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Matt Grant who starred on Season 12 of The Bachelor and was engaged to Shayne Lamas for about 12 minutes, is reportedly romancing a former Bachelor castoff.

That would be Natalie Getz, winner of the first season of Bachelor Pad!

"They are 100 percent dating, she told me!" a close friend of Nat's tells Life & Style. "It's still new, but they've gone out a few times and are seeing how things go. "

"All their friends think it's a good match."

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Unlike other Bachelor-Bachelorette couplings, they met purely by chance.

"They always saw each other at Starbucks in L.A., so one day he was like, 'Let's hang out,' because he thought she was fun," a friend said. "It was totally organic."

Unlike Nat's sometimes Snooki-esque skin tone. Just saying.

In any case, Matt, 31, and Nat, 30, "have totally hit it off," the pal adds. "It's really in the early stages, but they have a great connection and have a lot of fun."

Natalie Getz was rejected by Jason Mesnick on his season of The Bachelor, but won Bachelor Pad with Dave Good, who she was romantically linked to for a time.

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Former Bachelor star Matt Grant, who starred on the show's 12th season and got engaged to Shayne Lamas for like 12 seconds, has a new show in the works.

Its name? Pimp My Bride! Sadly, we are serious.

"[It's] an organic follow-up to The Bachelor," the British financier said, adding that he first conceptualized the series after finishing filming The Bachelor back in 2008. "It's bascially about the groom being in control of the wedding."

No couple from The Bachelor has ever had a wedding, of course (minor details) but maybe Jake Pavelka can pimp Vienna Girardi on the series premiere!

Matt Grant is returning to reality TV. Do you care?

In addition to producing Pimp My Bride, Grant, whose engagement to Shayne Lamas was quite short-lived is also considering taking part of another new show.

"They've asked me to possibly do the Bachelor Pad show," he said. "It's like Big Brother Bachelor with all the Bachelors in a house. I've thought about doing it because I'm obviously not famous anymore and it would give me 15 minutes!"

Well, at least he's up front about that. Gotta give him credit there.

Here's an enduring image from Matt's season of The Bachelor ...

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Shayne was really, really, REALLY excited about getting a rose.

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It's been four weeks since Jason Mesnick dumped Melissa Rycroft for Molly Malaney on The Bachelor's "After the Final Rose" special. It was a stunning TV event, but all parties have moved on and seem to be happy with where they are in life.

That hasn't stopped Jason's Bachelor predecessor, Matt Grant, from sharing his unsolicited, boring two cents on the season finale almost a month later.

Specifically, Mesnick's move of going off-script and unceremoniously breaking up with Rycroft and romancing runner-up Molly was not smart, Grant says.

“This guy kind of committed suicide,” Matt Grant opined at The 23rd Genesis Awards in Beverly Hills on Saturday night. “He’s a nice man. I’ve met him quite a few times. But I think he should have gone about it differently.”

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Seen here with interim fiancee Shayne Lamas, Matt Grant is critical of Jason Mesnick for his Bachelor actions, but acknowledges that it took guts to follow his heart.

The world is still watching anxiously as Mesnick and Malaney continue their courtship while the jilted Rycroft struts her stuff on Dancing with the Stars, keeping an eye on everything as the three resume life away from The Bachelor cameras.

Matt Grant, however, does give Mesnick credit for facing up to his mistake early on. “Ultimately, he had the [guts] to say, ‘I screwed up.’”

The London native, who says he’s still dating his publicist Sarah Robarts - admits he was lucky in his role on The Bachelor: London Calling. “I had an easy ride. I had a great group of women; we all just got on fairly well.”

Grant proposed to that skank Shayne Lamas but their engagement ended in July of last year after she reportedly cheated on him numerous times.

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Despite his ex-fiancée’s lies claims, The Bachelor star Matt Grant is definitely not cool with Shayne Lamas keeping their engagement ring.

“It wasn’t a ‘gift’ so much,” the British-born Grant says. “It’s not a TV or a handbag. It’s a symbol of a marriage that didn’t happen.”

Shayne Lamas recently said she planned to keep the 2.85-carat diamond ring “safe and clean and in a glass box — like a glass slipper.”

She claimed Matt Grant approved, adding, “He wants to come over and look at it.”

He says that conversation never happened.

“We never discussed this,” he says. “I never said it was cool to just keep it. If she said we spoke about it, then she just made that up. Sometimes she thinks she can say anything and that I’ll go along with it.”

