Drinking and dating seem inseparable in our culture.

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Meredith has been sober for about six months after checking herself into a rehabilitation program for two months.

During the interview, Meredith spoke about moving from bottles of wine to boxed wine so that she had the ability to hide the boxes and about the prevalence of alcohol on the set and behind the scenes of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.

• "Bachelorette" Meredith Phillips quickly broke up with the dude of her dreams, Ian Mc Kee, and changed careers pretty drastically -- she quit her fashion industry job and went to culinary school.

Last year, she published "The Date Night Cookbook," based on the meals she and new boyfriend Fritz (whom she met in school) make for each other.

After breaking up with the show's winner and dating the runner-up, he's super single.

He owns a chain of pet spas and a social networking site for pet owners called Nuzzle "I'm responding to your questions on my Blackberry as I drink a beer on the beach and watch the sunset in Florianópolis, Brazil,'' he told Entertainment Weekly in an interview last year. • De Anna Pappas was my favorite "Bachelorette." She broke up with snowboarder Jesse Csincsak soon after the show, but landed a gig as the co-host of Lifetime's "Get Married," which brings brides and event planners wedding ideas. Now she's dating Steve Stagliano, the twin brother of Mike Stagliano, who was on Jillian Harris' season of "The Bachelorette." Mike, incidentally, is dating Holly Durst, who was rejected by Matt Grant, the British "Bachelor." Whew.

The Frisky: 10 celebs accused of boosting their bust • Fisherman hunk Byron Velvick had a rough ride with his "Bachelor" pick, Mary Delgado.

After a few years together, Mary was arrested for assaulting Byron and sucker-punching him.

Rumor has it that Vienna will be his final choice, though meanwhile the whole world is expressing a strong preference for Tenley.

But before Jake flies off into the sunset with either of these ladies, we thought we'd take a look back and catch you up on where some of the "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" contestants past have ended up.

They got back together afterward and Byron said, "Just because you met on a reality show, got engaged on this incredible setting doesn't mean that we're Prince Charming or Beautiful Princess." They stayed together until last December.