"I can confirm that Jen and Lorenzo have broken up," a publicist for Warner Horizon Television, the production company that produces the show in association with The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss' Next Entertainment, toldEntertainment Tonight on Monday. Last week, Warner Horizon had declined to comment on an Us magazine report that Borghese and Wilson had ended their relationship.
According to ET, the publicist gave no additional information on the reason for the split, the status of the Bachelor-supplied "family ring" Borghese had given Wilson, or the juiciest part of the recent Us report -- that Borghese is now seeing Sadie Murray, the 23-year-old publicist he rejected in ABC's late November broadcast of The Bachelor: Rome's previously filmed finale.
"He's gone back to Sadie. They're spending time together," a source close to the New York City cosmetics entrepreneur reportedly told Us last week. "Sadie is moving to New York City, where Lorenzo lives, to pursue her career."
In early December -- only one week after the show's finale broadcast -- the National Enquirer had reported that despite The Bachelor couple's post-finale press interview comments that they were still together and planning to move forward with their relationship, Wilson had already been "secretly dating" Dan Herrero, another teacher at the Pembroke Pines, FL school where she works. While Wilson didn't respond to the tabloid's requests for comment and Herrero insisted they were only "good friends," the Enquirer's photographers later captured the pair "frolicking on a beach together."
Later that month, Murray was spotted visiting Borghese in New York -- a visit that Skip Borghese, Lorenzo's brother, later confirmed in a posting on hsn.com, the website of Home Shopping Network, the cable channel where Skip Borghese and Princess Amanda Borghese, the brothers' mother, hawk the family's Italian Bath & Body cosmetics products.
Earlier this month, Murray told her hometown San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper that she had remained friendly with both Wilson and Borghese and was hoping to relocate to New York, where she was currently interviewing for a position with a publicity firm.
According to an ET source, Murray has since accepted a job in New York City but the move is "totally unrelated to Lorenzo."
As Reality TV World already noted last week, if Borghese has in fact begun seeing Murray, it would come as little surprise. According to the bachelor himself, his televised decision to present Wilson with his "final rose" was pretty much a last minute decision.
"I decided about two hours before the final Rose Ceremony and it was obviously a very difficult decision because I had strong feelings for both Jen and Sadie," Borghese told reporters during a November 28 conference call that took place the day after the show's finale aired. "I felt a little stronger with Jen just because I thought we had more chemistry. I was trying to find faults with both of them and it was almost impossible but I knew I had to make a decision and it was just that I felt a little closer to Jen and that's why I went with what I was feeling at the time."