Amazing to think these two never got married, isn't it?

Almost as soon as the final rose was presented, Grant and Lamas were dogged by rumors of infidelity. Specifically, Shayne was said to have been screwing Justin Weneger in Las Vegas. They split earlier this month.

Matt Grant says he doesn’t want the ring back, necessarily, but thinks Shayne Lamas should at least auction it off for charity.

“Let’s have something good come out of this,” he said of the $65,000 rock. “Why hold onto it? What’s the point?”

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Every so often in the crazy celebrity gossip biz, a story hits that is so sad and so shocking that it knocks the wind out of you, leaving you shaking your head and wondering what, if anything, you can count on in this world.

This is not one of those stories.

In fact, it might be the biggest The-Hollywood-Gossip-told-you-so of all time. The "engagement" between British bachelor Matt Grant and horny, ditzy fiancee Shayne Llamas is officially over. Take a deep breath and try to contain yourselves.

Just two days after New York Post reported that Shayne Lamas had cheated on The Bachelor star with Las Vegas media mogul Justin Weneger, Lamas phoned Grant and called off their wedding, which was apparently scheduled.

Now that comes as a bit of a shock.

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On The Bachelor season finale, Shayne Lamas' eyes were fixed firmly on the prize - 15 minutes of fame and a Girls Gone Wild magazine cover shoot.

Spies said the aspiring actress is planning a trip to see Justin Weneger soon. Matt Grant, who has moved out of Shayne's pad, is said to be devastated.

Maybe next time he won't pick some annoying airhead who's willing to distribute the vadge and say just about anything she thinks will boost her profile.

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At the recent Bachelorette finale, Shayne Lamas and Matt Grant - engaged as of The Bachelor finale earlier this year - told everyone they were still together and to "not believe the rumors." We still believed the rumors all the way.

Looks like we may be right.

While Bachelorette hotties DeAnna Pappas and Jesse Csincsak appear headed for the altar, Matt Grant and Shayne Lamas ... well ...

The New York Post reports that Shayne Lamas was in Las Vegas last week with Justin Weneger, a media mogul of sorts. They were apparently "hooking up" at Blush in the Wynn. A source said, "Matt Grant has no idea. She hasn't dumped him yet."

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O-for-12! O-for-12! Face it, Shayne Lamas and Matt Grant are doomed.

We can only hope that Shayne becomes the next star of The Bachelorette.

That airheaded, annoying oh-face machine really brightened our Mondays for a time. No doubt she could carry her own show - and would eat up the publicity faster than the dudes would eat her ... is this thing on?

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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?

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

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That took, what, almost an entire month? Way to go guys!

The Bachelor star Matt Grant, is no longer living with fiancée Shayne Lamas, though the Brit insists that all is well with the two.

Sure thing, Matt. You tell yourself that.

The couple have cohabitated at Shayne Lamas' Century City, Calif., place since the Bachelor season ended with the two getting engaged.

But Matt Grant moved because the two "need space to grow."

"I had to get my own life out here (in L.A.)," says Grant.

"Get my career and friends and have my own circle. That's important in a relationship. That you are not entirely on top of someone."

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Matt Grant and Shayne Lamas got engaged on The Bachelor in May.

The couple has been dogged by rumors of discord since their TV engagement.

Grant says that they are doing well overall, though.

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Shayne Lamas won the final rose on the The Bachelor Monday when Matt Grant got down on one knee and proposed to the 22-year-old fame-seeking ditz aspiring actress with a 2.85-carat Tacori platinum and diamond eternity ring.

The soon-to-be-wed couple spoke to Us Weekly about falling in love on reality TV, e-mailing 50 times a day and their wedding plans:

Us: Let's talk about the happy news and how you're feeling. Matt what made you choose Shayne on The Bachelor finale?

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Shayne Lamas and Matt Grant: Together for at least a few months.

Matt Grant: Well, from really early on it was obvious that Shayne and I had chemistry, a natural rapport. Everything was just always a pleasure to be around her. I always at ease and it always felt that we were at ease. If anything, it was just almost the point feeling negative from it was that she's too good to be true. It's funny cause I kept saying to myself, off set, at my hotel, it's almost too good to be true - quite the negative. I realized there really wasn't any that we did just spin it. It's just kind of funny when you don't expect that when you meet someone on reality TV.

Shayne Lamas: I feel the same way.

Us: Obviously the chemistry between you two was pretty obvious throughout the entire the series, I would say. How are you both feeling now?

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