We’re less than a week away from the season premiere of The Bachleor, this time featuring Sean Lowe, a man with unsettling muscles who was rejected by Emily Maynard. The steroid-y hunk has been rumored to find love on the show (click here for spoilers), but the months of separation between filming and air date often strain the budding romance! It sounds like that’s the case for Sean, who, according to a former classmate, is currently crushing on his high school sweetheart turned actress, Taylor Cole.
The pal reported to National Enquirer, print edition January 14, 2013, “Sean and Taylor dated for a while and were really tight throughout high school. They were known as the Ken and Barbie of high school. They had model good looks and both were extremely athletic and super popular. They looked like the perfect couple, and they got along great. Everyone assumed they would get serious after graduation.” But the couple split when he moved to Kansas for football, and she moved to LA to peruse acting. Taylor has appeared on CSI: Miami, and dated Mark Salling, who plays Puck on Glee.
Since the split, Sean has been comparing all his girlfriends to Taylor, but none have matched up. In fact, the pal suggests that Sean rejected Emily last season on The Bachelorette, because she didn’t quite fit his ideal woman! But Sean was willing to open his heart again, because he “has faith that he’ll land the woman of his dreams . . . but if he doesn’t find romance on the show, he wouldn’t rule out the possibility of reuniting with Taylor.” It makes sense, now that they’re both in LA! What’s one date, for old times sake? Do you think Sean will ditch the reality TV dating game to hook up with his ex, or can he find someone even better than his home town honey?