The Bachelor Australia doesn’t necessarily have the best track record when it comes to successful relationships, although some couples have made it work and keep us believing in the magic of the show.
After all for every Nick Cummings and Blake Garvey, there’s a Matty J and Tim Robards.
Bachelors like Sam Wood have found lasting happiness with women like Snezana Markoski – they have not only tied the knot, but welcomed three daughters since meeting on the show.
But it’s not all sunshine and roses for Bachelor couples and things can go belly up, like it did for 2019’s Bachelor Matt Agnew and his short-lived relationship with Chelsie McLeod and more recently Brooke Blurton and Darvid Garayeli.
We’re taking a look at how the other relationships from the dating show are tracking.
Tim Robards and Anna Heinrich, The Bachelor 2013
After falling in love on the OG The Bachelor Australia in 2013, Tim and Anna tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in Puglia, Italy in 2018.
“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.”
Then in November 2020, the couple announced the birth of their first child together – a baby girl called Elle.
Anna told Now To Love about how she and Tim work as a team when it comes to Elle, adding that her husband is always there when she needs some time to herself, “Whenever I need to go out for a run, or whenever I need a sleep in, he’s there to help.”
In 2023, they confirmed a sibling was on the way for Elle – a baby sister! Read more here.
These two restore our faith in the franchise and prove you can find true love on the show.
Blake Garvey and Louise Pillidge, The Bachelor 2014
To say their relationship was 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.
After Blake Garvey ditched his initial winner, Sam Frost, shortly after the finale aired, he quickly moved on with Louise Pillidge.
Needless to say, they were doomed from the start, and failed to make it past the 18 month mark.
In April 2016, Blake and Louise 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,” Blake said.
“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.”
“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?”
In 2018 it was rumoured that Blake had been secretly dating a woman called Tania Mondon, as per the Daily Mail. As for Louise, she appears to be single and has maintained a private life, barely posting on social media.
WATCH: The 2014 Bachelor stars announce their split. Post continues…
Sam Frost and Sasha Mielczarek, The Bachelorette 2015
It was her second chance at love after Bachelor star Blake famously dumped her for second runner-up, Louise, 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, the pair confirmed their sad split in December, 2016. However, they both went on to find love after reality TV.
Home and Away star Sam dated Dave Bashford for almost three years, but is now engaged to Survivor star Jordie Hansen.
The pair went public with their relationship in March 2022, before their pregnancy in September of the same year.
In November 2021, Sasha proposed to his now-fiancee, Carly Cottam.
“She said ‘You’ll do!’ I’m claiming it as a yes. Cheers to the most beautiful, kind and caring person I know. My best mate,” Sasha wrote in his caption paired with a picture of him on his knees.
The pair then married in an intimate ceremony in Tuscany in July 2022, Sasha sharing to his Instagram: ”Life sentence! On the 14th July 2022 I married my best friend and soulmate in an intimate ceremony. Carly, I can’t imagine a life without you and can’t wait to grow old together!”
Sam Wood and Snezana Markoski, The Bachelor 2015
After the disaster that was Blake’s season, the third season of The Bachelor was the win the series needed.
Enter Sam Wood and his future-wife, Snezana Markoski.
Despite living in separate states, the pair have made 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 2017, they welcomed a gorgeous daughter called Willow Wendy Wood – the nation’s very first Bachelor baby.
The couple married in a romantic Byron Bay wedding ceremony at the end of 2018, and just a few months later, the couple welcomed another daughter, Charlie Lane Wood.
The family expanded once more in May 2022, when their fourth daughter Harper Jones Wood arrived. Talk about family goals!
“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.
Alex fell in love with her AFL teammate Maegan Luxa and the pair were briefly engaged before they pulled the pin on their romance.
The couple were briefly reunited on the second season of Bachelor in Paradise and though Richie pursued a fling with Cass Wood and Alex with Bill Goldsmith, neither relationship worked out.
Richie debuted his new girlfriend, Tiffany Rozman, in December 2023 after being out of the public eye for many years. Alex has also well and truly moved on with her partner, Carson Jory.
