Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock, 27, sent contestant Brian Jarosinski packing on last week’s episode after his girlfriend, Stephanie Larimore, showed up to expose her cheating ex on camera. Despite Stephanie’s accusations against the two-timing contender, In Touch can exclusively reveal that the two have romantically reunited since his dramatic exit from The Bachelorette.
'Bachelorette' Contestant Brian Jarosinski Back With His Ex-Girlfriend!
In a new interview, Stephanie, 32, sits down with In Touch to explain how she and Brian, 29, are working on their relationship. “[Brian] admitted to making a mistake by not telling me about the show, and [he] apologized,” Stephanie exclusively tells In Touch, adding she has forgiven him and is working on rebuilding her trust in him. “It has taken some time. Right now we're taking things day by day and somewhat getting to know each other all over again.”
While the couple dated for more than a year and a half before Brian began filming the show, Stephanie says she now understands why Brian never brought the show to her attention: “Our relationship was very much on and off for a few months leading up to March,” when he left to film the ABC series.
But the TV blowup only helped them mend their relationship. Stephanie tells In Touch, “The show brought us back together and made us talk about our issues.” Now, she explains, “We didn't communicate well before, and we're starting to see things in a new light.”
For more Bachelorette drama, pick up this week’s issue of In Touch, on newsstands Wednesday.