'Bachelorette' Jillian and Ed on Cheating Rumors: 'This Is Nonsense'

Ed Swiderski said "we're clearly being targeted because we're happy."

ByABC News via logo
July 27, 2009, 7:57 PM

Aug. 5, 2009 -- "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.

Harris and Swiderski told "Good Morning America" last week that they were excited to go public with their relationship and that they plan to get married in Canada in the next year and a half.