February 25, 2009 05:00 PM by Paulene Hinds
The shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are supposed to help a single male or female find a love match by throwing them in a mansion with many suitors. Unfortunately only one of those people,Trista, who married Ryan Sutter,have been able to find the love of their life and their happily ever after during the show. ABC was not counting on two of the showsrejects getting together however and it seems that Fred Greif and Noelle Drake have done just that and are making their own dreams come true.
Fred Greif, a formerlove interestof DeAnna Pappas on last summer’s edition of The Bachelorette, and Noelle Drake, whowas hoping to win the love of British heartthrob,Matt Granton The Bachelor: London Calling last spring, confirmed they are datingon Monday night’s TV special The Bachelor: The Women Tell All.
FredGreif said that he met Noelle Drake in Los Angelesfollowing last summer’s taping of The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All specialwhen he and the other bachelors Deanna Pappas dumped, went out with a group of former The Bachelor bachelorettes.
“Noelle and I met after The Men Tell All in Los Angeles at a bar there. I remember Noelle walked in and right away I did a double take, turned to my buddy and said ‘Is that Noelle? She’s gorgeous,” Fred Greif said as he sat with Noelle Drake during the interview.
“Yup, and I heard [my name] and I was like ‘What’d you say about me?” Noelle Drake said laughing.
“She did, she called me out right across the table,” Fred Greif replied. “And I looked back at her and I said ‘You’re gorgeous,’ and she [thanked me], and the next thing you know I was over there talking to her and it went from there.”
The couple admitted during The Bachelor: The Women Tell AllTV special that theirrelationship is now “very serious.”
The couple had a chance to speak during individual interviews and they both professed their love for one another. “I love Noelle, I love her with all my heart,” Fred Greif said. In her own interviewNoelle Drakecopied the sentiment saying,”I totally love that guy.”
The couple may be headed down the marriage road as both sides have already met their prospective mates families and both Fred Grief and NoelleDrake had nothing but good things to say about each other families. “I met Noelle’s family, they were a blast we had a good time,” said Fred Greif. Noelle Drake added,”And his family is just awesome!”
The couple said that despite their failure to find love on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, they believe that what happened during the show was meant for a reason. “I think it was a blessing what happened to us on each of our seasons,”he said. “That brought us together and I couldn’t be happier. I don’t want anything else in the world.” Noelle Drake happilyadded, “We are reality show rejects that found love.”She added,”That’s what we are.”
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