Ed Swiderski, ‘Bachelorette’ Winner, Marries Natalie Bomke
Ed Swiderski, former Bachelorette winner and Bachelor Pad contestant, is now a married man.
Ed Swiderski Marries Natalie Bomke
Swiderski, 36, married Chicago TV anchor Natalie Bomke, 33, on Saturday in a sunset ceremony at The Crown’s outside veranda on the 25th floor of the Tribune Tower. The newlyweds finally exchanged ‘I dos’ after an almost year-long engagement.
“I feel like the luckiest man on earth,” Swiderski told People.
Swiderski was famously engaged to Jillian Harris after winning Season 5 of The Bachelorette, but their relationship was long over when he met his bride, Bomke, over Twitter. Swiderski reportedly first spotted Bomke on his television – she is an anchor for Fox 32 News – and then tracked her down on the social media site to introduce himself.
Bomke walked down the aisle to a violin playing Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” and was escorted by her father, former Illinois state senator Larry Bomke.
Swiderski, who competed on The Bachelor Pad in 2012, also added a nod to his Bachelorette past into the ceremony. The reality TV star reportedly offered long-stemmed red roses to both the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom, asking, “Will you accept this rose?”
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