Everyone knows the format of The Bachelor – one man or woman searches for the love of his or her life among countless contestants. The couples go on dates, get to know each other, and eventually, one remains. Except, no one believes the love will remain. But these couples proved everyone wrong and are still together long after the show has ended!
Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter
Trista Rehn was engaged to a firefighter, contestant Ryan Sutter, and their ceremony was in 2003 on TV. It’s been 20 years, and the two are still happily married, with two children, living in Colorado.
Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried
Chris and Desiree fell in love at the end of the ninth season of The Bachelor. Even though she had accepted another proposal, that ended in devastation. But she and Chris tied the knot in 2015 and have two beautiful sons.
Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici
Sean Lowe’s choice of Catherine Guidici was surprising and disappointing to fans, but the two remain in love to this day. Since tying the knot in 2015, they have welcomed two sons and a daughter and live in Dallas, Texas.
JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers
JoJo and Jordan fell in love on season 12 of the show and have prevailed as a couple to this day. They had to postpone their wedding twice, but the special day finally commenced in 2022, and the couple has been happy together ever since!
Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert
A match made in heaven isn’t expected from a reality show about couples trying to fall in love, but it became true for Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert. With yet another televised wedding, the couple have celebrated their seventh anniversary and have a daughter and two sons.
Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk
The chemistry of this couple seemed more than obvious on the show, and it remained strong afterward. Fans weren’t wrong to think they were madly in love. Although they didn’t get married in 2017 when the show ended, they tied the knot in 2021. In January 2022, the happy couple welcomed their first child into the world.
Rachel Lindsey and Bryan Abasolo
Although Bryan Abasolo was not a fan favorite, Rachel chose him in the end, and she couldn’t be happier! His family welcomed her with open arms, and the two tied the knot in 2019 – it wasn’t televised, but there are some adorable photos online.
TV series about true love often find skepticism that the love lasts after the last episode has been aired. However, there are couples like the ones mentioned from The Bachelor that proved everyone wrong, and are happy and in love long after the show ended!
One lucky pilot named Dennis Collier has an impressive story to tell. He survived not one, not two, but a whopping seven plane crashes. The whole thing happened over one week, making the whole story even more sensational. Collier said the whole trip was doomed from the start. What did he mean? Time to find out! Scroll down for the full story.
How the Full Story Unfolded
Collier had been avoiding crashes his entire piloting career, up to that fateful week. The whole thing unfolded a couple of years ago. Collier, an experienced pilot, decided he wanted to get back on track piloting. So, he bought an aircraft from an online site before ever seeing it in person.
Since the plane was located in California, Collier had to travel from Michigan to pick it up. Upon arriving, he learned some things that he didn’t like. Firstly, the plane hadn’t been used in more than two years. Worse still was the fact that the components of the aircraft weren’t installed properly. As if that wasn’t enough, the plane’s tail didn’t function perfectly, either.
And yet, in spite of all this, Collier decided he’d go through with the purchase. What followed were seven plane crashes across four states.
Surviving Seven Plane Crashes
The experienced pilot decided to go for a test flight with his new purchase at the end of June 2021. Flying an aircraft didn’t turn out to be just like riding a bike, though, because the pilot forgot to deploy landing equipment. So, the plane landed with a bang. But that was just the beginning.
The second time he flew the plane, Collier found out that the landing lights didn’t work, so he couldn’t see the runway. Again, disaster struck. Collier didn’t think that was enough, got it repaired, and brought it right back up the skies in no time.
The next time he landed hard on the runway, again damaging one of the landing lights. The rest of the crashes happened in Nebraska and several other states. In each of the accidents, something in the plane simply turned off.
Collier has said he’s had his fair share of piloting and accidents and that he’d definitely stay off buying planes online in the future.