With 28 seasons of “The Bachelor” franchise complete, there have been only a handful of couples who actually stayed together and got married. But for the lucky few who actually found love on their season of the show, all of their weddings have been televised on ABC.
But could last year’s “Bachelorette” star, Desiree Hartsock be the exception? On Monday, People posted photos of Hartsock’s recent bridal shower, and it had some fans surprised. The beautiful bride-to-be, who got engaged to Chris Siegfried on last year’s finale, celebrated her upcoming nuptials with fellow “Bachelor” alums Ali Fedotowsky, Daniella McBride, and Jackie Parr at Lombardi House in Hollywood on Sunday.
It’s unusual that Hartsock’s bridal shower already took place, yet there has been no announcement from ABC about the date of her wedding or a TV wedding special. Is there a chance this Seattle-based bridal stylist has decided to keep things private and not air her wedding on TV?
In an interview earlier this year with Cupids Pulse, the Season 9 “Bachelorette” star hinted that her wedding might be a TV event. “We are working on setting a date,” she said at the time. “We’re open to having it televised and still planning for the fall.”
While the fall date seems to be on track, the TV piece is looking like it may not come into play.
It’s been ten years since the first ABC-hosted wedding took place when original “Bachelorette” star Trista Rehn married Ryan Sutter in a lavish TV event. More recently, “Bachelor” hunk Sean Lowe wed Catherine Giudici in January – and that ceremony aired live on ABC. And the franchise’s most recent couple, Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray, have already announced they’ll have a TV wedding.
So what’s up with Des and Chris? According to “Bachelor” spoiler king Reality Steve, ABC will not air the couple’s wedding on TV. The blogger, who is famous for spoiling every “Bachelor” season, didn’t give a reason, but he recently posted, “I’m just hearing they’re not going to.”
The next season of “The Bachelor” will debut in January on ABC.