Andrew Firestone's dad confirms former 'Bachelor' star's engagement
By Christopher Rocchio, 10/02/2007
Andrew Firestone apparently has his family's approval to end his life-long stint as a bachelor. Again.
Five months after 32-year-old Firestone reportedly proposed to her, Brooks Firestone, the third-season The Bachelor star's father, has confirmed his son is engaged to 30-year-old actress/model Ivana Bozilovic.
"We love her. She makes Andrew behave," the senior Firestone told The Associated Press on Monday. The couple plans to marry next spring, according to Brooks Firestone.
Although neither Firestone or Bozilovic had confirmed it at the time, Us Weekly -- citing a source close to Bozilovic -- had previously reported that Firestone had popped the question to Bozilovic back in May.
Bozilovic was raised in Chicago and has working with Firestone at his family's vineyard in Los Olivos, CA.
Firestone appeared as the object of affection during ABC's third edition of The Bachelor in 2003, and narrowed a field of 25 bachelorettes down to Jen Schefft and proposed to her in the show's season finale. However there was no marriage, and while the couple dated for several months and reportedly discussed having children together, they eventually split in December 2003.
Rumors of their reconciliation began circulating in February 2004 but never materialized, as Schefft eventually starred in The Bachelorette's third season and Firestone began dating Bozilovic.