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The Bachelorette 9 - Desiree

The Bachelorette Desiree Recap Including “Men Tell All” News & Brooks Forester Likes Em’ Old. Like Twice His Age.

They are definitely changing things up this season with the ABC schedule coming out last week stating the “Men Tell All” (which tapes next Monday), will now air after the hometown dates episode, and not after the overnight dates episode, when it normally does. Usually they tape it a couple days before the overnight date episode airs, the guy who gets eliminated on the overnight date episodes is at the taping, and the audience is shown that episode before the guys come out. Not this season. I’m assuming now with it being shown after hometowns on the July 22nd episode, that means that Brooks, Chris, and Drew won’t be in attendance, because they’ll all still be on the show.

It also means they will basically have a two-part finale with the overnight dates episode airing July 29th, and the finale airing August 5th. So it’s safe to say at the end of the July 29th episode, there will be some sort of cliffhanger leading into the finale the following week, something that the promos last week alluded to. Yes, there is something screwy that goes down in Antigua which could be a bit out of the ordinary for this show, and I’m not sure what it is. However, it does not change the bottom line, which is that Desiree ended up engaged to Brooks in Antigua and they are still engaged today. All the bells and whistles they will throw at the viewers the next few weeks will try to get you to believe that didn’t happen, or that she’s with one of the other two guys, or that she chose no one. None of it will be true. She’s engaged to Brooks and has been since May 8th.

So about 3 weeks ago (June 18th to be exact), I was sent an email by someone who told me that her and her family have gone down to Puerto Rico every New Year Eve for the last 11 years, and that back in late December of 2011 (so, 18 months ago), her mother had met a new “friend.” She proceeded to tell me that her mother had quite the time with her new “friend” that night and she had proof of it. Well, that “friend” was Brooks Forester, who was in Puerto Rico for New Year’s Eve that year with his best friend, Tyler Burton. You can see Tyler’s Twitter feed right here where he subtly, and not so subtly, likes talking about Brooks and posting Vine videos. So she passed the pictures along from that night taken at the El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico. The last picture is his buddy Tyler with her.


It was when I received these pictures was when I tweeted the infamous “Oh Brooks, Brooks, Brooks…” line. Why? Ummmm, wouldn’t you after looking at that? Holy crap. That’s f***ing hilarious. How easy did Brooks make the rest of this season for me? I can never look at the guy the same after seeing those. Geez, show a little discretion Brooks. By the way, this woman whose face Brooks is sucking off was 51 years old at the time. Now as mentioned above to clear up any confusion, and for media outlets to run with the pictures without reading what I wrote, this did NOT happen since he’s been engaged to Des. This happened on New Year’s Eve of 2011 (heading in to 2012), so 18 months ago. But still, ummmm, is there a reason he’s tonguing down someone who could technically be his mother? I mean, I’ve never made out with a 51 year old, nor do I plan to. Well, I’m sure I will later in life. Like, when I’m 70. My friends haven’t made out with women almost twice their age either, as I’m guessing most self-respecting men haven’t. Oh yeah, and to make this story worse, at the time these pictures were taken, Brooks was dating this girl from Utah named Jennifer Hawkins.


These pictures with Jennifer were taken on their trip together to Costa Rica in April of 2012. I was told by friends of Jennifer’s that Brooks would no doubt deny (if he ever even acknowledges it- highly doubtful) that he and Jennifer weren’t exclusive at the time he went to Puerto Rico, but it’d be a lie. Jennifer absolutely thought they were exclusive and even though we are 18 months removed from New Year’s Eve in Puerto Rico and they have since broken up, I’m guessing she probably wouldn’t be too thrilled knowing that’s what Brooks was doing on his vacation with a woman almost twice his age while he and Jennifer were together. Not that I need to be Captain Obvious here Brooks, but Jennifer blows this woman away. I’d say Jennifer blows Des away too, but that’s just my opinion. Nice job buddy.

