And for today’s edition of stories we saw coming 10 million miles away—Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski have called off their engagement. What?!?! But “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” couples always stay together. Jillian and Ed told the whole story to Us Weekly, but didn’t make it 100 percent clear whether they are totally dunzo or just putting wedding plans on indefinite hold. “I love him and I’m really sad, but I have to look out for me,” Jillian said. And Ed added, “Jillian isn’t happy and I’m definitely sad about the whole thing, but we got to work through some things on our own if we decide to move forward.”
Now, I like to think the best of people—especially, er, reality television participants—but doesn’t it seem a tad suspicious that they’re announcing their breakup five seconds after the flameout of Jake and Vienna? They wouldn’t be trying to bury the story, would they?And can they just breakup already? Last summer, the story leaked that Ed had two girlfriends while filming “The Bachelorette.” The ladies came forward and even shared their emails with the press to show Jillian what she was getting herself into. Heck, one of them even said they’d slept with Ed when he left the show supposedly for work reasons. But Jillian and Ed went on “Good Morning America” to shoot down the story, and Jillian moved to Chicago to shack up with Ed. Why, oh why, did she not choose Reid?