‘Bachelorette’ Jillian and Ed Split

by | July 7, 2010 at 7:43 AM | Show & Tell, The Bachelorette, TV News

Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski Split (Photo: ABC)

Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski Split (Photo: ABC)

TV matchmaking takes another beating.

The Bachelorette‘s Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski have called off their engagement, Us Weekly reports.

“I love him and I’m really sad, but I have to look out for me,” Harris, 29, told Us.

Harris and Swiderski were contemplating getting married on TV for an ABC special a la ‘The Bachelor‘s Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney, but could never, uh, commit to a wedding date.

“We’re both kind of resetting,” says Swiderski, 30. “Jillian isn’t happy and I’m definitely sad about the whole thing, but we got to work through some things on our own if we decide to move forward.”

The couple became engaged last summer on Season 5′s finale of ‘The Bachelorette’ … and immediately became entrenched in scandal amid rumors that Ed had been cheating with two different women while wooing Jillian during the taping of the show.

Reality (love) bites.