Sean Lowe might have ultimately found love on “The Bachelor,” but he admits that dating 25 women at one time “felt wrong.”
The 30-year-old is speaking out about his search for love on reality TV in a short film for the faith-based organization I Am Second.
“Never in a million years did I think I would do a cheesy reality TV show about love,” Sean, who first appeared on “The Bachelorette” during Emily Maynard’s season, said.
“After about four or five weeks of getting to spend time with the ‘Bachelorette,’ I thought, ‘I kind of like being around her,’” he said during the short. “’Wow, I’m actually developing feelings for this girl when there are all these cameras around. This is kind of nuts. I can see myself being her husband.’”
And though he never thought he would appear on a reality TV show, when producers called on him to star in his own season of “The Bachelor,” he accepted – but not without some hesitation.
“It’s unnatural to date 25 women at one time, and it felt wrong,” he said, looking back. “A lot of the time, it felt wrong. I wrestled with it quite a bit, thinking, ‘I’m pretty sure God opened this door, but what if he didn’t? What if it’s just an opportunity that came about, and what if I’m actually harming my testimony by going on a show and dating multiple people at one time, and kissing multiple people?’”
In the end, his “unnatural” time on TV paid off, as he met and married Catherine Giudici. The couple wed in Santa Barbara, Calif., on live TV on January 26.
-- Jesse Spero