LOS ANGELES --In the end, Jillian Harris chose 29-year-old technology consultant Ed over Kiptyn (and Reid) in the finale of "The Bachelorette."Jillian also accepted Ed's proposal after letting Kiptyn go and rebuffing Reid's attempt to win her back after he was previously sent home. She told runner-up Kiptyn, a 31-year-old business developer, that he was not the "one."
The 29-year-old Harris, who hoped that previous "Bachelor" Jason Mesnick could be her best friend, soul mate and future husband, rebounded from a third-place finish on that show to find love on her own in the fifth edition of "The Bachelorette."
Harris currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia and works as a restaurant interior designer.
Ed was criticized for leaving the show earlier in the season to pursue his career, but later returned, apologized and won Jillian's heart.