Desiree Hartsock, our most recent Bachelorette, pretty much picked her second choice, Chris Siegfried. Her first choice, Brooks, chose to leave the show. Probably so he could make out with more older women. So Desiree picked Chris, and people gave her a lot of shit for it, saying she didn’t really love him and just wanted to get married.
Well, there are rumors that the pair aren’t happy and may be ready to break up soon.
I’m honestly surprised that she moved to Seattle for him. I thought they would have broken up before that happened. But real life in Seattle seems to pale in comparison to the dream life they had on The Bachelorette. From inTouch:
The pair, who got engaged on the Aug. 5 season finale, are even sharing a car — Chris’ dented Honda Civic, which is a big change from the Bentley she drove around in on the show. “When Chris takes the car to work, Des is stranded at home,” a source tells In Touch. “They kicked off their first weekend in Seattle with a whimper — just after 10 on their first Friday night, their car was parked safely in the driveway.”
And as their daily lives have slowed down dramatically, from exotic escapades to trips to Target, so has the passion. Spotted shopping for patio furniture and clothes hangers at a Fred Meyer supermarket on Aug. 15, an eyewitness tells In Touch, “Chris seemed totally disinterested [in Des]. There was zero affection between them.”
Des’ brother Nate, who is convinced that Chris was not her first choice, also insists his sister’s new life in Seattle won’t last. “She’s a California girl at heart. She could come back in a year or several years from now,” Nate says. “But for sure, she’ll eventually return.”
I want to point out, in all fairness to Chris, that when I’m in the supermarket, I look like I want to kill myself. The supermarket is miserable. But the warning signs are there. The fastest way to ruin a relationship is to share a car. And her brother knows her really well, so if he’s saying it’s not going to last, there’s a lot of weight in that.
However, Bachelor Biceps and Boring Fiance are still together, so anything is possible. Although they also haven’t wed yet.
August 21, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
This season of The Bachelorette was ridiculous and dramatic. Desiree Hartsock, after being dumped by her #1 choice, Brooks Forester, the only guy she said she loved, a mere 2 days later she decides that she was really in love with her second choice, Chris Siegfried (sucking face with her above). He proposed, and she accepted. But not before she interrupted his proposal to tell him how she really felt about the other guy. People recapped it:
I do want to be completely honest with you. I was torn apart by Brooks’s leaving. I loved him … I feel like I was blindsided by my feelings for Brooks that I couldn’t see the one thing I always needed. [...] I love you so much.
Ummm…I don’t know if you saw part 1 of the finale last week, but she was devastated when Brooks left. Or should I say…Desirastated.
My point is that she sobbed, after he left, “I just want to go home” so it’s pretty clear this dude is just a consolation prize and she doesn’t want to be single anymore.
Oh, also, this is your new Bachelor. Juan Pablo.
Did you watch the finale? THOUGHTS???
August 6, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
For those of you who haven’t been watching, the bachelorette in question is Desiree Hartsock, a cast-off from Sean Lowe’s Bachelor season. She’s a beautiful girl, very sweet, gorgeous bod — and super boring. Her suitors are also super boring. And most of them don’t seem that into her. We had Ben and James, who made it pretty clear that they were on the show in the hopes of becoming the next bachelor, and we had Bryden who actually interrupted a date Desiree was on to announce that he was leaving, because he didn’t really feel a connection with her. Yeah, she basically got dumped. And then the poor guy she was on a date with had to console her. Oh, and we can’t forget the weird-ass rap video everyone made with Soulja Boy.
We’re down to 4 guys now but Desiree has made it clear that she’s “in love with Brooks!” (People magazine.) Brooks is also my favorite. He’s so hipster. Compared to the other guys. And as far as being in love, she hasn’t said that about any of the other guys. But Brooks doesn’t seem nearly as into her as she is into him. He’s the only one who didn’t tell her that he loved her, and to the cameras he revealed that he isn’t in love with her — yet. He hopes to be soon.
Oh and here’s another thing about Brooks — 18 months ago, apparently while in a monogamous relationship — the 26 year-old made out with a 51 year-old woman while on vacation in Puerto Rico. Reality Steve has the photos, and the story.
From Reality Steve:
I was sent an email by someone who told me that her and her family have gone down to Puerto Rico every New Year Eve for the last 11 years, and that back in late December of 2011 (so, 18 months ago), her mother had met a new “friend.” She proceeded to tell me that her mother had quite the time with her new “friend” that night and she had proof of it. Well, that “friend” was Brooks Forester, who was in Puerto Rico for New Year’s Eve that year with his best friend, Tyler Burton. You can see Tyler’s Twitter feed right here where he subtly, and not so subtly, likes talking about Brooks and posting Vine videos. So she passed the pictures along from that night taken at the El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico.
And of the girlfriend back home?
[...] at the time these pictures were taken, Brooks was dating this girl from Utah named Jennifer Hawkins. [...] I was told by friends of Jennifer’s that Brooks would no doubt deny (if he ever even acknowledges it- highly doubtful) that he and Jennifer weren’t exclusive at the time he went to Puerto Rico, but it’d be a lie. Jennifer absolutely thought they were exclusive and even though we are 18 months removed from New Year’s Eve in Puerto Rico and they have since broken up, I’m guessing she probably wouldn’t be too thrilled knowing that’s what Brooks was doing on his vacation with a woman almost twice his age while he and Jennifer were together.
Fabulous. Honestly, would this be a story if this guy 1. wasn’t top pick for “winning” The Bachelorette and 2. wasn’t making out with a woman twice his age? Of course not. What of it? If you’re curious about whether or not this affected Desiree’s feelings for him…you can read more of Steve’s blog. He has spoilers for the whole damn show.
More photos of Brooks making out with his older lady (and a photo of his friend Tyler posing with her) are below. ENJOY!!