It looks like “Bachelor” alum Juan Pablo is a good luck charm! While the Latino heartthrob had to break a couple of hearts while on the ABC dating show, another one of his former contestants has found love outside of the series: Cassandra Ferguson.
“Bachelor” fans will remember Cassandra as one of Juan Pablo’s “special ones.” The single dad had given the name to Cassandra and fellow contestant Renee Oteri because both joined the series as single moms. In an effort to keep them away from their children for as little time as possible, Juan Pablo promised both that he wouldn’t hold onto them if he didn’t feel a connection growing.
And Juan Pablo kept his promise to Cassandra -- sending her home before the week 6 rose ceremony. But what Juan Pablo didn’t know is that he ended up breaking things off with her on her 22nd birthday. Cassandra was disappointed at the time, but she respected Juan Pablo’s decision that allowed her to get to her son that much sooner.
Cassandra has since found her happy ending with Detroit Pistons player Rodney Stuckey.
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“He proposed!” She revealed to Wet Paint on Sunday. “This morning, he made me breakfast in bed and wrote me a letter. Super simple and sweet, which is how he is. And a great Mother’s Day gift.”
Cassandra Ferguson and Rodney Stuckey’s engagement isn’t that big of a surprise. Rodney is the father of her 2-year-old son, Trey. “The Bachelor” star revealed to Wet Paint in late April that they had recently got back together. However, their reconciliation occurred a couple months after she returned home from filming -- and had begun dating another man. Cassandra teased the site that she told her beau that he better propose quick or she’d leave to appear on ABC’s upcoming “Bachelor” spin-off, “Bachelor in Paradise.”
Cassandra’s not the first contestant from Juan Pablo’s season of “The Bachelor” to get engaged. Renee Oteri got engaged in early March to Bracy Maynard, whom she had dated before appearing on the ABC show. The pair had reconnected after she was eliminated from “The Bachelor” during the hometown date episode. Renee and her fiancé tied the knot a couple weeks later in an intimate courthouse wedding.