Once newly engaged couple Jared Haibon and Ashley Iaconetti officially make it down the aisle, we can add them to the ever-growing list of Bachelor Nation couples who have beaten the odds and tied the knot. While one of my greatest guilty pleasures is looking at cute photos of the franchise leads and Paradise alums who are still with their Final Rose recipients, the dysfunctional family tree that The Bachelor has planted goes far beyond the more well-known couples. Although not every low-key Bachelor relationship has lasted, there were and currently are plenty of Bachelor Nation couples you probably forgot about.
Whether sparks flew when two contestants met on the fratty, defunct Bachelor Pad or when they found a connection with each other out in the real world, the ties of this franchise run deep. I love Sean Lowe's dad jokes about life with his Bachelor pick Catherine Giudici as much as the next gal, but there's something very sweet about less-publicized alums who found love and made their relationship work. Sure, they did a reality TV show that one time, but they're still normal humans who aren't posting sponsored ads on Instagram every day.
While some of these couples' stories are adorable and worthy of more attention, others aren't quite happy, which explains why longtime Bachelor fans have slowly forgotten about them. But if there's any lesson we can take from this list, it's that you certainly don't have to be a lead in a sparkly dress to find love in Bachelor Nation.