The OG Bachelorette Trista was the first to prove that staying in the mansion can lead to love, marriage, and even Bachelor babies. “Nowadays, I think they shoot the show for three months. So it’s 12 weeks,” wrote Us Weekly about her 2003 season. “My show was shot in six weeks. So Ryan and I met, got engaged, got married a year later after dating six weeks. That’s how it used to be. “

Their decades of years, which they held down as the show’s success story, have taught the Colorado-based couple that they can handle pretty much anything. Including months of on-site protection with your children, son Maxwell, 14, and daughter Blakesley, 12. “It’s really hard for us to get a date. I think when the kids are working we try to make the most of that time,” she said of the fire department’s early riser tendencies. “But yes, we are good. We are 16 years old and that too will pass, as they say.”