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A thorough investigation into which The Bachelor Australia couples are still together.

After a dozen seasons of The Bachelor Australia and The Bachelorette Australia, it’s not exactly easy to keep up with the countless couples that have formed as a result of the show.

In fact, over the last seven years, we’ve seen engagements, marriages, babies and break-ups alike.

But which Bachelor franchise couples are still together and what have they been up to since the show wrapped up?

Here’s everything you need to know.

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Tim Robards and Anna Heinrich

 

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Tim Robards and Anna Heinrich met on the very first season of The Bachelor Australia in 2013.

When Heinrich went on the reality show, she was working as a high-profile criminal lawyer. Robards, on the other hand, was working as a chiropractor.

Four years after meeting on The Bachelor, Robards and Heinrich announced their engagement in May 2017.

The next year, in June 2018, the couple wed in Italy, making them the first couple from The Bachelor Australia franchise to get married.

 

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Just months later, however, the newlyweds took their relationship long-distance when Robards scored a role on Neighbours.

As filming for Neighbours is based in Melbourne and Heinrich’s work is based in Sydney, the pair are currently based in separate states, which has led to countless rumours about their alleged ~break-up~. In November, however, the pair strongly denied the rumours.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph at the end of 2018, Heinrich shared that the couple are thinking about having children together in the near future.

“It will probably be towards the end of this year that we start trying,” she said at the time.

Blake Garvey and Sam Frost

In the second season of The Bachelor in 2014, things… didn’t exactly work out.

During the finale, Blake Garvey got down on one knee and made Bachelor history, proposing to his winner Sam Frost.

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Blake Garvey with his final two Lisa and Sam. Image: Network 10.
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The day after the finale aired, however, viewers learned that Blake had dumped Sam and began dating Louise Pillidge, who came third on the reality show. The move earned Blake the nicknames 'love rat' and 'the most hated man in Australia'.

“When you have that time together and you feel that it’s not quite right, you have to listen to your heart,” he told The Project at the time.

“You have to trust your gut and that’s what I’ve done and that’s why I’m in this position now.”

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Blake and Louise dated for 18 months before they separated in 2016. On the other hand, Sam Frost went on to become the first star of The Bachelorette Australia.

Sam Wood and Snezana Markoski

 

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Sam Wood met Snezana Markoski on the third season of The Bachelor in 2015. After meeting on the show, Sam gave Snezana a promise ring, which has been affectionately dubbed "the cheezel ring".

As Snezana and her daughter Eve were based in Perth and Sam was based in Melbourne, the couple's relationship was long-distance at first.

After four months, however, the couple moved in together in Melbourne before Sam proposed in December 2015.

Initially, the couple planned to marry in Italy like fellow Bachelor alumni Tim and Anna, but those plans were soon put on hold when they learned that Snezana was pregnant with their first child.

 

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In October 2017, the couple welcomed Willow Wendy Wood.

The next year, in November 2018, the couple married at Byron Bay's Fig Tree Restaurant. Snezana's daughter, Eve, was one of her bridesmaids and one-year-old Willow wore a matching lace dress to her mum.

In July 2019, Sam and Snezana welcomed their second child together – daughter Charlie Lane Wood.

Sam Frost and Sasha Mielczarek

Sam and Sasha split just before Christmas. Image: Instagram.

After being brutally dumped by Blake Garvey, Sam Frost became Australia's first Bachelorette and the first contestant to get a ~second chance at love~.

Although Sam chose Sasha Mielczarek in the finale in 2015, the pair split up a year later.

Sam, who is now an actress on Home and Away and a mental health advocate, began dating Dave Bashford in July 2017. The pair are currently still dating.

 

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Richie Strahan and Alex Nation

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Richie Strahan was the second contestant to get a second chance in the franchise after coming third in Sam Frost's season of The Bachelorette.

In the 2016 season of The Bachelor, Richie chose Alex Nation and gave her a promise ring.

By August 2017, however, the pair had split up.

At the time, the breakup was largely unexplained. But in early 2019, the former couple sat down together on Bachelor in Paradise and had a long-overdue conversation.

