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Bachelorette Jillian Harris Dishes On Wedding Plans & Babies

The Bachelorette’s Jillian Harris and fiancé Ed Swiderski appeared on the “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Thursday. Amidst all the rumors, the duo seems determined to stay together.

“We want everybody to know we are extremely happy and in love,” Ed tells Ellen, so much that the couple packed up Jillian’s home in Vancouver this past weekend and are officially moving in together next week.

“I’m all packed up and ready to go,” the 30-year-old smiled.

Ed attempted to explain away his alleged bad behavior by saying – “In every sense of the word, I was a bachelor before I went on the show, but I am not perfect. I am a human being.”

Ed goes on to say that he and Jillian have their struggles like any normal relationship and he is sure that fans of “The Bachelorette” would love to know the details, but there are things that should be kept private.

Ed also talked about the two women who started the “cheating allegation” controversy about him in the media. He says, “I don’t know what motivates someone to do something like that. I did have dialogue with these women and I know them pretty well. I don’t know what caused that.”

In other news, Jillian dished to E! News on Thursday at the Rosa Cha show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC. Interestingly, Ed was unable to attend the event with her. Oddly enough, It was Ed’s idea for Jillian to be accompanied by Mike Steinberg, New York baseball camp owner that was eliminated in episode four of The Bachelorette.

“Ed was supposed to be here today but then he couldn’t book his flight,” she explained. “Ed and he have been really good friends since the show. So Ed’s like, ‘You know what, why don’t you have Steinberg sit in for me? That’ll make some great news.'”

Jillian admitted to spending time with the most disliked Bachelor Jason Mesnick and his runner-up, Molly Malaney. In addition, Jillian beleives “Reid Rosenthal, would make an ideal next Bachelor because he’s “a solid package.”

So what about wedding plans and kids?

“I think everybody witnessed that it could be so intense right after the show was over. We want to try to live a normal life and get to the point where we live together and start to come together and then start planning,” she said.

Jillian wants a low key wedding with about 100 guests, couple cakes and a live band. And somewhere in the future they also want babies.

A photo of Jillian at the NYC fashion show below –

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The Bachelor’s Melissa Rycroft Sets a Wedding Date!

Melissa Rycroft has set a wedding date just months after announcing her engagement to fiance, Tye Strickland.

The new issue of UsWeekly reports The Bachelor star, 26, is set to wed insurance-agent beau Tye on Dec. 12.

“We aren’t doing much. I think small, we plan small,” says Melissa, who got engaged less than six months after being jilted in January by then fiance & Bachelor star, Jason Mesnick. “But whether it’s going to turn out the way we have it in our minds, I don’t know!”

UsWeekly is also reporting that Melissa has invited her former Bachelor costars, Jillian Harris and Naomi Crespo. Her former Dancing With the Stars partner Tony Dovolani, also scored an invite.

The New Bachelor Narrowed Down To Three Men!

The last seasons of both The Bachelor and Bachelorette have both ended with a bang, as Bachelorette winner Ed Swiderski seems to be sleeping with everyone including his fiancé Jillian Harris and two ex-girlfriends – Bethany Steffen and Lindsey Johnson. Despite all the cheating accusations surrounding Ed and Jillian, the Bachelor producers are already casting for the next season of the Bachelor.

There have been rumors that Jake Pavelka, Reid Rosenthal or Kiptyn Locke will likely be the next Bachelor. These three are all fan favorites from this season of The Bachelorette. The Bachelor Producer, Mike Fleiss, has now confirmed one of the three will be the next Bachelor to Entertainment Tonight. “When the new season of The Bachelor premieres, look for Reid, Kiptyn or Jake to be handing out the red roses,” says Fleiss.

While the producers have yet to announce when the next Bachelor will be revealed, we can definitely continue to count on both Ed and Jillian to keep us occupied with the cheating/break up allegations.

According to our polls, you all want Reid to be the next Bachelor. I guess we will wait and see.

Melissa Rycroft And Fiance Talk About Their True Love

Everything seems to be finally falling into place for Bachelor alum, Melissa Rycroft. Melissa’s life has made a complete 360 since being dumped publicly by her then fiance, Jason Mesnick, just months ago.

Melissa has since had a successful run on Dancing With The Stars, gotten a job with GMA, and recently gotten engaged to her beau, Tye Strickland.