The pair are engaged, and share two children – Maxwell and Pearl – along with Elijah.
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 meant they didn’t have the added challenge of long distance and in 2019 the couple announced their engagement.
Their wedding plans were initially put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, Georgia admitted to Now To Love that she’d been enjoying spending extra time with fiancé Lee in lockdown.
“While it can feel really unfair that COVID-19 has taken over so much of the fun planning time, it’s actually really special that we have so much time at home with our partners to do the planning. That’s how Lee and I are looking at it, we feel grateful to have this dedicated time to plan and get excited.
In March 2021, they finally wed in Tasmania, and the couple loves to share pictures from their lavish nuptials with their fans. They also purchased their first home together in October of the same year.
Matty Johnson and Laura Byrne, The Bachelor 2017
With the show wrapping in September 2017, Matty Johnson and Laura Byrne are still very much in love.
“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 Now To Love.
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.”
Not only that, but the couple tied the knot in 2022 and welcomed two adorable daughters to the Bachie family – Marlie-Mae in 2019 and Lola Ellis in 2021.
Sophie Monk and Stu Laundy, The Bachelorette 2017
It was supposed to be her happily ever after. But in January 2018, Sophie Monk confirmed she and boyfriend Stu Laundy had ended their relationship after just six months together.
The Bachelorette star, now 43, 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.”
As for national treasure Sophie, she’s all loved up with her husband Joshua Gross. The couple wed in a private ceremony at their Central Coast home in 2022.
Nick “Honey Badger” Cummins and… no one
Ok, so it’s not exactly your traditional love story, but it seems like The Honey Badger learned to love and be true to himself.
Former Wallaby Nick Cummins made headlines around the country when he chose neither Brittany Hockley or Sophie Tieman in the jaw-dropping Bachelor finale. He even fled the country as it aired to hike the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea.
But it turns out that while he doesn’t regret the experience, Nick says his search for love wasn’t exactly fun.
“I didn’t enjoy it a great deal but I don’t regret it because I learnt a lot,” Cummins revealed to the Daily Telegraph’s Sydney Confidential column at the 2018 Melbourne Cup.
Nick has since found love with now fiancee Alexandra George and the two welcome their own little badger cub into the world in October 2022.
Ali Oetjen and Taite Radley, The Bachelorette 2018
She was pipped at the post by Anna Heinrich in the first season of The Bachelor Australia, and her romance with American Grant Kemp on Bachelor In Paradise ended in scandal, but Ali seemed to find her Prince Charming in Taite Radley.
The couple had grand plans to open their own fitness studio in Ballarat, but after two years and still no engagement announcement, Ali and Taite announced their split in July 2020.
“It seems to me that she sacrificed a lot of what she wanted to fit into his life,” Ali’s Bachelorette runner-up Todd King said of the break up.
“From what she told me two years ago, she had a pattern of doing that. A pattern she was trying to get out of. Maybe that was it, or they fell out of love quickly.”
Whilst Ali has debuted a new romance in Mitch Adams (her first boyfriend since Taite) for Christmas 2022, Taite is all loved up with girlfriend Chelsea Fenech who he moved in with in November 2021.
Matt Agnew and Chelsie McLeod, The Bachelor 2019
We had high hopes for astrophysicist Matt Agnew and chemical engineer Chelsie McLeod to go the distance.
But after six months of dating, the pair revealed that they’d ended their relationship after it didn’t translate from filming to the real world as they’d hoped.
“It’s no one’s fault, it’s just life,” Matt remarked in a statement.
Matt hasn’t had an “insta-official” girlfriend since their break up, but Chelsie has moved on with her model boyfriend Ricki DeHaan.
Angie Kent and Carlin Sterritt, The Bachelorette 2019
Despite fears that Carlin was only on the show to boost his acting career profile, former Gogglebox star Angie seemed to be head over heels.
But after weeks of speculation, the couple confirmed they’d ended their relationship via Instagram, with Angie later confessing that “chemistry doesn’t always equal compatibility” and that despite giving it their all, things didn’t work out.
