'Bachelorette' couple starts 'normal' life
Just three months into shooting “The Bachelorette,” contestant Ed Swiderski popped the question to Jillian Harris on the season finale — and she accepted.
In the “real world,” jumping into an engagement like that isn’t typical. But the couple, who plan to wed next year, acknowledged that being removed from the real world sped up the process.
“In a normal circumstance, if Ed and I had been dating for those couple months, would he be thinking of a proposal? He might be thinking about it and I might be thinking about it, but because of ... social norms we probably would have held off,” Jillian told us yesterday.
Jillian even admitted to being worried about getting engaged so fast, but her dad told her this: “It’s not like you’re walking down the aisle right then.”
Ed said he looks at his proposal as the beginning of his and Jillian’s “normal relationship.”
Jillian plans to move from Vancouver to Ed’s place in Chicago either the first or second week of September.
And then they will start planning the wedding. During a press conference call, the duo said it will most likely be in Canada, not televised and filled with friends, family, good grub ... and lots of beer.