Desiree Hartsock Shares Photos That Make Us Wonder if She Ever Loved Brooks Forester

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Des and ChrisI'll be the first to admit that I figured Desiree Hartsock chose Chris Siegfried simply because Brooks Forester dumped her and she didn't want to leave The Bachelorette as a single woman. But now I'm starting to wonder whether some of her heartache over Brooks was just clever editing.

Desiree shared these photos of her and Chris goofing off in the pool in Antigua. While it's not clear whether the shots were taken on their final overnight date or after their engagement, it is obvious that Des looks pretty darn happy.

And regardless of when these pics were taken, it's so apparent that Des and Chris are super comfortable together and aren't afraid to show off their sillier sides. It's got me wondering if she knew Chris was the one all along and simply played up the Brooks thing for the sake of good reality TV.

Here's the thing -- if she were really as upset over Brooks' departure as she let on, it would've been tough for Des to let loose and have such a blast with Chris when her heart belonged to Brooks. She doesn't hide her emotions very well. If she were really all hung up on Brooks, she would've had to grin and bear it through her date with Chris and may have even given up altogether and decided to end things right then and there, like she did at the beginning of her final date with Drew Kenney.

Why would she stick it out and have such a great time on the date if she knew her hope of finding love was officially over? Based on these photos, it does look like Des and Chris were made for each other, which is something she realized much earlier than at the final rose ceremony when she finally admitted Chris was the one.

Something seems fishy here, all right. But honestly, would any of us be all that shocked if Des' breakup with Brooks was nothing more than an Oscar-worthy performance?

Do you think Des knew Chris was the one earlier than she let on?


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nonmember avatar Diane

It's all staged! They know what lures us in and what keeps us watching....... over & over again. They know people love drama and that's what they give us. The people that come on the show...... it's all about the paycheck. Money, wardrobe, hair, makeup notoriety.... but wait to qualify you have to be model material...... really?..! Never seen a fuller sized woman or man on there have you?

Carol Parks

Des looked totally in love with Chris in Germany, especially at that Matt White private concert. All along if you watch them together, she seemed very in to Chris. Brooks and her were never as easy going, & affectionate as she & Chris. Plus, Des and Chris were always completing each other's sentences. Maybe she was just blindsided like she said, or just confused. But, Brooks & her would have been a disaster. 

nonmember avatar Annette

Honestly, I think Desiree cared for both Chris and Brooks. I realized that on the date in Germany and thought the only guy who could beat out Brooks was Chris. That is one of the reasons I was not surprised that Des chose to continue and accept a proposal from Chris. All of that is history now. Brooks, Des and Chris are happy with the choices they made and that is the important thing. Rehashing this serves no purpose.

hexxuss hexxuss

@Annette - last 2 sentences sum it up VERY nicely =)

Verna Delgado

Leave then alone wish then wel

nonmember avatar Marguerite

Do you think Des knew Chris was the one earlier than she let on? She knew, but could not recognized it - definetely blindsided

Marguerite Zakuma

I know what you mean, I felt the same way, because I only saw the break up and the proposal. So, I went back on demand and you tube watched all her dates with Chris and the others, and listen to what she said about Chris on their date. He was the one since week 3. I believe she was blindsides as she said. Also, Chris in his poem # 34"Smile", writes ”You Smile, I look, You Notice, It’s Great! I Smile, You Look, Connection, We’ve Made!....” on the synopsis he writes “ The first stanza speaks to our time on the dodge ball fields and every group date I was on. Her and I had a connection that was far different than everyone else. She could be across the room and look over and see me… we’d make eye contact and smile at one another… and we knew both of us were ok and did not need to be entertaining one another. It is a rare feeling, but for her to validate those feelings by expressing the same thing to me, this connection I felt, meant the world to me and allowed me to completely be open to her...” Brooks said the same thing at the after rose ceremony"It was apparent the way Des looked at Chris in group dates and Rose ceremonies. I really enjoy following them on Twitter and instagram. They are real and I wish them lasting happiness.

Linda Lee

Here is an idea. She loved Brooks but when he said that he didn't even miss her when he didn't see her she was hurt and realized that he is playing her, he was what we thought was James Case (James is a good guy BTW). SO she has a brain and realised that Brooks is a week guy, classless, and a player. Chris has always been a up runner for her and she chose him becuase she is a catch and a brain and realised that Brooks is a weak looser. Chris was it for her. Let go ad if you have half a brain you would see that she deserves Chris and not an ugly looser.

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