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'Bachelorette' Preview: Ashley Hebert Meets Constantine Tzortzis' Big Greek Family!

Mon, July 18, 2011 8:46am EDT by 1 Comment

Ashley’s in for a big surprise when she goes home with Constantine — his ENTIRE family, including cousins and grandparents, throw them a huge Greek party!

Time to meet the families! During the July 18 episode of The Bachelorette, Ashley Hebert travels back to the United States with her four remaining men — J.P. Rosenbaum, Ben Flajnik, Ames Brown and Constantine Tzortzis — for the hometown dates. And in a preview video, Ashley’s surprised to be greeted by not only Constantine’s mom, dad and sister, but all of his cousins, grandparents, and family friends — more people than she could have imagined. Constantine’s big Greek family sweeps Ashley off the couch to dance!

“Today Ashley’s going to meet my mother Elleni, my father Dimitri, my sister Maria,” Constantine tells the cameras.

As soon as Ashley and Constantine walk into the house, Constantine’s parents and sister grab them up in big group hug. They then sit down to a huge Greek dinner.

“The whole family is just so warm and loving,” gushes Ashley. “This is what I want for my family.”

Of course there is a whole smorgasbord of food including lamb chops. It wouldn’t be a Greek dinner without them — and leave it to Constantine’s dad to make sure that Ashley gets a taste.

“So many folks have been asking about you,” Constantine’s mom tells them. “When you come back, or when y’all come back together or however this works out, we’re going to have to do one big party, one big lamb roast.”

Little do Ashley and Constantine know that the party is actually scheduled for dessert! As soon as they all sit down on the couch, the doorbell starts ringing and the front door bursts open. Cousins and grandparents come flying in and snatch Ashley and Constantine up for hugs.

“He was right when he was talking about his family — They are such an integral part of his life,” smiles Ashley. “I love your family. I’m moving in.”

The excitement quickly turns into a full blown celebration with the whole group dancing. Even dollar bills get thrown into the air. Opa!

“I feel so good being at home right now,” says Constantine. “This is who I am. This is my entire family. We’re in our environment and Ashley gets to see everything. How perfect is that? This is my life. This is what we do!”

Be sure to catch an all new episode of The Bachelorette tonight, July 18, on ABC — and check back here at for our recap!

– Lindsey DiMattina

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