The Bachelor's 2018 season came to a close with Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Becca Kufrin engaged and totally, utterly, blissfully in love.
Or something. According to The Bachelor spoilers, that relationship would end and he would spurn Becca for runner-up Lauren Burnham.
This turned out to be correct.
Arie and Becca lasted a matter of weeks, and his breakup with her was filmed for the world to see. Raw. Unedited. Uncut.
Didn't see that twist coming, though Arie's reputation preceded him, and we can't say this bodes well for Lauren B. either.
Will they be a new golden couple for the show, a la Trista and Ryan, Ashley and J.P., Jason and Molly and Desiree and Chris?
Or another Juan Pablo and Nikki Ferrell, Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray, Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi? Or ... Arie and Becca?
Sorry, too soon.
The point is, we can't help but wonder as we ponder the future: Who is still living happily ever after at this point? Who is not?
You don't need The Bachelor or The Bachelorette spoilers to tell you that the "made it" list is a lot shorter than the other.
Take a look at notable duos from The Bachelor and Bachelorette and see whether they're still together since the show:
Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham
Yes, Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham are still together. Right now. For the moment. As of this report. It's only been a few weeks since they've gone public, however, and needless to say, the consensus is that Becca Kufrin dodged a bullet and that Lauren might have her heart broken next. We're not rooting for that sad outcome, but just saying ... it's Arie.
Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo
Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo are a match made in heaven ... or are they? Bachelor Nation seemed to prefer runner-up Peter Kraus, but Rachel went with the smooth (too smooth for some fans' liking) doctor from Miami at the last minute. If Bryan didn't watch the finale, which centered primarily on Peter waffling over his willingness to propose and Rachel being hung up on him? Then they might be alright.
Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi
Look ... we wished Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi all the best. That was just the least inspiring public debut from a Bachelor couple since Juan Pablo and Nikki, and it never got much better before they eventually broke up. Come on, people. We were talking about Nick Viall, who was clearly bitten hard by the fame bug, and fell for a girl who didn't want to be in the "business" or leave Canada, where he had no interest in moving. Just saying. The odds made them a definite underdog from the start, and their five-month relationship proved skeptics correct.
JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers
JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers are an interesting case, both seemingly over the moon in love and behind the proverbial eight ball since day one. They certainly seem to have weathered whatever storms have been in their path thus far, but it's still in the "honeymoon" phase, and we can't shake the feeling that there's more to Aaron's little brother than we know - or that JoJo does at this point. Chances they'll make it to the altar? 50-50.
Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell
It was a good year, closer to a year and a half actually, which is a long time for any relationship, and Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell recently called out what they deemed as "fake news" that said they had broken up ... but they canceled their wedding and just admitted that they broke up. #realnews
Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth
Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth have looked the part of the happy couple ever since they got engaged in August 2015. But will their engagement actually last and stand the test of time? The show's track record suggests otherwise ... but here we are a year and a half later, so the joke's on us?
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