After searching for love on both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Jen Schefft finally found it ... in fellow Chicagoan Joe Waterman, who's not affiliated with the ABC reality series in any way! The two got married last night! Yay!
A "traditional yet modern" Windy City ceremony joined the two for life. Jen Schefft, 32, met Joe Waterman, 35, four years after giving up on reality TV romance.
"We clicked early on, and it happened so fast," she said. "We just got along so well, and it was so easy. I never worried when I'd see him again or when he'd call."
He proposed this past September, and that was awesome, but just one month after she got engaged to Waterman, Schefft was laid off from her sales job.
She was thus determined to have a low-cost wedding.
The small ceremony - which she promised wouldn't include any roses a la The Bachelor and The Bachelorette - included fewer than 100 guests.
"You don't want to exclude anyone, but I just wanted close friends and family," she said. "It's about Joe and me, not entertaining 400 people."
Before she found her soulmate in Joe Waterman, Schefft was the winner of The Bachelor's third season and engaged to Andrew Firestone. She moved to San Francisco to be with him, but their relationship soon fizzled and they broke up.
She turned down a proposal on 2005's The Bachelorette. On Monday, Jillian Harris stars on the new season and begins her quest for love!