In May, former Bachelor
Andrew Firestone got engaged to Serbian model/actress Ivana Bozilovic, and on Monday, October 1, Firestone's father and Santa Barbara County Supervisor, Brooks Firestone, spoke of the couple's engagement, stating the two plan to wed in the Spring.
Brooks also expressed his approval of his son's fiancée, telling the Associated Press
, “We love her. She makes Andrew behave."
This is not the first time Andrew Firestone, grandson of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company founder Harvey Firestone, has gotten engaged. In 2003, viewers watched as he picked Jennifer Schefft out of 25 women and proposed to her in the third season finale of ABC's reality dating competition, The Bachelor.
Following the show, they dated for several months and even talked about having children together, but eventually called it quits in December 2003.
In February 2004, rumors pointing to a reconciliation between Firestone and Schefft sprouted, but they eventually died down when Schefft starred in The Bachelorette
's third edition and Firestone began seeing Bozilovic.
Thirty-year-old Bozilovic, whose credits include Wedding Crashers
and National Lampoon's Van Wilder
, grew up in Chicago and has been working with Firestone at his family's vineyard in Los Olivos, California.
So far, no couple from The Bachelor
series has made it to the altar, although Byron Velvick, the sixth to appear on the reality series, and his chosen partner, Mary Delgado, are still reportedly together. The most recent couple to go their separate ways is Charlie O' Connell and Sarah Brice, who met and fell in love during the show's seventh season.
The Bachelorette's Trista Rehn has had better luck, having married fireman Ryan Sutter in December 2003. Rehn recently gave birth to their first child.
The Bachelor's current season features Brad Womack
, a bar owner from Texas. It airs every Monday night at 9pm on ABC.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Associated Press, Zap2it
(Image Courtesy of the Associated Press)