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Season: The Bachelorette Season Four (DeAnna Pappas)
Relationship Status: Married to Megan Sherrod
What They Do: Real estate attorney
Jeremy Anderson entered The Bachelor franchise in 2008 as a suitor on DeAnna Pappas’ season of The Bachelorette. Anderson, a lawyer from Dallas, TX, was a standout on his season and received the first impression rose.
He fell in love with Pappas, but was sent home in week seven, making it to the final three. Anderson later told People that he felt led on by Pappas, but would still do the show all over again if given the choice.“It was the most enlightening thing I’ve ever done,” he said. “There were lots of tough moments, but I probably took more out of it than anyone. It was really easy for me to discuss certain matters…that, at the beginning, you couldn’t force me to open up about.”
While Anderson got a lot out of the experience, he says he wouldn’t pursue a career in television beyond The Bachelor.
“The offers have been there, but I have not wanted anything to do with them. I can honestly say [“The Bachelorette”] was a one-time thing,” he told Law.com. “I can see why other people are attracted to it. It looks fun, but being on the other side of the fence for a very limited time, it’s not something I’d want to build a life around. It doesn’t suit me.”
Anderson has been one of the more vocal proponents of producer manipulation on the franchise. After Unreal, a scripted Lifetime series about the making of a Bachelor-esque reality show created by a former producer, premiered on Lifetime in 2015, Anderson attested to its truth.
“(The producers) basically say, ‘We pick people we think are going to mesh well or are going to be a good match for the main person,’” he said in an interview with The Dallas Observer.“‘We pick two or three of those guys and then we just pick a bunch of guys who are going to make good TV. They’re going to clash with each other, they’re going to cause drama, and that sort of thing. But we know who the main contenders are going to be because we pretty much know what the girl is looking for.’”
He said that contestants were encouraged to drink and lied to by producers. Right before Pappas broke up with him, Anderson says producers encouraged him that he had “nothing to worry about.”
“When you see my face [after the breakup], I was staring at the producer,” he said. “I was looking at her, like, ‘Really? That just happened?’ She pulled me aside and said, ‘This is all part of it. Don’t worry. You had to be shocked. Trust me.’ I was genuinely upset and felt betrayed. Not by DeAnna but by the producers.”
Where is he now?
Though Anderson may have thought Pappas was “The One,” he ended up finding his wife shortly after the show. He met photographer Megan Sherrod a year after filming The Bachelorette at a restaurant in Dallas. Anderson proposed on a trip to Mexico four years later, and they married in April 2015.
Fellow Bachelor Nation member Sean Lowe served as a groomsmen in their wedding. The couple have two kids, Jackson and Saylor, who also attended the wedding.
Though Anderson didn’t pursue a career in entertainment, you might spot him from time to time in a JCPenney ad as he’s modeled for the company for years.
Meagan Lynn is a host at AfterBuzz TV and Elon University graduate with a degree in journalism. She loves singing, listening to inspirational podcasts and watching reality TV.
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