Romance After Reality

01/22/2004 at 11:59 AM EST

The Bachelor
Bob: When his Bachelor relationship ended in record time, Detroit mortgage broker Bob Guiney, 32, faulted himself, in part for spending too much time promoting his book and solo CD 3 Sides. With a tour slated to begin in late February, Guiney's schedule isn't getting any easier. Even so, he has been linked with All My Children's Rebecca Budig. So what about it, Bob? Guiney laughs. "I won't deny it," he says. Budig's take? "I won't deny it either. I'm seeing him, and I couldn't be happier."
Estella: The drama of it all: Bob broke up with her on the phone just after they attended Trista and Ryan's wedding together. But her mother "has been an amazing friend" throughout her romantic disappointment, says Beverly Hills mortgage broker Estella Gardinier, 28. For now, she says, "I'm not interested in dating." She adds with a laugh, "Thanks to him, I probably won't date for the rest of my life! I think I'm becoming a nun!"

Andrew: Before breaking up in December, millionaire California vintner Andrew Firestone, 28, and his pick, Jen Schefft, 27, had made plans with friends to spend New Year's Eve in a rented house in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. He decided to go solo, and "it turned out to be all couples with the exception of him," says his roommate Kevin Krystofiak. Firestone celebrated anyway. "He was among all of his best friends," says Krystofiak. Recently it wasn't a broken heart but a sore throat that kept Andrew sidelined from dating. "He didn't even go out this weekend," says his roomie. "He is just renting movies and resting up."
Jen: Back in her hometown of Chicago after moving out of Andrew's pad in San Francisco, the onetime account executive "is just trying to figure out what her choices are" jobwise, says her friend and roommate Abby Smith. "She's just getting back into the swing of things." She and Firestone are "still friendly," says Smith. "I don't know if they talk every day or every other day. I do know they definitely will be friends for a long time." And is Jen seeing anyone? "No. She's not."

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