Credit: Jason Winslow/Splash News Photo: JP Rosenbaum Walks to Work in New York City on June 23, 2011

Back on that casual pajama date by the fire on The Bachelorette Season 7, Episode 3, JP Rosenbaum told Ashley Hebert he dated casually through his 20s, but his most recent relationship had lasted for about two and a half years.

One of JP’s friends reportedly told Star magazine (via Hollywood Life) that serious relationship was with “a gorgeous publicist.” “He was deeply in love with her, but over time it was apparent that her head wasn’t in the same place as his,” the friend said. “She was seven years younger and really wasn’t ready to settle down, while that was always JP’s goal. He tried to make the best of it with her, hoping things would change, but she finally broke it off with him.” Poor Cupcake.

Now JP has Ashley, who is 26 to his 34, but still ready to settle down. The friend said JP does seem to have great chemistry with Ashley “and he likes dark-haired women.” He’s also not a complicated guy, the friend says. Despite another tabloid report, the friend insists “that likable and down-to-earth personality you see on TV is absolutely the real thing.”

Here’s a nice little teaser that matches up well with the Life & Style story about Ashley’s engagement: “Let’s just say that, whatever has happened, right now he’s in a great place,” the friend says. “The best place he’s ever been!” That’s a good sign for Team Cupcake!

Source: Hollywood Life

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