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 –
Jillian Harris is deciding to stand by her man, Ed Swiderski, despite piling evidence that Ed cheated on her. We broke the story yesterday night about Ed’s ex girlfriends selling their stories to USWeekly magazine. They are both saying Ed was intimate with them before and during the filming of the “The Bachelorette.” With one claiming Ed slept with her after proposing to Jillian.
The cover of US’s new issue is now here. The ladies pictured above are the ex girlfriends. Lindsey Johnson is the blonde, and Bethany Steffen is the brunette.
Jillian has however given multiple interviews defending Ed. She talked to People yesterday saying, “I am not destroyed!…There’s a little bit of anxiety that comes with this news, but I am absolutely not destroyed.”
“What did he do wrong?” Jillian asks. “My biggest concern is with everything that happened after the day we got engaged, and after we got engaged he has been so open with me. He’s told me all of this, every little text message and every little phone call. I use his computer. I know that any communication he had with the girls post-show was platonic. I’m not worried about it.’
So how does Jillian plan on getting through this? “Ed and I are trying to find humor in all of this — and there isn’t much — but it’s bringing us closer.” She’s right, there definitely isn’t any humor in any of this new information.
Jillian says she and Ed are planning on getting out of the “limelight” to focus on their relationship. “I think he feels very bad that I’m getting dragged into this and he feels bad for the girls as well.”
This is all very disappointing to read. Most fans, including me, were rooting for Ed and Jillian to have a happily ever after. I just can’t imagine them working through this. Cheating and lying even after he proposed to her seems like a major deal breaker in my opinion. I also think it would be best for Jillian to stop publicly defending him until she gets all the facts.
UPDATE – More details according to US.
Ed slept with Lindsey 8 days after proposing to Jillian. He tried to sleep with Bethany the next day.
Ed had been dating both Lindsey and Bethany behind each other’s backs prior to filming The Bachelorette in late March.
He texted Lindsey that Jillian wasn’t his “type” and that he prefers “all blondes.” He also wrote her “I love you.”
He slept with both women while he was away from the show during his “job” hiatus.
Things are getting very ugly and very fast for The Bachelorette’s Ed Swiderski and Jillian Harris, as two of Ed’s ex-girlfriends are now talking publicly. Both say Ed was intimate with them before, during and after “The Bachelorette” was filmed. Their story will be US magazine’s cover story for this week’s issue.
Bethany Steffen and Lindsey Johnson (both pictured above) have both sold their stories to USWeekly magazine. Jill Martin of Us Weekly said, “It’s the ultimate deception — Ed wasn’t living a double life, he was living a triple life!”
Lindsey, the blonde in the above picture, says she dated Ed for a year — and he promised that they’d be engaged before the end of 2009. She even drove him to the airport on March 25, where he assured her he’d only be on the show for two weeks.
Ed kept in touch with both women via text and email while filming. On April 10, he allegedly wrote Lindsey, “I’m going to molest you when I get home.”
The most shocking news of all? Both women say they were intimate with Ed when he abruptly left the show on April 15, telling Jillian that he had to leave the show “to work” in Chicago. While in Chicago, Ed then told Bethany and Lindsey he needed to fly to Texas on business, but returned to the show and attempted to win Jillian back.
On April 23, Ed reportedly emailed Bethany, writing, “I was really hoping to grab your ass.” Ed popped the question to Jillian on May 24. Days later on June 3, Ed allegedly texted Bethany, asking her to come by and “bring beer and condoms.”
I really have no words for this story. The source of this story is Extra, as told to them by UsWeekly. More on this story will be in this week’s issue of US Magazine. Feel bad for Jillian, it’s practically impossible to build a lasting relationship that’s based on lies and deception.
UPDATE: If anyone has better photos of either Lindsey or Bethany, please feel free to send it in to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
Even after 30-year-old realtor, Reid Rosenthal, was eliminated from the The Bachelorette, he remained persistent. He returned to Hawaii so he could propose to Jillian Harris, leading to a second rejection.
“I thought I was the best guy with her,” Reid admits. “I knew I wanted to spend tomorrow. I wasn’t 100 percent sure we were going to get married in six months or a year, but I knew she was someone I wanted to spend a lot of time with. I actually thought our relationship was 50 times better than the other guys. I thought it was my job to come back and get her.”
Reid also wanted to clarify that returning to Hawaii was his own idea and based on his feelings for Jillian. The producers were not involved but had to ensure it was okay. Even though he has strong feelings for Jillian, Reid says he wishes her the best with her engagement.
As a realtor, Reid’s contact information has to be public so he has hired a staff to assist with phone calls and emails. He also believes that his appearance on the show has been beneficial for business, however he is uncertain if he could do it again if invited to be the star of the next “The Bachelor”. One thing he also learned and hopes will help in future relationships is to effectively express his feelings.
In an interview with ET, Exec Producer Mike Fleiss says the new “The Bachelor” will be announced in a couple of months. In addition, he is also paying attention to who the fans want to see based on the poll results on abc.com.
Interestingly, our poll and ABC.com shows Reid in the lead as being the new bachelor.
It had been heavily rumored that Kiptyn Locke would be the next Bachelor, but ABC is saying not so quick, as they have still yet to name the new Bachelor.
It however seems all but certain that the next Bachelor will be picked from this season of The Bachelorette. The 3 front runners are Reid Rosenthal, Kiptyn Locke, and Jake Pavelka.
Personally, none of these guys stand out that much to me, but I think I would rather see one of them be the new Bachelor than someone new. So we ask you this question. Who do you want to see as the next Bachelor? Feel free to comment and vote in the poll below.