Jillian Harris is made to be a TV star (she's just so pretty and charming!), but her experience on The Bachelorette was slightly traumatizing. In fact, it almost inspired her to give up the limelight all together!
"Being on The Bachelorette was actually quite hard on me and so I didn't know if I wanted to stay on television," Jillian tells The Calgary Herald. "I was sort of thinking about leaving television altogether and when it came to me, this opportunity, I kind of felt like this is an incredible opportunity, I would be stupid to turn this down."
Jillian is preparing to step back into the spotlight with a new Canadian real estate series called Love It or List It Vancouver and we can't wait to see what she brings to the table –– especially if her hunky boyfriend, Justin Pasutto, is involved!
Justin and Jillian met last summer at a bar in Kelowna, B.C, and they've been inseparable ever since. "He's been great," she says. "He's also a professional athlete so he's used to being in the spotlight but he's incredible and he's a great part of my life and I love sharing that part of my life because it's what makes me happy, it's what makes me tick, you know. And if I ever find that it's starting to complicate things then I'll change things up a bit."
We're so glad Jillian has gotten over her Bachelorette-induced fear of TV. It's about time she returned to the small screen!