July 26, 2015
'Bachelorette' Jillian Harris' Ex, Ed Swiderski, Marries Woman He Met On Twitter: 'I'm The Luckiest Man On Earth'

Ed Swiderski didn't find love on the Bachelorette or Bachelor Pad 3, but he did find the love of his life on Twitter. Ed, who got engaged to Jillian Harris on Season 5 of the Bachelorette, married Chicago TV anchor Natalie Bomke on Saturday, telling People that he is the "luckiest man on earth."

When things didn't work out for Ed and Jillian, he joined the third season of Bachelor Pad, with many fans remembering his crazy antics in the Bachelor mansion pool, and his very loud hookups with contestant Jaclyn Swartz.

After making headlines in tabloids for his drunken behavior on Bachelor Pad, and the cheating rumors that surfaced during his engagement to Jillian Harris, it looks like Ed, 36, has finally settled down. Ed tells People that he first introduced himself to FOX 32 News reporter and anchor Natalie Bomke on Twitter, after spotting her on TV.Swiderski, who frequently shares photos of the couple on Instagram and Twitter, reportedly proposed to his now-bride last fall in a unique, yet magical, setting — California's redwood forest. On Saturday evening, they tied the knot on the 25th floor veranda of the The Crown at Tribune Tower, with 100 guests in attendance.

"The newlyweds sat together at a 'sweetheart table' backed by a homemade 'Just Married' sign... and celebrated with a three-tied cake decorated with a skyline cutout of their beloved Chicago. Their first dance was to John Legend's 'All of Me,'" reported People.

It is not known if any of Ed's former Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad castmates attended the wedding, but it appears that he distanced himself from the reality TV spotlight after he met Natalie.

For months after his appearance on Bachelor Pad 3, he partied with several of his co-stars, including Chris Bukowski, Rachel Truehart, and Jaclyn Swartz.

Rachel Truehart recently announced her engagement on Instagram, joining Ed Swiderski in the "we don't need reality TV to help us find love" club. However, their friends, Chris Bukowski and Jaclyn Swartz, will give it another shot — both will appear on the upcoming season of Bachelor in Paradise, airing August 2 at 8 p.m.

[Ed Swiderski via People]