Reid Rosenthal may still have feelings for Jillian Harris but that doesn't mean that the 30-year-old Philadelphia realtor isn't eager to move on. After all, it's been two months since he came back on The Bachelorette finale to profess his love for Jillian only to find out that she's already in love with Ed Swiderski.
"I thought I was the best guy for her," Reid told People. "I knew I wanted to spend tomorrow with her. I wasn't 100 percent sure we'd get married in six months or a year if she'd said yes. [But] I thought our relationship was 15 times better than the other two guys...When I saw her [at the After the Final Rose special], feelings came back. But everything happens for a reason. That's the way I think in life and just knowing that makes everything easier."
But there's a silver lining amidst Reid's heart-wrenching rejection on The Bachelorette
, and he's starting to realize that there are other fish in the sea. He's also ready to date again "pretty soon -- immediately" and admits that his stint on The Bachelorette
has been a hit with women.
"It's insane! I thought it was just in Philly but now I'm out in L.A. and I was hanging out by the pool minding my own business and every single person came up to me and they were taking pictures," he said. "When people come up, they are like, 'We feel so bad.' Two months have gone by, so I'm a little more detached from [the experience] than when I first got back."
As for being cast as the next Bachelor
, Reid isn't sure if he'd even consider it seeing how much time-consuming it would be. And just like Ed, who at one point left the show to save his job, Reid is also being practical and sensible about his options.
"The upside is that you have 25 girls coming after you, which is never a bad thing. I trust the process at this point even though it is a little unnatural and puts you in a situation here you have to get to know somebody faster than you typically would," he said. "The downside is it is a ton of work. Work doesn't scare me but with real estate being so busy now, it's gonna be hard for me to figure out how to keep my business and at the same time do that."
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: People(Image courtesy of WENN)