It looks like the fairytale romance is far from over for Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski. Unwavering amidst scandalous accusations against Swiderski’s infidelity and lies, it’s good to know that the Bachelorette couple is staying together to work through any problems. But there’s another angle to this story and it’s a perspective that comes from former Bachelorette star DeAnna Pappas, who put forward that money might be the motivator for Harris to stay engaged with Swiderski.
“When Jillian accepted Ed’s proposal, she was starting to fall in love,” an insider told In Touch magazine, but now she feels like she has to stay with him.
It’s quite difficult to stick with your fiancÃ© after hearing all those nasty rumors, whether there’s some truth to it or not. And it’s even harder when alleged evidence like emails and text messages become accessible to the public. So why is Harris still with Swiderski? Perhaps it’s pride or possibly even true love. However, starring in a reality TV series also comes with perks that are just too hard to resist more often than not.
“Hours after my finale, I was bombarded with offers for endorsements, special appearances and more,” Pappas told In Touch. “But the catch was they wanted both me and my fiancÃ© [Jesse Csincsak].”
To refresh your memory, Pappas was the star of The Bachelorette season 4 in which she chose Csincsak over Jason Mesnick, who eventually starred on The Bachelor 13.
Pappas and Csincsak, who broke up four months after the show ended, were offered $10,000 to appear at a nightclub and $5,000 to appear at a mall and pose for photos with fans. But Pappas reasoned that “it felt like selling out.”
“If Jesse and I stayed together, we could have easily cashed in,” Pappas added.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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