UPDATE (2/24/2014): Sorry, Renee Oteri. With that, the Bachelor's hot mama is officially out of the competition. During the 2014 Bachelor Hometown Dates, Juan Pablo Galavis — with tears streaming down his cheeks — chose to send her home. Making things even harder for Renee, Juan Pablo had just met her young son, Ben. They said a sad goodbye. He wiped a tear from her cheek, and then walked her to the limo. And then there were three.
ORIGINAL STORY (9/27/2013): Hot papa Juan Pablo Galavis is the top of the single dad heap, and we’re all rooting for him to find the happiest ending on The Bachelor 2014 — no matter who he chooses! But we’d like to take a moment to suggest that Renee Oteri may just be the perfect lady to complete his fairy tale.
Why do we think they’d be perfect together? Well, they’re both 32 years old, they both live in Florida, and they’re both single parents! Renee lives in Sarasota and works as a realtor for a company called ERA Waterside, alongside her father, who owns the company. Before working in Florida, Renee lived on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, where she worked as realtor and a photographer.
Renee Ward married Christopher Oteri in 2004, and had a son named Benjamin who is now eight. We’re not sure how long she’s been divorced, but the ERA site says she’s had her real estate license in Florida since 2012. Her profile also says, “She is passionate about fundraising on behalf of ERA Waterside Realty and participates annually in several other charitable initiatives.”
With her beauty, drive, and so much in common with Juan Pablo, do you think Renee’s a good match for our new Bachelor?