December 16, 2012

Wedding of Maine's Bachelorette and her J.P. a big production

Literally. A TV special of their Dec. 1 nuptials will air Sunday – and probably be in reruns for years.

By Ray Routhier
Staff Writer

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The wedding of Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum, the second “Bachelorette” couple ever to walk down the aisle, will be aired from 9 to 11 p.m. Sunday on ABC.

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The wedding of Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum, who met on the “Bachelorette,” airs Sunday on ABC.

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WHEN: 9 to 11 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: ABC; seen locally on WMTW (Channel 8)

It's not like Hebert is afraid to have her personal life viewed on TV. While appearing weekly on "The Bachelor" for about three months, she was seen posing for a swimsuit photo shoot with Womack, during which she took off her top and posed with seashells covering her breasts.

On "The Bachelorette," which also lasted for about three months, she was seen giving her heart to a bad-boy contestant who looked right into the camera and told viewers he was just messing with Hebert and had no feelings for her. In the end, Hebert didn't choose him.

On a later episode of "The Bachelorette," Hebert had an emotional confrontation with her sister, Chrystie Corns, because Corns didn't think Rosenbaum was the right man for Hebert. Obviously, Hebert thought otherwise.

Sunday's two-hour wedding special will feature the couple "looking back at their life" since Rosenbaum proposed, according to ABC publicity releases. Viewers will also see the couple meeting with their wedding planner, Hebert getting fitted for her dress, and the bachelorette and bachelor parties. At Hebert's bachelorette party, she's surprised by "a sexy pole dancer," according to the press release.

Viewers will then see the ceremony itself, beginning with Hebert walking down the aisle as singer-songwriter Lisa Donnelly croons "Can't Help Falling in Love."

Besides Hebert and Rosenbaum, there has been only one other couple in the nine-year history of "The Bachelorette" who met on the show and actually got married: Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter, from the first season. So far, Rehn and Sutter are doing better than a lot of couples -- they've been married for nine years, and have two children.

What will life for Hebert and Rosenbaum be like after the TV special ends? Hebert is about six months through a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry in Philadelphia. After she finishes that and looks to begin practicing, the couple will pick a permanent home. Hebert said New York, where Rosenbaum was living when they met, is a possibility.

As far as children are concerned, the couple is not saying when they might start a family. But during an interview this past week, they did give numbers.

"She wants one; I want two," said Rosenbaum.

Will we be seeing a TV special for the births? Maybe some footage of Hebert and Rosenbaum in Lamaze classes?

Stay tuned. 

Staff Writer Ray Routhier can be contacted at 791-6454 or at:


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