"When I met my wife, I thought, gosh, I hope she hasn't watched the show," Firestone said. "Luckily she was out of the country when that aired, and I've done my best to go burn every copy of that show."
To win over Bozilovic, Firestone had to really romance her -- "Bachelor" style.
Bozilovic cites his "Bachelor" experience for helping their courtship. "He dated women, found out what he wanted and didn't want," she said. "I think it was great for our relationship."
When it came to proposing, Firestone rivaled the exotic fantasy dates on "The Bachelor," planning the perfect proposal on Bozilovic's 30th birthday. Firestone took her out ATV riding on Pismo Beach, Calif., and on the beach they walked over to a shovel in the ground.
"I start digging down, and I pull out a [treasure] chest. And in the chest, there was a, a blanket, and a bottle of champagne, and two glasses, a CD player, a disposable camera, and a ring," Firestone said. "It was a pretty cool moment."
Hours later, Firestone whisked her away to a surprise birthday and engagement party with scores of friends who had flown in for from all over the country.
The couple has settled down on Firestone's family vineyards in Santa Barbara, California's wine country, with their 1-year-old son, Brooks.
"Maybe it's not everybody's perfect life, but it's the life that we thought was perfect," Firestone said. "Between son and wife and, I don't know. We feel very blessed."Firestone's pick, Jen Schefft found her own happy ending too. After she split with Firestone, she was on the third season of "The Bachelorette," where she rejected both finalists. Now, after a whirlwind 'Bachelor' run, she is happily married and living in the Chicago suburbs with a baby girl due this November.
While many bachelors have struck out when it comes to love, some have catapulted their realty TV fame into career success. Season 5 bachelor and former pro football quarterback Jesse Palmer made a seamless transition to the broadcast studio as a college football analyst for ESPN.
Season 8 bachelor Dr. Travis Stork became the host of the television show "The Doctors," and in January he brought his healing hands to Haiti, following the devastating earthquake.
"I've never taken care of patients who are number one, more grateful and more resilient," Stork said about the relief effort, "It was a life-changing experience. And it's one that, that I'll carry with me forever."
Since his season 9 bachelorhood, Prince Lorenzo Borghese has become royalty in the pet world. He sells Royal Treatment, his line of pet products, on the Home Shopping Network, and recently launched a website.
Bob Guiney, who made his debut as a suitor on season 1 of "The Bachelorette," and then returned as "The Bachelor" in season 4, landed regular hosting gigs on the Game Show Network and sings in a classic rock band called "Band from TV" with "Desperate Housewives" actor James Denton.
"One of the best things about the show for me was, you know, they allowed me to showcase the fact that I'd been a musician," Guiney said.
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America remembers Guiney as the good-hearted, good-time bachelor who chose California mortgage broker Estella Gardinier. But the couple broke up months after the final rose ceremony.