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The Bachelor and Bachelorette couples: where are they now?

Australia finally gets to see Nick Cummins (aka The Honey Badger) as The Bachelor - but how good are his chances of finding a keeper?

By: Bella Brennan

Nick Cummins looks to be "a man in love" thanks to his starring role on The Bachelor Australia, 2018.

So, does the rugby star's romance have a chance to go the distance like Sam Wood and Snezana Markoski, who are the proud parents to daughter Willow and about to get hitched.

Or will it all go belly up like it did for 2015's Bachelorette beauty Sam Frost and her doomed romance with Sasha Mielczarek?

To help our incoming Bachie babe out, we see how the other relationships from the dating show are tracking.

God speed, Badgie.

Can Nick and his leading lady outlast the famed Bachie curse and make their romance last beyond the initial honeymoon phase?

Sam Frost and Sasha Mielczarek, The Bachelorette 2015

It was her second chance of love after Bachelor star Blake Garvey famously dumped her for second runner-up, Louise Pillidge, on season two of The Bachelor.

After taking the ultimate chance, Sam agreed to star on the first Australian season of The Bachelorette.

What happened next was nothing short of a fairytale - the nation watched in delight as the bubbly beauty fell head over heels in love with construction worker, Sasha Mielczarek.

"From the very first moment that I met you, I got a feeling that I never got before. I've been waiting my whole life to meet you. I feel so blessed that you are here," an elated Sam told Sasha during the Bachelorette finale in October, 2015.

However 18 months later, and after months of speculation their relationship was on the rocks, the pair confirmed their sad split in December, 2016.

A source close to the pair told Woman's Day it was Sam who ended it because Sasha was too controlling.

"Sash holds a lot of power over Sam and she hasn't been herself for a while," a friend said at the time, adding they split months before their official announcement came.

Home and Away star Sam has since found love with Dave Bashford while Sasha is single.

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Sam and Sash were together for 18 months before calling it quits.

Tim Robards and Anna Heinrich, The Bachelor 2013

After falling in love on the OG Aussie Bachelor in 2013, Tim and Anna tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in Puglia, Italy last month.

"Pinching myself all night... I'm a very lucky man! I can't believe I got to marry the most gorgeous human I know! What a journey... and it's only just begun," Tim penned of his stunning Bachie bride.

While Anna proudly debuted herself as "Mrs Robards" as she declared she'd just had the best "three days of my life."

When they first met, Tim was just a 30 year-old chiropractor dating 25 women at once and Anna was a 26-year-old criminal lawyer who'd never had a serious relationship.

Now they're social media superstars and are Australia's first Mr and Mrs Bachie, times have certainly changed!

These two restore our faith in the franchise and prove you can find true love on the show.

The first-ever Mr and Mrs Bachie, Tim and Anna tied the knot in Italy last month.

Blake Garvey and Louise Pillidge, The Bachelor 2014

To say their relationship has been unconventional is an understatement. Meeting on a reality TV show, realising that you picked the wrong woman and then starting a life with the second runner-up instead? Not exactly a textbook story of romance.

Needless to say, they were doomed from the start and just like Sam and Sasha, they failed to make it past the 18 month mark.

In April 2016, Blake Garvey and Louise Pillidge announced their break-up.

In an interview with Today Tonight, Blake and Louise cited the severe impact the constant public scrutiny had on their relationship.

"I've gone through bouts of depression and I know we've both gone through some acute anxiety."

"You get looks and you know that you're starting a series of conversations in the room just because you've entered it. That and many [other] factors make you really very self-conscious," Blake said.

Louise and Blake ended their controversial romance in 2016.

"I was just sad. You think you're going to spend the rest of your life with this person," Louise added.

As for his views on falling in love through a reality TV show, Blake admits the magic of production makes it hard to not to feel connections with people.

"You'd have to try pretty hard not to at least find a pretty good bond or a great connection… but do you know everything about the person and do you know if you're going to be compatible for life? Who knows that?"

Louise and Blake appear to both still be single.

WATCH: The 2014 Bachelor stars announce their split. Post continues...

Sam Wood and Snezana Markoski, The Bachelor 2015

After the disaster that was Blake Garvey, the third season of The Bachelor was the win the series needed.

Enter Sam Wood and his Snow White, Snezana Markoski.

Despite living in separate states, the pair have worked hard on making their romance last long after the cameras have stopped rolling.

Sam popped the question to the single mother after just a few months of dating and in October last year, they welcomed a gorgeous daughter called Willow Wendy Wood - the nation's very first Bachelor baby.

Poster couple Sam and Snez are engaged, living together AND parents to daughter Willow.

