Bachelorette's Ed Swiderski "Never" Took the Show Seriously
Three weeks after Us Weekly reported that Ed Swiderski had two girlfriends when he proposed to Jillian Harris on The Bachelorette, his complete email exchanges with Lindsey Johnson and Bethany Steffen are online.
More shocking than the contents of the emails -- in which Swiderski told Steffen that Johnson, "I'm going to molest you when I get home" -- is that Swiderski was seemingly happy to see them all over the Internet.
When the RealitySteve.com blogger alerted Swiderski that he was going to run his conversations on his Web site, the Bachelorette winner replied, "Go with it, Steve-o!"
Swiderski added: "After all, God put you here to report on reality TV, and that's certainly something to be proud of. It's your duty!"
In the emails between Johnson and Swiderski, she begged him to leave the show, and he assured her he was trying.
"You're right, and I miss you dearly," he wrote in mid-April. "I love you. I'm letting them know tonight. Hopefully they'll get me home tomorrow."
Steffen sent Swiderski a lengthy email about why she didn't want him to take part in the ABC reality show on March 5. Her prediction?
"You go on the show, get wrapped up in the excitement, 'fall' for the girl, hit it off with her, lose at the final rose ceremony, and BAM...you're the next Bachelor," she wrote. "That would just be my luck." (She also feared that he might "get your face on TV, enjoy a little limelight ... but undoubtedly forgotten about by the end of summer.")
His response, which came three weeks before he left to begin filming, assured Steffen that Harris wasn't for him.
"You worry too much!" he wrote. "You know I never took this thing seriously. In addition, I've let the director know that I would be doing the show for the wrong reasons as I am not, in any way, attracted to the chick."