Ed Swiderski is a competitor on The Bachelorette's fifth season, pursuing the beautiful Jillian Harris. Ed bailed on the show for like a...

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This week on Bachelor Pad ... a lot of foreheads were slapped at home.

Our recap could end there and be more than sufficient, but ABC's guilty pleasure, which premiered after Emily Maynard picked Jef Holm on The Bachelorette finale in late July, always seems to suck you back in.

Who got the boot and who got some tail? Find out in THG's recap!

Reid Rosenthal Shirtless

A relay race, full of obstacles involving ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream and nuts was the week's challenge ... Plus 5 for watching Ed Swiderski not even finish it, and Plus 25 more for Chris Harrison saying "nut sack."

Superfan David and Rachel come away with the win! Plus 10.

Dave chose to spend his date with Blakeley Shea, Erica Rose and Jamie at the prom, making this officially the least stable prom in history. Plus 20.

Blakeley and Jamie trying to be civil? Minus 15 for not even being remotely convincing. Minus 5 more for Erica Rose's mere presence this season.

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Jillian Harris is The Bachelorette once again.

No, she's not pulling a Brad Womack and returning to the ABC franchise that made her a star. But she's available (sorta) after splitting with fiance Ed Swiderski.

Jillian Harris Riding Ed Swiderski

Having left his hometown of Chicago for her old apartment in Vancouver, the cutie is dating again, but admits the sting of her broken engagement lingers.

Jillian Harris is dating a pro athlete who will remain nameless!

"It was the last thing I wanted to do," Jillian Harris recently told Us Weekly. "It's terrible to leave because the other person doesn't know what they want."

Harris says she "fought very hard" to save the relationship during a "really sad summer." Of Ed Swiderski, she insists that he's not a bad guy. However ...

"He's just not quite ready to grow up."

We'd say we told you so, but we didn't tell her so. Bethany Steffen and Lindsey Johnson kinda did, however. Dude's probably in a threesome as we speak.

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Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski seemed to be making their relationship work despite rumors of his rampant infidelity in the run-up to their Bachelorette engagement.

But did his cheating ways return, and were they responsible for the couple's split, which we reported yesterday? That's the rumor, according to friends of the pair.

“We think Ed was doing shady stuff during their relationship,” an inside source said of Swiderski. “Jillian knew all along but couldn’t quite put her finger on it.”

We're guessing Lindsey Johnson and Bethany Steffen can relate.

Friends recall an incident a month-and-a-half ago when the pair flew to L.A. from Chicago and Jillian stayed with girlfriends while Ed stayed with the guys.

Ed Swiderski and Jillian

Was Ed Swiderski screwing around behind Jill's back?

The morning after they had a night out on the town, the pals had an early tee-time to play golf but when they went to pick up Ed Swiderski, he couldn’t make it.

“I believe what happened was he had a girl with him and had no way to get her out of the house,” revealed the inside source. “They all knew he was a player.”

Jillian Harris became the star of The Bachelorette after she was rejected by Jason Mesnick in the preceding season of The Bachelor. He married Molly Malaney.

Former Bachelor contestants close to her say she was happy, but knew there was trouble brewing. “Jillian thought that she could change him,” says the insider.

Once a cheater, always a cheater ... right Vienna?

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Another Bachelorette couple bites the dust - and one we thought had a shot.

Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski, who got engaged on the previous season finale of The Bachelorette, have called off their engagement, according to reports.

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This leaves Trista and Ryan Sutter as the only Bachelorette couple still together, with Jason and Molly Mesnick the lone survivors from The Bachelor side.

"I love him and I'm really sad, but I have to look out for me," Jillian Harris said.

"We're both kind of resetting," Swiderski added. "Jillian isn't happy and I'm definitely sad about the whole thing, but we've got to work through some things."

Ed says that they will do so "on our own if we decide to move forward."

Jillian and Ed called it quits. Did you see that coming?

We don't expect this to turn into a public war of words like the split between Bachelor stars Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi. But it's still a sad situation.

Last August, reports swirled about Ed Swiderski juggling two girlfriends while wooing Harris on the show (and even slept with one after proposing to her).

They seemed to be fine, as the couple mostly stayed out of the spotlight, then announced their wedding plans on this past season finale of The Bachelor.

But recently, things apparently took a turn for the worse.

"There's bumps on the road, and we don't always deal with them properly," Harris said in an interview just last month. "Our life is not always perfect."

