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Mario Lopez Spills His Secrets, Ashlee Simpson Turns 30 & More Weekend News

What You Missed Over The Weekend

Mario Lopez Spills His Secrets, Ashlee Simpson Turns 30 & More Weekend News

Originally posted 10/05/2014 08:00PM

From one star's sudsy secrets to a celebrity mom's bold body reveal, here's the news you might have missed this weekend:

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Inside Bachelorette Desiree & Chris's Engagement Bliss – and Their Home!

Inside Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock & Chris Siegfried's Engagement Bliss – and Their Home!

Originally posted 10/04/2014 03:10PM

Desiree Hartsock and her fiancé, Chris Siegfried, say they are happily and romantically nesting in advance of their upcoming wedding.

After their May 2013 engagement on The Bachelorette, the couple moved in together in Seattle and easily blended their design sensibilities and lifestyles as they put together a cozy and loving home, the couple told TheNest.com.

"Chris knows how to surprise me with flowers or a simple note to make me feel special and thought of. That always makes me happy!" bridal stylist Hartsock, 28, said of their romance.

She's equally committed to returning the interest "by constantly reminding me how much she loves me," Siegfried said. "I love that she makes sure she gets a kiss before I leave for work every day."

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Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock Celebrates Her Bridal Shower (PHOTOS)

The Bachelorette

Desiree Hartsock Celebrates Upcoming Wedding with Bridal Shower & Bachelor Gal Pals

Originally posted 08/04/2014 06:30PM

Former Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock is one step closer to being a blushing bride.

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The Bachelor's Renee Oteri Is Married!

The Bachelor

Renee Oteri Marries Bracy Maynard

Originally posted 03/21/2014 06:30AM

That was fast!

Less than one month after Renee Oteri got engaged to Bracy Maynard, the happy couple are now husband and wife.

"And THAT just happened. I married my best friend of 22 years!" wrote newlywed Oteri, captioning an Instagram photo of her smiling, clad in a long white lace gown and holding pink blooms.

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Inside Desiree Hartsock's Engagement Bash

Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried's Engagement Party: All the Details

Originally posted 02/25/2014 08:00AM

Wedding bells will soon ring for Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried!

The happy couple celebrated their upcoming nuptials with dinner and dancing Saturday night at DeLille Cellars in Woodinville, Wash.

"It was so much fun," the former Bachelorette, 27, tells PEOPLE. "It's really nice to sit back and be with friends and family and think about why you're getting married and celebrate that love. Chris and I both couldn't stop smiling."

At the party, produced by Jocelyn Cates for Capstory.me, guests like Jason and Molly Mesnick dined on crab pot pie and wild mushroom and kale bread pudding and sipped on wine and local beers.

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The Bachelorette's Desiree & Chris Celebrate at Engagement Party

Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried Celebrate at Engagement Party

Originally posted 02/23/2014 09:00AM

Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried, who got engaged on the season finale of The Bachelorette in 2013, celebrated with a party in Seattle on Saturday night.

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Desiree Hartsock Explains Why She Knows Chris Siegfried Is the One

Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock Explains Why She Knows Chris Siegfried Is the One

Originally posted 08/09/2013 06:30PM

Sometimes even the worst things happen for a reason. Desiree Hartsock, star of The Bachelorette, had fallen hard for Brooks Forester, the former male model she believed was The One out of 25 suitors vying for her hand on the ABC reality show.

But when he made it clear he didn't return her feelings – and a stunned 7.8 million viewers watched her collapse in sobs – "I was blind-sided," Hartsock, 27, says now.

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Why Bachelorette's Brooks 'Needed to Walk Away'

Bachelorette's Brooks Forester: 'I Made the Right Decision'

Originally posted 08/07/2013 08:20AM

In one of the most surprising moments in Bachelor history, standout suitor Brooks Forester left Desiree Hartsock blindsided when he said goodbye just days before the Bachelorette's final rose ceremony.

"I realized that when I was away from Des, I wasn't having these moments of anguish," he tells PEOPLE. "That was a big indicator to me that my feelings weren't there."

He says: "I wanted so badly for [the relationship] to work out, and it was so close I could almost touch it. But I needed to walk away. She deserved to be in love with someone who was equally in love with her."

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Desiree Hartsock: 'Love Can Be Unpredictable' | Desiree Hartsock

The Bachelorette

UpdatePosted 08/06/2013 07:30PM

Desiree Hartsock's Bachelorette Blog: 'Love Can Be Unpredictable'

Originally posted 08/06/2013 12:50PM

Former Bachelor contestant Desiree Hartsock is calling the shots and handing out the roses as the current star of The Bachelorette. The bridal stylist will blog all season long on PEOPLE.com about her dates, the guys and the difficult decisions she must make. You can also follow Desiree on Twitter.

I want to start by thanking everyone who watched my journey to find love this season on The Bachelorette. It is a challenging and emotional position to be in so I can't express how grateful I am for the love and support from my family, friends and viewers. I appreciate the encouraging words from many and the understanding that love can be unpredictable.

My relationship with Drew flourished in affection and through in-depth conversation. I enjoyed seeing the compassion and love he had in his heart and the sincerity that showed through his eyes. After our last date in Antigua, I felt like our relationship didn't move forward and I started to question if we were right for each other. He has so many qualities I was looking for in a partner but I had to put qualities aside and see if I could really picture our future together.

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All the Details On Bachelorette Desiree's Unique Engagement Ring From Chris

All the Details On Bachelorette Desiree's Unique Engagement Ring From Chris

Originally posted 08/06/2013 12:45PM

Her new sparkler is -- appropriately -- rose gold

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