For six seasons, Jesse Csincsak has hosted the off-screen extravaganza, “Bachelor Reunion,” where sexy singles who didn’t find love on “The Bachelor” or “The Bachelorette” have another chance. When filming wraps, it’s not the end for those who weren’t so lucky the first time on the shows.
Viewers may wonder about the success rate of singles finding love on TV, but there is more happening behind-the-scenes when the cameras are off. Csincsak, who won Deanna Pappas’ season of “The Bachelorette,” met his wife, Ann Lueders at the 2009 “Bachelor Reunion.” The pair is happily married and now have a baby boy, Noah. Ann was on Jason Mesnick’s season of “The Bachelor.”
They’re not the only ones who found each other after the romance reality shows.
Tara Durr from Lorenzo Borghese’s season of “The Bachelor” and John Presser from Jillian’s season of “The Bachelorette,” married in 2010.
At the 2011 “Bachelor Reunion,” Jesse Csincsak told RadarOnline that “there were two, maybe three hook-ups” that he believes will be long-lasting love connections as a result of the reunion. He adds that contestants attend the event to get away and keep in touch, not necessarily to seek out relationships. It’s that relaxed environment of being able to have fun without any outside pressures which allows the men and women to really connect — and some romantically!
See photo slideshow HERE from 2011 “Bachelor Reunion”
Once a “Bachelor” or “Bachelorette” contestant joins the cast, they have a bond that is more than family. They form their very own matchmaking opportunities without even knowing it. Since the network has already done the hard work in determining which singles would be best for the show, attending functions such as the “Bachelor Reunion” gives them a second chance to find long-term love.
“The Bachelorette” 2011 premieres on ABC Monday, May 23 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT. Viewers in Portland, Ore. can tune into KATU on Channel 2 to see Ashley Hebert find the love of her life.
Sources: Interview with Jesse Csincsak RadarOnline Portland Comcast live