Now, I fully expect the Brooks crazies to dismiss this as a guy having fun, it’s New Year’s Eve, he was drunk, she was all over him, blah blah blah. No different than Jef and Arie lunatics that think neither of those guys can do anything wrong. I’d save your breath. If he was making out with a hot 25 year old, I wouldn’t bother posting the pictures because there’d be nothing interesting about that. Of course he’s made out with women before. At least I hope he had. But making out with women almost twice your age when you have a girlfriend back home is not normal behavior, I don’t care who you are. Please. You can spin it all you want and make excuses til the sun goes down, but there are facts that cannot be disputed:

-Brooks and his friend Tyler were in Puerto Rico for New Years Eve together
-Brooks made out with this 51 year old woman for God knows what reason
-Brooks was dating Jennifer at the time he took this trip

So I’ll let you decide what’s worse, that this guy decided to tongue down someone older than 50, or that he did it all while have a girlfriend back home. I mean, if we’re gonna give James sh** for admitting to cheating on his girlfriend years ago, shouldn’t Brooks be chided for doing this just 18 months ago? I guess if Brooks didn’t want these pictures getting out, he shouldn’t have done it in the first place. Sure, I’m guessing Brooks never thought at that time in a million years that he’d end up being a public figure 18 months down the road and these pictures would surface of him, but unfortunately, they did. Thought I’d share them, because frankly, they are flat out hilarious. When this girl told me she had pictures of that night, I thought for sure I’d just be getting some drunk pictures of them in a group or whatever. Certainly wasn’t expecting THAT. Go get you some, B!

Oh Brooks, Brooks, Brooks…

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  1. mandycan

    July 10, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Just how old are you, Steve? I understand that you give full disclosure concerning your sophomoric behavior and most of the time, it’s pretty funny. However, I think you crossed the line this time. 50 is not old. You sound like a grade schooler with the imaginary view of 20 being ancient. Grow up already.

  2. iheartvino

    July 10, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Vessel, I hope you were kidding- you’d really have a problem or be intimidated if your husband or boyfriend once dated someone physically more attractive than you? There’s a lot more that matters in a relationship than looks, and everyone has different opinions when it comes to looks anyway. I’d be FAR more bothered if I found out my husband cheated on me than the fact that he once had a GF or wife hotter than me.

  3. karidenise

    July 10, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Yeah, Steve, I have come to your website a lot less than in previous seasons. Your commentary just draaaaaaaaags on and sounds like a gossipy woman. Please. (you give lots of those: Please.) Quit repeating yourself and get to the effing point. You repeat each opinion like 3 times. ‘Ain’t got time for that.’

  4. vessel

    July 10, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Lol @iheart, I know obviously looks are way down on the list of stuff that matters most in a relationship! I’m 46, not some insecure junior high school girl. But yeah it would bug me a little if my husband’s ex was a model-frankly I can’t think of any woman I know who wouldn’t be at least a wee bit bugged by that! And yeah obviously we all have our own personal taste when it comes to looks, I was merely giving my opinion on her, which is that I think the woman is hot, and I agree with Steve’s opinion that she’s prettier than Des. As far as cheating goes we don’t know what Brooks did with this woman. Granted the pics are pretty incriminating, but he may have just kissed the woman at midnight on New Years eve, probably wasted, for all we know. Heck, maybe his buddy he was with dared him even and he was so drunk he was like “yeah, okay, whatever”. It’s not like Steve posted pics of them naked in his hotel room bed, so I wouldn’t necessarily rush to judgement on what went on. None of us knows the whole scoop, so I’m not going to start mud-slinging Brooks based on a couple of pictures.

  5. blahlalalala

    July 10, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    hahahahaha, rob. delusions of grandeur, much? haha. did your mommy tell you that you’re such a very big boy that you speak for the masses? haha. ridiculous. you are actually reminding me of that diane person now. she used to talk in the same way. yeah, robby. plenty of people care when others lie, deceive, manipulate, try to take advantage of people, etc. it’s slimy, and it earn others’ disrespect. um… duh. haha. your attitude really cracks me up.

  6. iheartvino

    July 10, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Vessel, okay good! Just wanted to make sure. I agree that Brooks’s ex is way better looking than Des. Also, you’re right, we have no idea what the real story is behind those pics. But even if he was dared to do that, still pretty shady considering he had a girlfriend at the time.

  7. str8outtacompton

    July 10, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    Totally agree with rob22, “… banning the word “amazing” from being used ever again on the show”

    Could we also add a ban on, “I’m so excited to…..” ?

    This phrase is usually uttered in a monotone voice that implies no excitement whatsoever. In addition to every Bachelorette saying this 10 times every episode, the phrase is also uttered by the Kardashians every 30 seconds, also in a mind-numbing monotone.

  8. rob22

    July 10, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Apparently I’ve taken the troll bait. How silly of me. I will now beat myself with a rubber hose.