“Our values didn’t align. Both Carlin and I will never give personal details. Out of respect for Carlin, I will not reveal the personal workings of our relationship,” the 30-year-old told Sydney Confidential.
“That’s all I will say. I wish him nothing but the best for the future.”
Angie appears to still be single but Carlin has moved on with his girlfriend, Emily Bradwell.
Locky Gilbert and Irena Srbinovska, The Bachelor 2020
Even though Locky had controversially told both his final ladies, Irena Srbinovska and Bella Varelis, that he was in love, it never got in the way of his bond with Irena – who he gifted his final rose.
The couple have since travelled all around rural Australia, and in June 2022 announced their engagement.
The 2020 Bachelor even made a sweet nod to their reality TV romance with the engagement ring by including a stone inside the platinum band that matches the custom-made ring Locky gifted to Irena during the finale.
“We would like to finish our home renovations first, then maybe a fur baby but if a baby happens before the wedding we won’t be disappointed either way,” he told WHO at the time.
She also said that she was excited to start a family with doting partner Locky.
”I can’t wait to be a mum. It’s something I’ve always looked forward to. And I can’t wait to see Locky as a dad, he’s a little clucky too.”
The pair wed in a surprise ceremony in March 2023 surrounded by loving family and friends.
In September 2023, Locky and Irena announced that they were pregnant and expecting their first child together, due in early 2024.
“2023 has been a year of surprises, and now Locky and I are thrilled to share the biggest surprise of our lives—anticipating a new member in our family ♥️”, the couple shared on Instagram.
Becky Miles and Pete Mann, The Bachelorette 2020
Along with her younger sister Elly, Becky Miles put her heart on the line in 2020’s Bachelorette.
And yet, mere hours after the finale aired, the government worker took to Instagram to break the sad news that she and winner Pete Mann had called it quits.
“We came into this experience wanting a fairy tale ending for the two of us, and while I am thrilled that Elly found her person in Frazer, unfortunately, things didn’t work out with Pete and me,” she wrote, via the official Bachelorette Australia account.
The silver lining of it all is that Becky is now as loved-up as ever with partner James Bevitron, whom she met on dating app Hinge. The couple welcomed baby daughter Billie Austin Bevin in April 2022.
Pete also had his own baby joy when he and partner Rachel Evans welcomed baby girl Gigi Bloom Mann in March 2022.
Elly Miles and Frazer Neate, The Bachelorette 2020
After failing to win Matt Agnew’s heart on The Bachelor in 2019, Elly Miles became Australia’s 2020 Bachelorette.
In the end, the blonde beauty picked Frazer Neate as the man she wanted to start a new chapter with. But things between the couple soon crashed and burned.
Elly confirmed that she and Frazer had called it quits in December 2020 via a heartbreaking Instagram video.
“It’s a bit of a quick turnaround to go from thinking you’ve found the person you want to be with forever to being single again,” she mused at the time.
“I wasn’t happy for a little while there and I know from my end, I gave it absolutely everything I had.”
Elly also touched on the “rumours” and “allegations” of Frazer cheating.
“Whether it’s true or not I don’t know, that’s not the reason we broke up,” she clarified before adding: “He says it’s not true but f—k who knows, honestly.”
Jimmy Nicholson and Holly Kingston, The Bachelor 2021
From the moment Holly whisked Jimmy away for an impromptu wine date on the Bachelor red carpet, we knew something was there.
Not long after winning, Holly moved into Jimmy’s flash new Bondi home and the two are all loved-up on social media.
As they spent the first part of their relationship in the midst of Sydney lockdown, their first few months weren’t exactly your typical relationship.
“We skipped a lot of the first steps to a relationship, where you’re going on coffee dates or doing all the simple things,” Jimmy told TV WEEK shortly after their win. “So, we’re really looking forward to getting back to normal life.”
The pair became engaged in August 2022 whilst on holiday in Italy.
Brooke Blurton and Darvid Garayeli, The Bachelorette 2021
A tearful Brooke knew she’d found the love of her life when she chose Persian Prince Darvid Garayeli as her winner in her monumental season of The Bachelorette.
