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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?