Sean Lowe: Catherine Giudici and I are not living together until we get married
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 03/25/2013
Sean Lowe has made it very clear he's waiting until he marries fiancee Catherine Giudici to have sex, but the couple is apparently not even living under the same roof for the time being.
"We are still together -- happily engaged. We are living in the same city; We're not living together. We're taking the old-fashion approach," The Bachelor star and Dancing with the Stars contestant revealed during a Thursday night appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
"What do you think about this whole living in separate places thing? Are you for that?" host Jimmy Kimmel asked Giudici, who was sitting in the audience.
"Is it a thing or did someone make it up specifically for you?" Kimmel asked the reality TV star.
"I don't know. I mean, I've heard the term quite a bit lately. I never used it, but here's the deal. People give me crap all the time about my beliefs and how I've handled myself, but the [show's] ratings this year were phenomenal. I mean, we had the best ratings for The Bachelor than we've had in a really long time," Lowe explained.
"Maybe the show was geared towards the sexier side in seasons past -- this year, probably more towards romance and actually finding love. And America responded."
Lowe admitted viewers also responded to "gratuitous shirtless scenes" and he was actually filmed completely naked in the shower at one point. Kimmel was taken aback by the news, asking Lowe how he could basically participate in "softcore pornography" but not make love to the beautiful Giudici.
"It will come -- once we get married," Lowe said after cracking up.
"Aren't you guys going crazy?!" Kimmel joked with the bride-to-be.
"No," Giudici said with a laugh. "Well, crazy in other ways, but no."
Lowe is, however, anxious to get married.
"Well of course, look at her! Yeah," Lowe said, joking that he's been "on strong sedatives" to remain under control. "We've got a great relationship, but I'm not worried about rushing it or feeling any type of pressure that way."
After reiterating how the couple's wedding will be televised on ABC, Lowe defended their decision to keep the cameras around by saying, "I mean, they foot the bill for the whole thing. How can you not?!"
Since Lowe and Giudici's wedding will be on TV, Kimmel said he hopes their honeymoon will air late night as well.
"Would you like to make love here on our stage? Yes, yes?" Kimmel asked Lowe.
"I'd give it some thought," Lowe joked.
Looking back on her entire The Bachelor experience, Giudici told Kimmel that Lowe's relationships with the other women never bothered or upset her.
"No, honestly, it's been great to re-live our dates and the girls are my friends, so it was fun to see their dates," Giudici explained, adding that some of the season's bachelorettes will "maybe" be at her wedding.
"I've asked permission from [Sean] if we can have some of the girls there."
"Catherine, is she alright with the fact that you're -- despite the fact you refuse to make sweet, sweet love to her -- dancing with Peta Murgatroyd each week?" Kimmel asked Lowe.
"Yeah, well she's cool with girls who I've madeout with coming to our wedding, so she's cool. She knows that it's just dancing," Lowe replied.
"No problems [there] whatsoever. Peta's more like a sister. I mean, we joke around and stuff like that. There's no sexual chemistry there whatsoever. She's a good-looking girl but look who I have as a fiancee up there!"
Lowe will be taking the stage with Murgatroyd once again during Dancing with the Stars' second performance show tonight at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.