It's going to take a couple more weeks before The Bachelorette kicks off it's ninth season with Desiree Hartsock but you can pass the time by catching up with the latest scoop and controversies surrounding the Bachelor franchise. In this week's roundup, we get updates on Sean Lowe and Catherine Guidici's relationship, a couple who recently parted ways and a new couple alert.
Roberto Martinez Dating a Playboy Playmate!?
Life and Style
reports that Roberto Martinez, who got engaged to Ali Fedotowsky on The Bachelorette
in 2010 and broke up with her in November 2011, has moved on to the arms of Playboy playmate Sara Underwood. "They're serious," an insider tells the magazine. "He couldn't be happier with Sara. Sara is nothing like Ali."
Meanwhile, Roberto is participating in a charity auction that gives fans the opportunity to bid on their dream date. Other participants from the Bachelor franchise include Sean Lowe's runner-up Lindsay Yenter, Ben Flajnik's ex Courtney Robertson and Jillian Harris' runner-up Kiptyn Locke.
Another Bachelor Couple Bites the Dust
Speaking of Kiptyn, he and Tenley Molzahn have called it quits after spending two and a half years together. Tenley, who was a runner-up on Jake Pavelka's Bachelor
season, met Kiptyn, a runner-up on Jillian Harris' Bachelorette
season, on Bachelor Pad
in 2010. The couple revealed the unfortunate news in a joint statement to People
: "With love and respect, we decided to take a break in January. We are both focused on philanthropic and personal growth at this time, wishing each other the best. Thank you for respecting our privacy. Thank you for your support always."
Sean and Catherine Going Strong
Amidst rumors that Sean and Catherine are struggling with their post-Bachelor
relationship, the former Bachelor
star turned Dancing with the Stars
contestant revealed just how much supportive Catherine is. "She's been cooking me dinner, offering to give me massages," Sean told OK! Magazine
. "I take her up on it sometimes but I don't want to take advantage of the poor girl. But she's been very sweet. She knows how hard I work with Peta so she goes out of her way to make sure I'm happy when I come home."
Meanwhile, Sean and his professional dancing partner Peta Murgatroyd also denied rumors about Sean being a total diva.
"Absolutely...not," Peta said. "He is so far from it, it's absolutely absurd and it's laughable. We heard about it and burst out laughing because he's not like that at all."
"She yells, but it's in a joking way, and I don't take her that seriously anyway when she does yell at me," added Sean, who describes his relationship with Peta as "perfect." "I'm not scared of her. We get a lot accomplished, we have fun, she does get on my butt but I need it and she's making me a better dancer."
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