It was only a matter of time before the tabloids started speculating about the status of their relationship, and now In Touch is reporting that Bachelorette Desiree Harstock and Chris Siegfried are already over.
Apparently they're crediting Des's new scaled-back lifestyle in Seattle for the demise of the engagement. And by scaled-back I mean the fact that they're doing normal couple things, like shopping for furniture instead of climbing mountains, repelling down the side of buildings, and staying in hotel rooms that cost several thousands of dollars a night.
Oh, and Des and Chris are reportedly sharing a car too, which has her all bent out of shape because Chris drives it to work and leaves her "stranded." (What? Like she can't walk?)
And of course, Des is not exactly pleased with the rumors being spread about her and Chris, so she took to Twitter to defend their love. She said, "Wow! Crazy what can be made up. New In Touch Cover: Claim #Bachelorette @DesHartsock + @ChrisRSiegfried Split"
Ok, so I guess this means the two of them are still very much together and that there's no merit to the breakup claims.
But if Des really wants things with Chris to work out, she should probably quit paying attention to the tabloids and turn a blind eye to them altogether; otherwise, she's bound to drive herself crazy.
It's only been like two-and-a-half weeks since her engagement to Chris was revealed. This is probably only the first in a whole slew of breakup rumors that are bound to surround them for the next few months or so. And it's something every single Bachelor and Bachelorette couple has had to endure after their season of the show. It's almost like a rite of passage or something -- and the only way to survive it is to suck it up and ignore the reports completely.
By getting defensive, Des is only creating more heartache for herself. Letting these rumors bother her could eventually lead to her and Chris breaking up for real because of the pressure of having a high-profile relationship. If she can't learn to take a deep breath and let stuff like this roll off her shoulders now, there's no way she's going to be able to deal with what's to come in the coming months.
Do you think these breakup rumors are true?
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