Even though we are watching Stephen chase Ashley on TV, in real life he’s back at home looking for his soul mate!
We haven’t seen Bachelorette Ashley Hebert say goodbye to contestant Stephen D’Amico but he’s already on the rebound! “He’s single,” a source close to Stephen tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “And he’s still looking for love!”
Sure, filming for the show completed a few weeks ago, but Bachelorette fans met Stephen — the 27-year-old hair stylist from Manhattan Beach, Calif. — for the first time on the premiere episode on May 23. And Ashley gave him a rose which means he will be returning for next week.
But Stephen doesn’t make it far enough to be in the running for Ashley’s final rose. And as soon as he returned back home to California, Stephen went back on the dating market. So much for needing time to get over Ashley!
“He’s happy to be set up on dates,” says the insider. “But he really wants to connect with the women on a deeper level.”
Stephen seems like a very good catch (too bad Ashley passed him up). “He’s really friendly, laid back and a good listener,” says the friend. “He likes to chill at the beach, go to low-key bars and try out new projects.”
Stephen didn’t find love on The Bachelorette, but he hasn’t given up. “He had a long-term girlfriend before he went on the show, and hasn’t dated anybody seriously since then,” explains the friend.
BFFs — would you date Stephen now that he’s back on the market?
– Lindsey DiMattina
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