March 29, 2023 • bachelor insider
EXCLUSIVE: Catherine & Sean Lowe Share Advice for Zach & Kaity and Reveal a Post-‘Bachelor’ Regret
Sharing some words of wisdom.
Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici Lowe famously found love and got engaged on Season 17 of “The Bachelor.”
Over the past decade since they met, the two have gotten married and welcomed three adorable children into their family.
Now, Catherine and Sean stopped by for an exclusive chat with BachelorNation.com, where they shared advice for the newly engaged Kaity Biggar and Zach Shallcross.
Check out our full interview with the Bachelor Nation royalty below.
Bachelor Nation: Thank you two both so much for stopping by and chatting with us! Do you have any advice for the newly engaged couple, Zach and Kaity, as they come off “The Bachelor”?
Catherine Lowe: I think Sean would agree with me, but you really have to put your relationship first. There are a lot of distractions after the show, and it can definitely be a challenge leaving. You have to learn so many things about each other. Your relationship was probably mostly over the phone for the last few months, but now everything changes when you have attention as a couple. So just make sure you put each other first and communicate to each other about issues that you’re going through. I really do think they’re going to be great at it, but it’s something that anybody could have a hard time doing after this experience.
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Sean Lowe: I agree with everything my wife said, but I would also say to just really enjoy this time. There are going to be a lot of fun opportunities. You will get pulled in a thousand different directions, but that doesn’t last forever. So enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime period.
BN: That’s some great advice! I know you live in Texas and the couple is also moving to Texas. Any ideas for a fun Texas date night for these two?
SL: You know, in terms of date nights, our date nights have changed over time. When we came off the show, we were doing all this crazy, extravagant stuff, but we really just craved normalcy, like being in our sweatpants and watching TV. Now, we’re living that and it’s awesome, but we also go on real date nights too where we get dressed up and go to a nice Texas steakhouse or something like that. So regardless of where you are, my advice is just enjoy those normal date nights and put on your sweatpants and watch movies together. You haven’t gotten to experience much of that yet.
BN: That sounds lovely! Looking back on your time after “The Bachelor,” was there anything you wish you’d handled differently that you’d like to share with Zach and Kaity?
SL: That’s a good question. The first thing that comes to mind for me is that I immediately agreed to do “Dancing with the Stars” and I shouldn’t have done that. Before the show, I was living my life single and didn’t really have to run anything by anybody, so I didn’t give consideration for Catherine and what that time commitment would be like. We were newly engaged and we obviously wanted to be together, and I didn’t really know what I was signing up for. That was a little tough, so it’s just about making sure you really put your relationship first. Right after the show, I just remember being rushed to New York City right after the taping and from then it was all just a blur.
CL: Coming off the show, I don’t think that I understood how crazy it was going to be. Right before that, I was just living in Seattle and after filming, I went back to my same job knowing that I was engaged to Sean but didn’t really know what that meant in terms of publicity or people recognizing you. It was definitely a whirlwind, but after we wrapped, it was nice to be able to finally go through it all together. So I hope they soak that up! It was nice to finally just be able to hold his hand through it all. He had been a part of this life for a while, but for me, it was nice to be able to have him to figure out what was next.
BN: Absolutely! Do either of you have any tips for how to navigate any negativity from people on social media that the couple might see?
CL: My first piece of advice would be don’t read it. But if you do, take it with a grain of salt. Obviously, it’s hard to not read any of it and separate yourself from it completely. My advice would be to go back to who and what matters to you and surround yourself with people you trust and who know exactly who you are. Those voices should be stronger than anything you’re reading. The people online don’t really know you.
SL: I tell my wife all the time, there are millions of people on social media and most of them are really nice, but there will always be those mean, sad people out there. You just have to ignore those mean people. They are the outliers. Don’t give all your attention to the outliers.
BN: That’s great advice! Thank you two so much. It’s always so great checking in with you.
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