Ed Swiderski, Jillian Harris Blog About "After The Final Rose" Special, Life After The Bachelorette

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Having gotten engaged to Ed Swiderski on The Bachelorette finale, then gone public with him on the "After the Final Rose" special last night, Jillian Harris is retiring from blogging for good. But not before posting one last cute entry!

Not only are Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski still together, they are smitten and planning on getting married within the next 12 months. We wish them all the best.

Here's what Jillian - with special guest Ed - had to say about engagement, their journey on The Bachelorette, and what's next as they begin their life together ...

"Well ... that’s a wrap! I will keep this post short and sweet as I have an eager man waiting for me and wanting to get OUT IN PUBLIC together ... FINALLY!"

"A wise man once said, 'Love, it don’t come easy' - and that is so true. I can honestly say I have found my best friend but it didn’t come without consequences."

"Aside from the crying, surprises, drama, criticism and most importantly, hurting two incredible men that I will never forget - please know that it broke my heart."

"I never imagined in a million years I would have to let two men go that I love so dearly in order to be with the man that I want to spend the rest of my life with."


Ed Swiderski and Jillian Harris on The Bachelorette, and in real life.

"Reid and Kiptyn are unbelievable men. Some have opinions of why I should have picked one or the other. Some see why Ed was perfect for me from the start."

"I embrace ALL of your opinions. I can see why you would all think ALL three of these men would be great for me. For those who want to congratulate my happiness, THANK YOU!!! We are both EXTREMELY happy (still) and it gets better every day."

"The 'After the Final Rose' was not easy. Not for me, and not for Reid or Kiptyn I’m sure. I felt like there was no right way to deal with the situation."

"I have always been very close with my exes but have never had to confront them in a setting like this before so I was definitely hurting. There are so many fabulous memories and so many sensitive ones. All I can say is that I am lucky."

"As I type this, Ed and I are off to our FIRST outing in public, hopefully just wings and beer! I am so excited and so eager to get my normal little life back."

"Ed and I have spent the summer together (every two weeks for five days at a time) and it truly does keep on getting better and better. We have so much fun together."

"Oh wait - someone’s stealing my computer!"

"Ed here! I cannot believe the journey that we have experienced over the last few months. But we are having a blast and could not be happier."

"I want to thank everyone for their support and cheering us on."

"Jilly and I have been spending so much time together and have an incredible summer planned. THANK YOU for believing in Jilly and supporting her through this."

"She truly means the world to me and I promise you all that I will take good care of her. We are ready for a wicked life together! – Ed"

"Well, I better get going. Mr. Invisible is waiting patiently. Love you ALL, thank you soooo much!!!! I would not have gotten through this without all of your support. XOXOXOX and ALL MY LOVE, Jillian"

Well? Will Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski last?

 

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A lot of people have commented on the energy level of Ed and that it is not aligned with that of yours. I can tell you that my marriage and most of my friends' marriages are successful because one spouse is more laid back and the other is the social butterfly. You will always seek the limelight and Ed will always happily be in the background cheering you on. He will shine in other places(sounds like he does well at his job) without the need for social approval. I could tell that he does have a good sense of humor and is not a stick in the mud, despite his lack of perceived energy. Kiptyn was too valley boy for you and Reid would probably not be the rock that us silly girls need to reel us in. I really hope that this one sticks. It was a great season and I wish you all the best.

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