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The Bachelorette

Jillian Harris on Her New “Hunky” Boyfriend — and Why She Hopes Ed Wins Bachelor Pad 3

Former Bachelorette Jillian Harris doesn’t use the word "boyfriend" to describe her hunky new guy, but she has photos of him all over her blog and she doesn't mind people knowing they are together. In fact, she presses the point in her latest posting on

A lot of us will still remember Jilly as the Season 5 Bachelorette who picked Ed Swiderski, but they have both moved on. Ed is competing on Bachelor Pad 3, but he said he has someone back home that he's crushing on too.

Ed has been an amusing trainwreck on BP3 and Jillian already defended him as "not a loser." She planned to write more about BP3 after the premiere, but she now admits she can't really get into the show. On top of that, "My ex is the main target and I wasn't impressed with what I saw. Blame it on the a-a-a-alcohol or editing, but I found myself a bit grossed out. Then I thought to myself – my blog is about being positive and inspiring people – not about the nasty crap my ex did or didn't do on TV. I honestly don't want to write about that!"

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Good for her. Another reason she hesitated to blog again? "I'm not sure if you all noticed, but I have someone new and fabulous in my life, and I honestly wouldn't be that thrilled if he took time out of his day to write about his ex on the TV – so I wanted to be considerate about this, I can't be 100% in the present if I'm still leeching on to the past!"

So she doesn't have too much to say about the show anymore, other than "I am still rooting for Ed, I really hope he wins. The one thing I will say is contrary to all of your beliefs the contestants (or whatever you want to call them) - they don't make ANY money from the show. In fact, Ed was very adamant on having a 'normal life' after Bachelorette and so he never took advantage of all the money-making opportunities - and as a result he never benefited financially from the show AT ALL. Since he and I didn’t worked out – he might as well make a little coin from it all right? So I'm rootin' for him is all I have to say!"

Read her post for more and don't forget to check out the pics of her new man! (He kind of looks like a mix of Reid Rosenthal and Kiptyn Locke, no?)