Aaron and Helene split up.

Aaron and Helene split up.
The Bachelor 2‘s Aaron Buerge and his chosen bachelorette, Helene Eksterowicz, have broken off their engagement. In the latest In Touch magazine, Helene says, “I don’t really want to talk about this in any detail. I mean, it’s not as if the world’s ended. I’ll be OK.” That makes ABC’s show zero for two so far; Alex Michel and Amanda Marsh broke up after The Bachelor aired.
+ update: ABC plans a Feb. 20 special to update viewers on Aaron and Helene’s break-up.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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