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The Bachelorette: DeAnna Pappas Engaged To Stephen Stagliano, Holly Durst Engaged to Michael Stagliano

August 11, 2010 02:00 PM by Nancy Floyd


It looks like DeAnna Pappas and Jesse Csincsak, formerly an engaged couple from ABC‘s The Bachelorette, have moved on at the exact same pace. Both stars became engaged this week to former competitors from the dating show franchise. DeAnna Pappas accepted a proposal from Stephen Stagliano, twin brother of Michael Stagliano, a competitor on Jillian Harris’ season of The Bachelorette. And that’s not all…Michael Stagliano popped the question this week as well to his girlfriend, former Bachelor contestant Holly Durst. Keep reading for more details on the twins’ double engagement and double wedding plans…

DeAnna Pappas has finally found love, hopefully for good this time, as a result of her stint on ABC‘s The Bachelorette. At the end of her season in 2008, she had a short-lived engagement to final rose recipient, Jesse Csincsak. The two called it quits a few months later and, thanks to the show, DeAnna Pappas met her new fiance, Stephen Stagliano.

Stephen Stagliano is the identical twin brother of Michael Stagliano, a contestant vying for Jillian Harris’ heart on another season of The Bachelorette. The twin brothers teamed up this week to surprise their respective girlfriends, DeAnna Pappas and Holly Durst (a previous Bachelor contestant), with a double proposal.

DeAnna Pappas and Holly Durst both took to their Twitter accounts today to confirm the engagement news. DeAnna Pappas tweeted, “Thanks so much for all the well wishes everyone!! We are super excited & can’t wait to start planning our wedding!” Holly Durst simply wrote “It’s official!” and posted a picture of the two couples together, wearing matching outfits, and showing off their engagement rings.

According to an insider close to the couples, the foursome is hoping to land a reality show documenting their relationships and wedding planning. “They’re pitching their show all around town,” the insider says. “They want a double wedding and are hoping that it all gets aired on TV.”

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Photos Courtesy: Holly Durst

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