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Originally posted 03/06/2012 07:35PM
On the current season of The Bachelor Courtney Robertson has emerged as the finalist everyone loves to hate.
But at least one person (other than Bachelor Ben Flajnik himself) isn't completely writing her off. Former Bachelorette star Ashley Hebert sympathizes with Robertson – at least in part – due to her own experience on the show.
"I feel like when my season was airing I got a lot of [flack]," Hebert, 27, told PEOPLE at the KIIS-FM Purse Party in Santa Monica on Monday. "So I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt."
Originally posted 02/09/2012 04:00PM
Newly-minted star of The Bachelorette Emily Maynard was getting some advice for her upcoming season from two women who have been there before.
The reality star joined Ali Fedotowsky and Ashley Hebert for a makeup appointment and some chitchat at Blushington Makeup & Beauty Lounge in West Hollywood. According to a source, the ladies were talking about the ABC reality show, and Fedotowsky and Hebert were giving Maynard advice about what to expect.
"All three ladies got along so great," a source says. "The ladies were really cute together; they joked around and ... were all in very good moods – energetic and excited about being in each other's company."
After the makeup session, the women filmed a promo together for Emily's Bachelorette season which is scheduled to air during the Feb. 27 episode.
– Monica Rizzo and Jennifer Garcia
Originally posted 02/04/2012 10:30AM
Chris Harrison has learned a lesson.
The host of The Bachelor tells PEOPLE he regrets what unfolded on Ashley Hebert's season of The Bachelorette with Bentley Williams, whose deceit about his intentions eventually led to heartbreak.
"I felt like I didn't go far enough in talking to [Ashley] about Bentley," Harrison says. "Yeah, I warned her and I took some steps. But I don't think I went far enough."
Originally posted 01/18/2012 12:15PM
Emily Maynard is looking for love on TV – again!
The sweet and likable winner of Brad Womack's season of The Bachelor will return to the franchise as the next star of The Bachelorette, show sources confirm to PEOPLE.
Maynard, whose rocky engagement to Womack ended last summer, was reluctant to appear on The Bachelorette because she didn't want to be away from her young daughter Ricki. But, a source says, the show is moving production to their hometown, Charlotte, N.C., to accommodate, Maynard, 25.
Originally posted 12/24/2011 03:15PM
Six months after getting engaged on The Bachelorette season finale last August, lovebirds Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum are spending their first holiday season together learning about each other's family traditions.
Rosenbaum is Jewish and celebrates Hanukkuh, while Hebert's family celebrates Christmas.
"All of my friends in dental school are Jewish and they celebrated Hanukkuh, but I never did," Hebert says. "I love it."
"We have been celebrating the first few nights of Hanukkuh. We lit some candles," Rosenbaum tells PEOPLE, joking that he has also introduced her to the "Jewish tradition of having Chinese food." Says Rosenbaum: "We did a pre-Hanukkuh dim sum down in Chinatown with my parents."
Originally posted 11/03/2011 01:30PM
Just because they're not planning a wedding doesn't mean there's trouble in paradise for Ashley Hebert and fiancé J.P. Rosenbaum.
"We're so busy that even if I wanted to plan [a wedding] right now, I don't think I could," the former Bachelorette, 26, told PEOPLE at the Dodge Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles half marathon.
Hebert, who is in her final weeks of dental school and currently applying to pediatric residencies in New York, says, "My brain is just not there right now."
But the couple isn't waiting too long, and will "start talking about [wedding planning] after the New Year," assured Rosenbaum, 34.
Originally posted 09/12/2011 05:20PM
Before getting engaged to the man of her dreams on The Bachelorette, Ashley Hebert had to make sure he met the family. And New York construction manager J.P. Rosenbaum did – except for one important member: Hebert's teacup Yorkie, Boo.
Hebert's fiancé finally spent time with Boo earlier this month when the couple traveled to her hometown of Madawaska, Maine. And, to no one's surprise, the two hit it off right away.
"J.P. loved Boo," Hebert told PEOPLE at Sunday's Boy Meets Girl presentation during New York Fashion Week. "They're good. They will be best friends."
Originally posted 09/06/2011 02:35PM
The rumors were true: Ben Flajnik is officially the next star of The Bachelor.
As PEOPLE reported in August, the 28-year-old Sonoma winemaker, who famously had his proposal rejected by Ashley Hebert on the most recent season finale of The Bachelorette, will star in the next season of ABC's The Bachelor.
Flajnik, who confessed during his proposal that, "Every second I spend with you makes me fall deeper in love with you. I want to thank you for allowing me to feel completely and utterly vulnerable and open with you," is described as a "Renaissance man" in his bio.
Originally posted 08/04/2011 08:10PM
When it comes to a long-lasting relationship, former Bachelor couple Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney have some words of wisdom to share with The Bachelorette's recently engaged couple, Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum.
"Don't rush,” Mesnick, 35, tells PEOPLE. "Just because you met on a TV show and just because you now have a ring on your finger doesn't mean you have to get married in three months. Maybe it's a year. Maybe it's two years. Just make sure the relationship works the way you want it to."
And, adds Malaney, "focus only on each other. Do not let the media guide your life.”
Originally posted 08/03/2011 07:55PM
More than 9 million viewers tuned in to The Bachelorette season finale Monday night and watched Ashley Hebert get engaged to the man of her dreams, New York construction manager J.P. Rosenbaum.
But they also saw Hebert's sister, Chrystie Corns, loudly voice her disapproval of Rosenbaum as a mate for her sister.
"I made a big mistake," Corns tells PEOPLE of hastily judging Rosenbaum and telling him he wasn't a good match for Ashley. "As I started watching the season, however, it's very clear to me that J.P. was the one. He was the best choice."
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