The Bachelorette's Jillian Harris: I'm Not Destroyed!
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Jillian Harris may have disproved rumors surrounding her fiancé Ed Swiderski and his alleged "girlfriends" but that hasn't stopped critics from hitting The Bachelorette star with yet another accusation. When two women, Lindsey Johnson and Bethany Steffen, surfaced the news claiming that Swiderski was still involved with them while he was pursuing Harris on the ABC reality dating series, Jillian reportedly felt betrayed and that her relationship with Swiderski is now shattered.

But Harris asserts to People that she's "not destroyed! There's a little bit of anxiety that comes with this news, but I am absolutely not destroyed."

"What did he do wrong?" Harris asked. "My biggest concern is with everything that happened after the day we got engaged, and after we got engaged he has been so open with me. He's told me all of this, every little text message and every little phone call. I use his computer. I know that any communication he had with the girls post-show was platonic. I'm not worried about it."

So it appears that Swiderski did get in touch with Johnson and Steffen. But whether or not his communication with them is "more than platonic" remains in question. Last month, Swiderski talked to People about his relationship with Johnson prior to getting engaged, confessing, "When I left for this show we were not dating, but I certainly still had feelings for her."

While this is certainly hurtful, a very forgiving Harris says she understands exactly how Swiderski feels, given that she was also in love with two other guys just before she got engaged on The Bachelorette.

"I know what it feels like to fall in love with somebody and to be in love with somebody [while] they are in love with somebody else. It's very heartbreaking," the Bachelorette star said. "I feel so awful, but since we've been home and since we've been engaged we've been exclusive and he's done nothing wrong."

"Ed and I are trying to find humor in all of this -- and there isn't much -- but it's bringing us closer," she added.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: People
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