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One year ago this week, The Bachelorette star Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried got engaged on the show after he earned her coveted final rose.

Now, Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray own the majority of that spotlight, but the fire still burns between Des and Chris, who are still together and happy.

And getting married this winter!

Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried Smile

Desiree Hartsock's bridal shower was held in Hollywood last weekend, and upon her return to Seattle, where they now live, they dished on their plans.

They are aiming for this coming January, Hartsock and Siegfried say, and are "thinking an intimate wedding with about 125 people,” according to Chris.

Will ABC air it? The two are open to that as well. “We are up for sharing it,” says Siegfried. “Our entire love story unfolded in front of (millions of viewers.)”

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Love is in the air for The Bachelorette stars these days.

As you know, Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray are engaged and over the moon, while Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum are expecting a baby boy together.

Now only that, Andi's predecessor Desiree Hartsock is one step closer to being a blushing bride after celebrating with a bridal shower in L.A. last weekend!

Desiree Hartsock Bridal Shower Photo

Fellow Bachelor faces Ali Fedotowsky, Daniella McBride (who was ousted on Monday's Bachelor in Paradise premiere) and Jackie Parr were on hand.

"I'm so happy with so many friends around right now I am going to burst at the seams with happiness!!!" she captioned the photo with Ali, McBride and Parr.

The glowing bride-to-be, a bridal stylist by trade who is engaged to Chris Siegfried, gushed that this was the "BEST bridal shower anyone could ask for!!"

Ali Fedotowsky posted her own photo of herself and Desiree Hartsock mugging for the camera, captioned "Someone's getting married!!!! #DesireesBridalShower."

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The Bachelorette has just wrapped its 10th season, with Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray engaged, moving in together, over the moon and talking about a spring wedding.

Will the Atlanta lovebirds actually make it to the altar, however?

The very first woman to star as The Bachelorette, Trista Sutter (nee Rehn), married her final rose recipient. She remains the franchise's standard-bearer.

After Trista came a long dry spell of ill-fated romances which fizzled, some after a relatively decent amount of time and others very, very quickly.

Two of the last three Bachelorette stars prior to Andi are in long-term relationships, however, as the reality show is experiencing a recent renaissance.

Where will she and Josh rank when all is said and done?

Check out this list of the 10 Bachelorette stars ranked by relationship length and see what kind of competition the ABC show's latest love match is up against:

Andi Dorfman
Andi Dorfman found love with Josh Murray on The Bachelorette. Will this romance last longer than her precedessors?!

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From a matter of months to more than a decade, ABC's The Bachelorette has produced more successful relationships than its male-driven counterpart.

What's the secret to the bachelorettes' success? Well, we have no idea. 

Maybe the women are just better at picking them. Maybe the men doling out roses are just a bunch of cads (except THE Bachelor, Sean Lowe, of course). 

Whatever the reason, we tune in season after season, hoping the men are there for the right reasons, so our beautiful bachelorettes can ride off into the happily ever after sunset. 

Which of the women found love on reality TV? Who said adios during the After the Final Rose special? Let's rank the 10 Bachelorette stars in order of whose relationship lasted longest:

Andi Dorfman
Andi Dorfman found love with Josh Murray on The Bachelorette. Will this romance last longer than her precedessors?!

Where will the current star, Andi Dorfman, fall after this season?

The Bachelorette spoilers might give you a clue, and you can always watch The Bachelorette online on TV Fanatic see her journey to finding Mr. Right.

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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.

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

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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When former Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock walks down the aisle this summer, she will do so in a custom wedding dress that she personally designed!

Desiree's keeping her wedding date under wraps, but did admit to Us that she's currently co-designing not one but two dresses with label Maggie Sottero.

A "timeless, yet surprising" silhouette for the vows and a "1920s-inspired" reception frock will mark the day in which she marries Chris Siegfried ...

  • Desiree Hartsock Wedding Dress
  • Chris Siegfried and Desiree Hartsock Instagram

"I can't wait for Chris to see me in all the dresses!" the bridal stylist, who moved from her native Colorado to Seattle to be with Siegfried, says of her man.

The Bachelorette beauty, who creates gowns for her clients from her home, didn't start designing her own masterpiece until much later, she says.

"It feels like it was 10 years ago!" she says of her run on The Bachelorette, which followed Sean Lowe rejecting her in favor of now-wife Catherine Giudici.

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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:

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

  • 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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Still going strong despite the naysayers, The Bachelorette stars Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried are reunited after a few days apart and it feels so good.

With Juan Pablo Galavis set to begin his journey January 6 (check out The Bachelor spoilers), Des and Chris are still basking in the afterglow of theirs.

Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried Together

She left last week for a trip to her home state of California, and shared some of her times there on her Instagram. Chris said the following in a Tweet:

"Fly out Fridays are back! Only this trip to LA doesn't have to be a secret!"

Chris is talking about the trips he had to make to L.A. to visit Desiree Hartsock before their relationship was made public on the finale of her season.

She moved to Seattle to live with him once the season finale aired.

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Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried sometimes try too hard, but in posting this cute pic from the day they got engaged in Antigua, they showed us.

The Bachelorette posted on Twitter, "This Seattle rain makes me want to go back to Antigua for the sun! And it's such a special place. #whereChrisProposed"

Desiree Hartsock, Chris Siegfried Proposal Pic

At first glance, it appears like yet another classic Desiree move seemingly concocted to remind us they're still together and to STEP OFF HATERS.

We know he proposed there, even though the spoilers had it wrong (speaking of which, check out The Bachelor spoilers for 2014). Move on, girl.

Upon second look, though, Des and Chris look so happy, content and normal in this photo. Relaxed, over the moon, in love. No trying too hard there.

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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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