Bachelor couple Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici were married last night in a live Bachelor Wedding special on ABC. Sean cried. (a lot) I cried. (a little) Sean's father, Jay, officiated the ceremony. According to Catherine, "grown sexy" was the theme and "very romantic" was the mood.
Catherine looked stunning in her Monique Lhuillier gown!!
If there's a void in your life where the Bachelor used to be, have I got a treat for you! ABC recently announced a month full of Bachelor and Bachelorette related events. Seriously, every Sunday and Monday night in January, BAM! Bachelor on your TV. ABC is calling it Juan-uary, cause they're clever like that.
The specials kick off on Sunday, January 5 with the Bachelor: Countdown to Juan Pablo. Get an inside look at our newest Bachelor, Juan Pablo Galavis, including an in-depth look at his life as a single dad in Miami. This special will also feature a behind-the-scenes look at the Bachelor's casting process and an introduction to few of the ladies vying for Juan Pablo's heart.
Juan Pablo's turn as the Bachelor begins on Monday, January 6. Juan Pablo, 32, is a former professional soccer player from Venezuela with a great sense of humor and a sexy accent. Yes, please. And I'll have seconds.
Mr. Three Back-to-Back Reality Shows, aka Sean Lowe, is now crying about the fact that he can't go out with his buddies without being hounded by fans. Well, when you flaunt your rock-hard abs on TV every Monday night, these things are bound to happen.
"I've always said that I'm not looking for fame," Sean said. "In fact, I don't like the fame aspect of being the Bachelor or being on Dancing With the Stars. I wish I could – you know, I can't go out in Dallas with my buddies anymore because I'm left taking pictures the whole night because people – you know, they recognize me and they want to take pictures."
Leave it to Ashley "Build-A-Bear" Hebert to buck the system when it comes to wedding etiquette. Seriously, someone get this girl an Emily Post book stat! No, I'm being too hard on Ashley and her fiancé J.P. Rosenbaum. I should be applauding the Bachelorette pair for actually making it down the aisle given the curse that seems to plague all relationships born of the Bachelor franchise. Did you know that out of twenty-four seasons there have been twenty-one engagements that failed? I mean, yes, two of those engagements belonged to both Brad Womack and former flame Emily Maynard, but those odds aren't good! My math is bad…I realize that Emily's engagement to Brad doesn't factor in, but I feel like it is worth mentioning. Lots of failed relationships!
Of course, when Chris Harrison talks about the most dramatic rose ceremonies ever I never thought that he would try to orchestrate the most dramatic televised wedding ever. I don't know whether to be disgusted or proud for what will surely be Bachelor Pad style television. Slow clap, Mr. Harrison, slow clap.
There aren't too many Bachelor success stories to be told, but Jason and Molly are one of the few couples who beat the odds. Sure, Jason initially proposed to Melissa Rycroft. He later had doubts and reunited with Molly. Jason and Molly are happy. Melissa and her husband Tye are happy. So… does it really matter now? Absolutely not.
Jason and Molly faced some extremely harsh criticism following their reunion, yet they managed to remain together. Jason and Molly wed in February 2010. They should write an e-book or something, How to Survive The Bachelor Media S**t Storm For Dummies. I digress. Baby news! “Our family is getting a little bit bigger!” Molly revealed to People magazine. “I’m into my second trimester and I feel really good.”
According to PEOPLE magazine, Ava Grace Strickland was born in Dallas, weighing in at 6 lbs., 13 oz. Ava Grace is the first child for the couple, who tied the knot back in December 2009 in Mexico.
“Our lives have changed so much in the last two years and today we’ve been blessed with the best change ever, our beautiful baby girl,” Melissa, 27, said in a statement.
Melissa, who was famously dumped by Jason Mesnick following their engagement on The Bachelor, dated Tye on and off for two years, before rekindling their romance in 2009, and getting engaged just four months after her breakup with Jason. Congrats to Melissa & Tye!
The former Bachelorette star tells UsWeekly that she and Roberto, her fiance of seven months, almost exchanged quickie vows in Las Vegas recently. “I was like, ‘Maybe we should just go with them and get married,” Ali, 26, said. “But it would probably upset a few people.” By them, she is referring to Bachelor couple Jason and Molly Mesnick who were in Vegas to renew their wedding vows for their 10 month anniversary. Yes, their ’10-month’ anniversary.
Despite axing the Vegas quickie wedding idea, it seems Ali is now planning for a 2011 wedding. ”I’ve been looking at a lot of wedding things and I’m always like, ‘That looks tacky.’” Ali adds that “maybe it’s just the ones I’ve seen are really matchy, matchy,” she told US. “I kind of want to make it a little different. Very light and air, I guess, is my theme.”
Ali also knows who will be in her wedding party. “My sister, his sister definitely,” said Ali. “And then I have a couple good friends in my life. I definitely have some in mind.”
TELL US – DO YOU THINK ALI AND ROBERTO WILL MAKE IT DOWN THE AISLE?
DeAnna, 28, confirms to the magazine that she is indeed engaged to Stephen Stagliano, who just happens to be the twin brother of former Bachelorette contestant Michael Stagliano. “I was crying, holding his hands, and he showed me the ring. I just nodded, like, ‘Yeah!’” DeAnna tells Us.
UsWeekly is also reporting that former Bachelor contestant Holly Durst is engaged to Michael Stagliano, a contestant on the Bachelorette season of Jillian Harris. Michael proposed to Holly on June 26th.
DeAnna and Holly both met their fiances (the twins) at a party for 2009′s The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All special. The two engaged couples plan on having a double wedding in the spring of 2010.
The quartet is also hoping to have their weddings featured on an impending reality show titled Four Better, for Worse.
Continuing with the Bachelor incestuous theme, RadarOnline is now reporting Jesse Csincsak is engaged to former Bachelorcontestant Ann Lueders.
In case you’re wondering, yes this is the same Jesse who used to be engaged to DeAnna Pappas after winning her Bachelorette season in 2008, and yes this is the same Jesse who briefly dated DeAnna’s future sister-in-law to be, Holly Durst in 2009. Whew!
Jesse, who might or might not be a raging famewhore, made sure to invite the RadarOnline cameras to capture every moment of his intimate engagement and also made sure to tell the site he proposed with a “stunning $22,000 custom-made 2 carat princess cut engagement ring designed by Rob Levit of North Eastern Ohio-based Levit Jewelers Inc.”
And in case you’re asking yourself, who the heck is Ann Lueders? Well you’re not alone. A quick search however shows Ann was on the Bachelor season 13 with Jason Mesnick. She was however eliminated the first night.