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Jillian Harris Reveals The Real Reason She Dumped Ed Swiderski

“It’s terrible to leave because the other person doesn’t know what they want … He’s not a bad guy, he’s just not quite ready to grow up.”

—”Bachelorette” Jillian Harris on why she split with fiance Ed Swiderski. A very diplomatic way of saying he’s an immature douche. Duh. We could have told her that. [US Weekly] Keep reading »

Jillian Harris Contractually Obligated To Return Her Ring

What do you do with the ring when an engagement is called off? It’s one of those subjects people can debate for hours, and recently there have been a slew of court cases about it. But for Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski, who’ve ended their engagement, things are even more complicated since Ed didn’t technically buy the ring—ABC did. Jillian’s ring is a $60,000 monstrosity from Neil Lane, with a 2.05 carat stone in the center, six baguette cut diamonds around it, and a platinum band. And she is contractually obligated to return it. Apparently, “Bachelor” contracts stipulate that the ring belongs to the show until the couple has been together for two consecutive years. Even at that point, if things go sour and they want to sell or get rid of the ring, they have to give ABC a week’s notice, in written form. Geez, I wonder what the contract says about first-born children. Do they automatically have to be named Chris Harrison, regardless of gender? [Radar] Keep reading »

Jillian And Ed Call Off Their Engagement

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? Keep reading »

Advice For Jillian Harris Now That She’s Moving In Wth Ed Swiderski

I guess it’s time for me to give up the dream that Jillian Harris will realize marrying Ed Swiderski is a BIG mistake and run back into the arms of Reid Rosenthal. In light of a million warning signs, “Bachelorette” Jillian is blindly plodding forward with Ed. Yup. She’s moving into his condo this week. [Insert blood-curdling scream here.] In regards to taking this huge step in their relationship, Jillian says, “I can start [having] a real life again. I’m looking forward to some sort of normalcy –- making dinners, waking up early, cleaning house. It’s perfect.” [People]

Jillian … eek! There is a difference between “leap of faith” and “blind faith.” As those of us who have lived together know, living with Ed is not likely to be the “perfect” arrangement she’s expecting. Even all those cute pillows from Pottery Barn won’t change the fact that Ed is either gay or a two-timer. Sigh. We have to let her make her mistakes. But because I have a soft spot for her, I thought the least I could do is give some advice on how to survive the first week living together. Keep reading »

After Emails Have Been Leaked, Why Does “The Bachelorette” Couple Stay Together?

Perhaps not quite as exciting as a leaked celeb sex tape but titillating nonetheless, email exchanges between “The Bachelorette”‘s Ed Swiderski and the two women he allegedly had relationships with, through (and after) the taping of the show, have been leaked all over the internet (you can read the full exchange here). In the emails, Swiderski shows his romantic side, saying sweet things to Lindsey Johnson and Bethany Steffen like, “I’m going to molest you when I get home.” Apparently, he promised both girls he’d only be gone for two weeks and when two weeks came and went and he was still taping the show, he emailed Lindsey: “Trying to leave tomorrow … hopefully I can pull it off.” Of course, as any avid viewer knows, he did indeed “pull off” going home early — citing work obligations as his excuse — only to return to the show a week or so later. The rumor is he slept with Lindsey while he was away from the show.

By all accounts, bachelorette Jillian Harris is standing by her man (Ed proposed on the final episode and she accepted). She repeatedly laughs off all allegations, saying: “None of it’s true, Ed’s told me about both women, I trust him, and that’s all you need to know.” But who’s buying it? Surely there must be some reason that she’s sticking with Ed and not dumping his ass faster than you can say “Loser!” As it turns out, there is a reason she’d want to keep up appearances that they’re still a couple — and it has nothing to do with love.
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Tabloid Cheat Sheet: Kelly Ripa’s Non-Boob Job? “The Bachelorette” Sleaze?

This week, the tabloids had a very diverse spattering of cover stories that dealt with more than just the usual suspects. No “Twilight” drama, no Jon and Kate—just fascinating leads about Kelly Ripa not getting a boob job and Dr. Phil maybe sexually abusing someone over two decades ago. So you don’t have to face the embarrassment of hugging five tattered ‘bloids to your chest at the checkout counter, we found the stories you need to know. Well, maybe “need” is a strong word. Keep reading »

“Bachelorette” Bombshell: Did Ed Cheat With Two Women?!

I knew Ed Swiderski couldn’t be trusted! This week’s Us Weekly drops a bomb — Ed allegedly had not one, but TWO girlfriends while filming “The Bachelorette,” slept with both of them during the filming process, and even expressed that Jillian Harris wasn’t his type. Ed and Jillian appeared on “Good Morning America” this morning to refute the story, but Us Weekly based their allegations on interviews with the two women, plus emails and text messages allegedly between them and Ed. Check out the “GMA” interview here and read the whole Us Weekly story. Do you think Ed is a snake or these two women are just out for publicity? Personally, I think one thing is clear — shoulda picked Reid, Jillian! Keep reading »

Foolproof Way To Win Reality TV Love Shows: Leave!

Hey there, ladies. You want to be the last contestant standing on a reality TV looking-for-love show, right? Sure, we all do! If you want to walk away with Jason Mesnick or Brad Womack, or even Bret Michaels or Ray J, I have a new strategy for you — leave in a dramatic huff. But here’s the clincher: come back a week or two later claiming that you made a terrible mistake. No, seriously, this just worked for both Ed on “The Bachelorette,” who left because he was worried he was going to get fired from his job, and London on “Daisy Of Love,” who skipped out on the show just because he couldn’t take the heat. Here’s why this plan is so diabolical. Keep reading »

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