RadarOnline reports friends of the couple believe Ed’s playboy ways is to blame for the split. “We think Ed was doing shady stuff during their relationship,” an inside source told Radar in an exclusive interview. “Jillian knew but couldn’t put her finger on it.”
The friends also recall another incident about a month-and-a-half ago when the couple flew to Los Angeles from Chicago and Jillian stayed with girlfriends while Ed stayed with the guys.
The morning after the night out on the town, Ed’s pals had an early tee-time to play golf but when they went to pick up Ed, he couldn’t make it. “I believe he had a girl with him and had no way to get her out of the house,” revealed the inside source. “They all knew he was a player.”
A former Bachelor contestant also chimes in, “Jillian thought that she could change him.”
Radar is also reporting that Jillian will have to return her $60,000 Platinum Neil Lane engagement ring to ABC. Why? Well apparently to keep the ring, the engaged couple is required to stay together for 2 years. They do not have to get married within that 2 year period, but they would need to remain a couple. This might explain why Jillian was so hell bent on making things work with Ed despite the very public details of his two timing ways.
UsWeekly is breaking the story in their latest issue. And former Bachelorette star Jillian is confirming the news to the mag, “I love him and I’m really sad, but I have to look out for me,” says Jillian, 29.
Ed, 30, also talks to the mag, “We’re both kind of resetting. Jillian isn’t happy and I’m definitely sad about the whole thing, but we’ve got to work through some things on our own if we decide to move forward.”
This news isn’t exactly a shocker as it was revealed last August that Ed had two girlfriends back home in Chicago during his time on the show. Even more damaging was news that Ed had sex with one of the said girlfriend just days after proposing to Jillian. There have also been rumblings that despite moving in with Jillian, Ed had yet to curb his cheating ways.
“There’s bumps on the road, and we don’t always deal with them properly,” said Jillian to UsWeekly in early June. “Our life is not always perfect.”
UsWeekly promises to reveal the actual reason for the split in their latest issue.
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