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Originally posted 11/05/2012 03:30PM
Former (and first!) Bachelorette Trista Sutter celebrated her 40th birthday in Vail, Colo., Friday night with her husband Ryan Sutter and 150 of their closest friends and family.
"It's truly been the best party ever thanks to my husband," Trista tells PEOPLE of the bash held at Bol in Vail Village. "Believe me, there were happy tears at the party. I was in love with the fact that I knew everyone there."
Ryan planned the party for his wife, whom he met and proposed to on The Bachelorette's 2003 inaugural season finale. The two married in December 2003 and have two children, son Maxwell, 5 and daughter Blakesley, 3.
Guests toasted Trista with Martini & Rossi Asti cocktails as they enjoyed bowling and hit he dance floor with tunes provided by DJ Logic. Singer Brett Dennen, one of Trista's favorite performers, did a special set for the birthday girl.
Originally posted 04/17/2012 10:15AM
Whenever Ryan Sutter was looking for a pick-me-up along the 26.2 mile course of Monday's Boston Marathon, he needed only to think of his pal Ethan Zohn.
Sutter was running the race for former Survivor winner, who was unable to participate due to a recurrence of Hodgkin's lymphoma.
"My inspiration was Ethan, but no matter what I did physically it's nothing compared to what he and other people with cancer do every day," the former Bachelorette star told the Boston Herald. "That kept me going."
Originally posted 04/15/2012 06:40PM
Survivor winner Ethan Zohn was unable to try to qualify for the Boston Marathon this year since he's battling a recurrence of Hodgkin's lymphoma – so his friend, former Bachelorette star Ryan Sutter, is stepping up to the plate.
Sutter will run Monday's marathon in support of Grassroot Soccer, the charity Zohn co-founded.
"Ryan is proof that you don't have to have a diagnosis to be affected by a life-threatening disease," Zohn, 38, tells PEOPLE. "I'm so impressed with his passion to help others. He stepped up for me before and is doing it again. ... To me, that's inspiring!"
Originally posted 09/06/2011 09:00AM
Home-prepared meals are the norm for Trista Sutter and her family.
The reality mom, 38, has taken her cooking "passion," and teamed-up with Betty Crocker to promote new baking recipes "inspired by today's trends" and fall TV, she tells PEOPLE.
As part of the cooking line's Fan Fare program, people who enjoy baking as much as Sutter can learn how to create what are called Boxed Wine Cupcakes.
Originally posted 06/27/2011 06:00AM
Newlyweds Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth enjoyed an early night out in Nashville, sharing wine at Burger Up restaurant. The actress, looking cute and casual in a white T-shirt and shorts, sat close to her husband, laughing and touching him as they chatted. The pair left around 5:15 p.m., just as the tiny spot started to get busy. Earlier that day, the couple shared tacos at San Antonio Taco Company near Vanderbilt University. Says the manager of the duo: "They were holding hands, talking, smiling [and] having a good time, like couples do."
Originally posted 11/07/2010 07:00AM
There will be plenty of recognizable runners in the crowd at the New York City Marathon on Sunday.
Al Roker, cancer survivor Ethan Zohn, Chilean miner Edison Peña, Howard Stern sidekick Robin Quivers, Anthony Edwards, Ryan Sutter and Veronica Webb are among this year's celebrity participants.
"Almost everybody's bucket list includes running the ING New York City Marathon," Roker said in a statement. "Just the though of being able to start this race gives me goose bumps. As does the fear that the weather might turn ugly."
Originally posted 10/04/2010 01:45PM
Survivor: Africa winner Ethan Zohn was unable to race in the New York Marathon due to cancer treatments last year, so his pal, Bachelorette star Ryan Sutter, took his place. But now that Zohn is healthy, both men will run this year – against each other.
"Ryan and I have decided to compete against each other on the streets of NYC,” Zohn says, "but this is truly a celebration of great friends leading by example and using their fame to create change."
The guys will start the Nov. 7 race together, but whomever finishes first earns bragging rights of more money earned toward his respective charity, Grassroot Soccer for Zohn and First Descents for Sutter.
"Ethan and I have been good friends for some time," Sutter says. "His fight against cancer and his continued success with Grassroots Soccer are demonstrations of his incredible strength of spirit and kind heart. I look forward to competing on behalf of First Descents against Ethan and GRS to raise awareness and funds for two inspirational organizations."
Originally posted 03/03/2010 06:00AM
One day after celebrating Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney's nuptials, Bachelor alums Trista and Ryan Sutter spent a day by the pool at Terranea Resort on the coast of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., with their kids. While Max, 2 ½, had fun playing with his dad in the pool and the sandbox, Blakesley, 10 months, stayed close to her mom. "Trista looked amazing in a white bikini," a guest tells us, adding that Max was running around while Trista and her daughter lounged on a sunbed. Says the guest: "Trista and Ryan looked very happy together and even shared a few kisses."
Originally posted 12/16/2009 06:45PM
Blakesley Grace, 8 months, is already learning how to strike a pose, thanks to her mom and dad – reality TV couple Trista and Ryan Sutter.
Originally posted 11/02/2009 09:00AM
Of the 43,741 people who ran the New York City Marathon on Sunday, a handful stood out, both for having claims to fame and for their reasons for running.
Alanis Morrissette, former ER doc Anthony Edwards, The Incredible Hulk's Edward Norton and Christopher Reeve's son Matthew battled through the sweat and determination on the streets of the Big Apple, all for a good cause.
"It was such a thrill but I'm burnt," Edwards told PEOPLE moments after crossing the finish line. "I'm totally tired! But that's the point. I'm just so happy that I finished. But tomorrow I'm going to feel happier."
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