Trista Sutter, the reality TV star who appeared on the shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, was recently dissed by Jay Leno on national TV. During an appearance on Craig Ferguson’s talk show on December 19, Ferguson asked Leno if he ever “glassed over” during interviews. Leno recalled the time when Sutter appeared on his show back in 2003.
“I had one of these reality stars on…Trista, from one of those Bachelorette,Bachelor or whatever,” he began his story. “So I’m sitting there, and she’s like, here, and I’m talking to her like this, and I’m looking at the side of her head because I tend to look [there]. So we’re talking about — I couldn’t be less interested. I’d never seen the stupid reality show, didn’t know what it was.”
Leno also talked about forgetting who Trista was after the show. “So I said, ‘Well thank you, and good talking to you, see you, great, good night everybody!’ I go out in the parking lot, there’s this woman standing next to me with her boyfriend,” he said. “She goes, ‘Hey, can I have a picture?’ I said, ‘Sure, how’re you doing?’ She goes, ‘Good.’ ‘So what’s your name?’ She goes, ‘What?'” Leno said he asked her again before Trista awkwardly replied.
While Trista’s encounter with Leno may have been on the awkward side, Trista handled it with class. Trista took to Twitter to respond to Leno. “After 10 yrs, ironic that I’m the topic of convo on @CraigyFerg last show. Thx 4 the shoutout @jayleno! Next time, plz mention my book. ;)” Trista tweeted.
— Trista Sutter (@tristasutter) December 20, 2014
The 43-year-old Sutter is currently promoting a book called Happily Ever After: The Life-Changing Power of a Grateful Heart which came out in November. Trista and her husband Ryan Sutter got hitched on TV and are still going strong after 11 years. The couple has two children, 7-year-old Maxwell and 5-year-old Blakesley.
Earlier in the year, Trista talked to Parade about the secret to their marriage.
“I think being grateful. Making sure that you are acknowledging how grateful you are for each other on a consistent basis, being realistic with each other, and knowing that he has to go for a bike ride or go for a swim, or work in the yard, he needs to have that alone time and I need to respect that just as he would respect me going to the gym or getting my nails done.”
Trista adds, “And humor is a big part of our relationship. We obviously love each other, but we like each other also, you need to actually be friends with your partner.”