Newnan realtor DeAnna Pappas charmed ABC viewers in 2007 and 2008, first on “The Bachelor,” then “The Bachelorette.”
This past weekend, she got married in Palmetto – just not with anybody related to the TV show.
Her husband is Stephen Stagliano, a high school teacher.
According to People magazine, “The bride walked down the aisle in a strapless Disney Bridal wedding gown with a birdcage veil and cowboy boots.”
She picked pro snowboarder Jesse Csincsak on “The Bachelorette” in 2008 but their engagement lasted only a few months. (As anyone who watches these shows knows, the track record for actual nuptials is abysmal.)
Stephen’s twin brother Michael is a reality show regular. Michael was on “The Bachelorette” in 2009, a year after Pappas’ season. DeAnna met Stephen at a taping of “The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All.” (Michael won “Bachelor Pad” with another contestant this past summer, splitting $250,000.)
Stephen proposed to DeAnna last year. Here’s a Tweet she posted a few days ago:
Thank u all for following me throughout my love story. In 4 days, I will marry the best man that I have ever known. Thank you @StephenStag for making me the woman I always wanted 2 be. U are the best thing that has ever happened 2 me.♥
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk