by Free Britney at

The remedy for a broken engagement for Jesse Csincsak? Hitting the slopes for a ski weekend with his fellow reality TV friends — and Holly Durst!

You may remember Holly Durst from, yes, The Bachelor: London Calling, which starred Matt Grant. He rejected her for that skank ditz Shayne Lamas.

Although Jesse Csincsak, who got dumped by Bachelorette star DeAnna Pappas last November following a whirlwind courtship and engagement, admits he is not really “focused on dating,” he says he's made a connection with his fellow bachelorette:

“I have a great time with Holly,” says Jesse. “We’re both from Ohio, we both have a lot in common, and I think that we both really enjoy hanging out with each other.”

In fact, Csincsak took Holly Durst, along with other women from Season 12’s The Bachelor and pals from The Bachelorette to Breckinridge, Colo., for a ski weekend!

Holly Durst Picture

“It was awesome, man,” Csincsak said, “and it was cathartic."

"We all got to catch up and chat about how things have been. It was cool, because we all had the same experience, and there’s nobody else that can understand what we went through except for the guys that were on the show.”

While a long-term relationship with Holly Durst be the last thing on his mind, it was a definite love connection between Csincsak and his fellow “bachelors.”

“It was like we never left,” he says. “I love those guys, no matter whatever we’re doing - be it drinking beer, playing cards, skiing, snowboarding.”

The subject of DeAnna Pappas never popped up.

“Believe it or not, we really didn’t talk about her,” Csincsak says of his former fiancée, “It was just a guys’ weekend, and we spent more time throwing the guys that didn’t show up under the bus then we did talking about her.”

Tags: , , ,

by Free Britney at

In was a little over a week ago that Jesse Csincsak revealed via webcam that his world had been shattered by fiancee DeAnna Pappas.

Today, the spurned snowboarder is opening up about the breakup and discussing his dating future in a deep interview with TV Guide ...

Q: Why go on YouTube to present your side? Why not just issue a joint press release?

Jesse Csincsak: We were going to do that, but some people found out [before we wanted]. The easiest thing seemed to be to hop on the webcam and put it on YouTube. I did it because I wanted to tell the fans what happened. [DeAnna and I] have gone our separate ways. I love her and I wish her nothing but the best. I felt that that's what I portrayed on YouTube and I hope that's the way it was taken.

Q: What response are you getting?

Jesse Csincsak: Thousands of emails, 20,000 to 30,000 hits a day on my MySpace page and 5,000 emails to my MySpace page.

Q: Any ladies interested in picking up where DeAnna Pappas left off?

Jesse Csincsak: There are definitely a few ladies who have contacted me, but I'm taking things one day at a time.

Q: Did going on-camera allow you to express more how you truly felt?

Jessie Csincsak: Yeah. I figured there's no better way to tell someone how you feel than to get out there and look right into the screen and say this is what's going on. I spoke to the fans about how I was really feeling. I didn't discuss anything about what had gone on [privately]. The answer I got [from DeAnna Pappas] was that she loved me, but "wasn't in love with me." That's what she told me.

Continue Reading...

Tags: , , ,

by Free Britney at

It was a stunning breakup everybody totally none of us saw coming.

Reality TV lovebirds DeAnna Pappas and Jesse Csincsak are history.

Ashley Hebert on the Season Finale

The host of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Chris Harrison, tells Entertainment tonight: "DeAnna went to Breckenridge last week and broke up with Jesse. He was stunned. I've talked to Jesse several times, and he did not see it coming."

Harrison claims DeAnna Pappas leaked the break-up to the press early:

"They agreed that this was not going to get out to the public until Thursday, they were going to release a joint statement and try and keep this above board, and she went out on her own, leaked it, and so he's just feeling a little beat up."

Jesse Csincsak and DeAnna Pappas in happier times. Like this summer.

"He really truly loved DeAnna," Harrison said of Jesse Csincsak. "He was so happy. He's like, 'Let's just go to Breckenridge, let's go to Atlanta, let's get the heck out of here, and let's live our lives. Let's just get to know each other and hang out.'"

Interestingly, Harrison says that the supposedly down-home DeAnna Pappas started having big Hollywood dreams and getting "bad advice" from people in L.A.

"... Paparazzi guys and some of the other people that she's been running into that have filled her head with, you know, these dreams that she's going to come to Hollywood and make it big and do all this stuff. And I think her head's getting a little bigger than it should and I think that's led to this as well."

Tags: , , ,

by Free Britney at

So far, no Bachelor couple has made it to the altar (Bachelorette Trista Sutter has). But the show's latest lovebirds are determined to be first.

There is no wedding date set, she's a total basket case and he already moved out of her apartment in L.A., but a source close to Shayne Lamas (her dad, Lorenzo!) says she and Matt Grant remain on track for a wedding.

Will Matt and Shayne beat this season's newly-engaged Bachelorette stars, DeAnna Pappas and Jesse Csincsak, to the altar? For what it's worth, DeAnna and Jesse have already set a date: May 9, 2009. What do you think?

Shayne Lamas and Matt Grant

Who'll wed first: Matt Grant & Shayne Lamas? DeAnna Pappas & Jesse Csincsak?

Tags: , , , , ,

by Free Britney at

Following his stunning ouster Monday night, Jason Mesnick believes DeAnna Pappas altered what she was looking for during The Bachelorette.

