The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons — Ever! is recapping the two original seasons of the franchise. First, the show will highlight Alex Michel’s inaugural season of The Bachelor, and then host Chris Harrison will recap Trista Rehn’s Bachelorette. Did both go on to find true love, and are they still married today?
Who did the first ‘Bachelor’ Alex Michel marry?
During the first episode of The Bachelor, Michel had to narrow down the women from 25 to 15. That first season only had six episodes, so the ladies dwindled rapidly. The second episode went from a group of 15 ladies, down to eight.
The dates weren’t as extravagant as they are now — Michel took his women ice skating in New York and on a relaxing trip to Lake Tahoe. Eventually, he narrowed his group down to two — Trista Rehn and Amanda Marsh.
In the finale episode, Michel took the ladies to his hometown of Dallas, Texas, to meet his parents. The businessman chose to pursue a relationship with Marsh over Rehn but did not propose to her. The pair dated for a few months but broke up because Marsh found out that Michel still had feelings for Rehn.
Michel likes to remain out of the limelight and does not have any public social media accounts. He lives in Washington, D.C., and appears to be single, according to U.S. Weekly.
Who did the first ‘Bachelorette’ Trista Rehn marry?
After appearing on The Bachelor, fans loved the Miami Heat dancer so much that ABC chose her to star in the first season of The Bachelorette. At the time, the pediatric physical therapist had a hard time opening up to Michel but hoped she could find love in her season.
On her season of the show, Rehn did get close to two men — Charlie Maher and Ryan Sutter. The first was a financial analyst who quickly developed a strong connection with the bachelorette. However, the star chose the more passionate firefighter. He proposed during the finale, and she happily accepted.
The couple tied the knot on Dec. 6, 2003, at The Lodge, which is a luxury resort in Rancho Mirage, California. They are still married today, almost 17 years later. The two currently live in Eagle County, Colorado, with their children, Max and Blakesley.
What are Alex Michel and Trista Rehn Sutter up to now?
After starring on The Bachelor, Michel became a spokesperson for Match.com and Princess Cruises. In 2005, he ducked out of the spotlight and headed back to business. He was the head of the strategy for Microsoft and cofounder of a media and technology company, NewCo., according to LinkedIn. He currently lives in Washington, D. C. metro area and works as a Managing Director.
Sutter, on the other hand, considers herself a public figure and regularly posts on social media. She travels the world with her husband and two children, and shares plenty of photos. The star has various paid partnerships and advertisements on Instagram. It is estimated that Sutter makes $874 to $1,457 on each post as a micro-influencer, according to the Influencer Marketing Hub.