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The Bachelor's aftermath: Matt Grant moves out

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Jun 13th 2008 10:24AM
The BachelorA month ago, bachelor Matt Grant handed the final rose and a $60,000 engagement ring to actress Shayne Lamas in the season finale of ABC's The Bachelor: London Calling. The final credits of the episode hadn't even finished rolling when people (I include myself in the lot) were already betting on how long the two of them would last together. No, the couple didn't officially break up yet, but Matt did move out of Shayne's house.

People magazine's website reports that since the final rose ceremony, Matt has been staying with Shayne in Century City, California. Even if I was not pleased with Matt's choice (I was rooting for Amanda R.), I accepted it especially since he kept saying in interviews from the very beginning of the show that he found "the one." As I watched the show, it looked like his love for Shayne was more infatuation mixed with a huge high school crush. Name a guy who wouldn't want to date a hot-looking actress.

With The Bachelor's track record, it is not surprising to hear today that Grant moved out. He claims that the couple is still engaged and going strong but that the two of them need space to grow. Grant, who lived in London, England, up until now, says that he needs to get his own life in L.A., get friends, get his career going.

I'm somewhat willing to buy his story. After all, Matt and Shayne didn't have time to properly date and get to know one another in a normal setting before moving in together. Taking a step back may help them grow stronger in the end.

Do you think that the couple will stick together and get married eventually? Or do you think that The Bachelor's curse will hit and break those two off?

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John Stewart

I think he a better chance at the kind of love he kept going on about with Amanda R., but then he changed is mind and went for the young bubbly blonde. =/

June 13 2008 at 12:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

They "need space to grow"? Um, any relationship that says that, isn't one. They did move too fast. And while I'm glad he actually uprooted his life rather than expecting her to do so, it was pretty clear that Matt chose someone that he had nothing in common with. I love the idea of the Bachelor, but it clearly isn't built for actually fostering longterm relationships -

June 13 2008 at 11:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It's over. And not a curse, just the reality of relationships, particularly when they begin in this manner.

June 13 2008 at 11:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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