  9. vessel

    July 10, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    @iheart, I agree it looks shady. I feel like now that this cat is out of the bag Brooks has some explaining to do! And frankly since he’s chosen to be in the public eye by doing the show I feel he owes us all some answers, not just Desiree. He may beg to differ with me, however…

  10. ewhusted

    July 10, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    Let me get this straight: he wasn’t married, living with his girlfriend or otherwise in some kind of a committed relationship where fidelity is “must”, right? All this happened on New Year’s eve, on vacation in Puerto Rico with a single male friend, long before his involvement in the Bachelorette, and the pictures show nothing but he and his friend kissing and cuddling this older woman. Am I missing something? What’s the big deal? A momentary whoop tee do on New Year’s eve. How many of us have not enjoyed the company of a stranger, older or not, on that night while overseas on vacation? It’s not like he arranged this rendevous with her in advance and carried on some kind of long term affair with an older woman. Get a grip! And there is no reference to her being married so again, what’s the big deal??????? I do not know Brooks other than what I have seen on the Bachelorette show this year. But geez, get off your high horse on this one!

  11. iheartvino

    July 10, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Ewhusted, if this is correct, then they WERE in a committed relationship. Copied and pasted from the column- “I was told by friends of Jennifer’s that Brooks would no doubt deny (if he ever even acknowledges it- highly doubtful) that he and Jennifer weren’t exclusive at the time he went to Puerto Rico, but it’d be a lie. Jennifer absolutely thought they were exclusive and even though we are 18 months removed from New Year’s Eve in Puerto Rico and they have since broken up, I’m guessing she probably wouldn’t be too thrilled knowing that’s what Brooks was doing on his vacation with a woman almost twice his age while he and Jennifer were together.”

    Are we 100% sure that they were exclusive? No. I think all Steve and some of us are saying is that his behavior was shady, IF they were in an exclusive relationship at the time.

  12. Amy

    July 10, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    So, I thought that Steve emphasized the age difference a little too much, but the comments here are carrying it way too far. I was much more appalled by the adjective/adverb mix up. Doesn’t anyone care that the 20 somethings don’t know the difference?

  13. Amy

    July 10, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Oh, maybe no one knows the difference between adjectives and adverbs. I knew that Steve would catch it. Aren’t there any English majors here? I’m a psychologist and I cringed at their obvious mistake.

  14. mariet

    July 10, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    @karidenise– Totally agree! Steve, state your opinion ONCE. That is enough. We don’t need to hear it over and over–That’s what OLD people do! This reminds me of your Erica Rose rant. “I’m done with her!” about 10 + times over at least 2 blogs. Jeez– we get it. On another note– Steve, don’t you have SOMEONE who will proofread your columns before you post them? This one was really bad. It made me cringe with all the sentences that didn’t make sense and grammatical and spelling errors. I do love the spoilers, but please add some credibility to your site with a little effort.

  15. ewhusted

    July 10, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    So, is this like a Facebook thing? They were “exclusive” at the time he was in Puerto Rico? Sounds way too much like high school to me. And again, all he is accused of doing is being at a bar or some other hotel type New Year’s eve event and kissing and cuddling an older woman. For all we know she was kissing and cuddling all the men in the room. Now, if there were some really racy pictures of them naked in bed I might question the situation. But on vacation, on New Year’s eve, at a party or bar celebrating? Come on.

  16. couturebaby

    July 10, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Oh Steve, Steve, Steve. Age is a relative thing. 21-year old women think you smell like mothballs and metamucil. Think of that when you are spooning with your dog, Maddie, tonight.

  17. pumpkin

    July 10, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Ok, I totally agree that Steve was incredulously offensive in his blog and that he might have some growing up to do. But please leave Maddie out of it! The dog is innocent and cute!

  18. Athena

    July 10, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    I’ve posted enough comments for everyone to know how I feel/think. However, on behalf of Steve’s livelihood and our ongoing entertainment, I’m thrilled to see all these new posters weighing in. Obviously, there are plenty of people still watching the show and interested in the spoilers.

    And, agree or not, I do enjoy hearing all the various perspectives and opinions on age, relationships, etc.

  19. kjopo84

    July 10, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    This is the most comments I’ve seen on a Steve blog before. Wow.

  20. blahlalalala

    July 10, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    omg. just read the end of this blog. did steve really try to malign a dr. for trying to protect des’ modesty by tucking her shirt in so that it wouldn’t fall down & expose her chest? really? insult the guy for that? the dr. was treating her with respect. so dumb. ok, i’m out. don’t usually spend so much time around here, but the ruckus over steve making a ridiculously big deal about brooks kissing some woman in a bar on new years eve, and insulting older women was a little more interesting than usual. adios, all.

  21. agatha bee

    July 10, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Why are there 117 Comments on this week’s column? Because Steve bashed about 1/2 his fans. I’m 49 and his comment over and over about this woman’s age was insulting. Period. Remember who watches this show Steve. Mostly women. Pls lighten up on the age bashing.

