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Bachelorette couple Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried's romance may be over almost as quickly as it began! Sources tell the new issue of In Touch that it’s the dramatic change in their lifestyle — going from paradise and all-expense-paid dates to mundane living and isolation for Des — that has the duo losing interest in each other. Exclusive photos obtained by In Touch reveal the small apartment in Seattle’s Queen Anne area that Des moved from into with her fiancé. “It’s very secluded and quiet,” says a neighbor.
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The pair, who got engaged on the Aug. 5 season finale, are even sharing a car — Chris’ dented Honda Civic, which is a big change from the Bentley she drove around in on the show. “When Chris takes the car to work, Des is stranded at home,” a source tells In Touch. “They kicked off their first weekend in Seattle with a whimper — just after 10 on their first Friday night, their car was parked safely in the driveway.”
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And as their daily lives have slowed down dramatically, from exotic escapades to trips to Target, so has the passion. Spotted shopping for patio furniture and clothes hangers at a Fred Meyer supermarket on Aug. 15, an eyewitness tells In Touch, "Chris seemed totally disinterested [in Des]. There was zero affection between them.” Des' brother Nate, who is convinced that Chris was not her first choice, also insists his sister's new life in Seattle won't last. “She’s a California girl at heart. She could come back in a year or several years from now,” Nate says. “But for sure, she’ll eventually return.”