"The Bachelor" contestant Tierra LiCausi has found love. But not on reality television.
Fans were stunned Monday when LiCausi, the contestant whom many fans considered to be the villain of the season, was sent packing before the rose ceremony. But the 24-year-old's brother confirmed to Us Weekly that someone else has put a ring on it.
"Tierra got engaged in January. We're ecstatic for her. She is so happy!" LiCausi's older brother said. "They had been together for three years on-and-off. They had broken up in the summer [before the show]."
He would not reveal the identity of LiCausi's new man but said he "and his family have a very lucrative business in Las Vegas."
LiCausi's tendency to be overly emotional had become a source of friction between her and her fellow competitors on "The Bachelor." In her final episode Monday, bachelor Sean Lowe and his six aspiring fiancées had traveled to romantic St. Croix in the U.S Virgin Islands to get to know each other better. There, on a private date with Lowe, LiCausi told him she believed he'd become distant.
AshLee Frazier, one of LiCausi's rivals for Lowe's affections, also had a date with him, and he asked her about the atmosphere in the house. She told him that LiCausi didn't get along with the other women. (She also revealed that she'd briefly been married when she was in high school, and even though she'd been nervous to make that confession, he took it in stride.)
After their respective dates, LiCausi, 24, confronted Frazier about her comments and sparks flew. Frazier told LiCausi that she was rude and unfriendly. LiCausi rejected those claims, and accused the 32-year-old Frazier (whom she'd earlier referred to as a "cougar") of trying to undermine her relationship with Lowe, 29.
Later that evening, a crying LiCausi told Lowe about the argument with Frazier, and said the competition was becoming very hard on her emotions. She added that she had a big heart and was being hurt by the negativity from the other women.
That's when Lowe shocked LiCausi with the news: Out of concern for her emotional well-being, he was sending her home immediately.
He walked her to the van that would take her away, and once inside, she broke down again.
"I can't believe he did this to me! I just want to go home," she said. "I hope the girls got what they wanted."