Breaking up is hard to do – even more so if the nation watched you and your former fiance fall in love on The Bachelorette.
"It’s been tough," Jesse Csincsak tells Extra at Ubisoft’s Shaun White Snowboarding Video Game Launch about his recent split with his fiance DeAnna Pappas. I’ve been taking things one day at a time. [But] all the fans have been super supportive. I’ve gotten thousands of emails. Everybody basically has my back."
Making the situation even harder to swallow is the fact that Jesse has little experience with this kind of heartbreak.
"I’ve never been in love before until this, so this was big for me to go on there [the show] and put it out to the public," he admits. "I was never the guy that showed my affections to anybody right off the bat to begin with and then to do it on TV was like, ‘Whoa.’"
While he and DeAnna may not be heading towards the altar, this Colorado outdoorsman says he doesn’t harbor any ill will towards his ex.
"We’re texting and we talk every now and again but we’re giving each other space," he reveals. "Me and DeAnna both went on the show with the best of intentions. We did fall on love on the show, but things didn’t work out. I wish her nothing but the best. She’s a great person. I hope to see her do well. I don’t regret anything with her."
As for those ladies out there looking for a guy like Jesse? He says he’s ready to try agagin with someone new.
"I want a down-to-earth, honest, outgoing girl that loves to be outside and snowboard," he says of his ideal mate. "I’d want to put them [the girls] in my element… to be out in Colorado doing the things I like to do," he adds of the idea of appearing on The Bachelor. "If I could meet a girl that is into doing all those things and is honest and outgoing, I think I could find true love again."