Bachelor Bob Guiney’s Ex-Wife Wins Skating With the Stars
Goofy TV host/musician Bob Guiney got dumped by Trista Rehn (now Sutter) on The Bachelorette Season 1 and (briefly) found love as The Bachelor in 2003. Things didn't work out with his chosen bachelorette, Estella Gardinier, but he went on to marry All My Children actress Rebecca Budig in 2004. They divorced earlier this year and she ended up winning the Monday 8 PM timeslot on ABC in the settlement. On Tuesday night, Rebecca won Skating With the Stars, the six-episode Dancing with the Stars spin-off bridging the gap between DWTS Season 11 and The Bachelor Season 15, which premieres on January 3.
Rebecca, who grew up skating, said it was her childhood dream to get back on the ice. She and pro partner Fred Palascak beat Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel and her partner Ethan Burgess. Rebecca started at the top of the judges' leader board, hit the middle of the pack after the second week, and then ended strong with two perfect scores. Bethenny even admitted Rebecca could be a professional skater.