Remember Aaron Buerge from the 2nd season of The Bachelor in 2002? Aaron presented the final rose and ring to elementary school psychologist, Helen Eksterowicz, but the relationship ended not long after it started.
Several years later, Aaron has finally found his mate.
“Long story short, I got some hot dog mustard on her the first time we met,” says Buerge, 35. The banker and restaurant owner confirms to PEOPLE that he will marry his bride-to-be, Angye McIntosh, 33, a commercial insurance agent, on Aug. 8 in their hometown of Springfield, Mo
This is Aaron’s first proposal following the bachelor series about 7 years ago. This time, Aaron is confident that he has found his mate. “I’d like to have a family,” he says. “I’m not getting any younger. At this point, when you’re in your mid-30s, most of the drama of dating has gone away. There’s a lot more maturity in your relationship. I know from my experience what I’m looking for, what makes me happy. I’m not gun-shy. I’m amazingly calm about the whole situation, believe it or not. That’s kind of a good sign.”
Aaron describes his fiancée as been a genuine person that is hardworking, smart and independent. Even though he can’t see what she sees in him, he can’t wait to take her as his wife.
RadarOnline is reporting some interesting and shocking news. According to them, Jillian Harris’s new fiance Ed Swiderskicontinues to text his ex girlfriend, Bethany Steffen (pictured above). These texts are described as being more than platonic.
Multiple sources tell RadarOnline that Ed was texting and emailing Bethany even during the filming of The Bachelorette. This story seems to have some merit to it, as RealityStevereported part of an alleged email exchange between Ed and Bethany during the filming of the show.
“He broke off his relationship with Bethany just a week before he began shooting The Bachelorette but soon resumed contact with her via texts and emails,” a source told Radar. Another source described the texts as being “sexy.”
The report says Ed continued his sexy text messages towards his ex even after he finished filming. His ex is described as being stunned at news that Ed was the winner. “Ed’s sexy messages to Bethany certainly aren’t of the kind a happily engaged man should be sending.”
Radar also reports Ed and Bethany had dated for four months. Ed broke off communication with Bethany before the show, effectively dumping her (but just forgetting to tell her!).
I like these two as a couple and was hoping the Ed girlfriend rumors were false, but the evidence keeps piling up against Ed. Jillian is planning on moving to Chicago to live with Ed on September 1.
Bethenny Frankel made an appearance on Bravo’s new talk show – “Watch What Happens” last night as the call in guest. Bethenny denied rumors of getting her own reality show, as previously reported. When asked if she was leaving The Real Housewives of New York, she answered – “Of course I’m coming back! If you guys invite me back, I’ll be back.”
More importantly, and I’m not sure if anyone else caught this, but Bethenny referred to her supposed fiance, Jason Hoppy, as her boyfriend. When asked about the party planner incident, she said, “As my boyfriend said, the wheels came off.”
Does this mean Bethenny is not engaged after all? or did she just make an error when speaking?
It seems very unlikely that she would mistakenly refer to her fiance as her boyfriend. Come to think of it, Bethenny has never publicly confirmed being engaged. Her rep was the one who told news outlets that Jason and Bethenny would be “definitely getting married.”
So what do we have here? Bethenny is not getting her own reality show as reported, and is likely not engaged as well.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s second season premiered with a bang last night. The star of the show was undeniably Sheree Whitfield. Her argument with the most unprofessional man in the history of television was the highlight of the show.
Miss She by Sheree herself appeared on Bravo’s late night show – “Watch What Happens.” Host, Andy Cohen, was able to get party planner, Anthony, on the phone to tell his side of the story.
Anthony admitted what I suspected in saying the party was being offered for free. Anthony however refused to apologize to Sheree for being extremely unprofessional, and even threatening to physically hit a woman on national television. He however decided Sheree’s mother deserved an apology for his “Your mama is a bitch” comment.
It seems Anthony’s plan to offer a free party to Sheree in exchange for free publicity for his company is backfiring. I can’t imagine people will be waiting in line to hire him after the way he treated her. A “professional” man threatening to hit a woman is completely unacceptable under any circumstances. This “man” has no idea what it means to be a professional.