Sorry to hear it ... but call us, Jill. You can do better. As for Ed, is it too late for him to rock those '70s-style basketball shorts on Bachelor Pad?

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Former Bachelorette star Jillian Harris didn't care for Vienna Girardi.

She's not the only one, either. The woman chosen by Bachelor star Jake Pavelka, who Jillian turned down on her season, was not exactly a fan favorite.

But after getting to know Vienna Girardi, Jillian's changed her tune.

“She’s a doll. I like her as a person,” Harris said. “I saw how she brought out a better side of him.” As for the best advice she can give Jake and Vienna?

Tune out celebrity gossip!

“What happens on the internet or on TV, or the speculations that people make does not define the outcome of our life,” said Harris. So deep. Profound.

  • Vienna Girardi Escorts Jake Pavelka
  • Jillian Harris Riding Ed Swiderski

Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi have fans in Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski. Which Bachelor couple will wed first - or at all? [Photos: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

Harris, who battled rumors of Ed Swiderski, her fiance from The Bachelorette, railing various girls during his stint on the show, says she filters out the noise.

Also, she says to give love time.

“You don’t really fall in love until 3-6 months after the show ends,” she said. “Luckily with Ed, we are a lot alike, we have the same values, we have the same upbringing ... While we met on the show, I really fell in love with him after.”

Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski are still engaged, although they have not set a wedding date as of yet. Will she and Ed beat Jake and Vienna to the altar?

Either way, she's settling into her new home of Chicago, where Ed works as a computer software consultant when he's not molesting Lindsey Johnson.

Jake Pavelka? He's cleaning house on Dancing with the Stars.

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For Jersey Shore's DJ Pauly D, Valentine's Day means a special mix of music guaranteed to make your girl's panties hit the floor faster than you can say "GTL."

For Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski, their first February 14 as a couple meant escaping the chill of Chicago by spending a 10-day vacation in Maui with family.

“I think we are likely going lean on each other for our first Valentine’s together,” Harris says. “We’ll likely be getting each other a Mai Tai and maybe a nice lei!”

That's a positive change for Ed, who was accused of giving two other girls a nice lay while wooing Jillian's heart last summer on ABC's The Bachelorette.

Outside of surfing lessons and skydiving at their dreamy beach location, Harris says she and Ed Swiderski are planning a relaxed and low-key holiday break.

  • Ed Swiderski: Cheater!
  • Ed Swiderski and Jillian Harris Photo

Ed and Jillian defied the tabloids and stuck together.

“For a romantic Valentine’s Day," she says. "Focus on each other. Put those darn phones and computers away and have a good old-fashioned conversation!”

“I love talking about things I am grateful for. It always puts me in a good mood, so it's great little way to show someone what you really love and can’t live without!”

“V-Day is all about love, love, love. Don’t forget to be extra kind to everyone. Smile and say hello to passersby on the street and lend a hand to those in need.”

This girl is so nice it's nauseating. We're thrilled for Jillian and fiancee Ed, assuming he's good to her, just as we are for Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney.

Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi, though? Jury is still out there.

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Jillian Harris chose Ed Swiderski on the season finale of The Bachelorette this summer, shunning fan favorites Reid Rosenthal and Kiptyn Locke and sparking much debate over whether she made the right choice, given Ed's alleged cheating.

They've weathered the storm, however, and will be making an appearance on the January 4 season premiere of The Bachelor to "advise" new star Jake Pavelka.

Jake, who was rejected by Jillian Harris last season, will get her take on who to boot among first batch of women. Jillian and Ed also have an "announcement."

"Just as the women think it's time for The Bachelor star to hand out the coveted first impression rose, Chris announces a twist," an ABC press release teases.

"The ladies not only must impress Jake, but also last season's happy couple: Jillian and Ed. The women cheer as the former Bachelorette and her fiancé join Jake to help him with his tough decision, hoping that he will find a love like theirs."

Jake Pavelka will get a little help from his friends.

Could the announcement by Jillian and Ed possibly be that they've set a wedding date? Or that they're helping kill time on what should by no means be a two-hour season premiere? Probably both! And who are we kidding, we can't wait.

Will Jake Pavelka be a good Bachelor?

 

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The Bachelorette star Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski, her embattled fiance, were spotted picking up unmentionables at the new Victoria’s Secret store in Chicago.

The reason? “I’m a little down on my lingerie collection,” she said.

