Bachelor Bob Guiney’s Ex-Wife Rebecca Budig on Skating with the Stars
Okay, here's the sitch: All My Children star Rebecca Budig met The Bachelorette Season 1 castoff and Season 4 Bachelor Bob Guiney while she was hosting repeat shows of The Bachelor on ABC Family. (By then Bob's bachelorette of choice, Estella Gardinier, was history.) Rebecca and Bob were married in July 2004. They split earlier this year; Rebecca filed for divorce in April and in July their split was finalized with nobody requesting support, assistance, or anything else.
Now Rebecca is jumping into Skating with the Stars, ABC's six-episode winter answer to summer's Bachelor Pad in that it bridges the gap between the Dancing with the Starsand Bachelor franchises. DWTS Season 11 is winding down and Skating with the Stars will start with a live two-hour premiere on Monday, Nov. 22. Then The Bachelor Season 15 with Brad Womack begins on Monday, Jan. 3. (Stop pretending you won't watch because it's Brad again; you'll get sucked in.)
Rebecca tells Zap2it she's been asked to do Dancing with the Stars several times but the timing was always wrong. "Don't get me wrong, I love to dance," she says, "but I am passionate about ice skating. My sister and I skated together growing up, and we'd always watch it on TV. And she is so jealous of me right now!"