Are The Couples Still Together?

Reality television has steadily grown over the years, growing from being considered a laughable fad, to an accepted and popular genre of TV. Reality shows centered around dating and romance are among the most viewed and beloved, but they did not get there overnight, with shows over a decade old now paving the way.

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Classic, early pioneering dating shows are among the most enjoyed by reality lovers, with some of the most famous reality couples coming from these early-stage shows. As many of these happened before the rise of social media, not a ton of them are huge on social media, leading to many wondering if these couples are still together.

Alex Michel and Amanda Marsh — The Bachelor Season 1

Alex Michel and Amanda Marsh on Season 1 of the Bachelor.

The Bachelor has grown into one of the most successful reality shows of all time, with the original airing twenty years ago. While season 1 is sometimes forgotten due to that, the season did boast one of the best casts the show has ever had, with 31-year-old bachelor Alex Michel ultimately choosing Amanda Marsh, a 23-year-old event planner.

Alex decided not to propose to Amanda during the show’s finale, but the two did continue dating for a few months after the show. Unfortunately, the two ended up breaking up in early 2003 and have since married other people. Amanda did say in an interview with In Kansas that she believes “[they] surprisingly did well” in their relationship, but the two did go their separate ways and are no longer together.

Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter — The Bachelorette Season 1

The Bachelor is one of the few series to have spinoffs as good, or sometimes even better, than the original series, and The Bachelorette was the first to capitalize on the success of the original. Trista Rehn, the second-place finisher on season one of The Bachelor, ended up being proposed to by Ryan Sutter during the finale of The Bachelorette’s first season, giving fans the happy ending they did not get on the other series.

The good vibes continued, as the two would follow through on their wedding, with a show airing it drawing over twenty-six million viewers. The two remain married to this day and have a pair of children together. They were the perfect couple to end up winning the show’s inaugural season, as even today the lovers are still together.

Michael Spiro and Samantha Woods — Love In The Wild Season 1

Mike and Samantha on season 1 of Love In The Wild

Love In The Wild combined elements of dating and love from The Bachelor with tropical destinations and outdoor living seen on Survivor. The show lasted two seasons from 2011 through 2012, drawing a solid audience and being rated as one of the best reality dating shows.

The winning couple from season 1, Mike Spiro and Samantha Woods wound up getting engaged two years after their season, and remain married to this day. The show has one of the highest success rates among dating shows, as the winners and second-place finishers in both seasons ended up getting engaged. Mike and Samantha remain the most memorable as the original winners, and now a decade later, are still together. 

Darva Conger and Rick Rockwell — Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire

Darva and Rick from Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire

Widely known as one of the biggest misfires in television history, Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire was a two-hour special that aired in 2000. The show featured one woman from each U.S. state vying for a proposal from a self-proclaimed millionaire, Rick Rockwell. He ended up choosing California’s representative Darva Conger as his spouse, and the two honeymooned in Barbados.

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Controversy erupted after the show, with Rick’s claim of a net worth of over a million appearing fabricated, as well as having a criminal past that show producers somehow missed. Darva Conger quickly got the wedding annulled, officially saying in an interview with Good Morning America that the two were no longer together.

Flavor Flav and Liz Trujillo — Flavor of Love Season 3

Flavor Flav and his at the time fiance, Liz Trujillo

Also appearing on shows such as Wife Swap and Couples Therapy, rapper Flavor Flav and Liz Trujillo have been through a lot. Flav had his dating show, Flavor of Love, that was similar to The Bachelor, but with himself being courted. The three-season series had plenty of memorable contestants, but the show ended with Flavor proposing to his ex-lover Liz Trujillo, who was the mother of one of his children.

Whether or not they are still together today is a bit hard to tell. Liz keeps a low profile, not having any public social media accounts. The two were in business together as recently as 2019, with Flavor talking as if the two were together, despite the fact he had a child in 2019 with a different woman. As far as anyone knows though, the two have stuck with each other and are still together.

Evan Marriott and Zora Andrich — Joe Millionaire Season 1

Evan Marriott and Zora Andrich embrace on season 1 of joe millionaire.

The Joe Millionaire series recently was rebooted for a third season, with updates making the new show different than the original run. The original run had just one bachelor, who was secretly not a millionaire. Blue-collar construction worker Evan Marriott posed as a millionaire, with Zora Andrich winning his love and opting to continue to date him once his facade was torn down.

The two dated for a bit after the show and appeared together in front of the media fairly often, but ultimately went separate ways.  In an interview with the New York Post, Zora did say that she still keeps in contact with Evan from time to time, and that “despite our differences, I like Evan.” Despite this, the two are no longer together.

Ethan Diamond and Amber Lee — Are You The One? Season 1

Amber Lee and Ethan Diamond from Are you the one?

Are You The One? combines your traditional dating show format with a bit of competition and teamwork, as the contestants all have one “perfect match”, with the group trying to find each of the pairings? Ethan and Amber were one of these couples in season 1, with the two gravitating towards each other very early on.

The two are considered to be one of the show’s best couples over its eight seasons, and for good reason. They displayed natural chemistry, and that chemistry seems to have continued without the cameras rolling. The two have since gotten married and had children together, with Amber’s Instagram having plenty of cute photos of her family, showing that these two lovers are still together.

Tenley Molzahn and Kiptyn Locke — The Bachelor Pad Season 1

Tenley and Kiptyn from the bachelor franchise on bachelor pad

The Bachelor Pad was another spinoff from The Bachelor franchise, lasting three seasons in the early 2010s. The show brought back ex-contestants from other shows in its universe, much to the delight of fans who weren’t ready to say goodbye to their favorite contestant. Tenley and Kiptyn did not win season one of the show, but they did leave the show as a couple.

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The two dated for over four years after their appearance on the show together but did end up breaking up. Both are now married to other people, with Tenley even appearing on Bachelor in Paradise at one point. The two appeared to split amicably and remain friends, but romantically, the two are no longer together.

Bret Michaels and Taya Parker — Rock Of Love With Bret Michaels Season 1

Bret Michaels and Taya Parker

Rock Of Love With Bret Michaels seemingly took inspiration from Flavor of Love, featuring a recognizable musician as the star of a reality show, in this case courting a group of women. The show also lasted three seasons, ending with Bret choosing model Taya Parker as the champion of the final season.

The two briefly dated and made a few appearances for the media after the series, but did not have any type of long-term romance. This is not particularly surprising, as show producers have come out over the years saying that Bret wasn’t particularly interested in dating anyone he would meet on the show. While he and Taya did have one of the strongest bonds in the series, they are no longer together. 

Tiffany Pollard and George Weisgerber — I Love New York Season 2

Tiffany and George from I Love New York

I Love New York was one of the most successful spinoffs of Flavor of Love, featuring fan-favorite contestant Tiffany Pollard taking Flavor Flav’s role. George Weisgerber was the winner of the show’s final season, with the two officially dating after the series.

Sadly, Tiffany announced on another show she starred in, New York Goes to Hollywood, that the two had split after a brief romance. George has since mentioned in an interview with VHI that he has a new girlfriend and is continuing to be a part of his daughter’s life, while Tiffany has said she is engaged, but has yet to reveal the lucky man. Regardless of who it may be, based on their comments, these two are no longer together.

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