He makes the situation even worse by refusing to apologize to Sheree. Anthony also claimed the free party he was planning for Sheree was worth $60,000. Sure it was Anthony. When asked about the situation, Sheree simply referred to Anthony as being “crazy.” Can’t disagree with her on that one.
UPDATE – This story gets better. Anthony sent an email to SandraRose denying that he is gay. He claims to be married to a woman with children. He sure had me, and all of America fooled. What people think of his sexuality should be the least of his worries.
TELL US – WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS ON SHEREE’S FIGHT WITH THE PARTY PLANNER?
Big Brother11 ended last night with the house guests fighting for the new HOH title in an endurance competition. Julie Chen announced the cliques were done with. About time in my opinion, let the games begin! We have some major spoilers below, so do not read any further if you do not want to know what happened.
And how great was Casey‘s speech last night?
The HOH winner came down to Russell and Jeff. They were both trying their hardest to get the other to drop by offering them almost anything. Jeff told Russell he wasn’t certain on whether or not he could trust his word.
Since the announcement of Jon and Kate Gosselin’s divorce proceedings on their reality show Jon & Kate Plus 8, a lot has happened. Besides being on the cover of every tabloid magazine, the couple has moved in opposite directions. Their show, which was placed on hiatus, is set to return on Aug 3rd.
With the return of the show, viewers can expect to see Jon & Kate taking on new responsibilities.
“You’ll see Jon struggle in the kitchen trying to make pizza for his kids,” TLC General Manager and President Eileen O’Neill said at the Television Critics the panel in Pasadena, Calif., on Thursday. “You’ll see what it’s like when Kate has to put a tent up for the first time for her kids, who love to camp in their backyard. And she gets a little advice from her daughter who doesn’t think she does it quite as well as dad.”
Viewers will see Jon and Kate date, O’Neill said.
“The show comes back on Monday and most new episodes remain a work in progress,” she went on. “But I will tell you: the iconic couch is gone. Jon and Kate will now have separate chairs for their interview.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta threw themselves a premier party to celebrate their upcoming second season. The 2nd season is set to premier tonight on Bravo at 10/9c.
In attendance were housewives – Kim Zolciak, Lisa Wu-Hartwell, Sheree Whitfield and NeNe Leakes — along with new Housewife Kandi Burruss. Honorable sixth housewife, Dwight Eubanks was also in attendance. Sheree’s hair looks umm interesting, while Kim’s hair looks great for Kim standards.
In other news, Nene will reportedly expose Kim’s past as a stripper in her new autobiography titled “Never Make the Same Mistake Twice.” Kim’s ex publicist, Jonathan Jaxson, echoed the same story when he claimed Kim used to be a stripper in Atlanta back in 2003, who went by the name of Barbie.
Nene writing about Kim’s stripping past is interesting, considering the fact that she is also rumored to have been a past stripper. Seems Danielle Staub of the New Jersey Housewives is in good company.
Dlisted also posted the below photo of Kim Zolciak during her high school freshman year. No the photo is not from the 80’s, but was taken in 1993. Interestingly, pre plastic surgery Kim looks a lot like her eldest daughter.
Over 10 million viewers witnessed Ed Swiderski’s proposal to Jillian Harris on The Bachelorette’sseason finale. The overjoyed couple sat down to talk to PEOPLE in its most recent issue about getting engaged on TV, and their future plans. Both Ed and Jillian believe they have a normal relationship even though they met on the ABC reality dating show.
The duo are really excited now that they can finally be seen together in public following the engagement, which was filmed on May 24 in Hawaii. The love birds are already discussing a 2010 wedding.
“It feels more normal than any relationship I’ve ever had,” Harris says. “It’s very strange how it’s such a contradiction to have something so normal come from something that’s so manic.” “When we’re together it’s very real,” she says. “We make dinner, we drink in the hot tub, we watch movies, and we fall asleep in front of the TV.”
According to Ed, the two biggest things he has come to appreciate about his new fiancée are how important family is to her and her cooking.