The last seasons of both The Bachelor and Bachelorette have both ended with a bang, as Bachelorette winner Ed Swiderski seems to be sleeping with everyone including his fiancé Jillian Harris and two ex-girlfriends – Bethany SteffenandLindsey Johnson. Despite all the cheating accusations surrounding Ed and Jillian, the Bachelor producers are already casting for the next season of the Bachelor.
There have been rumors that Jake Pavelka, Reid Rosenthal or Kiptyn Locke will likely be the next Bachelor. These three are all fan favorites from this season of The Bachelorette. The Bachelor Producer, Mike Fleiss, has now confirmed one of the three will be the next Bachelor to Entertainment Tonight. “When the new season of The Bachelor premieres, look for Reid, Kiptyn or Jake to be handing out the red roses,” says Fleiss.
While the producers have yet to announce when the next Bachelor will be revealed, we can definitely continue to count on both Ed and Jillian to keep us occupied with the cheating/break up allegations.
According to our polls, you all want Reid to be the next Bachelor. I guess we will wait and see.
The latest issue US Weeklybrings us another not so flattering cover story for Jillian Harris and her fiance, Ed Swiderski. The issue focuses on how Ed was able to trick and manipulate Jillian, while juggling his two other girlfriends.
A few of The Bachelorette contestants tell US Weekly they heard Ed talk about having a girlfriend back home. Wes Hayden is one of the men speaking out, and he would know a thing or two this topic, considering he was accused of having a girlfriend while on the show as well. Below are some of what the guys are saying –
Wes Hayden – “Dave [Good] and I both remember Ed saying he had a girlfriend,” says Hayden, who also was accused of having a girlfriend while on the show. “But we are not the kind who are going to run our mouths.”
Michael Stagliano – “There was definitely something, I can’t put my finger on it, where I did think, I’m not going to be best friends with this guy. Ed’s a shady character.”
Jesse Kovacs – Bachelorette contestants are required to relinquish cellphones and laptops on the show to keep interaction lively among the participants. But because of Ed’s job as a Microsoft consultant, he “had an agreement” to keep both “because it was imperative for him to have access for work.”
Reid Rosenthal – Says some contestants knew Ed was bad news and “didn’t care to hang out with him.”
The cover story also claims Reid Rosenthal still has feelings for Jillian. Nothing will likely come from that as Reid is the front runner to become the new Bachelor, and Jillian has no plans of ending things with Ed.
Chris Harrison, host of The Bachelorette revealed some interesting information regarding the cheating allegations made against Bachelorette winner, Ed Swiderski. Chris confirmed what we all suspected, that both of Ed’s exes – Lindsey JohnsonandBethany Steffen, were paid by US Magazine for revealing information about their affair with Ed.
“The problem is the two girls cashed in and took a paycheck for the story in Us, so, they kind of sold out, which is unfortunate. They sold out at the expense of Ed and Jillian,” Harrison revealed to ET. Lindsey revealed in an interview with US Weekly that she slept with Ed just 8 days after his proposal to Jillian Harris. Both exes also admit to sleeping with Ed during the taping of the show.
Even though Ed is not admitting to the affair, Harrison said “there is a shred of truth in there, which Jillian already knew about.” He continued, “But if there is a shred of truth, you can’t fight the bull!@#$, so what are you going to do? There is not much she can do.”
Jillian admitted to tearing up by the rumors. “I would never do anything mean-spirited in my life,” she said. “I’ll never say a mean thing about one of those girls even though I’m very confused why they would do something like this.”
With all the controversy and drama, both Jillian and Ed still remain a couple. “It is tough, but they are still together, they are still engaged” says Chris.
The fact that these women were paid for their stories does not negate the fact that they might be telling the truth. The time-lines and proof they provided were very damaging. Plus to my knowledge, USWeekly was going to do the story with or without their input, so it was probably in their best interest to get their “truth” out there.
Tell Us: Does the fact that the girls were paid make them any less credible to you?
Jillian Harris has had a rather busy week between fending of rumors of her fiance cheating and publicly defending her relationship with The Bachelorette winner, Ed Swiderski.
The couple was rumored to have broken up this weekend, but the two put up a united front as they dined at LAVO this Friday in Las Vegas.
Jillian is now once again speaking out about her relationship. She toldOK magazine that a tabloid story, “claimed Ed and I broke up, when in fact we have not even come close… I really want out of the spotlight so bad. I hate it so much.”
Interesting how certain people hate the spotlight once they start to get negative press. Most fans are still shocked that Jillian has yet to dump Ed. Perhaps she has yet to read US Weekly’s latest issue which shows detailed time-lines of her fiance cheating on her.
Then again, anyone who watched The Bachelorette would know that Jillian is very stubborn. I’m starting to think she will marry Ed and have his babies just to prove the world wrong.
Several sources have reported that The Bachelorette couple Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski broke up following all the controversy surrounding Ed’s cheating allegations. On the contrary, the “lovebirds” were spotted at Las Vegas’ LAVO Friday night having drinks and appetizers.
Speculation of their breakup came after the duo cancelled reservations at the same restaurant hours earlier. The truth behind the canceled reservation: “Ed was working late,” a source toldPEOPLE.
According to the source, both Jillian and Ed acted like any normal couple, holding hands as their entered LAVO. The couple enjoyed appetizers on the restaurant’s outdoor patio overlooking the Las Vegas Strip.
“They just want to take things day to day and work on their relationship between them,” the source said.
