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Dreams do come true. At least 10-20 percent of the time.

Fans know that a final rose does not guarantee a lifetime of happiness, but The Bachelor has produced some couples that have stood the test of time. At least lately.

And with Juan Pablo Galavis' season in full swing, ABC caught us up on some of its recent success stories as part of its "Juan-uary" series of Sunday specials.

Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici are set to tie the knot next weekend. They were one of the duos featured on The Bachelor: Bachelor Love Stories last night.

The others:

The Bachelor Couples: Are They Still Together?
Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum are married. He won her heart on The Bachelorette.
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Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum

1. Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum

Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum are married. He won her heart on The Bachelorette.


Brad Womack and Emily Maynard

2. Brad Womack and Emily Maynard

Brad Womack and Emily Maynard did not last. He chose no one on his first stint on The Bachelor, making in 0-for-2.


Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi

3. Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi

Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi got engaged on The Bachelor. They broke up in epic fashion and did not last long, to the surprise of no one.


Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici

4. Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici

Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici got engaged on The Bachelor in 2013. They are set to wed in early 2014.


Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried

5. Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried

Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried got engaged on The Bachelorette in 2013. They are still a thing!


Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney

6. Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney

Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney got engaged, and married, and had a kid! After he dumped his final rose recipient Melissa Rycroft and chose Molly instead ... close enough.


Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson

7. Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson

Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson got engaged on The Bachelor, and lasted for about a year. They broke up.


Emily Maynard and Jef Holm

8. Emily Maynard and Jef Holm

Emily Maynard and Jef Holm broke up really fast. She chose Jef with one F over Sean Lowe on The Bachelorette. Bad call.


Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez

9. Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez

Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez dated for a long while. They didn't last, however.


Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski

10. Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski

Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski's engagement was short-lived. She's better off for it.


Jesse Csincsak and Deanna Pappas

11. Jesse Csincsak and Deanna Pappas

Jesse Csincsak and Deanna Pappas got engaged after The Bachelorette chose him over Jason Mesnick. Did not take.


Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter

12. Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter

Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter have been together so long, we forget that she was ever not Mrs. Ryan Sutter. They have been married for a decade and have two kids!


Matt Grant and Shayne Lamas

13. Matt Grant and Shayne Lamas

These two lasted about four minutes.


Juan Pablo and Nikki Ferrell

14. Juan Pablo and Nikki Ferrell

Juan Pablo's now-infamous non-proposal made him persona non grata for many fans, but he and winner Nikki Ferrell are still together and - gasp - happy.


  • Trista Rehn married fireman Ryan Sutter in a ceremony that was televised in 2003. Still the gold standard for the show, over a decade later.
  • Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried. The most recent Bachelorette picked Chris at the end of Season 9 last year. They're still engaged.
  • Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum. After she chose J.P. on The Bachelorette Season 7 finale, Ashley married J.P. in December 2012.
  • Molly and Jason Mesnick. Jason was engaged to Melissa Rycroft, but dumped her for runner-up (and now-wife) Molly on the After the Final Rose special. Close enough.

Will Juan Pablo end up in the success or failure column? The Bachelor spoilers shed some light on that if you're interested ... but the odds are not good.

That's like five success stories in like 27 seasons. Just saying.

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Courtney Robertson is speaking out about her split from Ben Flajnik, blaming the long-distance factor for the end of The Bachelor stars' relationship.

Of course, if you're engaged, don't you typically move in with your fiance?

Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson Picture

"Our relationship has been tested pretty much the entire time we’ve been together,” she confides. “When I stayed [with Ben] for long periods of time, it helped."

"I think if we’d lived together, we wouldn’t have broken up.”

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Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson have broken up. Knock us over with a feather!

Seriously, NO ONE saw that coming ... them making it 11 months, that is. Crazy!

Courtney, Ben

They had a good run after getting engaged in Switzerland as part of The Bachelor season finale, but the couple has parted ways, according to reports.

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Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson haven't been heard from for awhile, which is probably a good thing, considering the negative press they got earlier this year.

Even before The Bachelor star proposed to the brunette model during the show's March finale, they were inundated with an avalanche of bad publicity.

Now that it's been five months, it appears the embattled couple is going as strong as ever, and may be finally thinking about their nuptials to boot.

Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson Twitpic

Via Twitter on Friday, Courtney Robertson and Ben Flajnik shared pics of their visit to Baker Beach in San Francisco, Calif., where the couple resides.

Both of them suggested that it'd make a perfect wedding venue.

"Should we get married here? ;) a picture of Courtney and I observing a wedding," Ben posted with a pic of himself, Courtney and his dog Scotch.

Added his model fiancee: "I love this candid photo of my boys playing at Baker Beach this morning! I am in love with this place, first time here."

"I think this would be a fun place for a wedding @BenFlajnik ;)"

Almost as soon as Robertson accepted Flajnik's proposal, the couple said there was no date set and they were taking it slow for the foreseeable future.

That seems to have been a good plan for them, if they're still happy and talking about weddings. What do you think, Bachelor fans? Will it last?

 

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Controversial lovebirds Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson of The Bachelor fame say they are enjoying what they've come to call "engaged dating."

The way this season went, that's as good as one could hope for, if not better.

"We're still getting to know each other and taking it slow," Flajnik told People at a fashion show in New York. "[Things] are working out really well."

Courtney Robertson agrees, but says she still has a lot to learn about Ben.

Ben and Courtney

"It's nice to see him in social settings and with his family," says the model. "He is always the life of the party. He's got this great personality."

While the duo is looking forward to a summer filled with travel plans and wedding invitations, they won't be rushing down the aisle anytime soon.

"We're not even there yet," Ben Flajnik said. Added his fiance, perhaps the most reviled Bachelor contestant ever, "[We're] just enjoying each other."

