The Bachelor’s 2017 season has come to a close, with Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi engaged and utterly, blissfully in love.
Or something. Judging by the reaction of fans and Bachelor Nation members, their breakup will be immediate if not sooner.
Maybe we’re reading too much into a single interview on After the Final Rose. What do you think? Will Nick and Vanessa last?
Are they a new golden couple for the franchise, 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 / Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff? Or worse?
Who is living happily ever after? Who is not?
You don’t need The Bachelor spoilers to tell you that the “made it” list is a lot shorter than the other, though there are exceptions.
A final rose does not a future make. However, it’s not the kiss of death it once was, so perhaps Nick and Vanessa will surprise.
Take a look at some notable duos from The Bachelor and Bachelorette and see whether they’re still together since the show:
Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi
Look … we wish 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. Also, it’s Nick Viall. Guy seems to have been bitten hard by the fame bug, and Vanessa doesn’t want to leave Canada. Just saying. The odds make them a definite underdog.
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’s been a year, and Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell are totally still together alright! Suck on that, critics who said it was DOA from day one. Still, we gotta wonder, since they canceled their wedding … think it will last?
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?
Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff
Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff just got engaged on The Bachelor season finale in March 2015 … only to break up in May 2015! What seemed like the perfect fit turned out to be anything but.
Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum
Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum are married. He won her heart on The Bachelorette, and in life. They recently welcomed their first child together as well.