Former Bachelorette star Jillian Harris has been killing the game since first appearing on the famed reality show back in 2009. She’s a mom, a loving partner and keeps her schedule jam-packed with charity work and appearances on HGTV in Canada. Chris Harrison gathered all the former leading ladies of Bachelor Nation together for a reunion special airing on May 6 and it’s the perfect opportunity to check in on the brunette beauty. Keep scrolling to see what she’s been up to!
Although she was heartbroken, things worked out for the best. Sorry, Arie Luyendyk Jr., but Jason pulled the original switcheroo when he ended up dumping the woman he proposed to for the runner-up. He and Molly got hitched in 2010 and are still together.
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The interior designer took the reigns of season 5 and had 30 men vying for her heart. Pilot Jake Pavelka, who would go on to be the Bachelor, first appeared during her season.
Obviously, things work out the way they’re supposed to. Jillian now shares two children — Leo and Annie — with her fiancé, Justin Pasutto.
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The Calgary native is a professional snowboarder turned real estate guru. He seems like he absolutely loves family life and hanging with his longtime love.
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Smitten Over Her Guy
Jillian and Justin seem like they’re over-the-moon happy together. The duo blogged about five things they both love about each other and it was … surprising.
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The Best Way to the Heart Is Through the Stomach
“One of the things that literally makes me want to cry every time I think about it, is how Justin has been 110 [percent] supportive of my plant-based journey,” the starlet divulged about her effort to become vegan.
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It’s a Tough Transition
She gushed about how supportive he has been. “It’s really difficult to make big changes in your life if your partner isn’t on the same page so I am SO grateful that Justin has supported me and loves the subject as much as me.”
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Love for the Animals
It’s truly the little things in life. Jillian added, “In fact, sometimes I will eavesdrop and hear him educating people as to why we don’t eat factory-farmed meat or why we don’t drink dairy … and my heart just melts.”
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Also, V Important
Another notable thing she loves about her man is their taste in food. She wrote, “We have the same eating habits. We both LOVE a midnight snack and usually carb load four [out of] seven days a week RIGHT before bed. We eat pasta, toast, cereal you name it, in bed … and I love it. Who else would put up with my crumbs?!?!”
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The Things She Probably Doesn’t Even Know
As for Justin, he appreciates the adorableness of his partner. “Jill does this thing where she opens and closes her mouth while she’s sleeping and I find it cute … and hilarious,” he wrote in the blog post. Aw, you guys!
“I feel like we are doing things right when it comes to treating people with kindness and having big hearts and that’s how I want to raise my kids. We have a lot to be grateful for!” she wrote about the country.
Jillian shared with her fans the struggles of her second pregnancy. “I couldn’t WAIT for Annie to come out!! I was getting really impatient toward the end, and was doing everything I could to get her to come out early! I was in so much pain, was exhausted, foggy and just plain UNHAPPY,” she wrote on her blog detailing Annie’s birth story.
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Since she gave birth to her oldest child two years ago, Jillian knew the drill. She continued the story, “The entire night was very similar to the night I went into labor with Leo.”
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She revealed that she had an epidural with both babies but they were very different arrivals. “The delivery with Annie was SO much easier and enjoyable than with Leo … that I often wonder what it would have been like to give birth without it. I mean no regrets … but, I think I could have done it!” she added.
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A Happy Family
She explained that Leo’s birth was a bit scarier because his umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck. However, everything turned out just fine. Annie also had a safe delivery.
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Keep Slaying, Mama
Jillian is clearly doing amazing since her time as the Bachelorette. She’s a happy partner, mom and blogger. Do you, girl!