Season 8 of "The Bachelorette" is set to premiere in May, but while we wait to find out if Emily Maynard finds true love on her season, it's time to take a look at some of the other recent stars of the ABC dating series to see if any of them still have a love connection!
First up, the only "Bachelorette" star who has actually married her final pick is Trista Rehn Sutter from the very first season. Trista married hunky fireman Ryan Sutter in a lavish ABC-funded wedding back in 2003 and they have two children, Max and Blakesley.
But that doesn't mean the other "Bachelorette" stars are out of luck -- or love!
A few months after her season ended, "Bachelorette" Season 4 star DeAnna Pappas ended her engagement with her final pick, Jesse Csincsak, but she later found love -- and marriage -- with Stephen Stagliano, the twin brother of "Bachelorette" Season 5 contestant Michael Stagliano. The couple tied the knot last fall in Pappas' Georgia hometown. Fun fact: The bride wore cowboy boots!
Season 5's Jillian Harris chose Ed Swiderski as her final man, but the relationship succumbed to the pressure of the post-"Bachelorette" spotlight. Jillian addressed her breakup with Ed via a post on her website last year: "I would say that the experience of being engaged so quickly and publicly was the biggest factor in our breakup… Certainly the attention didn't help us much either. I admit all the attention random girls gave Ed was hard on me. He loved the attention and that isn't easy on a relationship that is supposed to be so serious… I lost trust in him and in the end we both really lost interest in making it work."
But Jill seems to have learned some love lessons along the way. In an interview with Self last month, she revealed the most important thing in a relationship is being open. "Mind-reading is no fun, and nine out of 10 [times] if you try, you're wrong," she said.
Fans were sure that Season 6 "Bachelorette" Ali Fedotowsky and her man, Roberto Martinez, would eventually get hitched. The incessantly adorable couple seemed to be serious about making things work, although a postponed wedding date should have been a red flag. They broke up for good last November.
Ali, who recently landed a gig hosting NBC's "1st Look," told Celebuzz, "Right now, my life is such a whirlwind traveling with this show that I have hardly have time to think about the fact that I'm single!"
She also said "it's empowering to stand on your own two feet," but added, "I 100 percent believe in marriage and take it very seriously."
And what about last season's "Bachelorette" star, Ashley Hebert? The perky pediatric dentist and her fiancé J.P. Rosenbaum are still together and recently talked about moving to New Jersey. Ashley told Us Weekly, "We've been living in New York and I got into a pediatric residency in Philadelphia, so we decided to move halfway. He'll commute and I'll commute. It's a lesson in relationships."
The cutesy couple also made an appearance on the finale of the latest edition of "The Bachelor," where they told host Chris Harrison they will be getting married "within a year."
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