They now have two children and are living in Omaha, Nebraska where Lanny is the Director of Business Operations at Tek Systems.
BACHELORETTE SEASON 3 - Jen Schefft
Jen was on Andrew Firestone’s season of the Bachelor and although she was chosen as F1, her and Andrew couldn’t make a go of it and thus was picked to do the Bachelorette season 3 in 2005. Although Jen picked her final two as Jerry Ferris and John Paul Merrit, she chose to walk away alone.
Since her time on the Bachelorette, Jen published a book in 2007 called Better Single Than Sorry, which discussed what it’s like to be single and over 30 in America. In May, 2009, she married fellow Chicagoan Joe Waterman. The couple welcomed their first child together, daughter Mae Elizabeth, in November 2010. Jen is currently pregnant with the couple’s second child.
Jerry and Natasha Goss got married on October 15, 2011. They are both living in LA area and working on tv – Goss on Nip/Tuck and Lost – Jerry on various tv episodes as an advocate for the deaf.
John Paul Merritt has gotten married, and now has a son. They are living in Dallas, Texas where he is working at a web design company.
Ryan Sheaffer married Bonnie on December 6, 2010 in Mexico and the couple are living around Seattle, Washington. Ryan is a financial consultant and Bonnie is a high school teacher.BACHELORETTE SEASON 4 - DeAnna Pappas
After DeAnna’s rejection from Brad Womack on season 11 of the Bachelor, DeAnna was given a chance at being the newest Bachelorette in season 4. With DeAnna’s season it came down to the final two of Jason Mesnick and Jesse Csincsak. Although DeAnna chose Jesse, their relationship didn’t last and ended quite nasty as the two of them definitely aren’t friends.
Since her time on the Bachelorette, DeAnna met Stephen Stagliano(Michael Staglaino’s brother from Jillian’s season 5 of the Bachelorette). DeAnna and Stephen Stagliano were married on Saturday, October 22, 2011. Both of them are living around LA where Stephen is still teaching.
Jesse met Ann Lueders at one of the reunion parties. Ann was on Jason Mesnicks season of the bachelor and was sent home on night one. After dating for a while, they got engaged on August 9/10, married on August 28/10 in Vegas and welcomed their first son Noah on February 2, 2011.
After Jason was sent home as F2 from DeAnna’s Bachelorette season, he was given a second chance to find his true love. Even though he took the long road to find it, he did finally choose Molly Malaney and they were married during a televised wedding on February 27, 2010 at the Terranea Resort in California.
Jeremy is still practicing law in the Dallas area and appears to still be single.BACHELORETTE SEASON 5 - Jillian Harris
After Jillian Harris was let go at F3 from Jason’s Bachelor season 13, she was given the opportunity of starring in her own season of The Bachelorette in 2009. It came down to the final two choices of Ed Swiderski or Kiptyn Locke, and Jillian chose Ed. Although the couple couldn’t make it last and split up in 2010, Jillian has moved on with her life.
Since the Bachelorette, Jillian has starred on Extreme Home Makeover, Canada’s Handyman Challenge and is currently working as a Calgary based designer. Rumour has it, Jillian is in talks to be the host of the Bachelor Canada which will be airing in the fall of 2012.
Ed, 32, blogs for Chicago Now, and assists at Social Tech Pop with Loren and Justin DiSandro. It is rumoured that Ed will appear on Bachelor Pad 3 this summer.
After being rejected at F2, Kiptyn went on Bachelor Pad season 1, where he met up with Tenley Molzahn and the couple are still together two years later. They are living in San Diego area and are enjoying life together.
Reid came back during the Final Rose ceremony to show Jillian once and for all exactly how he felt towards Jillian by showing her a ring and proposing. After the Bachelorette, he went back to Philly where he is still working with the family company Rosenthal Group. BACHELORETTE SEASON - Ali Fedotowsky
Ali left the Bachelor on Jake’s season 14 for her work, thinking that is what she needed to do at the time. Afterwards, she was given the opportunity of returning to the franchise as the lead in Bachelorette season 6 in 2010. It came down to two final choices for Ali – Chris Lambton and Roberto Martinez. In the end, she chose Roberto and the couple moved in together in San Diego until November 2011 when they eventually broke up.
Ali is now living back in San Francisco where she lived when Jakes’s season began, is working on a new television program – 1st Look where she gets to travel and experience new places and interesting things to do.
Since his breakup from Ali, Roberto is still living in San Diego and is still working at his State Farm Insurance office.
After being let go in the F2 position, Chris went back to the Cape. At a Bachelor/ette event, he met Peyton Wright. The two of them have been together ever since and were engaged on June 18, 2011. Chris and Peyton have set their wedding date for sometime in May 2012 and both are going to be on the HGTV show; Going Yard.
Frank ended up changing his mind and left the show at F3 to go back to his old girlfriend, Nicole Caruso. As of a recent picture taken on March 23, 2012, Frank and Nicole still seem to be together.BACHELORETTE SEASON 7 - Ashley Hebert
After being let go at F3 during Brad Womack’s season 15 of The Bachelor, Ashley was given her second chance to find love on her season 7 of The Bachelorette.
During Ashley’s season, she had a group of 25 guys to choose from and limited it down to the final 3 of Ben, Constantine and JP. In the end, Ashley fell in love with JP and they are still together today. They have recently moved to their new apartment in the Atlas Building in NYC, Ashley has completed her Dental School in Philly, she will be doing her residency soon, and they are talking about being married within the year.UPDATE:
JP and Ashley announced that they will get married this December in a televised wedding:http://www.aftertherose.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=5705#Post5705
Ben Flajnik was rejected at F2 during Ashley’s season, and was given the chance to find true love of his own during season 16 of The Bachelor. Ben’s final choices came down to Courtney and Lindzi, with Courtney winning his heart.
After leaving the Bachelorette at f3 during season 7, Constantine has gone back to Georgia, working in the family restaurant and lately, there is noise that he is dating someone there named Rachel.
BACHELORETTE SEASON 8 - Emily Maynard
After a full season of trials and tribulations, it came down to a choice for Emily between Arie and Jef. It was Jef that won out in the end and the three of them walked off into the sunset. UPDATE:
Rumours are spreading that Jef and Emily have split. When there is a definite press release, then we will update.
So if you all are keeping track between the Bachelor and the Bachelorette, we now have totals looking like this:182 rose ceremonies
1,190 roses handed out
And again folks, these totals are approximate cause you know, the show likes to keep us all guessing year to year so ya never know what's gonna happen next.
Stay tuned as we will be bringing the Bachelor Pad totals and updates to you in time for the New Bachelor Pad which begins airing on July 23, 2012.