|Full Name||Sean Thomas Lowe|
|Age||39 years old|
|Birthday||November 16, 1983|
|Birth Place||United States|
|Relationship Status||Married to Catherine Giudici|
|Children||Samuel, Isaiah, Mia|
|College||Kansas State University|
|NFL Team||Seattle Seahawks (2004)|
|Social Media||Instagram (800k+ followers), Twitter (170k+ followers)|
As Sean Lowe‘s longtime fan, I‘ve loved watching his journey from college football player to fan favorite reality star to devoted family man. Here‘s an in-depth look at one of Bachelor Nation‘s most beloved members!
From Undrafted Free Agent to Bachelor Stardom
Sean was born in Arlington, Texas and was a high school football star at Lamar High. He attended Kansas State University on a full football scholarship. Though Sean went undrafted, he signed with the Seattle Seahawks in 2004 before being cut from the team.
After hanging up his NFL dreams, Sean searched for a new path. He was recruited for The Bachelorette season 8 starring Emily Maynard. Sean made it to the final three before Emily sent him home in tears. But Sean‘s good manners, Midwestern charm, and determination to find love won over viewers.
The next year, ABC cast Sean as The Bachelor season 17 lead. More than 9 million viewers tuned in weekly to watch his journey. Sean kissed a record-breaking 15 women the first night! He ultimately chose graphic designer Catherine Giudici over runner-up Lindsay Yenter in the dramatic Thailand finale.
Fans were rooting for the humble, God-loving Sean to get his happy ending after heartbreak with Emily. Their long-awaited Thailand proposal was the most romantic in Bachelor history. After the Final Rose aired to over 13 million viewers as Sean declared his love for Catherine in front of a live studio audience.
Finding Lasting Love with Catherine
Unlike many Bachelor couples, Sean and Catherine‘s love has gone the distance. They wed in a live TV special on January 26, 2014 officiated by host Chris Harrison and broadcaster Tim Lester. The wedding scored 15 million total viewers as Bachelor Nation watched the fan favorite couple exchange vows at California‘s Four Seasons resort.
Settling into married life in Dallas, Sean and Catherine expanded their family. Catherine gave birth to their first son Samuel Thomas in July 2016. Son Isaiah Hendrix came along in May 2018. They welcomed baby girl Mia Mejia in December 2019, completing their family of five.
As parents, Sean and Catherine have their hands full! When he‘s not busy changing diapers, Sean enjoys golfing, working out, and playing with the kids. Catherine is now a dedicated stay-at-home mom after working as a graphic designer. Through all of life‘s ups and downs, the couple still make romance a priority. They recently went on a 10th anniversary trip to Paris!
Giving Back through Charity
Volunteer work holds special importance to Sean‘s faith. He partnered with World Vision to sponsor children in need across the globe. Sean also works with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, visiting young patients in hospitals. In 2021, he competed on Dancing with the Stars to raise $50,000 for LLS.
Sean shared, "I love using my platform to spread hope to kids battling cancer. These brave children have inspired me with their fight." He aims to raise $100,000 for LLS in 2022 through special Bachelor event appearances and social campaigns.
Additionally, Sean donates to local Dallas charities like the SPCA, Ronald McDonald House, and the North Texas Food Bank. Along with his Bachelor Nation friends, he launched the charity project "Love Is For Losers" t-shirt line to benefit those in need.
5 Fun Facts About America‘s Favorite Bachelor
- Sean‘s first job was as a teenager delivering pizza for Domino‘s in his parents‘ minivan.
- He loves to unwind with a round of golf and can drive the ball nearly 300 yards off the tee!
- Sean is passionate about fitness and documents his SoulCycle workouts on Instagram.
- He credits his faith for getting him through difficult times, including his Bachelor heartbreak.
- Sean and Catherine enjoy low-key date nights at home playing board games and watching reality TV.
Life Today as a Family Man
These days Sean Lowe is focused on family, faith, and giving back. He continues to appear on Bachelor franchise shows while being a hands-on father to his three kids. Sean and Catherine recently celebrated 8 years of marriage – a lifetime in Bachelor world!
Though Sean Lowe initially sought fame through football and reality TV, what endured is his kind heart and steadfast values. He has matured from a handsome bachelor to a doting dad of three. Sean found both love and purpose. This sincere, Texas-bred family man remains one of Bachelor Nation‘s most beloved contestants turned influencers.