Using Reality TV to find Love
Here is some lighter material than I have been posting recently. For all you Survivor fans here is news about Jeff Probst and his new squeeze not to mention Boston Rob and Amber.
“Maine native Julie Berry came in fifth on Survivor: Vanuatu, but she still wound up with a prize of her own–the show’s host, Jeff Probst.
Berry, 24, and Probst, 43, reportedly began dating once filming on the show wrapped. Probst said he sparked up the relationship by sending the comely contestant an email to say hello over the summer.
“Nobody is more surprised than me that I could find my love affair on a show that I host,” Probst told People magazine, “but the truth is when something like this gets dropped in your lap, you don’t look at how it’s wrapped, you don’t look at how it’s being delivered. You just put your arms around it and you hold on because this is my love affair and there’s no question in my mind about it.”
“Of course, Probst and Berry aren’t the first to find romance on the castaway competition.
Who could forget “Boston” Rob Mariano’s touching proposal to Survivor: All-Stars winner Amber Brkich in the live season finale?
The duo forged their camera-friendly relationship while competing to be the last Survivor standing during the rainy season off the coast of Panama. In the end, their coupling proved to be more than just a showmance, as Amber accepted Rob’s proposal and a hefty rock.
Now the reality-addicted duo is rumored to be among the couples in competition on the seventh season of CBS’ The Amazing Race–and if their relationship can survive the stresses of two reality shows, we’re guessing it must be true love.”
I suppose that this is a way to try and extend their 15 minutes of fame.