"I could say that the one thing that I thought throughout the whole process was if she was ready for what she said she was ready from Day One, [DeAnna Pappas] would have picked me," Jason Mesnick said this week.

J.P. Rosenbaum Cover

"But if it turned out she wasn't or things changed throughout the process and she wasn't sure if she was ready for the family, then she'd go with [Jesse Csincsak] instead. We saw what she did."

That's exactly what she did.

To the surprise and dismay of some readers, DeAnna Pappas chose Jesse Csincsak over Jason Mesnick (above), a 31-year-old account executive and single father from Kirkland, Wash., during Monday evening's Bachelorette season finale.

"I know more than anybody that people can change and you can learn more about yourself through an experience," Mesnick said.

"Do I think she led me on? I don't know. Maybe a little bit. But I really don't fault her for it at all anymore."

Continue Reading...

Tags: , , ,

by Free Britney at

On the edge of its collective seat, America tuned in to The Bachelorette to see if DeAnna Pappas would make the obvious choice in Jason Mesnick.

Instead, she opted for Jesse Csincsak.

2-on-1 Encounter

Many fans believe DeAnna Pappas' decision was the wrong one, but it matters little at this point, as the laid-back snowboarder from Colorado ultimately won the heart of the Southern belle famously rejected by Brad Womack.

Yesterday, in the aftermath of the stunning season finale, the engaged DeAnna and Jesse (save the date - 5/9/09!) spoke to Entertainment Weekly ...

EW: What was your favorite moment of the show?
DeAnna Pappas: My engagement!
Jesse Csincsak: The second I proposed and she looked at me and said yes and I knew that I was going to spend the rest of my life with this woman.

EW: People always say big moments in life, like engagements, are often remembered as a blur. Any one thing that sticks out?
DeAnna Pappas: My favorite about that entire moment when he proposed to me is that nothing else around us mattered. Even though there were cameras everywhere, crew, producers, nothing else mattered. It felt like it was just the two of us.
Jesse Csincsak: Something that stands out to me that's funny is at the very end of last night's show when she goes, "I can't believe I am marrying the guy with the pink shoelaces!" That cracks me up.

EW: Now that the circus is over, what's on the agenda?
DeAnna Pappas: I think we're just focused on doing the normal stuff. We want to go to dinner, and we're dying just to go grocery shopping together. We just want to be in public together.

Continue Reading...

Tags: , ,

by Free Britney at

Jesse Csincsak. Jason Mesnick. The stunning Bachelorette finale last night, in which Jesse was chosen over Jason by the lovely DeAnna Pappas, has sparked massive reader responses - and is the subject of this afternoon's Face-Off ...

DID DEANNA PAPPAS CHOOSE THE BEST MAN IN JESSE CSINCSAK?

YES by mischalova

Kids can be awfully cute (see Rossdale, Kingston). But they can also create enormous amounts of pressure, causing certain third basemen to stray from marriage and have sex with exotic dancers named Candice Houlihan.

This is relevant to Deanna Pappas' decision to choose Jesse Csincsak over Jason Mesnick because the latter Bachelorette contender has a child. While this may endear him to many readers, it was an obvious turn-off to Deanna.

And isn't it her right to make that decision for herself, people?

Following her heart-wrenching, public rejection by Brad Womack, Deanna was still willing to put herself out there, still willing to open herself up to America in her quest for a soul mate. That takes guts.

Know what else takes guts? Earning a living as a professional snowboarder, the field chosen by Jesse Csincsak. It's an industry ripe with potential injury, yet not with a guaranteed monthly paycheck.

Sounds a lot like reality television star, doesn't it?

So instead of questioning Deanna Pappas' selection of Jesse, I'm here to praise it. Let's just hope one can avoid pain on the slopes of Colorado, while the other can avoid further pain in her heart.

Continue Reading...

Tags: , , ,

by Free Britney at

On the season finale of The Bachelorette, DeAnna Pappas shocked America (and Jason Mesnick) by getting engaged to Jesse Csincsak.

Devastated and shell-shocked after his rejection, Jason headed home in his limo alone as DeAnna met Jesse at the final rose ceremony.

Jesse proceeded to get down on one knee to ask DeAnna if she would like to spend forever with him and our girl happily accepted.

DeAnna Pappas and Jesse Csincsak announced on the post-show special of The Bachelorette that they are engaged and will get married May 9, 2009.

We don't think Jason Mesnick will be invited.

After the show, Jason had the chance to confront DeAnna for the first time since the fourth season of the show ended. The awesome single dad from Washington State said that he is, without a doubt, still in love with her.

Follow the jump for photos of DeAnna Pappas, Jason Mesnick and Jesse Csincsak from last night, as well as a video of Jesse's proposal ...

Continue Reading...

Tags: , , ,

by Free Britney at

Nice guys really do finish last.

In a bit of a stunner tonight on The Bachelorette, DeAnna Pappas rejected wonderful single dad Jason Mesnik - the superior candidate by almost any measure - instead opting for goofy "professional snowboarder" Jesse Csincsak (pictured).

In typical Bachelorette fashion, viewers were led to believe Jason Mesnick - a loving father to three-year-old Ty and a grounded businessman from Washington - had it locked up, outshining his competition throughout and charming her family.

But it was Jesse Csincsak who DeAnna Pappas chose - and is engaged to.

Did DeAnna Pappas make the right call with Jesse Csincsak?

Tags: , , ,