Sean Thomas Lowe was a contestant on the eight season of The Bachelorette where he was rejected by Emily Maynard in week 9. By popular demand from America, Lowe, became the bachelor in the seventeenth season of The Bachelor.
Lowe was born in Arlington, Texas to Jay and Sherry Lowe, both devout Christians. He has an older sister, Shay. Lowe played football from a very young age and graduated at Lamar High School, and in which he was a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He later attended Texas A&M University for one semester prior to transferring to Kansas State University where he received a football scholarship and took part in a 2003 Big 12 Championship Game.
Sean was the third-place finalist on Emily Maynard's season of The Bachelorette. He ended up going on two one-on-one dates with Maynard and one group date. In the ninth episode, Sean told Maynard that he was falling in love with her. Emily offered him an overnight date card to spend more time with him, but he did not stay the night as it didn't line up with Emily's beliefs and the example that she wanted to set for her daughter. Lowe was eliminated that same episode, despite being a front runner throughout the competition. He was heart-broken on the limo ride home. After sending him home, Maynard commented that she just sent home "the perfect guy."
Lowe ended up being the fan favorite for Emily Maynard's season of the show. He ended up being the Bachelor in the upcoming season.
On the first episode, it was revealed that Sean would have a total of 26 women to choose from, instead of the usual 25. Sean eliminated Desiree Hartsock in the eighth episode. Hartsock went on to be cast as the star of the ninth season of the The Bachelorette. Sean ended up proposing to contestant Catherine Giudici.
Catherine and Sean's WeddingEdit
Over a year after he proposed to Catherine Giudici on his season of The Bachelor, the two were married on January 26, 2014, in a live television ceremony performed at the Four Seasons Resort Biltmore in Santa Barbara.
Dancing with the StarsEdit
Following The Bachelor, Lowe was a contestant on the 16th season of ABC's reality show Dancing with the Stars; his partner was season 14 champion Peta Murgatroyd. Lowe became the 12th and final celebrity to fill in the cast. Lowe was eliminated from the show, coming in sixth place overall.
Celebrity Family FeudEdit
Lowe and his wife participated in the 2nd episode of the 2015 airing of Celebrity Family Feud. "Team Bachelor" won their game and won $25,000 for their charity, Free the Children.
Celebrity Wife SwapEdit
Lowe and his wife participated in Celebrity Wife Swap in 2015, swapping with former Bachelor Jason Mesnick.
Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars 4Edit
Lowe along with his wife Catherine Lowe were cast in Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars 4.
Who Wants to Be A MillionaireEdit
Lowe along with his wife Catherine Lowe join on the U.S. game show Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?: Bachelor Fan Favorites on November 2, 2015 with new host Chris Harrison.
Lowe is known for being extremely strong in his faith. When asked to categorize which denomination his religion falls under, he responded "I'm a Christian. And that's how I categorize myself, and you know, that's obviously a huge part of my life as most people know, and that's what's most important to me." He is actively involved in a movement called I Am Second. He posts videos and interviews about the movement frequently.
He has two dogs, Lola and Ellie.
He occasionally goes on speaking trips. On October 1st, 2014, he and Catherine appeared at BreakthroughYM, River of Life Church in Cold Spring, MN. The following year, on the 11th of October, they visited the Covina Assembly of God in Covina, CA, and had an interview with Lowe's fast and recent friend, Pastor Lee McFarland. Sean Lowe released his first memoir in 2015.
On December 8, 2015, the Lowe's announced via Instagram that they were expecting their first child. On July 2, 2016, they couple welcomed their son, Samuel Thomas.