It's time to relive the biggest hits and misses from this week's The Bachelorette — and there were actual hits with an extreme dodgeball match that ended with an ambulance ride, plus fake cowboy shoot-outs and one very emotional rose fail.
Desiree Hartsock may have had her heart broken on the last season of The Bachelor, but she said she knew "yes" was the right answer when she was asked to sign on for The Bachelorette. Desiree stopped by our LA studios recently to weigh in on the strong personalities in this season's crop of men and whether Ben will emerge as the "bad guy" of the competition. She also reacted to some advice Sean Lowe publicly shared for her and reflected on whether she was surprised by the choice she made in the season finale. The next episode of The Bachelorette airs tonight on ABC at 8/7 Central.
Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock soaked up the LA sun in a teal Voda Swim bikini on Monday. During her laid-back beach day, the 27-year-old bridal stylist relaxed on the sand and dove into a little Summer reading with Little Bee by Chris Cleave.
After being sent home by Bachelor Sean Lowe last season, Des — a fan favorite — now holds the roses as a pool of bachelors vie for her heart. Season nine of The Bachelorette premiered on Memorial Day, and based on the first two episodes, the men seem willing to do anything to find love with Des. This week, she and the guys were part of a Soulja Boy rap video, and although the season previews show plenty of drama, she's told fans that she has faith. In her first blog post, Des wrote, "As I stood in front of the Bachelor mansion in my shiny silver dress, I was filled with hope and eagerness to see what kind of men would come strutting out of those limos." Take a look at Desiree's LA beach day, and keep up with her love life by tuning in to our weekly Bachelorette recaps!
A knight in shining armor, an indecent proposal, and a shirtless Sean wannabe — as the social media guy, Kasey, would say, last night's premiere episode of The Bachelorette was #eventful. Twenty-five guys let their Cupid arrows fly for the first time at this season's Bachelorette, Desiree Hartsock, and we're going through the night's biggest hits and misses.
The Bachelorette premiered this week, and we've officially "met" all of Desiree Hartsock's suitors. A lot of them were adorable, and just as many were borderline nuts. Fans of the show know the limousine introductions are one of the best/weirdest portions of each season, and this year, the guys' entrances were even more exceptional than usual.
Sure, some guys just came up and said hello, but then there was Diogo, who showed up in a full suit of armor, Nick, the magician, Micah, who sewed his own suit, Zak W., who didn't even bother with a suit (or a shirt), and one uncomfortably forward "gentleman," who didn't even make it to the rose ceremony. Sometimes these gimmicks pay off, but for most of these suitors, their stunts fell flat with Desiree. Which bizarre entrance was most memorable for you?
If there's one guilty pleasure of mine, it's not being able to resist the rose giving, hot tub kissing, and awkward dating that is The Bachelorette. Season after season, I swear off the torture, only to find myself once again plopped on the couch with a girlfriend or two and a glass of wine cringing at too-eager fellas and tipsy Bachelorettes. And Desiree Hartsock's season, which kicks off May 27, will be no exception.
This wedding season, if you're planning a bachelorette party, why not incorporate the hilarity, drama, and, of course, love of The Bachelorette into the festivities? I've come up with some ideas for throwing a The Bachelorette-themed bachelorette party — what do you think? Will you accept this rose?
And you thought your dating life was complicated. Eleven years, 25 seasons, and two spinoffs later, ABC's reality TV dating show The Bachelor may not have the best track record when it comes to finding everlasting love for each season's winners, but there have been a surprising number of hookups and marriages among the growing group of alumni.
The Bachelor just finished up its 17th season with Sean Lowe proposing to Catherine Giudici, and the engaged twosome is planning a televised big day. The only other couple that's still together (from the same season) is Jason Mesnick and his runner-up Molly Malaney, who married in 2010 and welcomed their first child in March. The Bachelorette has had a better track record with two successes out of eight seasons. The very first star of the spinoff, Trista Rehn, married her pick Ryan Sutter on national TV in 2003, and they have two children together. And then Ashley Hebert married her season's winner J.P. Rosenbaum (also on TV) in 2012. Even the Bachelor Pad has resulted in some love connections. After meeting on the spinoff, Blake Julian and Holly Durst announced their engagement during the finale and married last year.
Some of the more random pairs include Andrew Baldwin's ex-contestant Peyton Wright marrying Ali Fedotowsky's ex-contestant Chris Lambton in 2012. The duo even has a show together on HGTV. And recently we've been surprised by the matchup of two-time Bachelor star Brad Womack dating Sean Lowe's second runner-up AshLee Frazier. For even more unlikely matches, click on the helpful chart we created above!
On May 27, Desiree Hartsock meets her eligible bachelors in the season nine premiere of The Bachelorette — and if she doesn't find her future husband from those 25 guys, no worries, she can always go back to the show's pool of exes.
On Sean Lowe's season of The Bachelor, it was pretty clear Desiree Hartsock — aka "Des" — was the fan favorite. And while she didn't win Sean's love, the 27-year-old bridal stylist has a whole new crop of cuties to choose from as the next star of The Bachelorette. Her 25 eligible bachelors have been announced, so ahead of the May 27 premiere, we're asking you to weigh on what "type" of contestants these fellas will be. Is the magician getting the boot? Will the hot doc make it far? Check out Des's pool of eye candy now, and give your two cents!
Who's got a basketful of roses and is excited for this week's premiere of The Bachelorette? This girl! Desiree Hartsock may have walked away empty-handed and broken-hearted when she appeared on Sean Lowe's season of The Bachelor, but the brunette is back for more, and this time, she's the leading lady. We've got pictures of all her suitors, from the brawny to the brainy. Let's make some snap judgments, before the premiere!