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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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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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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:

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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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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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She talks and Tweets a good game, but is Desiree Hartsock trying too hard to convince us there's no trouble in paradise with fiance Chris Siegfried?

Given the attention on Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici's upcoming wedding, and The Bachelor spoilers for 2014, all the pressure has been off Desiree.

All of which makes her continued defensiveness a bit puzzling.

Other than Des and Chris saying they'll have a TV wedding after Sean and Catherine's LIVE big day was announced, they've been off the radar lately.

Which makes it a little odd, in the eyes of some observers, that she's taken to Twitter and Instagram to silence the critics of her relationship again.

She shared a photo of a Steve Jobs quote on Instagram, as well as another Tweet about staying positive and being true to yourself amid negativity.

Inspiring? Sure. But also a potential sign that something's up.

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Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried from The Bachelorette have dealt with good amount criticisms about their relationship ever since their season ended.

They've withstood it all, and then some.

Desiree Hartsock, Chris Siegfried, Jason Mesnick, Molly Mesnick

Through it all, Desiree is not letting it get her down. Tuesday, she quoted Steve Jobs: "Don't let the noise of other people's opinions drown out your inner voice."

Words to live by, Juan Pablo Galavis.

As Des' former suitor prepares to begin his JOURNEY on ABC (see The Bachelor spoilers for how that's going), Hartsock herself is happy as a clam.

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Is Desiree Hartsock already bored with fiance Chris Siegfried? People are probably just reading into this too much, but here's how that rumor got started:

Desiree Hartsock, Chris Siegfried Shirtless

She asked for help on Twitter, writing, "Ready for a relaxing date night with @ChrisRSiegfried! What are your favorite date night things to do??? Need ideas."

Desiree Hartsock, mind you, has been engaged all of two months.

Clearly, this could be just a thing someone Tweets. We realize. And maybe a fan will come through with a truly awesome Seattle-area date idea.

Still, part of you has to wonder why she would ask that, given the image of the "honeymoon phase" that she tries to project pretty much at all times.

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Desiree Hartsock, The Bachelorette star who just got engaged to Chris Siegfried on ABC, is starting a new wedding advice blog. Of course she is.

Her website will focus on wedding planning and wisdom. Des, of course, is a purported expert in all things weddings, due to her bridal stylist trade.

Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried Image

While we can - and will! - analyze the relationship of Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried until we're blue in the face, the simple fact here remains:

She is not married and may well break off her engagement.

This is based on the show's track record and notwithstanding the fact that she obviously settled for her second choice, which some say doesn't bode well.

Would you read a wedding advice blog from somehow who hasn't taken part in a wedding as of yet? Or is that unrelated to the task of planning one?

You tell us, THGers. You. Tell. Us.

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