“Tye is my true love,” Melissa, 26, tells PEOPLE in its new issue. These days, Melissa harbors no hard feelings towards her ex, Jason, because the situation brought her to where she is today. “No disrespect [to Jason] at all, but that situation doesn’t compare to where I am now – engaged and happy. It’s a different feeling,” she says.

Tye, 28, also speaks out for the first time about their relationship, “The last six months have not been normal…But we wouldn’t change it because what we had to go through has allowed us to be where we are today. It’s been a blessing in disguise, and I don’t think either of us has ill feelings towards anyone.”

The happy couple will be appearing tomorrow, July 28th, on The Bachelorette: After The Final Rose. I’m certain Melissa has her reservations appearing on this show considering what happened the last time she was on it.

Jason Mesnick & Molly Melaney Declare Their Love On Bachelorette

During this past Monday’s Bachelorette show-The Men Tell All episode, both Jason Mesnick and Molly Melaney declared their love for one another on national television. Even though it’s only been about six months, Mesnick said, “I’m really in love with Molly. She’s completely different from anybody else I’ve ever dated.”

Molly also added, “I would marry Jason tomorrow. I’m so crazy about him. I know I want to spend the rest of my life with him.”

Even though Jason and Molly both reside in different states, Jason is certain that wedding bells are in their future. The duo manage to see each other at least every other weekend. According to Jason, the plan is for Molly to relocate from Milwaukee to Seattle eventually.

Chris Harrison, host of last spring’s Bachelor finale where Mesnick dumped ex Melissa Rycroft, mentioned that it was “the most controversial moment in this show’s history.” “Was all that heartache worthwhile”, he then asked.

“What we have gone through … just absolutely ripped to shreds…” replied Molly “It was definitely tough on me.” Mesnick added that “it was a bigger backlash than I thought.” But he said he would endure even more scrutiny if that was what it took to be with Molly.

On the other hand, Melissa Rycroft recently confirmed her engagement to beau Tye Strickland with wedding preparations underway.


The Bachelorette: Why Wes Hayden Won’t Appear On ‘Men Tell All’

The Bachelorette “Men Tell All” episode is set to air tonight, but one man who will not be appearing on the show is Wes Hayden. Arguably the most hated Bachelor since Jason Mesnick, one can’t help but wonder why Wes will not be speaking his peace tonight. You would think the men are contractually obligated to appear on the show, but evidently Wes seems to be a special case. According to Austin360.com, an entertainment site based in Wes’ hometown, “(Wes) angrily declined to appear on the ‘Men Tell All’ episode, for which the show’s rejected bachelor contestants reunite on air. A week later, however, he changed his mind but was told the show didn’t want him there.” The reason being? The producers of The Bachelorette are not happy with Wes giving out unauthorized interviews. Wes has been pretty much bad mouthing the show in an attempt to defend himself. He blames bad editing for the way came off on the show. When asked about his non appearance, Wes said – “They cancelled mine. They didn’t want me talking to anybody. I’ve been available. I’ve worked too hard in my life to let somebody destroy me for their TV ratings. I might be from Texas and I might talk slow, but I’m not stupid. If I had a hidden agenda to go on that show, my lips would have been sealed, never would I have once said I was there for my CD, my career and I have a girlfriend. I know how to market myself, and it would not have been to go on TV and have everyone hate me. (An ABC spokeswoman, Cathy Rehl, said that the week Hayden was booted on air, he wasn’t available for a media conference call. Also, ‘we don’t do conference calls with all the men,’ she said.)” In other news, Jillian Harris continues to live in la la land and still says she remains uncertain as to whether or not Wes actually had a girlfriend, believed to be Laurel Kagay, on the show. Jillian said, “We’ll never really know… Well, we know he came there for his career—but we’ll never really know if he’s got a girlfriend or not. I don’t think the world will ever see the Wes I saw, even a glimpse of the Wes I saw.” Surprised to see Jillian still defending Wes to an extent. Does she really believe Tanner P and Jake made up the whole girlfriend story?

The Bachelor’s Jason Mesnick: Molly and I Will Get Married

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The Bachelor’s Jason Mesnick refuses to be upstaged by his ex fiance, Melissa Ryfroft, as Jason is now saying he and Molly will tie the knot someday. Melissa just got engaged to her beau Tye Strickland this past weekend.

