Another One Bites the 'Bachelor' Dust: Jillian and Ed Break Up
Another One Bites the 'Bachelor' Dust: Jillian and Ed Break Up
Meghan Carlson
Meghan Carlson
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
And then there were two. (Successful Bachelor couples, that is.)

Jillian Harrison, 29, and Ed Swiderski, who met and got engaged on The Bachelorette season 5, have announced their split.

"I love him and I'm really sad, but I have to look out for me," Harris told Us Weekly.

Swiderski, 30, sounded more open to a reconciliation--at least some point down the road:

"We're both kind of resetting. Jillian isn't happy and I'm definitely sad about the whole thing, but we've got to work through some things on our own if we decide to move forward."

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The announcement comes on the coattails of the much uglier and public breakup between Jake Pavelka, who originally competed for Jillian's affections before becoming The Bachelor, and his now ex-fiance Vienna Girardi.

But don't expect Jill and Ed to go down he same road as Jake and Vienna, who put their fight on display in a joint interview this past Monday during an episode of The Bachelorette. While watching the showdown, Harris tweeted, "Heartbroken for these two right now, not for the failure of the relationship, for the failure of restraint & the route it went down. Awww."

Given the recent Jake and Vienna blowout and the show's 2-for-19 track record, this latest breakup should come as no surprise, though surely saddens fans of Jillian and Ed, who at times seemed one of the most well-adjusted couples to come out of the program (second only to the show's golden couple, Trista and Ryan). But bumps in the road started early for these two: The scandal of the season revolved around accusations that Ed was juggling multiple girlfriends back home while pursuing Jillian.



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