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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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Emily Maynard and Tyler Johnson are dating, and you could say things are getting pretty serious between The Bachelorette and her new boyfriend.

After two public broken engagements, Emily and Tyler, who met at church, are "very serious," according to a source close to the single mother:

"He's met her daughter, Ricki, and they're already like a little family unit... They take each other to weddings and will be spending the holidays together."

As for whether she'll be headed to the altar with Tyler following her two broken reality TV engagements to Brad Womack and Jef Holm, respectively?

Not quite yet.

Emily Maynard's personal life has been plagued with drama for years now, so she wants to keep the new romance private, and slow it down, for some time.

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Is ABC seriously thinking of making Emily Maynard The Bachelorette again?

After two failed engagements on the popular franchise, the 26-year-old single mom may just get her happy ending after all ... or another reality TV heartbreak.

The third time's the charm, as the saying goes ...

Emily Maynard: Pretty

“There’s been talk about bringing Emily back for another season,” said an insider of the rumors, which first surfaced in October and have yet to subside.

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Is ABC eyeing a possible return engagement (pun intended) for Emily Maynard on The Bachelorette? Maybe the third time's the charm for the Southern Belle ...

According to reports, producers want her to come back next season, just days after she confirmed her breakup with Jef Holm, her final rose recipient this year.

Emily Maynard Hair

Who knows if this is legit or whether she'd have any interest, but that's the rumor.

“Emily’s ratings were huge and the producers know she is incredibly popular so they are talking with her about coming back for another try,” a source teases.

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Emily Maynard said her breakup with Jef Holm was "difficult and heartbreaking" in a statement this week. Sources close to The Bachelorette star say it was anything but.

Emily Maynard Us Cover

"Emily just decided she'd had enough," a source said, adding that she "was extremely miserable, and at her breaking point" toward the end of the relationship.

"She was like 'I'm dying here, I'm dying here' ... just over it. Enough was enough."

While Bachelorette relationships rarely work out, fans had high hopes for these two, given the apparent depth of their connection. So what went wrong, and so fast?

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Emily Maynard and Jef Holm have put any lingering doubts to rest.

They've broken up, the couple confirms in a statement to People.

Emily Maynard and Jef Holm Image

The official confirmations follow weeks of rumors that Emily Maynard and Jef Holm split but were simply buying time as they figured out how and when to break the news.

Guess those rumors were true.

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Emily Maynard and Jef Holm broke up last week. They have yet to confirm this officially, but all indications are that they have gone their separate ways.

Recent activity by The Bachelorette couple certainly corroborates this sad truth:

Emily Maynard, Jef Holm
  • They have not written to each other or posted anything about each other since.
  • Holm deleted his Twitter profile pic of himself and Emily. Now it's a solo shot.
  • Emily changed her pic to one of herself and daughter Ricki, instead of Jef.

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Emily Maynard and Jef Holm called off their engagement and broke up over the weekend, according to a reliable source who seems to never be wrong.

Reality Steve claims that while no official announcement of their engagement ending has been reported, he knows for certain that the couple is done.

Jef Holm, Emily Maynard

Steve posted the following about Emily Maynard and Jef Holm:

"I don’t care if you say I’m crazy ... until Jef and Emily [confirm it], I guess that’s when you’ll believe it, but I can tell you right now that Jef and Emily broke up this weekend."

"Done. Over. No longer engaged."

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Emily Maynard and Jef Holm can't catch a break from the tabloids.

Last month, it was Emily supposedly cheating and getting caught sexting another man. This time, The Bachelorette winner is accused of paying him to stay engaged to her.

Emily Maynard and Jef Holm Photo

A source close to the couple denies those claims, of course.

"Everything is fine between them. They are a great couple and the wedding is definitely on," the insider says, laughing off reports that the engagement is now a "business deal."

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Jef Holm and Emily Maynard have certainly been put to the test ever since The Bachelorette ended, but so far, they have passed that test with flying colors.

Between rumors of Emily cheating and the ever-present Bachelor curse (i.e. no one on the show actually stays together), things may not have looked good.

Good thing is, no one bothered to tell them that.

Emily Maynard and Jef Holm Pic

Not only are they not breaking up, they can't stand to be apart, according to E! News, which heard it from the southern belle and Jef Holm themselves last week.

Said Emily Maynard of her husband-to-be:

"It's so crazy how easy it is for me to be around him and um, you're with somebody a lot and you're together a lot and they start to get on your nerves a little bit."

"He does not get on my nerves! We can be together all the time and only leave each other to go to the bathroom, and I will miss him while I'm in the bathroom."

Safe to say she's probably not sexting other men with that kind of mentality. As far as a wedding goes, that is still in the plans; Jef just moved to Charlotte.

She did have something to say about his upcoming bachelor party, joking that ideally, it'll take place on "An all men's island where they do a lot of reading."

Not sure about that, Em, but we wouldn't worry about Jef. In other news, ABC is poised to name one of Emily's finalists Sean Lowe The Bachelor this winter.

Emily Maynard and Jef Holm: Will it last?

 

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