February featured alumni: The Bachelor edition

In the history of ABC’s hit reality show “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” two Spartan grads have been a part of the fan-frenzy mania.

As week five of the 18th season is quickly approaching, the gossip about this year’s bachelor, Juan Pablo Galavis, is quickly heating up. But what many MSU students and alumni do not know is that two highly talked about bachelors in the past call MSU their alma mater.

Bachelor #1

Bob Guiney preforming with Band from TV. Photo via Flickr

Bob Guiney

From: Riverview, Mich.
MSU Graduation Year: Class of 1993
Season: One of “The Bachelorette” & four of “The Bachelor”
Relationship Status: Divorced

After getting his first view by the public eye back in 2003 on season one of ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” Guiney was not chosen by at-the-time bachelorette, Trista Rehn. Rehn just celebrated ten years of marriage to the season’s winner Ryan Sutter in Dec. 2012.

Guiney was later chosen to be “The Bachelor” for the fourth season of the show, and was added to the Wetpaint.com list of seven who left the show without proposing.

In 2004, Guiney later married soap opera star Rebecca Budig from All My Children. After almost six years of marriage, Budig filed for a divorce in 2010.

This former Spartan football walk-on was the host of TLC’s 2008 show called Date My House and is currently part of a charity band of actors called Band from TV.

Bachelor #2

Ed Swiderski

Ed Swiderski. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

From: Monroe, Mich.
MSU Graduation Year: Class of 2002
Season: Five of “The Bachelorette” & three of “Bachelor Pad”
Relationship Status: Dating

Causing drama in 2009 during season five of “The Bachelorette, ” Swiderski walked out mid-season on bachelorette Jillian Harris to focus on his job. After realizing he had left what he thought to be the love of his life, Swiderski returned to the show and ended up winning the season.

After merely a few months had passed, celebrity tabloids released that Swiderski and Harris would not be making the walk down the aisle.

Recently, Radar Online released a series of odd email messages that led readers to believe that he is now dating Natalie Bomke, a host of Good Morning Chicago.

Currently living in Chicago, he is the Senior Vice President at Legacy Marketing Partners, author of the book “Pinterest for Business: How to Pin Your Company to the Top of the Hottest Social Media Network” and an Alumni Board Member here at MSU.

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