'Ready for Love' winner Shandi Finnessey: I'm happy for Ernesto Arguello and Eva Longoria
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 07/22/2013
Shandi Finnessey, whom former Ready for Love bachelor Ernesto Arguello selected at the end of his journey on the show, apparently has no problem with Arguello currently dating show producer Eva Longoria.
"I'm happy for them," Finnessey, a former Miss USA, toldLife & Style.
While Longoria denied rumors in late April she was romantically involved with Arguello and claimed they were just good friends, the two officially announced they're an item earlier this month.
"I think that's why our relationship is so special -- we truly started as friends," Longoria told People at the time.
Longoria and the 34-year-old entrepreneur and philanthropist reportedly began dating just recently although rumors swirled about their relationship several months ago when Ready for Love was airing.
"I guess we have the press to thank for pushing us to see something we didn't see!" the 38-year-old actress joked.
According to People, Arguello and Longoria met last year when he was cast on Ready for Love, which got pulled off the air after its third episode this past spring due to low ratings.
Although the show was canceled, NBC continued releasing the season's remaining episodes online and via On-Demand. After Arguello picked Finnessey, the pair reportedly split only a couple months later in 2012.
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