During their conversation, Richie and Alex spoke about how their long-distance relationship had affected them both.

“I barely saw you. I needed to see you more,” Alex said throughout the conversation, to which Richie argued that she had continued to “move the goalposts” and had barely visited him in Perth.

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“[You weren’t there] when I needed you most – when I needed you – and you know what I’m talking about,” Alex said.

 

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In October, Richie made his new relationship Instagram official.

Georgia Love and Lee Elliott

 

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In 2016, Georgia Love chose Lee Elliott on The Bachelorette Australia.

After moving in together in August 2018, the pair announced their engagement in September 2019.

Matthew 'Matty J' Johnson and Laura Byrne

 

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In 2017, Matty J, who was Georgia Love's runner-up, got a second chance on The Bachelor.

After telling winner Laura Byrne he loved her at the finale, Matty J and Laura moved in together in mid-2018.

In April 2019, the pair got engaged while on their 'babymoon'.

"You are my favourite everything. YES to a lifetime of love and flamboyant dance moves with you my honey," Laura wrote, sharing the news on Instagram.

 

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In June 2019, the pair welcomed their daughter into the world – Marlie-Mae Rose Johnson.

It's believed the couple are planning to get married in September 2020.

Sophie Monk and Stu Laundy

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Sophie Monk was Australia's first celebrity Bachelorette in 2017.

During the season, Sophie chose intruder and celebrity publican Stu Laundy.

Just three months after the finale aired, however, the pair announced their split, leading fans to question whether the couple's relationship was governed by a "relationship contract".

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Now, two years later, Sophie is dating Joshua Gross, who she met on a plane.

Nick 'The Honey Badger' Cummins

 

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In the 2018 season of The Bachelor, Nick 'The Honey Badger' Cummins didn't pick either of his final two contestants.

Instead, the rugby player dumped both Sophie Tieman and Brittany Hockley.

It was... a lot.

Ali Oetjen and Taite Radley

 

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After the disaster that was the Honey Badger's season of The Bachelor, Ali Oetjen chose Taite Radley on The Bachelorette.

After Taite claimed he couldn't commit to marriage or having children with Ali, the decision came as a surprise to viewers.

But one year later, the couple are still happily dating.

Matt Agnew and Chelsie McLeod

 

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In 2019, The Bachelor saw astrophysicist Matt Agnew choose Chelsie McLeod to be his girlfriend.

After the season wrapped up, Matt immediately travelled overseas, with the pair rarely posting photos of each other on social media.

Finally, on November 17, the pair announced their split on Instagram after dating for just six months.

“Chels and I have made some beautiful memories together that I’ll always cherish, and I wish her nothing but the absolute best,” Matt wrote.

“However, it’s with a heavy heart that I write this. For Chels and me, our relationship hasn’t translated from filming to the real, every day world as we had hoped."

Speaking to the Daily Mail, a source claimed that Matt and Chelsie's relationship fell apart after Matt went overseas for several weeks after The Bachelor finale aired.

"The moment the show ended and they could finally be a proper couple and go out in public together, Matt basically just disappeared," the source said.

"Given the timing, it was as if he had suddenly lost interest and changed his mind about wanting a girlfriend or something. Things then fizzled out quickly," they added.

Angie Kent and Carlin Sterritt

 

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In the 2019 season of The Bachelorette, former Gogglebox and I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! star Angie Kent chose Carlin Sterritt over fan favourite Timm Hanly.

Since the season wrapped up just months ago, however, the split rumours haven't stopped.

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Earlier this month, Angie responded directly to the breakup rumours at the AACTA Awards, telling The Daily Telegraph: “We definitely haven’t split.”

“There’s been a lot of rumours that we’ve split or that I’ve been with someone else or he’s back with his ex-wife – it’s not true!” Angie added.

Although the pair are currently living separately, Angie also confirmed that the pair are spending the Christmas celebrations together.

“I’m not going there for Christmas but he’s coming to the infamous Kent Boxing Day. And we are going to spend Boxing Day up until New Years Day together," she said.

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