Catherine Ligaya Lowe, (née Catherine Ligaya Mejia Giudici; born April 1986)[2] is an American graphic designer, reality television star, and the winner of the seventeenth season of ABC's The Bachelor. She is married to the former bachelor, Sean Lowe. On December 8, 2015, the Lowes announced they were expecting their first child.[3] Their son was born on July 2, 2016.[4]

Early life

Giudici was born in Seattle, Washington to Carey and Cynthia Mejia-Giudici. She is of Filipino, Italian (her Swiss ancestors are responsible for the Italian name) and Scottish heritage.[5] She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 2004, and then from Washington State University in the class of 2008, having gained a B.A. in advertising. She then began a career in advertising, working for Seattle’s Wexley School for Girls.[6]

The Bachelor

"Sean and Catherine's Wedding" (Aired: January 26, 2014 - LIVE)
Over a year after proposing to Giudici on his season of The Bachelor, Sean Lowe and his fiancée were finally married on January 26, 2014, in a live ceremony performed by Lowe's father at the Four Seasons Resort Biltmore in Santa Barbara. Many of the Bachelor alumni were in attendance at the wedding, such as The Bachelorette’s married couples Ashley and J.P. Rosenbaum, Trista and Ryan Sutter, DeAnna and Stephen Stagliano, The Bachelor's Jason and Molly Mesnick as well as the previous season's Bachelorette pair, Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried, who have since also gotten married.

The Lowes appeared on the first season finale of Bachelor in Paradise to speak to the final couples and assess the chances that their relationships would succeed.

Other television appearances

Giudici was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! with her fiance, Sean Lowe, just before their wedding. Kimmel told them that he thought they were lying about waiting until marriage, so he hooked them up to a polygraph test to find out the truth. The couple gladly agreed and the lie detector proved that they were truly waiting.[7]

The Lowes were featured in Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars as they worked through their marital issues.

Personal life

On July 2, 2016, she and Lowe had a boy named Samuel Thomas.[4] They announced the arrival on Twitter by saying, "God is good! We had a healthy baby boy."[4]