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Originally posted 05/22/2013 12:20PM
At 32, newly single reality star Jenna Morasca knows what she wants in a future mate. Following her breakup from fellow Survivor winner Ethan Zohn after 10 years of dating, Morasca has decided that she wants to find a guy who'll love her and her dog Bobbi – unconditionally. In her third blog for People.com, she discusses how she came to that realization.
I am a single parent – a newly single parent, that is. Loving and parenting a dog as a single parent can create all sorts of new and unusual problems, but also new sources of joy. When I adopted 5-year-old Bobbi, I was in a relationship, and we mutually agreed it was time to expand the family – well, it was more like I wore him down, convincing him it was time to adopt a dog.
Originally posted 02/18/2013 11:05AM
Say it isn't so! Longtime couple Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca are ending their relationship.
"It is with much consideration and a heavy heart that we are announcing that after 10 years of a loving relationship, the decision was made to move on without each other," the couple said in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE Monday morning.
"We will carry with us the memories of a relationship grounded in love, laughter, support and friendship," the statement continued. "We have experienced some of life's greatest joys and toughest challenges together and our decision to be apart can never diminish that. We want to thank everyone for their support and we ask that our privacy be respected as we move forward."
Originally posted 11/22/2012 02:00PM
The Survivor champ and self-proclaimed "cancer crusher" is helping to raise awareness for the Movember movement
Originally posted 08/28/2012 02:15PM
There are plenty of laughs at Jenna Morasca and Ethan Zohn's New York apartment these days, thanks to a new furry friend.
After 10 years together, the former Survivor winners, who powered through Zohn's long treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma, have adopted a pit bull/mastiff mix they named Bobbi-Ricki Zohn Morasca.
"Our lives have been very intense and serious the last year with Ethan's illness, and Bobbi has brought lightness and humor into our house," Morasca tells PEOPLE. "We constantly find ourselves laughing hysterically at her when she tries to talk to us with her half-bark, half-howl voice. She has brought a ton of laughter and love … we all are benefiting greatly from it."
Originally posted 05/17/2012 03:45PM
Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca have reached another milestone together.
After getting a stem-cell transplant as part of his ongoing battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma, Zohn, 38, was by the side of longtime girlfriend as she graduated Wednesday from Columbia University with a masters in Counseling & Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in substance abuse.
"Through over three years of blood, sweat, tears, heartache, bewilderment, flashes of genius and insight, filming our now Emmy-nominated show Everyday Health, filming Amazing Race, stem cell transplants, two years of Ethan's cancer treatments and sleepless nights, yesterday I graduated!" Morasca, 31, said on Thursday.
A healthy-looking Zohn – who is smiling in a photo of the couple – expresses how "proud" he is of his significant other. "To see her battle through all sorts of challenges and still find her passion for academics is such an inspiration," he tells PEOPLE. "Plus, now I don't have to pay for therapy."
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 02/29/2012 11:30AM
Ethan Zohn isn't one to back down from a challenge. Currently battling a recurrence of his Hodgkin's lymphoma, the former Survivor winner underwent a stem-cell transplant Wednesday from one of his brothers – and he had a particular condition for his doctor.
"Ethan asked the doctor what was the record time for getting out of here, so he wants to beat that," Zohn's longtime girlfriend Jenna Morasca, who is staying with him at the hospital, tells PEOPLE.
"His doctor said there was no prize, and Ethan said, 'Yes, there is. You're going to tell the other patients that I made it out in three weeks.' "
Originally posted 02/03/2012 09:40AM
As former Survivor winner Ethan Zohn prepares for stem-cell treatment in the coming weeks, the support he's getting from girlfriend Jenna Morasca is clear just by looking at the couple.
Zohn, 38, and Morasca, 30, debuted matching pink hairstyles this week to stand in solidarity as Zohn tries to beat cancer. Zohn also cut his hair into a Mohawk.
Last September, after months of being in remission from Hodgkin's lymphoma, Zohn found out that the cancer had returned. In January, he announced that he was "responding very well" to the latest round of treatments.
Originally posted 01/19/2012 08:00PM
Battling a relapse of Hodgkin's lymphoma, former Survivor winner Ethan Zohn had just finished round three of the new chemo drug SGN-35 when he got some welcome news from his doctor.
"I'm responding very well to the drug," he tells PEOPLE. "My tumors are reducing. It's not a 100-percent reduction, but my doctor gave me an A-minus so I'll take it."
Zohn, who learned in September that the cancer had returned to his chest, hasn't let his treatment slow him down.
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