‘The Bachelorette’: Kaitlyn Bristowe’s Season Did Lead to 1 On-Air True Love Story (Spoiler Alert: It’s Not Hers)

The Bachelor franchise aired a condensed version of Kaitlyn Bristowe‘s season of The Bachelorette on June 15, 2020. Fans who watched the season when it aired know it did end in a proposal; however, the pair are not together today. But we did meet one contestant during her season who went on to fall in love on-air during a Bachelor franchise show — and they’re happily married today.

'The Bachelorette' Kaitlyn Bristowe and Nick Viall
‘The Bachelorette’ Kaitlyn Bristowe and Nick Viall | JC Olivera/Getty Images

‘The Bachelorette’: Whom did Kaitlyn Bristowe choose?

Both Nick Viall and Shawn Booth make it to the final rose ceremony on The Bachelorette with Bristowe. Ben Higgins was eliminated during week nine after family visits.

During the finale, Viall stepped out of the limo first and then professed his love to Bristowe. She stopped him before he got down on one knee and told him that her heart was with someone else. 

Booth and Bristowe then professed their love to each other. He got down on one knee to propose, and she accepted. The couple was still together during the “After the Rose” episode. They spent three years engaged before they split in November 2018. 

Bristowe is now with another Bachelor Nation alum: Jason Tartick from Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette. The duo met when he went on Bristowe’s podcast following his time on the show. 

Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season did lead to a true love story that is going strong today

Tanner Tolbert was eliminated in The Bachelorette Week 7. However, he went on to be a contestant on Bachelor in Paradise Season 2. Tolbert met Jade Roper during the first week of the show. The two gave each other their roses every week and ended up winning the season. 

During the final rose ceremony Tolbert proposed, and Roper happily accepted. The pair married on Jan. 24, 2016, at the St. Regis Monarch Beach in California. The big day was televised during an ABC special honoring 20 seasons of The Bachelor

The couple now has two children — a daughter named Emmy and a son named Brooks. They recently announced they are expecting their third child in November 2020.

Whom did Ben Higgins and Nick Viall end up with?

Both Viall and Higgins went on to star on The Bachelor, but neither is still with the person they chose on the show. Viall chose Vanessa Grimaldi, but the pair broke up in August 2017. Higgins chose Lauren Bushnell, but they called it quits in May 2017. 

Higgins is now engaged to Jessica Clarke, a woman entirely outside of the Bachelor franchise. They met when Higgins slid into her DMs on Instagram several months before going public with their relationship in February 2019. He proposed on March 27, 2020, and she happily accepted. 


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Viall’s relationship status is a bit more complicated. Before joining Bristowe’s season of The Bachelorette, Viall was on Andi Dorfman’s season. He almost got engaged on Bachelor in Paradise Season 3 and then went on to be the bachelor of season 21. Somehow, after all this, Viall is still single.