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The Bachelor stars Desiree Hartsock and fiance Chris Siegfried have bonded with fellow alumni Jason and Molly Mesnick since her move to Seattle.

It's not just an ABC-driven friendship of convenience, either: Des and Chris attended the first birthday party for Jason and Molly's daughter, Riley!

Their adorable daughter Riley, we should say.

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Molly and Jason Mesnick celebrate daughter Riley's first birthday with Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried.
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Desiree, Chris, Molly and Jason

1. Desiree, Chris, Molly and Jason

Molly and Jason Mesnick celebrate daughter Riley's first birthday with Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried.


Jason, Molly and Riley Mesnick

2. Jason, Molly and Riley Mesnick

The Bachelor's Molly and Jason Mesnick celebrate their cute daughter Riley's first birthday.


Molly and Jason Mesnick with Daughter

3. Molly and Jason Mesnick with Daughter

Molly and Jason Mesnick celebrate their cute daughter Riley's first birthday.


Jason and Molly, who didn't win her season but famously got together with him on The Bachelor: After the Final Rose special after he dumped Melissa Rycroft, made it last.

Their little girl's milestone last weekend was a big birthday party at their house attended by about 100 family and friends, including Desiree Hartsock and her man.

"I loved seeing Riley interact with all of our friends and family during the party," said Molly, who celebrated her fourth anniversary with Jason on February 27.

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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:

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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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Are Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried upset at having to put off their dream wedding - at least if they want it on TV - because of Sean Lowe?

Chris Siegfried and Desiree Hartsock Engagement

The Bachelorette starlet, who accepted Chris' proposal just a few months after Sean sent her packing on The Bachelor, is on cloud nine these days.

At least she wants us to believe that, no matter many critics have been shutting down her relationship. Des is always one to stick up for herself.

The latest hiccup in their relationship comes not from Twitter gossip, however, but from planning their special day and whether to have it on ABC.

Hartsock and Siegfried initially showed interest in a summer wedding, however, it appears they will have to wait a bit longer before tying the knot.

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Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried may be the cheesiest couple in The Bachelorette - nay, TV - history, but reports of their demise are greatly exaggerated.

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When it comes to courtship, and working on their relationship the engaged duo seems to be doing things right, whether you think it's too public or not. 

They flirt online back and forth, try new things with each other, spent quality time together, and build a life that's their own - including mutual friends.

On that front, they recently went on a date with Jason and Molly Mesnick!

Sorry ... it was "family dinner," as Desiree Hartsock called it on Twitter.

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Desiree Hartsock is totally the next Bachelorette.

The fan favorite from the current season of The Bachelor, whom many thought would win Sean Lowe's final rose, was spotted at Santa Monica Pier this week.

With a camera crew. It's Bachelorette promo time!

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  • Desiree Hartsock in L.A.

While nothing is official - look for the official announcement on Monday's Bachelor season finale - Desiree Hartsock definitely feels like a good fit.

Also ... single, fashionable, carefree girl, hair blowing in the breeze, gazing out at the sea as if she's waiting for the man of her dreams to come along?

ABC. Ratings. Gold.

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Desiree Hartsock certainly looked the part of The Bachelorette last night.

While the runner-up on next week's finale (see The Bachelor spoilers to learn who that is) would seem to be the frontrunner for the job, it could be Des' to lose.

On Monday's The Bachelor: Women Tell All Special, Hartsock not only looked great, but sounded like she was reading from the Bachelorette-to-be playbook.

Pretty and likable without trying too hard, and recounting her heartbreak with sincerity without seeming too crushed, the fan favorite further burnished her credentials.

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Ah, the annual Women Tell All filler episode special. As always, it didn't offer much in the way of insight (or The Bachelor spoilers), but boy was it entertaining.

Not only did Tierra LiCausi and her "sparkle" bring the drama, there were other notable interviews and a memorable exchange between Sean and AshLee.

What did we learn - good and bad - from the Women Tell All?

Come along below for the official THG +/- Bachelor recap!

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Tierra surprisingly showed up in an attempt to explain herself, although the more she talked, the deeper she dug herself into the hole of her own making.

Chris Harrison (who gets a Plus 50 for his moderation of events like this) asked Tierra if she had regrets or wanted to apologize for anything at all.

Her response?

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With that Tierra nonsense finally behind us, The Bachelor is getting serious.

Sean Lowe has reached the hometown dates. In other words, high stakes.

With four women remaining and only three spots remaining to continue on his "journey" next week, one very special someone had to get the chop. But who?

Check out The Bachelor spoilers to learn what happens next week and beyond, then come along for THG's +/- recap of the hometown date episode ...

Sean Lowe, Final Four Women

Plus 25 right off the bat for the fact that we finally get to see some real dates, i.e. Sean hanging out with the girls without six other girls waiting around.

And no Tierra, in general. Plus 5.

The first hometown date goes to AshLee Frazier, who is definitely the oldest, most mature and most serious of the final four. Does that make her a favorite?

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The Bachelor star Sean Lowe receives an unpleasant surprise Monday night on a hometown date with one of his final four women, Desiree Hartsock.

Her ex-boyfriend shows up, asking if they can talk.

An awkward exchange ensues as Des' ex professes his love for her and calls Sean an "actor," while Lowe clenches his fist and sort of threatens the guy.

This has to be scripted ... right?

Is this something they can get through, or will it seal the deal for Des? Find out by reading The Bachelor spoilers for this week and beyond ... if you dare!

Who should Sean pick?

 

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After a handful of tense, drama-filled weeks, it's go time on The Bachelor.

Sean Lowe is at the stage where decisions are difficult. Nay, impossible.

With six women remaining and only four hometown dates, two women he genuinely likes had to pack their bags. Was crazy Tierra LiCausi one of them?

Check out The Bachelor spoilers to learn what happens next week and beyond, then come along for THG's +/- recap of last night's episode ...

Sean and Tierra

Tierra decides it's better to sleep on a cot than share a bed with any other girl. Way to take a stand for something you feel so passionately about. Minus 30.

The first date goes to AshLee Frazier, who was whisked off for some romantic beach time on St. Croix. Cue gratuitous bikini shots. Cue Plus 20 points.

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