J.P. and Ashley met on season 7 of The Bachelorette back in 2011. J.P. was one of the lucky contestants vying for Ashley’s final rose, and he won! The two got engaged in the season finale and were married in a televised ceremony in December 2012. They are now living together in Miami with their two children, Fordham and Essex. Long lasting Bachelor couples are few and far between, but Ashley and J.P. are one among the short list of couples who managed to find real love on the show and make it work! Check out these 11 things you probably didn’t know about their relationship!
11. JP was Confident He Would Win
There’s no denying the way Ashley and J.P. met was unconventional and the odds were against them. Despite all of this, J.P. admitted afterwards that he was always confident he would win in the end because he knew what they had was special. “I was confident – and I don’t want to sound cocky here – after our Hong Kong date that I’d be the last guy standing. I knew what we had was special, and that there was really no way she could have that with anybody else. I think I even said in the finale she may love both of us but she can only be in love with one of us. I’d felt that for weeks,” said J.P.
10. Televised Wedding Ceremony
There aren’t many Bachelor couples who’ve left the show engaged and actually followed through with a marriage, but for those who did, many of them chose to have a televised wedding ceremony. Despite not being interested in being in the limelight after The Bachelorette wrapped up, J.P. said they decided to share their special day with everyone because it was such a unique experience. “I think that there are very few people in this world that get to have the, you know, a fantasy wedding, the wedding of their dreams. And at the end of the day, to, to pass that up, I think in 20 years from now, if we didn’t do it, I think we would look back and say, you know what? We should have done it,” said J.P.
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