An insider toldIn Touch Weekly that both Ed and Jillian plan to stay engaged and work through the problems, specifically the cheating allegations. “When Jillian accepted Ed’s proposal, she was starting to fall in love,” the magazine reports.
The insider continues, saying it wasn’t until after accepting the $60,000 ring that Jillian started to hear rumors that Ed might have kept company with a past girlfriend, among others.
A lot of people are wondering why Jillian has agreed to stay with Ed despite all the evidence pointing to him cheating. Former Bachelorette contestant, DeAnna Pappas believes money might be a factor.
“Hours after my finale, I was bombarded with offers for endorsements, special appearances and more,” Pappas told In Touch. “But the catch was they wanted both me and my fiancé (Jesse Csincsak).”
Four months following the final rose ceremony and proposal, DeAnna and Jesse broke up. Both were offered $10,000 to appear at a nightclub and $5,000 to appear at a mall.
“If Jesse and I stayed together, we could have easily cashed in,” Pappas said. “But for me, it felt like selling out.”
UPDATE – Edited to add that ABCpaid the first Bachelorette, Trista Rehn and husband Ryan Sutter, $1 million to televise their wedding back in 2003. So Jillian and Ed making it down the aisle could mean big bucks for the couple.
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.