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.
Kim Kardashian breaks her silence following split from boyfriend, Reggie Bush. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star thanked her fans for all the goodwill messages.
“I just want to let you all know that I truly appreciate all the love and support I’ve been receiving over the last 48 hours,” Kardashian wrote on her blog. “I just want you all to know I’m doing okay, and I really appreciate your support,” she went on. “I’ve been reading all your comments and I really have the best fans ever! I love you guys!”
Earlier this week, Kim’s rep confirmed to Usmagazine that the had couple called it quits after almost 2 years of dating. Sources blame the breakup on the couple’s busy schedules.
MTV has announced today that the 6th season of The Hills will premier Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 10 p.m. EST.
The 5th season will bring some major changes, as it will be the first season without Lauren Conrad. It will also include newest cast member and former Laguna Beach star Kristin Cavallari.
Joining Kristin will be the series’ regulars — including Heidi and Spencer Pratt, Lo Bosworth and Audrina Patridge. Kristin, who has previously admitted she was brought on the show for dramatic purposes, has promised to bring back the drama by, “Drinking, fighting, hooking up — all that good stuff!” she joked.
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So should we expect to see some wig snatching as shown in the previews? No says Kim. She tells UsWeekly, “No. It didn’t happen.” The previews have show cast mate Sheree Whitfield pulling on Kim’s wig hair during a heated argument.
What we can expect however is a lot more drama than the first season. “There’s a ton more drama!” says Kim, who also admits to “definitely” being in the center of it all due to “a lot of miscommunication.”
New housewife on the block, Kandi Burruss also admits to being nervous about the show. “It’s very interesting,” she says. “I’m very nervous of how people will respond. We don’t get to see how it’s edited. We only get the episodes a week in advance. I don’t know how it’s going to come off. But I’m looking forward to it.”
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This will be Kate’s residence as she and Jon will be sharing their parenting duties, and custody of the kids at their Pennsylvania home. When one parent stays at the Pennsylvania house with the kids, the other will take off to their individual apartments. Jon is also renting a condo in New York.
Another interesting tidbit, Kate’s new condo will be located just a block away from bodyguard, Steve Neild‘s office in Rockville. For those not familiar with this story, Kate was rumored to be having an affair with Steve not too long ago.
Picture of her new condo below -
UPDATE – According to RaderOnline, Kate has had a change of heart, and will no longer be moving to Maryland.
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!
A new reality show, More To Love will debut on FOX tonight featuring Luke Conley as the leading man in search of love. The 26-yr-old real estate investor and sub-contractor was interviewed by PEOPLE about his participation in the first dating reality show featuring a full figured bachelor and bachelorettes.
The series will show Luke, who is 6?3? tall and weighs more than 300 lbs dating 20 bachelorettes in a quest to find love. Luke doesn’t reveal if he found love but he wants you to tune in and be a part of his journey as he embarks on love.
These are excerpts from the interview:
TV is a notoriously thin place, but there’s been an upswing in pleasantly plump programming. Why do you think that is?
Maybe they have wider angles on their cameras now so they can fit me on. Maybe the trend is heading in that direction because people are just looking for something new and more real.
Were you concerned about being the butt of a nationally televised joke?
I was concerned the main premise of the show was to poke fun. It seemed like everyone had to be talked into it for that same reason. But it’s legitimate. The desire of the show is for two people to make a sincere connection. It just so happens that they’re not size 2 models.
Are you offended by the title?
The title is suiting. I’m a big man so I definitely have more love.
Has weight impacted your love life over the years?
In high school, it caused me to be somewhat bashful. I would find out about girls with crushes on me, but I never knew what to do about it. Bulking up wasn’t something I didn’t have a choice in. I was pursuing a football career. After traveling and in college, I never let it hold me back or stop me from approaching a woman I was interested in.
Ashley, one of the finalists from Charm School 3, is speaking out about her Charm School experience. In this new interview with VH1, Ashley does a complete 180 from what we saw during the show’s finale.
She says neither Risky or Marcia deserved to win the $100,000 cash prize. She also admits that she faked a lot of her “changes” in order to win the cash. She finally lets us know she feels like a douchebag for crying during the finale.
Below are some excerpts from the interview -
I pretty much know how you’re going to answer this, but how was your time on the show?
I just think Charm School sucked. I really do. I think that they might have put people like me and Farrah on there knowing we would never win, but because we were entertaining. So many of the girls on there were boring. I don’t think there’s a whole lot about me that needs to change. Yeah, maybe I’m mean to some people, but the people that I’m mean to ask for it. Brittaney Starr asks for it. The only one I regret a little bit is Bubbles. I think she’s a nice girl, but she really did get on my nerves. I lived with her for a month. I don’t pretend to be a genius. I know my role, but Bubbles thinks that she is Professor Bubbles. It’s like, why are you here if you know everything?
You say that you don’t need to change much. What about the thing you said about not wanting your son to be ashamed of his stripper mom? Was that just for TV?
A lot of the things that I said on the show were to win the show, but everything I said about my son was real. I wouldn’t use him to win a show. I really don’t want him to grow up and when everyone’s like, “My mom’s a doctor,” “My mom’s a lawyer,” he’ll have to say, “My mom’s a stripper.” Obviously, I don’t want that for my kid. I don’t want him to have to be embarrassed by other kids for what they might say to him. I had him when I was 19, and I was in a position where I had to make money to support my child, and that is how I did it. I don’t regret that, but I am going back to school. I have two years left. I went to college for two years until I had my son, and I chose to stop going, because I didn’t want to put him in daycare. When he’s in regular school, I’ll go back, but until then, that’s kinda my life. I didn’t win Charm School.
So you’re still stripping?
Yeah. Well, I’ve danced three times since Charm School. It’s when I don’t have appearances and I’m in town for the weekend, then yeah, I will. But I do three appearances a week, and I make good money doing that. It’s not stripping money, but it’s enough.
Is dealing with the added stress of traveling tough when it comes to seeing your son?
No. I travel on the weekends, and he’s with his dad on the weekends anyhow. I’ve turned down plenty of jobs because I will not leave Monday through Thursday. He knows that he’s with his mom during the week.