No matter what Chris Harrison tries to tell you every year, The Bachelor is terrible at making actual love connections.
But that doesn’t mean the women who have appeared on either The Bachelorette or The Bachelor haven’t eventually made a different kind of connection: that of egg and sperm.
The following stars and contestants have all welcomed bundles of joy into their lives since becoming part of our lives on the small screen.
1. Jason Mesnick
Jason Mesnick was already the father to an adorable boy named Ty when he met his wife-to-be, Molly, on his season of The Bachelor. Together, they are now also parents to a girl named Riley.
2. Desiree Hartsock Siegfried
Desiree Hartsock Siegfried announced in April of 2016 that she and husband Chris, who met on Season 9 of The Bachelorette, are expecting their first child.
3. Trista Sutter
The original! This first-ever Bachelorette has two children with her husband, Ryan: seven-year-old Maxwell and six-year-old Blakesley.
4. Renee Oteri
Rejected by Juan Pablo on The Bachelor Season 18, Oteri got married and gave her 9-year-old son Ben (pictured here) a little brother to play with; Oteri and her husband welcomed Jax in January 2015.
5. Ashley Rosenbaum
Hey! A successful Bachelorette couple! Ashley and JP welcomed their first child in September 2014 and named him Fordham.
6. Melissa Rycroft
Melissa Rycroft has rebounded nicely after being rejected by Jason Mesnick. She has a daughter named Ava and a son named Beckett with her husband, Tye.