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Alex Michel (Season 1, 2002)

After the final rose: The OG Bachelor chose Amanda Marsh over the future first Bachelorette, Trista Rehn, in the finale, but instead of proposing, he asked Marsh to be his girlfriend. The couple dated for a year.
Where are they now: After breaking up with Marsh in 2003, the Harvard-schooled businessman became a spokesperson for Match.com and a romance and proposal expert for Princess Cruises. For a time, it was reported that he was in a serious relationship but never married, and more recently has been missing in action. On a 2016 special, host Chris Harrison joked, “He was last seen in New York City. If anyone has any information, give us a call. Alex, if you’re watching, come home, brother!” Marsh later married her childhood friend Jay Caldwell, and they have a daughter named Chloe.
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'The Bachelor' couples: Where are they now?

Now that ABC has announced the premiere date for The Bachelor’s 22nd season — starring race car driver and former The Bachelorette runner-up Arie Luyendyk Jr. — we thought it was a good time to look back at the 21 Bachelors who came before him. While each man ended his season in “love” (with one notable exception), most couples never made it to happily ever after. Heads up, Arie: Those who do not learn Bachelor history are doomed to repeat it.

The Bachelor premieres Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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