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Ashley Hebert Rosenbaum: I'm the 'Happiest That I've Ever Felt'

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Ashley Hebert Rosenbaum: I'm the 'Happiest That I've Ever Felt'

Originally posted 07/11/2015 11:00AM

"Career, family, where we are, just day to day, I feel very happy," the former Bachelorette tells PEOPLE

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Bachelorette Couple J.P. and Ashley Call Kaitlyn's Slut-Shaming Controversy 'Ridiculous'

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Bachelorette Couple J.P. and Ashley Call Kaitlyn's Slut-Shaming Controversy 'Ridiculous'

Originally posted 07/08/2015 05:35PM

Few people can truly relate to how Shawn must have felt when Kaitlyn Bristowe delivered the uncomfortable news that she had slept with fellow suitor Nick on Monday night's episode of The Bachelorette.

But former contestant J.P. Rosenbaum has been in his shoes – and gives him credit for handling things so maturely.

"I would have never been that calm," Rosenbaum, 38, told PEOPLE Tuesday night at an Ocean Drive magazine event at The Shore Club Residences in Miami. "Never, ever ever. I give him so much credit for the way he handled it."

In fact, J.P., who is happily married to season 7 Bachelorette Ashley Hebert Rosenbaum, says if he was in the same situation, "I would have lost it!"

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The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn Bristowe Blogs: 'I've Learned I'm Not Very Good at Difficult Conversations'

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The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn Bristowe Blogs: 'I've Learned I'm Not Very Good at Difficult Conversations'

Originally posted 07/07/2015 07:30AM

Kaitlyn Bristowe is the Bachelorette! She charmed her way into the hearts of the Bachelor Nation – and nearly the Bachelor himself, Chris Soules, on season 19 of The Bachelor. Now Kaitlyn has begun her own journey to love.

I can't believe I'm writing my eighth blog! Time flies when you're on an emotional roller coaster. That's the saying, right?

Taking in all that Chris Harrison and I talked about, it really hit me just how serious these upcoming dates were. Their purpose wasn't to just have a good time and see if there's a connection. Their purpose was to figure out and know if I could see a forever with these guys. Not wonder if I could, but really sort through and make a decision. It was some heavy stuff, and I think the guys felt the pressure, too!

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The Bachelorette Recap: Kaitlyn Finally Tells Shawn About Having Sex with Nick

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The Bachelorette Recap: Kaitlyn Finally Tells Shawn About Having Sex with Nick

Originally posted 07/06/2015 10:00PM

With just five guys left in the competition, this week's episode of Shawn Hates Nick had Kaitlyn Bristowe sending two suitors home, leaving just three men slogging along in this most exhausting, effortful journey to True Love.

Also, Kaitlyn finally told Shawn that she slept with Nick. He took the news way better than anyone could have expected, given his deep, burning hatred for "The Other Guy," as he continues to childishly refer to his main rival for Kaitlyn's love and affection.

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WATCH: Bachelor in Paradise Season 2 Trailer Shows Castaways Trapped on Heartbreak Island

Originally posted 07/06/2015 01:05PM

Should they just go ahead and rename all Bachelor franchises The Full Mesnick?

In the first teaser trailer for season 2 of ABC's Bachelor in Paradise, many vets of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette can barely keep it together.

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The Bachelorette's Chris 'Cupcake' Strandburg Says He Laughed Watching His Emotional Exit

Originally posted 07/06/2015 12:15PM

[YOUTUBE "WyAfbAfVAdo"] Chris Strandburg, the latest cast-off from Kaitlyn Bristowe's season of The Bachelorette, is taking his very emotional, very public breakdown on the June 29 episode of the popular ABC show in stride.

"When I watched that back, I just started laughing," he told the hosts of Good Morning America on Monday.

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The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn Bristowe Blogs About the Relationship That Truly Scared Her

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The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn Bristowe Blogs About the Relationship That Truly Scared Her

Originally posted 06/30/2015 03:30PM

Kaitlyn Bristowe is the Bachelorette! She charmed her way into the hearts of the Bachelor Nation – and nearly the Bachelor himself, Chris Soules, on season 19 of The Bachelor. Now Kaitlyn has begun her own journey to love.

I wonder how many times I can try and explain how hard this journey is to go through and for people to understand, but IT'S HARD! It is difficult having this many relationships at once and even more challenging when you have to watch people you care for struggling though the journey.

Of all the guys, the one having the most difficulty was Shawn, and I totally understood. I don't think you ever go into this experience thinking you're going to feel feelings this deep. You want to, and you hope it happens, but you don't necessarily think it will. So how can you prepare yourself? I believe that's what Shawn's struggles were. He didn't expect to feel all the things he was feeling. It's so hard to care about someone and try and let your brain access those feelings in an average relationship. Now imagine adding in that you are trying to accept the person you care about has other relationships happening. It was only human for him to be upset.

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The Bachelorette Recap: One of Kaitlyn's Suitors Has a Full-Scale, Sobbing Breakdown After Getting Eliminated

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The Bachelorette Recap: One of Kaitlyn's Suitors Has a Full-Scale, Sobbing Breakdown After Getting Eliminated

Originally posted 06/29/2015 10:00PM

Due to the nature of The Bachelorette's bizarre, semi-polyamorous approach to dating, more than a few tears were shed on this week's episode as Kaitlyn got closer to making her final choice.

For her part, Kaitlyn continued to feel guilty about her decision to sleep with Nick, as seen in last week's audience-dividing episode. Meanwhile, Shawn was as singularly focused on Nick's relationship with Kaitlyn as ever, likely because this is the first time in his life he's ever not had a woman's undivided attention. That's fair, really.

This week's episode also culled the herd ever more following a rose ceremony and a two-on-one date, and JJ confessed his darkest secret. (Spoiler alert: He cried a little but did not slap himself in the face this time over it. Character progression!) He was not the only crier, though – one of the men dropped to his knees on the cold, Irish ground as his body was wracked with sobs after Kaitlyn didn't hand over a rose. Really!

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Bachelorette Alum Zak Waddell Ties the Knot in Ireland

Bachelorette Alum Zak Waddell Ties the Knot in Ireland

Originally posted 06/28/2015 05:20PM

He didn't find lasting love on The Bachelorette, but Zak Waddell still got his happily ever after.

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The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn Bristowe and Andi Dorfman Enjoy Night Out ... Without Nick Viall

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The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn Bristowe and Andi Dorfman Enjoy Night Out ... Without Nick Viall

Originally posted 06/25/2015 03:25PM

The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn Bristowe opens up about getting intimate with a suitor and stands by her decision. Subscribe now to hear what she has to say about having sex on the show in this exclusive interview, only in PEOPLE!

Too close for comfort?

The Bachelorette alum Andi Dorfman, enjoyed a night out with former Bachelor contestant, Sharleen Joynt, and current Bachelorette, Kaitlyn Bristowe.

Dorfman, 28, took to Instagram to share a photo of the three friends. "My two hot dinner dates last night ... And yes we talk about more than #TheBachelorette," she joked in the caption.

The mini Bachelorette reunion came shortly after Bristowe's controversial decision to get intimate with Nick Viall, 34, on the latest episode of The Bachelorette.

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