DeAnna “leaked” breakup news early; Jesse “did not see [breakup] coming”

Bachelor and Bachelorette host takes his job so seriously that he’s on duty even when the show isn’t on the air, and now he has details about how sad Bachelorette 4 winner Jesse is that DeAnna broke up with him–particularly since she didn’t wait to announce the news together.

On 104.3 FM’s Valentine in the Morning today, Chris Harrison said, according to ET’s transcription, “DeAnna went to Breckenridge last week and broke up with Jesse. He was stunned. I’ve talked to Jesse several times today, and he did not see it coming. … He really truly loved DeAnna. He was so happy and he’s like, ‘Let’s just go, let’s go to Breckenridge, let’s go to Atlanta, let’s get the heck out of here, and let’s live our lives. Let’s just get to know each other and hang out.'”

Most amusingly, after the relationship ended, they decided to announce its dissolution together, but then DeAnna announced it in advance, and irritated Jesse, according to Harrison. “They also agreed that this was not gonna get out to the public until Thursday, they were going to release a joint statement and try and keep this above board, and she went out on her own, leaked it, and so he’s just feeling a little beat up right now,” he said.

Meanwhile, here’s the video Jesse posted yesterday, in which he talks about his heartbreak:

‘Bachelor’ Host Chris Harrison Dishes on the ‘Bachelorette’ Break-up [Entertainment Tonight]
DEANNA Breaks up with JESSE — BREAKUP [YouTube]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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