Jesse Csincsak and Ann Lueders, his girlfriend, are getting married.
Congrats to the snowboarder and former winner of The Bachelorette, and to Lueders, who later competed in Jason Mesnick’s season of The Bachelor!
This whole community is just so weird.
Jesse won the final rose from DeAnna Pappas in 2008 over Mesnick, who went on to star on The Bachelor the following season. DeAnna just got engaged to Stephen Stagliano, the twin brother of Bachelor contestant Michael Stagliano.
In any case, Jesse Csincsak and Ann Lueders are happy now, although to hear him tell it, the proposal itself could have gone a little more smoothly.
“When I first asked for Ann’s hand in marriage, her dad didn’t realize that Ann wasn’t supposed to know,” Jesse tells People of his engagement to Ann.
Hopefully Jesse Csincsak’s engagement to Ann Lueders lasts longer than his previous attempt! It probably will, since they didn’t meet on a reality TV dating show.
“He went inside the house and Ann and her mom were just chatting and he goes, ‘So Jesse just asked me a very interesting question. He asked me if he could marry you.’ And she goes, ‘DAD! You’re not supposed to tell me that!'”
“He didn’t do it on purpose!” adds Csincsak, who previously dated former Bachelor contestant Holly Durst, now engaged to Michael Stagliano of all people.
“He was just trying to be the typical happy go lucky dad!”
But in no way did it ruin her excitement when the moment came. Jesse popped the question on the shore of an island in Lake Erie near her Ohio hometown.
Despite the spoiler alert, the bride didn’t expect it. “I told Jesse, ‘I wish I knew this was coming,'” Ann Lueders said. “I would have ran a brush through my hair!’ “
The pair will wed before the end of August in Las Vegas.