After their engagement, the cute couple made things even more official by purchasing their first house together in Melbourne's Elsternwick. The three-bedroom home cost a cool $1.65 million and meant the fashion blogger and her now-12-year-old daughter Eve relocated from Perth to Melbourne to live with Sam.

As they enjoy life with Willow and Snez's daughter Eve from a previous relationship, wedding plans aren't their top priority but we reckon they'll be hitched by the end of the year.

"I actually wasn't planning on having any more. I was happy with the beautiful little girl that I have… But then I met Sam and things changed," Snez told NW of expanding their brood.

"I don't know if it made me feel cluckier, but it was good to see his gentle side and how great he is with kids, which does make you think, 'Oh, it would be nice to see what he's like with a baby.'"

WATCH: The moment Sam chose Snez. Post continues...

Richie Strahan and Alex Nation, The Bachelor 2016

The country were caught off guard by their love but Richie Strahan and Alex Nation had no doubts they were meant to be together. At the time, the rope technician vouched to look after Alex and her son Elijah, from a previous relationship.

"The little guy can always come to me," Richie told us.

But since the show wrapped, things went pear-shaped pretty quickly with the pressures of a long distance set-up getting the better of them.

Since their break-up, Richie has been living his best single life in Perth, getting ripped and slaying in charity boxing matches.

While Alex fell in love with her AFL teammate Maegan Luxa. The pair were briefly engaged before they pulled the pin on their romance in April.

Richie and Alex were victims of the Bachie love curse.

Georgia Love and Lee Elliott, The Bachelorette 2016

Since Georgia Love picked Lee Elliott, these two have been joined at the hip.

Having the blessing of both being based in Melbourne means they don't have the added challenge of long distance and the pair are already taking marriage (watch your back, Sam and Snez!).

"I've got the right person. I am old school, I want to do it right. I will ask her dad [Chris Love] for her hand in marriage and do something special," Lee told BW Magazine.

Before adding that he and Georgia "certainly both want to" get hitched.

Most recently, Georgia Love confirmed to Now To Love they were house hunting in Melbourne and were planning to move in together.

Beating the curse: Georgia and Lee have been together for two years.

Matty Johnson and Laura Byrne, The Bachelor 2017

Our 2017 recruits to the VIP Bach club are crazy in love!

With the show wrapping last September, Matty Johnson and Laura Byrne are still very much in love.

But so far, the odds are in their favour. A big win is the fact they're both based in Sydney and live mere minutes away from each other.

Plus, they get on like a Bachelor mansion on fire.

"I think initially it was her confidence that really drew me in. She's a really intelligent person and having a conversation with her is just really engaging and interesting," Matty admitted to us.

He added: "It's easier to sit on different subjects because we just see eye-to-eye on so many different things. Even how ambitious she is and how creative she is… there's so many things about her that really appeal to me."

Keen to take the next step in their relationship, the couple told us at the 2018 TV WEEK Logie Awards Laura will be moving into Matty J's place in the coming weeks.

We have high hopes!

The future looks bright for Laura and MJ.

Sophie Monk and Stu Laundy, The Bachelorette 2017

It was supposed to be her happily ever after.

But in January, Sophie Monk confirmed she and boyfriend Stu Laundy had ended their relationship after just six months together.

The 38-year-old Bachelorette star said she gave the relationship her "best shot" but it simply "didn't work out."

"I don't know how to explain this because it's an unusual circumstance to be in," Soph's statement said.

"But because I entered this relationship so publicly, I know I owe an answer to Australia about my personal life."

"I went into this experience looking to settle down and start a family," she continued. "I gave it the best shot I could and my intentions were everything I said I was looking for, but unfortunately it just didn't work out."

The reality television star didn't go into the specifics of why the relationship ended, but she did admit that she and the millionaire publican are very different people.

"As much as I respect him, we are just very different people," she wrote in the early-morning post. "There were no contracts or pressure to stay together whatsoever from anyone and we remain friends."

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And that's not even taking into consideration the off-screen romances that have blossomed as a result of the show...

Osher Gunsberg and Audrey Griffen
As the host of The Bachelor, it's Osher's job to help people find love. And it was this very role that helped him meet his own fiancee, the show's make-up artist Audrey Griffen. After falling in love on set, the popular host married his new leading lady in January.

"It's more wonderful! It's a stronger foundation. It's really nice – there's a really strong foundation," Osher beamed to NTL in February.

Megan Marx and Tiffany Scanlon, The Bachelor 2016
Megan and Tiffany were perhaps the best love story to come out of any Bachelor series. Richie Strahan may not have floated either ladies' boat but they struck up an incredibly loving relationship with each other.

The pair moved to Bali and looked to be killing it but they've since called time on their romance.

Megan is now dating Bachelor In Paradise squeeze Jake Ellis.

Tiffany and Megan famously found love with each other on The Bachelor but have gone their separate ways.