'The Bachelor's Chris Lambton, Peyton Wright confirm they're dating
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/31/2011
Former The Bachelorette bachelor Chris Lambton and former The Bachelor and Bachelor Pad bachelorette Peyton Wright have confirmed they are dating.
"Yes, I have," Lambton toldPeople on Saturday about whether he has found love.
"We met at another Bachelor function," Wright told People. "It's long distance so we're on the phone and iChatting a lot."
But Wright -- who was a bachelorette on Andy Baldwin's The Bachelor edition and also competed on the show's Bachelor Pad spinoff last summer -- said their relationship is worth the extra work because Lambton seems to be the right guy for her.
"It's one of those things where I've had a ton of serious relationships and I met this kid and he was genuine, outgoing and hilarious and we just click," Wright said.
Lambton and Wright have been dating since last fall but originally sought to keep Wright's identity a secret.
"I don't want to put my love life out there," Lambton told The Boston Globe in a December interview in which he had asked the newspaper to not identify Wright by name.
The Bachelor producers had initially targeted Lambton -- who was rejected by Ali Fedotowsky during the finale The Bachelorette's sixth edition -- as the star of the show's current season featuring Brad Womack.
However, the 33-year-old landscaper and former teacher from Dennis, MA, was immediately hesitant to accept the role and eventually declined the offer.
"That's just not me," Lambton told People. "Sitting at home and watching the season with my family weirded me out. I wanted to find love on my own and not in that type of situation, so I said, 'You know what? I'm not going to do it.'"
Although Lambton wanted nothing to do with The Bachelor again, Wright said she still enjoys watching the show and supports Womack's second journey to find love.
"It's dramatic," Wright said. "But I hope it works out for Brad. I'm rooting for him."