One of the OG members of Bachelor Nation! You may remember DeAnna Pappas as the leading lady for season 4 of The Bachelorette. She will be coming back to our screens during a reunion special that will feature our other favorite women from the franchise on May 6. Although she didn’t find lasting love with Jesse Csincsak or runner-up Jason Mesnick, the brunette beauty found her happy ending anyway.
DeAnna, 37, tied the knot with her current husband, Stephen Stagliano, in 2012 and they share two children — Addison and Austin. She keeps busy with her blog and web show Moms in Cars. The brunette beauty described the show on Instagram by writing, “Just a couple of moms, doing stuff in our cars. Pumping, Amazon shopping, reading, napping, etc. Whatever it takes.”
The starlet ended her season by getting engaged to professional snowboarder Jesse. The couple had plans to get married in the Bahamas in May 2009 but broke up in November 2008. “I really felt like I was going to spend the rest of my life with him. I thought he was my fairy-tale ending,” the reality starlet divulged to In Touch at the time. “But after the show was over and we settled into our normal lives, I slowly came to realize that we are two totally different people and it wasn’t going to work out.”
Jesse, 37, was equally hurt by their split and the pressure that was put on them by the public. “I was so crushed by the breakup,” he told In Touch in a separate interview in 2014. “For me, the most difficult thing was how we were going to tell the public. I got broken up with at an airline terminal … I felt so alone. I wanted to crawl into a hole and disappear. I got thousands of e-mails from fans asking, ‘What was she thinking?'”
Everything turned out A-OK for the Ohio native. He got hitched to Ann Lueders, a contestant from Jason’s season, in 2010 and they have three kiddos.