They might not have been chosen by their respective "Bachelor" or "Bachelorette" but AshLee Frazier and Michael Garofola have chosen to date each other. They recently announced their relationship via Instagram, though speculation had been growing for some time.
"Amazing night with an amazing girl in an above average city," Garofola captioned a photograph of the two of them on Instagram.
Frazier appeared on Sean Lowe's season of the "Bachelor" and managed to make it to the final three, but Lowe chose Catherine Giudici. Lowe and Giudici just announced that they will be married in December of this year, in front of live TV. However, Frazier still has some confusion about what went wrong between her and Lowe.
"He'd been telling me, 'You're going to meet my family. You and my sister are going to be best friends,'" Frazier told Chris Harrison at the Women Tell All special in March. "So this whole time, I'm thinking, 'Huh, I got this.' And then all of a sudden I didn't."
Garofola became known for his attitude towards fellow competitor Ben Scott, whom he wound up on a two-on-one date with. Garofola spent the night questioning Scott and his motives for being on the series, which brought "Bachelorette" Desiree Hartsock to tears but also sent Scott packing.
The two have apparently been together for some time, spending nights out on the town and celebrating Frazier's birthday.
"So excited to head back to Houston for @ashleefrazier's birthday extravaganza! I can have some of her cake, but can't eat it, too. Happy birthday to one of the most beautiful people I know, inside and out @ashleefrazier. Can't wait to celebrate, H-town style at #Estate," Garofola tweeted last month.
It's unclear when the two met or even how they did, but for now anyway, they seem to be enjoying one another's company, even if they are doing so long-distance.