TELL US – WOULD YOU BREAK UP WITH ED IF YOU WERE IN JILLIAN’S SHOES?
The Bachelorette’sJillian Harris is speaking out once again against the cheating allegations leveled against her fiance, Ed Swiderski. In a new interview with her hometown newspaper, The Province, Jillian admits to “tearing up” over USWeekly’s very incriminating cover story.
“I’ll admit, I was tearing up with my dad this morning,” Jillian, 29, said Thursday. “I would never do anything mean-spirited in my life. I’ll never say a mean thing about one of those girls even though I’m very confused why they would do something like this…. I just don’t really get it, but that’s part of what I signed up for and I just need to hold on tight and get through it.”
“It’s actually very sad for me and for Ed and I’m sure for the two girls involved, who I’m sure are very regretful for saying these things that aren’t true,” she says.
Jillian goes on to say she feels sorry for Ed’s exes, “I feel very sorry for the girls who are broken-hearted, because I know how that feels. The way that they have dealt with it, to bring up things from the past that don’t apply to my relationship with Ed, it’s making them, I believe, look a little bit foolish….” she goes on.
Despite admitting to “tearing up,” Jillian reaffirms that she still plans on moving to Chicago next month to live with Ed.
UPDATE:RadarOnline is now reporting that dinner plans between Ed and Jillian was canceled today. According to their sources, the couple was supposed to paint Las Vegas red Friday night but at the last-minute cancelled their plans.
TELL US – WHAT ADVISE WOULD YOU GIVE TO JILLIAN REGARDING ED?
Despite the cheating allegations being leveled against The Bachelorettewinner, Ed Swiderski, Jillian Harrisseems determined to stick by her man. The allegations include news that Ed was unfaithful to Jillianwith his ex girlfriends during the filming of the show, and after proposing to Jillian.
One of the exes now tells Usmagazine that she sympathizes with Jillian – and fears Ed is playing her as well.
“I feel terrible,” Lindsey Johnson told Usmagazine Thursday — the day after Us Weekly revealed Ed was intimate with Lindsey and sent flirty text messages to another woman, Bethany Steffen, after proposing on national TV.
“As Bethany has said, Ed has a way with words and this is what he did to both of us!” Lindsey, 29, continues.
Ed has denied these allegations. Both he and Jillian voiced their belief that they are being targeted because they “are happy,” during their last appearance on GMA.
“But if he can live with what he said on his conscience, that’s his problem because he knows the truth and I know the truth and our friends know the truth,” Johnson says. “I mean, he doesn’t have to deny it all and he doesn’t necessarily have to confess everything either on national TV. He could have taken a middle road and said something more truthful.”
According to Lindsey, she and Bethany stayed with him even though people had warned and advised them against him. She thinks Ed and Harris will stay together “to prove that they are the one happy couple to make it.”
She also advises Jillian that even though Ed is a great guy, she certainly deserves better.
Tell Us: Do you think the ladies are jealous or really looking out for Jillian ?
The latest issue of US magazine reveals some more shocking and disturbing details of The Bachelorette’s winner, Ed Swiderski.
The two women doing the talking are his exes, Bethany Steffen and Lindsey Johnson , both pictured above. They give very detailed time lines, and even reveal emails and texts sent to them by Ed.
One of the most damaging details in all of this is the timeline. Ed carried on a relationship with both women before he started filming the show, slept with both women during his hiatus from the show, and even slept with Lindsey 8 days after proposing to Jillian in Hawaii.
March 25: Ed assures Lindsey who drives him to the airport that he plans to be only the show for only 2 weeks.
April 12:Ed tells Lindsey that Jillian isn’t his type, saying, ” I love you….Hopefully they’ll get me home tomorrow.”
April 15: In Vancouver, Ed claims his boss wants him back in Chicago and says leaving Jillian is “one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.”
April 16: Ed and Lindsey spend the night together in Chicago.
April 23: After resuming communication, Ed and Bethany sleep together at this apartment.
April 25: Ed and Lindsey attend a friend’s wedding, were they kiss on the dance floor.
April 29: Ed tells both ladies he’s going to Texas for business. Instead, he flies to L.A., where he tells Jillian he made a mistake and wants to come back.
May 7: While emailing Lindsey to “trust him,” Ed is in Maui, Hawaii, with Jillian, surprising her with a visit from parents.
May 24: On the final day of shooting, Ed proposes saying, “You’re everything I could ever ask for in a woman.” Jillian accepts saying she’s “madly in love” with him.
May 29: Ed returns to Chicago from taping The Bachelorette in Hawaii.
June 3: Ed texts Bethany, “Bring beer and condoms.” Bethany is disgusted.
June 4: Ed tells Lindsey he loves her, and they sleep together. Ed says he has to go to L.A. for re-shoots but really flies back every other week to spend time with Jillian until they can go public.
June 17: Ed and Lindsey meet and when they kiss, she says, “it almost felt like a goodbye.”
July 24: Jillian and Ed appear as a couple in public. Ed says, “We’re certainly going to get married within the next 12 months.”
No words for this story. If even just an ounce of it is true, Jillian needs to run, and very fast. I predict Jillian will be breaking up with Ed very soon.
These girls have texts and emails to show. Lindsey also appeared on GMA yesterday showing emails sent to her by Ed. Jillian and Ed also appeared on the show, and both denied all allegations. Jillian said she will no longer address this issue publicly. The video of their GMA appearance is below –