Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski Breakup:Bachelorette Split Update – Two weeks ago Jake Pavleka and Vienna Girardi announced their separation, now it appears that the “Bachelorette’s” star Jillian Harris and winner Ed Swiderski will also be taking some time apart. A representative for the couple said that they would be taking some time apart to re-evaluate their relationship.
The couple was engaged in May 2009, following the conclusion of the NBC reality show. By all accounts they were doing very well, and had moved in together into Swiderski’s one-bedroom Chicago condo last September. The duo had previously decided that they wanted to have a 2010 wedding, and it now appears that those plans have been called-off or postponed.
“It feels more normal than any relationship I’ve ever had,” Harris said following the couple’s engagement. “When we’re together it’s very real.”
Reportedly, their engagement has not been as rock-solid as it was portrayed in the media. Last August, the couple battled through widespread reports and rumors that Swiderski had been cheating on Harris. Two women had claimed that Swiderski was stringing them along while he was filming the reality show. Harris said that the claims did not bother her, and that she was “not destroyed.”
“Ed and I are trying to find humor in all of this –- and there isn’t much -– but it’s bringing us closer,” she said.
Hopefully the two of them can reconcile their differences, and give engagement another shot. They were a fan-favorite for many when their season of the “Bachelorette” aired.