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.
Jillian Harris and fiance Ed Swiderski continue to be happy together. The two have been together for 2 months now and continue to go strong. They revealed on the After The Rose show last night that Jillian will be moving in with Ed in Chicago. They also hoped to be married within the next 12 months.
In other news Ed’s dad, Edward Swiderski Jr, confirmed with a local news magazine that Ed still has his job.
Perhaps there might be another marriage on the horizon for the Bachelor(ette) franchise. Jillian wrote her final blog about the show, with Ed chiming in and writing a few choice words as well.
Well … that’s a wrap! I will keep this post short and sweet as I have an eager man waiting for me and wanting to get OUT IN PUBLIC together … FINALLY! I have been waiting for this day since May 24th — the day that I can openly tell you how madly in love I am, how happy I am and how excited I am for the future.
Reid and Kiptyn are both unbelievable men. Some will have opinions of why maybe I should have picked one or the other instead of Ed. Some will see why Ed was perfect for me from the beginning. I embrace ALL of your opinions. I can see why you would all think ALL three of these men would be great for me. For those who want to congratulate my happiness … THANK YOU!!! We are both EXTREMELY happy (still) and truly it gets better and better every day we are together.
As I type this, we are off to our FIRST outing in public, hopefully just wings and beer! I am so excited and so eager to get my normal little life back. Ed and I have spent the summer together (every two weeks for five days at a time) and it truly does keep on getting better and better. We have so much fun together, know one another so well and find ourselves so comfortable with each other. We have learned so much about one another and I am loving every minute of it.
Oh wait — someone’s stealing my computer! (Ed has some words to say as well) -
Ed here! I cannot believe the journey that we have experienced over the last few months. But we are having a blast and could not be happier. I want to thank everyone for their support and cheering us on. Jilly and I have been spending so much time together and have an incredible summer planned. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU … for believing in Jilly and supporting her throughout this. She means the world to me and I promise I will take good care of her. We are ready for a wicked life together!
The newly engaged couple, Jillian Harris and fiance Ed Swiderski, were snapped looking very happy together just yesterday in Los Angeles. The two will be appearing tonight on The Bachelorette’s After The Rose show.
People is also reporting that the ring Ed gave Jillian cost an astounding $60, 000! Both Jillian andEd had the luxury of getting expert advice from jeweler Neil Lane.
“I don’t know anything about diamonds,” admitted Ed. “There were about six or seven rings and one of them just stood out. Neil was like, ‘I made a couple of these especially for Jill,’ thinking about her when he made them. I looked at one and it was so incredible.”
Jillian adds, “I can’t stop looking at it.” Not that we can blame her. It is a beautiful ring. A picture of the ring below -
The Bachelorette’s 5th season ended tonight with a normal ending, which is somewhat of a shocker nowadays. Jillian Harris ended up picking Ed Swiderski, an IT consultant from Michigan. She also accepted his proposal.
The finale however had a twist that involved previously eliminated contestant, Reid Rosenthal, returning to propose to Jillian. Jillian pretended to be confused before eventually turning Reid down.
Kiptyn was the first to get the bad news from Jillian, and is also heavily rumored to be the new bachelor. Congrats to Jillian and Ed, or should be wait until the After The Rose show before we start congratulating?
Also, the rumors that Ed came on the show with a girlfriend have never been substantiated, so we have no reason to believe Ed was two-timing Jillian as of today. Actually love Ed and Jillian together, so I hope it works out for them.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK JILLIAN MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE?
The Bachelorette finale is tonight! And there are a lot of speculations at to what will happen. Who will Jillian Harris pick? Do not read further if you do not want to know any spoilers.
Unlike last season, the producers of the show have done a pretty good job in keeping the finale results sealed. We however have some details on what will likely happen.
What is all but certain is that Kiptynwill not be the winner. He is heavily rumored to be the new bachelor.
Another certainty is that Reid will be coming back to the show. It seems he will be proposing to Jillian as well.
So that leaves us with Ed and Reid. Everything seems to be pointing to Reid not being the winner.
That leaves us with Ed. This is where the confusion comes in. Will Jillian pick Ed to be her man or will she pick no one?
A lot of the information as well as interviews Jillian has given points to her picking no one, and not being engaged. Then again this could be the producers playing a trick on us, as they tell her what she can and cannot say.
