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Trista Sutter
Trista Sutter warmed her way into America's hearts as the first "Bachelorette" on ABC's eponymous show in 2002. She bucked the odds of finding a husband on a reality TV show and has been happily married to the last man standing and ‘winner,' Ryan Sutter for six years. As mom of son, Max, 2 and recently-born daughter, Blakesley, 4 months, Trista certainly has her hands full.
Between managing a household with two little ones and staying in the celebrity spotlight (from a distance in Colorado), Trista Sutter is proving that happily ever after is possible when love begins on a TV show.

 

 

You've always been called upon as the go-to gal for anything and everything related to The Bachelor/Bachelorette, but this season, you were also a blogger for E! Online about the series. With a newborn daughter and toddler keeping you busy, when did you find the time to watch the episodes and write your recaps?

 

I don't know if I'd say I'm the go-to gal , but I do get asked my opinion a lot regarding the show. When E! asked me to blog about it, I figured it was a win-win because I was planning on watching it anyway! Monday nights were actually my relief. Ryan was in charge of getting Max to bed when he wasn't working and I had my girlfriends over...so it was actually an escape from mommyhood (even though I'd never want to escape permanently and I had Blakesley in my arms). We have Tivo, so I re-watched on Tuesdays and wrote as I watched. My blog was due by 3 pm MST and I cut it close a lot, but I guess I'm good under pressure.

 

Given the poor track record of the couples on the show, do you think it was it just the luck of the draw for you and Ryan, or do you feel that you have a greater sense of commitment than the other participants were willing to give?

 

I honestly can't say. I don't know the ins and outs of the other couples. I just know that Ryan and I were in the right place at the right time and it was meant to be.

 

Every wedding anniversary that my husband and I celebrate ends with me making him watch our wedding video (just the highlight reel though!) You're fortunate to have your entire courtship documented for all eternity. Do you ever go back and watch episodes from your season?

 

I wish Ryan would watch with me! I've watched the show when they've re-aired, but don't really pull out the tapes unless a friend or family member asks to see them.