'Bachelor' Couples Who Found Love After the Show

Meet the reality TV stars who fell in love after the final rose.

ByABC News
January 25, 2014, 3:36 PM
Jason and Molly Mesnick attend the 2nd Annual Santa's Secret Workshop Benefiting L.A. Family Housing at Andaz on December 1, 2012 in West Hollywood, Calif., Dec. 1, 2012.
Jason and Molly Mesnick attend the 2nd Annual Santa's Secret Workshop Benefiting L.A. Family Housing at Andaz on December 1, 2012 in West Hollywood, Calif., Dec. 1, 2012.
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Jan. 25, 2014 -- intro: "Bachelor" star Sean Lowe is set to wed Catherine Giudici on Sunday night (sign up for our live chat about the broadcast here!), but they're not the only ones who found love on the ABC reality show.

Fans of the series know that some of the relationships from the show have been lasting, but others fell in love off-camera. For example, Jason Mesnick originally gave his final rose to Melissa Rycroft, but later changed his mind, and professed his devotion to Molly. (They said "I do" in 2010, and now have a daughter.) The crazy thing is, they're not alone. Meet the "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" contestants who didn't find lasting love during their seasons of the show, but met their match in their fellow reality TV stars once cameras stopped rolling.

quicklist: 1title: Holly Durst and Blake Juliantext: Holly Durst was eliminated in week four of "The Bachelor: London Calling," but fell in love with Blake Julian, a cast-off from Ashley Hebert's season of "The Bachelorette," when they filmed "Bachelor Pad" together in 2011. (Previously, she'd been engaged to yet another "Bachelorette" candidate, Michael Stagliano.) Not only did Durst win her season of "Bachelor Pad," but her relationship with Julian proved to be lasting: They married in 2012.media: 21654904

quicklist: 2title: DeAnna Pappas and Stephen Staglianotext: First DeAnna Pappas was rejected by Brad Womack, and then, after her stint as the Bachelorette, her engagement with Jesse Csincsak fizzled. However, after meeting Stephen Stagliano through his twin, former "Bachelorette" and "Bachelor Pad" contestant, Michael, she finally found her match. The two married in 2011 and are expecting their first child.media: 21655163

quicklist: 3title: Chris Lambton and Peyton Wrighttext: Chris Lambton was rejected by Ali Fedotowsky on "The Bachelorette," while Peyton Wright was rejected by Andy Baldwin on "The Bachelor." However, after they met each other through Jesse Beck, who competed on "The Bachelorette" with Lambton and "Bachelor Pad" with Wright, they fell in love with each other. In 2011, they were married, and now they're planning to cohost the "Smart Home Giveaway on HGTV this spring. (Lambton also hosts a home improvement show on the network, "Going Yard.")media: 21655266

quicklist: 4title: Kiptyn Locke and Tenley Molzahntext: Fans of "The Bachelor" franchises were devastated when Kiptyn Locke, a cast-off from Jillian Harris's "Bachelorette" season, and Tenley Molzahn, the finalist in Jake Pavelka's term on "The Bachelor," split. However, at the end of last year, the couple, who met while competing on "Bachelor Pad," had reconciled. Molzahn posted happy photos of herself with her boyfriend, and wrote, "Happy happy New Year! Cheers to 2013! May this year be filled with tons of love, hope, adventure, gratefulness, & freedom to be the you that you were created to be!" media: 21655537

quicklist: 5title: Jesse Csincsak and Ann Luederstext: After Jesse Csincsak's engagement to "Bachelorette" DeAnna Pappas ended, he met Lueders, who competed on "The Bachelor" during Jason Mesnick's season, on a cruise for former franchise contestants. They married in 2010 in Las Vegas, and welcomed their son, Noah, a few months after. Last year, they announced that they're expecting a second child in 2014. media: 21655315

quicklist: 6title: John Presser and Tara Durrtext: Lorenzo Borghese did not give his final rose to Tara Derr, and John Presser was dismissed in the first round of Jillian Harris's season of "The Bachelorette." However, in 2010, they married each other in St. Augustine, Fla., and welcomed their first child, a son, two years later. media: 21655663