  22. newestoldlady

    July 10, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Usually I just read stuff on this website and don’t post any comments, so this is my first time. I actually feel pretty offended and annoyed. Nobody would say that a 51 year old man would not be attractive to kiss. There are plenty of attractive men in Hollywood that age. So clearly it is outright discrimination directed specifically towards older women to say that it is disgusting to kiss or be attracted to a 51 year old woman. Also, I am annoyed that RS just posts a photo of this 51 year old woman without her permission and then proceeds to make fun of her. The right thing to do is take down the photo and give us your apology, Steve. I realize that I am repeating stuff that a lot of other people have said but I still wanted to reiterate it. The other thing is that the implication here is that the only thing that is important is physical appearance (so it’s such a big deal that Brooks was with a “hotter” girl??). Are there not other things, such as personality, shared interests and values, intelligence, humour, conversation? Again, grow up, Steve. BTW, I am approximately your same age (but look a lot younger). No way in Hell would go out with someone so immature.

  23. newestoldlady

    July 10, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Oh, and one other thing: Madeira is not a country, it is an island, which is part of the country of Portugal.

  24. tjmarcos

    July 10, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    Any man who would say “I’d never do that” has never drank a half bottle of gin.

  25. jessica1

    July 11, 2013 at 12:32 AM


    I said alot of the same things you said in an earlier post, which the site promptly “ate”. Who gives a crud if the supposed-girlfriend was cute? I dated a model once and that person was booorrring. (not equating one w/ the other).

    But Steven says he’s sophomoric and that means we get to slap him alittle when he offends. FWIW:

    -he’s staring down the barrel of the big 4-O
    -he’s not had a successful dating life in years (his words)
    -he lusts after JL Hewitt. Snore. (Party of One is more like it).
    -he will never get a 50 y.o. when he’s 70. NEVAH

  26. Sunnyside422

    July 11, 2013 at 6:25 AM

    While I didn’t find RS’s blog as knee slapping as usual, I am thoroughly enjoying all these comments! Way to go folks. Now you realize that Steve will NEVER apologize for anything he has written. He will again defend himself with the standard line that readers don’t have a sense of humor and if people can’t accept him as he is, go elsewhere.

    I accept Steve as he is…warts and all.

  27. kartrulz

    July 11, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    Are you kidding me? I cannot believe the comments from people who not only choose to come to your website, read your lengthy article and then choose to be offended to the point of leaving their retarded comment. These are the people that relish in reading the most recent gossip from you and see the newest racy photos. They can’t wait to get to your website to read the dirt on the pathetic bachelor and bachelorette contestants. And then these hypocrites turn around and say “OMG steve I am so offended by what you wrote.” Like they are some how now holier-than-thou, defending middle-aged women or what ever the crap they are complaining about. Pious idiots, is what I like to call them.

    Those pictures of Brooks and the 51 yr old made me sick to my stomach. I will say that now as a 28 yr old and I will say it again when I’m 60. This was a classic, guy drinks too much and gets too friendly with another woman that he would normally never cross the line with. Obvious mistake that I am sure he has no desire to make again.

    Well Steve thanks for always staying real. My husband and I watch the Bachelorette/Bachelor together when we have a chance. We make fun of all of the dumb crap that the contestants say and do. And reading your article is another way for us to remember all of the laughs. Good, fun entertainment. I’ll keep lmao every Monday night and I’ll keep reading.

    I know you won’t let the haters get you down.


  28. fan22

    July 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    A few things:
    People keep saying so what? He wasn’t in a committed relationship ie married or living with his ex. That’s bull. If my boyfriend did that to me that’s STILL considered CHEATING!!! You try and pull that BS and see how it goes. I don’t care how old/young the girl is. Any self respecting woman wouldn’t put up with that. Regardless of if you’re a few months into dating or not.

    Some people seem super letdown by this announcement. Hello!!! Just like you shouldn’t let the bachelor/ette ruin your days you shouldn’t let RS’ columns! Come one people, this is entertainment. Nothing more

    People are either going to be offended or understand that RS has been sitting on this info for a bit and was stoked to break this news. Yes, he was giddy about it being an older woman. Yes he referred to it over and over again. So what? It’s his column and he’s already stated that he’s got a sophomoric take on things. Most of the guys I know would react the same.

    Anyway, I’m in my twenties and married but just wanted to give a shout out to that 51 year old lady!! Nice job!!!