During all of her interviews before and during the show, Jillian has never mentioned being in a relationship or being engaged. This is very rare. The Bachelor(ettes) of the past shows always talked about being in love with the winner or being engaged. When asked again last week if she was engaged, Jillian said – “I can definitely say I am on top of the world right now and I can’t wait for Monday, so everybody can see why.”
She only says she’s happy with her decision. RealitySteve also has another theory. He believes with Reid and Ed proposing to her, she might decide to pick no one because she needs more time, leaving us with a cliff hanger until the After The Rose show.
TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK WILL HAPPEN TONIGHT? WHO ARE YOU ROOTING FOR?
The Bachelorette’s“Men Tell All” episode was full of some exciting and explosive drama as expected. The 2 hours was however not enough to show everything that really went down during the July 11th taping. People magazine was able to get some great details on what didn’t make it to TV.
Here are excerpts from what you didn’t see -
• After the show, Jake says he doesn’t regret his actions on the show even though he was accused of “acting” while in the house. During the show, several of the guys criticized Jake but only a portion of it was aired. “I got my butt handed to me out there but I still don’t regret anything I did on the show,” he told PEOPLE after the show. Jake insists he was only acting natural and being himself.
• Several of the guys including the host reprimanded David for his inappropriate comments to Jillian. “The good in David Good far outweighs what you saw on the show,” he said. “That clip was by far the worst of him. I’m sorry he got such a bad rap because he is a good guy.” While his apology to Jillian seemed sincere, David probably won’t be changing his ways. “I hate living in a place where you can’t compliment your girl’s ass,” he said after the show. “To me it is no different than Tanner P talking about and rubbing her feet.”
• For some reason, Brian decided to act ignorantly by interrupting others repeatedly and making insulting comments about others. At a point, he even made a comment about host, Chris Harrison’s wife. “I came very close to saying something but I thought, ‘It’s not worth it. He’s drunk and stupid.’ I let it go,” Harrison said. “In the end, they cut him out almost entirely so he got what he deserved.”
During this past Monday’s Bachelorette show - The Men Tell All episode, both Jason Mesnick and Molly Melaney declared their love for one another on national television. Even though it’s only been about six months, Mesnick said, “I’m really in love with Molly. She’s completely different from anybody else I’ve ever dated.”
Molly also added, “I would marry Jason tomorrow. I’m so crazy about him. I know I want to spend the rest of my life with him.”
Even though Jason and Molly both reside in different states, Jason is certain that wedding bells are in their future. The duo manage to see each other at least every other weekend. According to Jason, the plan is for Molly to relocate from Milwaukee to Seattle eventually.
Chris Harrison, host oflast spring’s Bachelor finale where Mesnick dumped ex Melissa Rycroft, mentioned that it was “the most controversial moment in this show’s history.” “Was all that heartache worthwhile”, he then asked.
“What we have gone through … just absolutely ripped to shreds…” replied Molly “It was definitely tough on me.” Mesnick added that “it was a bigger backlash than I thought.” But he said he would endure even more scrutiny if that was what it took to be with Molly.
On the other hand, Melissa Rycroft recently confirmed her engagement to beau Tye Strickland with wedding preparations underway.
In her latest blog, Jillian Harris talks about her thoughts on last night’s “Men Tell All.” She doesn’t really touch on the whole Wes topic, but does talk about her favorite moments of the season as well as seeing all of her “ex-boyfriends” again as she puts it.
“If I have eliminated someone who you loved, I am sorry … I wish I could have kept every wonderful guy from the show but I am only looking for ONE man to make ME happy. I DO have an excellent judge of character and I do know what I am looking for in a unique individual to go through life with me.
Also, I want to clear up a little confusion about the perception of my “engagement standards” coming into this journey. I was not desperate for an engagement. I actually was very nervous about it and would be happy with no engagement if that were the right choice. All I wanted and would have been happy with was someone to love who loved me back. Someone who had some sort of conviction of how they felt, or was willing to make a sacrifice of any kind, as I had stated several times that I was eager to do the same. Not only is this conviction from the guy an indication for me to move forward with the relationship, but it is also an indication of what our life would be like post-show.
The Men Tell All was actually a blast! Well … it didn’t start out so fun … I got to the set and was waiting and waiting and waiting to come out onstage. Now that I’ve seen the show I understand why! The guys clearly had a lot to get off their chests.