Things are going swimmingly, though, save for minor hiccups. She's finding out what they don't have in common: He "hates bananas," she says.

But she has won him over with her favorite drink: "She's got me drinking those things," Ben says of the fermented tea-based beverage kombucha.

If that's their biggest problem now, they could prove a lot of us wrong.

What do you think: Will Ben and Courtney last?

 

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The Bachelor's Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson are now a happy and engaged couple, but that doesn't mean cohabitation is in effect. At least not yet.

Us Weekly (who broke the story of Ben kissing random girls, and who Flajnik calls "shady") recently reported that he and Court were shacking up already.

We thought that was probably too soon. Turns it so did they.

Courtney Robertson and Ben Flajnik Date

A source tells E! News that Robertson "hasn't moved in, but they are spending more time together. She is gradually moving some stuff into his apartment."

"Still, they are content taking it slow at the moment."

Probably for the best. Love 'em or loathe 'em, the two have been through a lot, and need time to figure out if this is even going to work as a relationship.

"She is now back at her L.A. home and they are planning to see each other again next week," the source adds of L.A.-based model Courtney Robertson.

"They are getting along really well, but she's not willing to give up her L.A. home yet."

"It might be soon, though, but they want to just see how it goes and get used to settling into real life and spending a lot of time together first."

Fair. What do you think: Will this thing last?

 

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The Bachelor stars Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson are determined to make this thing work in spite of all the negativity - and they appear to be succeeding.

At least in the immediate aftermath of The Bachelor bloodbath.

Once host-pimp Chris Harrison coughed up and Ben re-issued the $80,000 Neil Lane ring to Courtney on the After The Final Rose special, they turned a corner.

Courtney says that despite the bumps in the road over the last few months, things are progressing nicely and she's nothing but optimistic for the future.

Julia Flajnik Photo

"We try not to pay attention to it," Courtney said this week of the tabloid scrutiny. "I guess positive stories don’t sell, so no one wants to run the truth."

However, it hasn't been all nude photo scandals, cheating rumors and hating. The general public, Court says, has been quite supportive in recent weeks:

“I just spent the weekend with Ben in San Francisco and people kept coming up, offering words of encouragement. So, things seem to be getting better.”

Courtney Robertson reiterated that she believes Ben did not cheat, saying "at the end of the day, if I didn’t trust him, I wouldn’t be with him, period."

“He trusted and believed in the real me. This has been the hardest thing I’ve ever gone through, but I’d do it again in a heartbeat. I found Ben; he made everything worth it.”

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The Bachelor star Ben Flajnik is further elaborating on the controversial photos that show him apparently hooking up with other women during his recent split from Courtney Robertson. His explanation? A little dubious, at best.

Of the image that shows him clearly grabbing a female's rear end and kissing her, he says it was an old friend - and just a friendly butt pat, not a full-on, "I am attracted to you in a sexual manner" style arse grab. Mmmyeah.

The curvature of his hand does not suggest patting, but whatever:

Ben Flajnik, Alison McGlone

"I have not hooked up with another woman - on my father's grave. Those women they mentioned are my friends in San Francisco," Ben Flajnik said on a conference call with reporters after The Bachelor season finale.

"But, Ben, there are photos of you clearly kissing someone and grabbing her rear," People's Monica Rizzo replied, to her credit.

"If you look at the pictures, I'm not kissing her. And that's a butt pat. My friends grab my butt. I'm physical and affectionate with friends - guys and girls," he insisted.

Again, look at the image above and decide for yourself.

"Maybe you just needed to let your hair down.  [At the time] we were still in a rough place. But I believe he didn't cheat," added Courtney Robertson on the call.

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Away from reality TV cameras and free to roam amid additional scrutiny from paparazzi cameras, The Bachelor stars Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson are playing the loving couple in the aftermath of their controversial winter on ABC.

Things appear to be going well and relatively uneventfully ... mostly.

Ben, who recently shared his first public pic with Courtney, appears eager to prove the skeptics wrong and show that their relationship is the real deal.

  • Courtney Robertson Modeling!
  • Ben Flajnik's Long Hair

The reality couple put on quite the amorous (and camera ready) display when Ben picked Courtney Robertson up from the San Francisco airport last week.

They acted like lovebirds as they locked lips and cuddled publicly upon being reunited, her Neil Lane diamond ring still firmly on her finger, witnesses say.

However, the pair's PDA will undeniably be met with cynicism by some.

Last week during the After the Final Rose special, Ben Flajnik admitted the negativity surrounding the season caused them to break off their engagement.

While they've since gotten back together, The Bachelor duo was also later seen looking subdued and not exhibiting any affectionate body language.

Are they just going through the motions? Or are they more of a normal pair then we probably think, in spite of everything that played out on television?

The burning question: Will Ben and Courtney last?

 

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Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson are officially that couple.

That couple goes out in public and posts photos of themselves in order to flaunt their relationship online ... basically any couple in the social media era.

Of course, they're anything but a conventional pair. Just one week ago, Ben's proposal to Courtney - and the dirty laundry that followed - aired on TV.

Incredibly, despite a breakup since The Bachelor season finale, the two appear to have weathered the storm, and are now taking their romance public:

Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson Photo

"1st pic out in public," the winemaker Tweeted with this pic.

A witness who saw the pair out and about tells Us Weekly:

"Saw Ben and Courtney dining with two other guests in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. She was wearing her ring and they looked cozy."

Aww. Despite Ben kissing random chicks just last month and her overall psychosis on The Bachelor this season, things are looking up for the couple.

The Bachelor host slash pimp Chris Harrison says that Courtney Robertson and Ben Flajnik just might last. What do you think? Do they stand a chance?

 

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