Not long after the finale, Darvid confirmed that they were taking the next step in their relationship.
“This is the beginning of a new chapter for both of us and I cant wait to move into our Melbourne abode,” he penned on Instagram.
However in January 2022, the 2021 Bachelorette winner took to Instagram to confess, “unfortunately Brooke and I have parted ways. Whilst we both genuinely thought we were each others person, things change and that’s okay.”
Brooke then shared her own Instagram story afterwards, that read, “Hey beautiful people, before my phone blows up. I just want to say right now I’m finding this really quite overwhelming and just as surprising to me as you guys.
“I just woke up to the news. It was definitely agreed to part ways. I just wanted to do it privately, amicably and respectfully. This is not how and what I expected to be doing right now so as you can imagine, this is all a lot.
“You will all have your judgements and have your say but there is a lot going on in my world and D’s of course. So I again just ask you be kind, we are human.
“I really do hope you respect some part of some what ‘privacy’ we do have right now because like I said, this was a surprise to wake up to just as much as it was for you guys.
“For now, tuning out but we will speak soon, B.”
Thomas Malucelli and Leah Cummings, The Bachelors 2023
After skipping 2022 altogether, The Bachelor was back with a bang in January 2023 – with three new Bachelors looking for love. But, romance was not in the air long-term for these Bachies.
Shortly after the finale aired, Thomas and Leah announced that they had already gone their separate ways.
”I think it was two or three months after the finale,” Thomas told 10Play.
”We had an amazing time together, and we spent incredible moments together on the show and also after the show…but we realised, spending time together, we had lots of love and care for each other but we weren’t compatible and compatibility is so important.”
Leah added: ”I’m devastated to this day I didn’t get what I wanted from it [their relationship], but I also found so much more from it”
Felix Von Hofe and Jess Navin, The Bachelors 2023
Felix and Jess had a short-lived romance, too.
Moments after the finale aired the former couple confirmed that they had gone their separate ways.
”I’ve been in a long distance relationship in the past and it’s incredibly strenuous because if you feel strongly about someone, you want them to always be around you. With us, we didn’t know when the show was going to air or what was going to happen,” Felix told 10Play.
”We’re still on great terms, we’re still incredibly close and we’ve chatted throughout the process… we’re on great terms.”
Jess then added that it had been difficult to ”kick off a relationship.”
”As someone who really values communication and who loves a good D&M, I felt like Felix and I had very different perspectives on what that would look like, and we just kind of lacked that communication,” she said.
”I still care for him as a person and I think he was a massive part of my life, I would never want to discredit that, but from the get go, I knew he wasn’t going to be my life partner and he deserves someone who is completely all the way in and not half in.”
Jed McIntosh and Alésia-Françoise Delaney, The Bachelors 2023
Fans were overjoyed to see Jed and Alesia make it to the end of the series, falling madly in love.
Following the finale, Jed told 10Play that he and Alesia were in a ”really good place.”
‘We’re taking it day by day and are excited to actually just have a coffee with each other and live a normal life after this,” he said.
”We’ve had to hold a relationship together by phone and text,” Alesia said, ”to not have actually have gotten out to have a coffee with someone is so odd in a dating sense.
”It’ll be good that we can actually go out and do that and see what it’s like to be with each other in a normal setting.”
Sadly, Jed confirmed their split shortly after in an Instagram Q&A.
“Alésia and I, even though we’re not currently in a relationship, we are still continuing to grow together,” he said.
The reality TV star admitted to what many bachelors and bachelorette’s have said previously, that the pair grew apart when they could no longer see each other on a daily basis after filming wrapped. Due to delays in airing the season, their episodes aired some six months after filming, making it hard for the couple to remain close while keeping things under wraps.
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But there’s been one key off-screen romance that has 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 2018.
“It’s more wonderful! It’s a stronger foundation. It’s really nice – there’s a really strong foundation,” Osher beamed to NTL the month after.
Osher has also taken on the role of dad to stepdaughter Georgia and baby Wolfie who he and Audrey welcomed in August 2019.
Their wedding in XX made them the seventh “Bachie couple” to tie the knot!