It's been 14 years since Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter found love on the very first season of The Bachelorette. While the OG couple paved the way for many more to settle down with their soulmates on reality TV, members of Bachelor Nation wanna know: what are Trista and Ryan doing now?
On IG, Trista describes herself as a "blessed wife & mama. Original Bachelorette, Author, TedxVail speaker, It Works Distributor, [and] BHL Magazine Lifestyle Editor." She and her hubby live in Colorado and once filmed a pilot episode for HGTV.
Always game to share the most intimate details of their lives with the world, Trista, 44, and Ryan, 43, have not held back, even when they experienced a sobering medical emergency. The couple, who are parents to children Maxwell and Blakesley, got super candid on social media about the blonde beauty's unexplained seizure while on vacation with her family in Croatia.
"I have an expiration date," she wrote in an emotional post. "I've always envisioned that date being sometime after my kids have graduated college, met the loves of their lives and created families of their own, but I was reminded yesterday that it could come anytime, in any country, whether I'm surrounded by strangers or people I love, or neither, or both."
Trista's husband since 2003 also wrote an emotional note following the scare. "In almost 17 years as a firefighter, my experience has trained me to address the immediate emergency," he wrote. "However, little in my 42 years of life prepared me for the confusion and contemplation that remains after the tide of immediacy has settled."
In the days since the terrifying incident, the duo has been focusing on their family. The foursome traveled to Vienna and Paris. Trista has shared everything from her children's first experience horseback riding to their trips hiking in the hills of Colorado. "Life is better in the mountains...and with this guy," she captioned a photo of her and the hubs.
Trista also revealed that Ryan, a seasoned firefighter, was in Texas working with GlobalDirt.org to provide relief to victims of Hurricane Harvey. "Knowing heroes like [Ryan] & the crew that he's with from GlobalDirt.org are out there & helping to save the lives of innocent victims, makes my heart happy," she wrote.
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