  29. bunny

    July 11, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Can’t believe number of people getting on RS case about 51 year old comment. True, 51 is not old, BUT, 51 yr old for a 25 IS OLD. Say whatever you want, you might be 50 and look and feel great, but you are 50 and you should mingle with men/ women ur age.
    I believe Steve would agree it would be creepy for a man his age chase after a 20 yr old. Yet, Steve is not old.

  30. cbearcat

    July 11, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Now Steve, it is not nice to disrespect your elders. Any self-respecting woman in her 50’s would not be boozing it up, in a bar, kissing on someone who could be their child. Your comment about older women though–childish!

  31. jessica1

    July 11, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    @kartrulz “I will say that now as a 28 yr old and I will say it again when I’m 60.”

    HAHAHAHAHA — anyone want to try and explain the naivety of that statement to him?

    People who are giving Steven a hard slap are doing so because he comes here and moans about his dating life, gives other people advice on THEIR dating life and then goes on a misogynistic bender that a man HIS age should know better.

    Peace Out

  32. nookmadazy

    July 11, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    I question how exclusive they are if they were not together for the best night of the year ( unless of course she was serving in Afghanistan) But I got news for Jenny, if your man would rather be in PR on NYE and not you then there were bigger issues in the relationship anyway…none of which involve him kissing some cougar.

    Also, love that Steve wrote Tuesday’s column like he was breaking Watergate but today its was just funny and not BFD. From the comment and response in RE’s is clear it all went over as well as a fart in church.

    Still a fan Steve but even the great Mo Rivera blows a save every now and again.

  33. kartrulz

    July 12, 2013 at 5:51 AM

    Hey Jessica1! Thank you so much for proving my point. Getting all butt-hurt all over again. Just some friendly advice… this is probably not the site for you.


  34. momo2cuties

    July 12, 2013 at 6:01 AM

    Wow Steve, you just alienated a huge amount of your readers! 50 is not old. Too old for Brooks but not old. You’d think you’d be smarter than that. Do you even know your demographics?

  35. kartrulz

    July 12, 2013 at 7:11 AM

    Who would have thought that Steve has a huge following of middle-aged women? Mind-blower.

    You would think for some of them that in their life experience they would have learned to choose to not be acted upon. In other words, choose to not be offended.

    I guess you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

  36. jessica1

    July 12, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    oh kartrulz
    only thing proven is that you’ve tripped over yourself to try and set everyone “straight” and sorry, you are on the wrong site for that. not everyone commenting is older than you luv…..but maybe more mature emotionally.

    we all take great fun at dishing it out to steve like he does to everyone else. join the fun or not!

    haven’t heard the phrase “butt-hurt” in a while. i guess we can give you points for creativity….maybe.

  37. denver5

    July 12, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Everyone has a past..yes, even a 20 something year old. Many 20 something yr old guys are hooking up with older women now. It’s no bigger deal than all the old men that have been hooking up with younger women for years! Oh, and Steve….your comment “I mean, I’ve never made out with a 51 year old, nor do I plan to. Well, I’m sure I will later in life. Like, when I’m 70. My friends haven’t made out with women almost twice their age either, as I’m guessing most self-respecting men haven’t”…makes you a hypocrite. That is a 19 yr age gap my friend. The bad behavior was that Brooks had a girlfriend back home, not the age factor of the other woman that you keep rambling on about repeatedly.

  38. eks1

    July 29, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    I agree with the posts that your blog has been fun to read. But you definitely lost me and other readers by being ridiculously condescending about someone kissing (heaven forbid) an “OLD” 50 year old, while they have a girlfriend back home. I can see if you were an Orthodox Jew or an Amish or Mormon (are you by any chance?) and kissing someone outside your relationship is hideously immoral behavior. Furthermore, you don’t know what the details of Brooks and Jennifer relationship was. But one can read between the lines and see that if Brooks and Jennifer really were in a committed strong relationship that Brooks would not have gone to Puerto Rico without his girlfriend particularly on New Year’s Eve. (Plus they eventually broke up). Are you really saying that if you went alone to a New Year’s Eve party and a beautiful lady wanted to kiss you for a little fun – that you would shove her away and say “Look lady don’t forsake my honor, I have a girlfriend somewhere across the ocean”?

    And as far as you not, heaven forbid, ever kissing someone over 50 – please don’t spend too much time worrying about that happening. No beautiful older woman would ever want to kiss you. You my friend are no Brooks.

    I am a woman in my 50s who looks young and now and then I have a fling with men decades younger than me who definitely come onto me. And as someone who had handsome boyfriends, who are now in their 50s and 60s, I can tell you for sure that I aged a million times better than they did. So when you are an OLD man of 50 – you can be sure no attractive woman (young or old) will find you hot and want to make out.

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