Desiree Hartsock Chris Siegfried

Well, well, well, isn't that interesting. While they first insisted they were planning on having a private, small wedding with close friends and family, all of a sudden rumors are flying that Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried will marry on TV -- and the wedding will likely take place sometime in 2014.

According to a source who talked to Wetpaint, "The calls are being made." And I guess we can assume that means they're in negotiations with ABC to foot the bill for their entire celebration. Oh, and the source also adds, "She (Des) is ready to get married."

Ummmm, doesn't it seem a little soon for Des to be rushing to the altar, considering she and Chris have only been "officially" engaged since August? (Yes, I know the finale aired months after the actual proposal. But that period of time doesn't really count.)

Does anyone else find it a bit strange that Des suddenly wants to tie the knot sooner rather than later -- and that she wants the wedding televised? Her timing is truly impeccable since Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici's wedding date (Jaunary 26, 2014) was just announced last week. If I didn't know any better, I'd say Des and Chris are hoping to steal a little bit of their thunder if they also choose to have a TV wedding not too long after Sean and Catherine.

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Come on -- as in love as they seem, Des and Chris obviously dig the spotlight (their marketing strategy for their new poetry book speaks for itself), so it would make sense for them to be a bit nervous about their popularity fading in the wake of Sean and Catherine's nuptials. But if they do get hitched after Cat and Sean, they will suddenly become Bachelor Nation's "it" couple again -- or at least that's what they're probably hoping.

If they really want people to take them seriously, they'll chill out for a bit and wait until the end of 2014 to tie the knot. The reason everyone is finally on board with Sean and Catherine's relationship is because it's stood the test of time. But if Des and Chris get married within the next few months? I'd be willing to bet that they don't even make it to their first anniversary -- because it will seem like they only got married (and did it on TV) to try and show up Sean and Catherine somehow.

OMG. I wonder if they'll score an invite to Sean and Catherine's wedding? If they do, I can't wait to see the showdown on the dance floor when it's time for the bride to toss her bouquet.

Des will fight tooth and nail for that thing. And ABC will probably keep re-shooting until she catches it for the sake of being able to replay the footage at her TV wedding.

Do you think that Des and Chris are jealous of Sean and Catherine?

 

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