If you believe the media, Bachelorette sweethearts Des and Chris have broken up and Des has returned to Los Angeles.
Our local TV station and NBC affiliate, KOMO interviewed them a few days ago and during the ten minute question and answer period they seemed happily in love and making plans for the future. Des has moved here permanently and is looking to continue designing her bridal collection and Chris is back at work in the Mortgage Broker business. A book of poetry was released last night (Saturday August 24th), written by the couple, titled Diamonds and Hearts. Does this sound like a breakup is in their future? I'd say all the naysayers and the people who claim to have seen them arguing can just go eat a big cake to sweeten up a bit because there is nothing wrong with Des and Chris's relationship.
In the KOMO interview, they laughed together, finished each other's sentences and expressed an interest in eventually settling in the Green Lake area. According to Des, she's not afraid of the imminent rain and is looking forward to spending her winters here.
The couple did caution the public to not believe everything written about them and indicated that they don't even read the tabloids or pay attention to what is being said about them in the news.
From what this Bachelor Nation member could see, the new Bachelorette couple may just make it. These two seem to understand the difference between TV love and real love. Watch the interview and tell me if they don't look more grounded. Hopefully they'll double date with Jason and Molly and laugh about the crazy show they once went on to find love. Remember that the Seattle contestants usually do exceptionally well in this reality franchise and when Chris and Des made the wise choice to avoid L.A., they left behind the frills of being on the show to come north to where paparrazi don't venture.
Good luck Des and Chris from this mom in the suburbs!
Kim Hornsby is the author of The Husband Hunt, a novella series on Amazon that suspiciously resembles The Bachelor. The second book in the series was modeled after The Bachelorette.