Sausage Fest

Not that Ed minds. Asked what he thinks is the sexiest thing a woman could wear, he responded, “No panties.” Jillian Harris said “no bra” is the sexy way to go.

The couple, who recently moved in together, were also eager to talk about news that Bachelor Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney got engaged in New Zealand.

“We had no idea they got engaged and just talked to them yesterday,” Harris said, adding that they just found out. “They sent us a picture of them together."

"They looked so happy ... I guess I never thought about it, but them being in New Zealand would be the best time to do it. It all makes sense!”

Despite the drama of how they got together, Jillian said she is not surprised that Jason popped the question - or that Molly Malaney accepted.

Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski are going strong!

“They’re so awesome,” she said. “We hung out with them in Vancouver, the four of us, and had so much fun. We want to hang out more in the future.”

As for the choice of Jake Pavelka as the new Bachelor?

Since he was one of her suitors, Jillian said it’s a little weird to see him dating a group of women, but she’s excited for him to make the journey she did.

“We’re obviously so supportive of anyone who’s a part of that whole family,” she said. “But it’s strange. You don’t think of them as exes but it’s sensitive."

"I think everyone that was there was there looking for something different but I think they all genuinely deserved to find somebody special,” she added.

“I think [Jake Pavelka] is going to make an interesting Bachelor,” Jillian said. “He’s definitely got a lot of emotion so I think he’ll be very fun to watch.”

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DeAnna Pappas wishes nothing but the best for The Bachelorette star Jillian Harris, who recently moved to Chicago to live with fiance Ed Swiderski.

She's just not sure it's gonna work out.

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"I do hope it works out for them; the odds are against them," DeAnna told Us Weekly, though she did add that the couple is doing better than ever.

"Supposedly Jillan and Ed are still together, and head over heels in love. I haven't hung out with them, but we have mutual friends, and they say they are crazy about each other," Jillian's Bachelorette predecessor added.

"It seems to be working so far."

It was a difficult summer for Jillian and Ed, thanks to rumors that he slept with Lindsey Johnson a week after proposing to her on the reality show.

Another woman, Bethany Steffen, says he tried to get in her pants a week later. DeAnna Pappas' take? She wasn't that surprised by the report.

DeAnna Pappas, who famously chose the wrong guy on The Bachelorette finale, won't say if Ed was the wrong pick for Jillian. But she wasn't a big fan of Swiderski.

"I wasn't an Ed fan while [Jillian Harris] was filming the show," she said. "I think some people go on [The Bachelorette] with different intentions."

"Maybe they are not open in the beginning what their intentions are," she told Us Weekly, without elaborating. "So in the end, you get duped."

Another controversial reality couple from The Bachelor franchise's recent history, Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney, also still on, Pappas reports.

"They are so happy, and I do think that they are going to get married," she said of the two. "They really just get each other, it works for them."

Will Jillian and Ed last?

 

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Despite her fiance's blatant, confirmed alleged cheating, Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski are doing fine and looking forward to moving on with their life together.

That's according to friend Melissa Rycroft, who competed for the love of Jason Mesnick along with Jillian (and eventual winner Molly Malaney) on The Bachelor.

"She is doing really well," Rycroft said at a Kenneth Cole charity event in L.A. "Jillian and Ed are happy, and I know she is excited to become a U.S. citizen."

"She's moving to Chicago [where Ed Swiderski lives] soon."

The buzz surrounding Ed in recent weeks has centered around dalliances with Lindsey Johnson and Bethany Steffen before, during and after The Bachelorette.

Basically, he two-timed both of them before Jillian was in the picture, then continued to text and have sex with at least one of them after he proposed.

There are even reports he left a Chicago bar with another woman last week.

Jillian Picture

Melissa Rycroft said she hopes Jillian Harris will marry Ed Swiderski.

"I absolutely do. I know they love each other, and I know they are planning a wedding, and I know she wants to marry him. I hope it works out for them."

"You know, granted it's not my business to comment, but Jillian's real life is fantastic," Melissa Rycroft stressed, diplomatically and perhaps untruthfully.

As for her own wedding to Tye Strickland, M-Ry said, "We had to register online!"

Tye added: "I think it's the coolest concept ever, of course! I have never registered for a wedding before. I can just go online and pick out all the stuff and people are going to buy it for me! We should get married more often!"

Hopefully for Melissa, this engagement actually takes, unlike her previous effort.

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