'Bachelorette' couple Trista and Ryan Sutter say no to more cameras
By Christopher Rocchio, 06/21/2007
Their courtship was televised, as well as their wedding planning and the actual ceremony. But fans of The Bachelorette'sTrista and Ryan Sutter apparently won't be seeing the birth of the couple's first child later this summer.
"One hundred percent no!" said Trista in the June 25 issue of OK! Weekly when asked if there would be a reality show following the soon-to-be first-time parents. "When it comes to cameras being in your private life 24 hours a day, that's something we're in total agreement will never be happening again. That's how we met and we're really appreciative of that, but that won't be happening. Sorry to the public if they're wanting to see any of the birth!"
Trista, a 34-year-old purse designer, and Ryan, a 32-year-old Colorado fireman, met while taping the first season of ABC's The Bachelorette in 2002. More than 30 million people watched as Trista chose Ryan as her man during ABC's February 2003 broadcast of The Bachelorette's first season finale. Ten months later, ABC aired a three episode series that detailed the events leading up to their December 2003 wedding ceremony. Over 17 million viewers watched Trista and Ryan exchange vows on ABC's Trista & Ryan's Wedding finale broadcast.
"I'm excited but nervous," Ryan told OK!. "You want to be a good dad but you worry about the health of your baby and being able to raise it so they become a good person. It's a lot of responsibility and I don't take that lightly."
Trista said she "can't wait" to see Ryan as a dad, and despite his 24-hour shifts as a fireman, she's confident he won't miss the big moment when the newest member of their family is born.
"If we're getting close to the due date, I'll try to make sure I have coverage for work," Ryan told OK!. "But if the baby comes at a time when I'm not expecting it, we'll figure it out. The firehouse is one minute from the hospital."
While they're currently in the process of setting up a nursery for their new child -- although Ryan readily admitted he "didn't really have much to do with it" -- Trista said it will feature neutral colors so boy or girl accents can be added afterwards because they haven't found out the baby's sex yet and have no intention of doing so.
"We want to be surprised," Trista told OK!. "We've talked about names but we haven't settled on anything yet. I really would like to meet the baby first."
Trista's currently taking pleasure in feeling the baby kick and Ryan is doing his best to make sure his wife receives the back rubs she deserves as the baby's arrival date draws near. But before their first bundle is even delivered, Ryan expressed his desire to have two children.
"We need to get through this one before we can go there," Trista told OK!. "I'm just focusing on this one. I'm happy to be pregnant. If we just have one, I'd be tickled pink."