“Things are going great,” Jason said on Good Morning America today, adding that he and Mollly will “absolutely someday” walk down the aisle.

According to Molly, she is also planning to move from Milwaukee to Seattle to be closer to her him. “We’re very happy,” she says. “We’re doing the distance thing right now.”

Molly also says “it’s been great” getting to know Jason’s 4-year-old son, Ty. The family recently went on a vacation to Turks and Caicos.

Surprised these two are still together despite all the public backlash over the way he treated Melissa, but I guess it’s time we all move past that. So good luck to these two.

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The Bachelor/DWTS’s Melissa Rycroft Is Engaged!

The good news keeps on coming for Melissa Rycroft. The former Bachelor and Dancing With The Stars contestant is now engaged to Dallas insurance agent Tye Strickland.

The two got engaged this weekend. It might seem rather quickly for The Bachelor fans, but the two have actually dated on and off for 2 years. They began dating once again after Jason Mesnick infamously dumped Melissa on national television.

Melissa has since gone on to excel on DWTS, and recently got a job as a correspondent on GMA (Good Morning America).

It seems being dumped by Jason might have been the best thing to ever happen to Melissa. Wondering what Jason is up to nowadays? He and Molly however seem to be making it work. The two were still a couple as of Late May.

Melissa Rycroft Gets New Job With Good Morning America

DWTS alum, Melissa Rycroft has just landed a new job with ABC’s Good Morning America as a special contributor, reports Usmagazine.

Rycroft, a 26-year-old sales representative and former Dallas cowboy’s cheerleader — will appear on the morning show about eight times during the summer, “bringing lighthearted, uplifting and fun stories to GMA,” says a source.

Remember, Rycroft was famously dumped by Jason Mesnick on ABC’s The Bachelor finale this past spring. She danced her way as one of the finalist on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

After the show ended, she told Us she didn’t have any plans.

“I’m not going to pursue anything right now,” she told Us, “but if things come my way I will look into them. Never say never!”

Following her outstanding performance on DWTS, we knew we haven’t seen or heard the last of Melissa.

The Boring Bachelorette And Creepy Bachelors

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Jillian Harris continues her search for true love tonight on The Bachelorette, as she continues to date the remaining 13 bachelors. I haven’t been blogging much about this show though I have been watching. Not sure if it has to do with the bad taste the whole Jason Mesnick/Melissa Rycroft fiasco left in my mouth, but this season hasn’t been as interesting to me.

While Jillian’s season has been a tad boring, the guys have yet to disappoint. Plus we finally get to find out tonight that one of the men actually has a girlfriend. Something about this reminds me of a VH1 dating show, so tonight’s episode should be GOOD.

And let’s not forget the very creepy bachelors casted for Jillian –

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We’ll start with foot fetish enthusiast Tanner P. I mean wow – does he not see how extremely creepy he comes across? More importantly, how can Jillian not send this creeper packing? All he talks about is “sucking on some toes.” Does he even know what Jillian looks like? because he seems to solely (pun intended) focus on her feet during all their one on ones. Something tells me he is on some city’s sex offender registry.

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And next we have David, who is in dire need of some form of anger management/therapy. The only thing that stands out about him is his loud mouth and multiple tattoos. He seems way more concerned with Juan than he is with Jillian. Still not sure why he made it his mission to bring down Juan.

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Finally, we have 35 years old Juan, who is the most hated guy in the house. Are the guys simply jealous of him or do they have a valid reason for hating him? I’m not sure I know the answer to this, as these reality shows are able to get creative with the editing. From what I have seen, I don’t see any valid reason they have to hate him.

Recently eliminated contestant, Sasha touches on this topic in his new interview below –

On Juan, the Most Hated Man in the House: “The whole house was against him. It was like instantaneous. Everyone was on it, but David just hates the guy. He’s like, ‘He’s a snake. He’s this he’s that.’ He will bury himself. Everyone thought Juan was a spy, working for the show. He’ll kind of alienate himself, and then when he needs to be in the picture, he’ll look like he’s just one of the guys hanging out when in reality he wasn’t doing any of that.”

On David’s Anger Issues: “His dad had three heart attacks [by age] 50, so it just runs in the family. Some things just bug you. Dave just has a personal mission to almost destroy [Juan] and just make sure he doesn’t move forward in the process. Obviously, there are some anger-management issues going on.”

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS SEASON OF THE BACHELORETTE?

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