Chris Harrison: DeAnna Pappas' Hollywood dreams behind break-up
By John Bracchitta, 11/04/2008
According to The Bachelor host Chris Harrison, DeAnna Pappas broke-up with Jesse Csincsak because she found a new love: the bright lights of Hollywood.
"This is part of the problem with DeAnna... she's getting some really bad advice," Harrison told Los Angeles' syndicated Valentine in the Morning radio program about Pappas' desire to relocate to Los Angeles, which Csincsak had revealed after Pappas announced the couple's break-up yesterday.
"Unfortunately she's getting this [advice] from people who are supposedly in Hollywood, like paparazzi guys and other people that she's been running into who have filled her head with these dreams that she's going to come to Hollywood and make it big and do all this stuff," he added. "I think her head's getting a little bigger than it should and I think that's led to this as well."
According to Harrison, Csincsak wanted to fade from the media spotlight and proceed with the couple's original plan to split their time between his home in Breckenridge, CO and her home near Atlanta, GA, however Pappas had come to see a showbiz career as her future.
"[Jesse] was the one who was fighting against doing the wedding on TV. He really, truly loved DeAnna," Harrison told Valentine in the Morning during the Monday interview. "He was so happy and he's like, 'Let's just go, let's go to Breckenridge, let's go to Atlanta, let's get the heck out of here, and let's live our lives. Let's just get to know each other and hang out.'"
Csincsak had wanted to model the couple's relationship on that of first-season The Bachelorette couple Trista and Ryan Sutter, according to Harrison.
"Every now and then they'll show up and do something and make a little money and then [they] disappear -- but they've lived their life out in Vail and are perfectly happy and Jesse wanted to that same thing," Harrison said. "But DeAnna just couldn't let it go and she really thinks she's gonna be a big star somehow. Maybe she'll prove me wrong, I don't know... I don't know exactly what she's going to do, but good luck to her."
Although the couple's relationship had experienced some growing pains, Harrision says Pappas' decision had come as a shock to Csincsak.
"He was stunned, I've talked to Jesse several times today and he did not see it coming," Harrison said. "Obviously he knew there was trouble -- they've been fighting and whatever but he figured 'that's all part of it' and they'd just really started to get dating and get to know each other outside the crazy world of TV."
Harrison also elaborated on Csincsak's claim that Pappas' decision to reveal their break-up via an In Touch Weekly report released on Monday morning had broken an agreement to announce their split in a joint statement issued later in the week.
"They also agreed that this was not gonna get out to the public until Thursday, they were going to release a joint statement and try and keep this above board, and she went out on her own, leaked it, and so he's just feeling a little beat up right now," Harrison said.
Csincsak was also frustrated that Pappas had put-off telling him about her decision to end the relationship, according to Harrison.
"It just completely caught him by surprise and he was little bit disappointed that she had known for a while -- he found out that she had known for a week or two that she was going to do this," Harrison said. "There's not another guy or anything crazy like that, she just gave him that line -- 'I love you but I'm not in love with you.'"
Csincsak proposed marriage to Pappas during July's broadcast of The Bachelorette's pre-taped fourth-season finale. Pappas accepted and subsequently presented Csincsak with her final rose.
During The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose special that followed the finale, the couple revealed that they'd decided to wed in the Bahamas on May 9, 2009. However although they'd continued to insist they were still committed to the date, Pappas and Csincsak had wavered on the ceremony's location in recent months.
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