‘The Bachelorette’ alum Desiree Hartsock, Chris Siegfried officially married!

The happy couple -Mrs. Carter: A “Bachelorette” fairy-tale has come true for Desiree Hartsock.

While there may been some sadder stories related to the franchise over the past few months, we are pleased to confirm tonight that Desiree and the man she picked on the ABC reality show in the summer of 2013, Chris Siegfried, have tied the knot in Palos Verdes, California. There were plenty of close friends and loved ones in attendance, but unlike some other recent weddings related to the franchise, there are no plans we know of at present to broadcast the ceremony in full.

We’re ridiculously happy for Desiree and Chris, mostly because it can be extremely difficult for anyone to find love, especially through a TV show and then have it last long enough to actually walk down the aisle. If there is one thing we don’t understand (not to rain on any parade), it is the way that the franchise has treated them since the show aired, since it is in a very hypocritical way. The supposed mission statement for “The Bachelor” is to help people find love, and then celebrate them when their dreams come true. If that’s the case, where is the celebration here? It basically exposes some transparency that they really want eyeballs and social-media buzz more than actually seeing people happy.

While Desiree has made a few appearances here and there, the lack of a wedding event is just one facet of the exclusion going on here. This is actually the one part of it we understand slightly, since this season did not have huge ratings and a TV wedding may not have made financial sense. What we do not understand is how they get ignored at live events, are not mentioned right away as a successful couple, or how Chris Harrison can listen to Nikki Ferrell give the same answers about Juan Pablo Galavis over and over again during the premiere event for Chris Soules’ season, but not give two people about to get married any decent amount of time in the limelight.

That all is somewhat of a bummer, but maybe in a way it’s a testament to how normal these two are. They’ve found love both on and off camera, and they should be prepared for a long and happy future.

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