"The Bachelorette" Jillian Harris and her fiance, Ed Swiderski, say reports that he was cheating on her during and after the show with two different women are "nonsense," and that they are still engaged and happy together.
"It's actually not true at all," Swiderski said on "Good Morning America" today. "Jillian and I have been the target of being one of the very few successful couples on the show. We're clearly being targeted because we're happy."
"This is nonsense. I feel like I'm in high school," Harris said, calling the allegations "totally inaccurate" and "unfortunate."
Us Weekly magazine reported that Swiderski had two other women in his life back home in Chicago during the taping of "The Bachelorette": 24-year-old Betheny Steffan and 29-year-old Lindsey Johnson.
The magazine obtained messages reportedly from Swiderski, 29, claiming that he was involved with the women not just during the show but even after the engagement.
"I think that these women are very hurt, and that they did love Ed. Iit must be very painful," Harris, 30, said. "That was in the past. Those are past relationships."
Swiderski and Harris said they have been "open and honest" about their previous relationships. "He has been very, very clear with me from the very beginning," Harris said. "Ed is not deceiving me.
"This is the last time I'm talking about this," she added.
The couple said they are "absolutely" still engaged. "We are completely in love," Swiderski said.
On the finale of "The Bachelorette," Harris professed passionate feelings for three suitors: Kiptyn Locke, the sweet surfer; Swiderski, the workaholic who realized he was missing out on love; and Reid Rosenthal, who said, "I love you" just a little too late and made a surprise return on the finale.
In the end, Harris chose Swiderski. "There is no doubt in my mind that I love you," she told Swiderski tearfully on the finale. "I wanted to tell you for so long."
Swiderski got down on one knee and presented her with a diamond engagement ring. "I want you to be with me forever," he said.
But, back in Chicago, Johnson and Steffan claim that Swiderski's reasons for being on "The Bachelorette" were less than genuine.
Johnson, Swiderski's college sweetheart, said they started dating again in February.
"He reassured me many times that it was two weeks and he was just going to be on TV and it was just all a joke," Johnson told "Good Morning America." "He was going to propose to me by the end of the year. He used to say that we would have the most beautiful kids."
Swiderski's other supposed girlfriend, Steffan, says she began dating him in December.
Ian Drew, a senior editor at Us Weekly, said, "Here he was having these other relationships the whole time and implying to the women that he was dating that he was just doing this show to be on TV."
Both women say that Swiderski continued e-mailing them all throughout the taping of the show. Johnson says she received an e-mail April 12, two weeks into the taping, that read, "I miss you dearly. I love you ... hopefully they'll get me home tomorrow."