According to US Weekly another couple from the famous reality TV shows, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are calling off their engagement. Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski who met and became engaged on last season’s The Bachelorette are calling it quits. Harris reportedly told US Weekly that she loves Ed and is really sad about the breakup. Swiderski said they’re both resetting and Jillian isn’t happy about the situation, but they’ve got to work through some things on their own before they can move forward.
This breakup comes just on the heels of the hostile split between last seasons Bachelor couple Jake Pavelka and Vienna Giradi. On the Jul.5, 2010 episode of The Bachelor, millions of viewers tuned in to see the face to face confrontation between Jake and Vienna concerning their highly public broken engagement. I’m sure ABC’s ratings went through the roof with that airing. Name calling such as liar, tears and Vienna getting up and walking off stage all kept viewers glued to their TV sets to see what was next.
True love,”how sweet it is”, while the cameras are rolling, that is. Since The Bachelor first aired in 2002, there have only been two marriages that have come out of all this hoopla. The “will you marry me” and accepting of the big diamond rock that is put on lady’s finger is about as forever as the arrival of the next season’s shows. More times then not, by the time the next person looking for the right partner comes on the show, the last couple that got engaged on the previous season’s show is a “has been.”
Reality TV it is, but who’s reality is it, really? How can anyone possible expect to find a life partner where 25 individuals are vying for one persons hand in marriage. In less then a couple of months of TV airings you’re suppose to find true love. Personally, I don’t think so, but of course I could be totally wrong. Most statistics seem to be leaning toward my opinion though, if that amounts to anything, that is.
Weather you find true love or not on The Bachelor or Bachelorette realty TV shows, theses shows aren’t about to go away anytime soon, I don’t think. Today’s society seems to thrive on this type of reality TV. More and more reality TV shows are popping up every season. They also all make very good tabloid gossip, another big money maker in the media world.
Who will be the next Ed & Jillian or Jake & Vienna is yet to be seen, but chances are whoever they are, their relationship will more then likely turn out the same way. It won’t stop the reality TV ratings from going up though. There will be just as many, or maybe even more viewers watching to see who the next Bachelor or Bachlorette will be when the new season begins. More then likely I’ll probably be one of those viewers.
Sources: US Weekly