8 Fun Facts About ‘Bachelorette’ Ashley Hebert & J.P. Rosenbaum

"I am obsessed with the Kardashians"


Ashley Hebert, J.P. Rosenbaum in 'The Bachelorette'

They are one of the only couples from ABC’s BACHELOR franchise to make it to the altar.

Ashey Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum married in December 2012 after a most unusual courtship on season 7 of THE BACHELORETTE.

You may already know that the former reality stars welcomed their first son, Fordham Rhys Rosenbaum, in  September 2014.

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But here’s a few more fun facts I uncovered when the couple spoke exclusively to TheTVPage.com.

1.  Ashley is a complete germaphobe!

“As a new mom, I am a crazy germaphobe,” she says.  “I am also very sensitive to what Ford eats and the products we use on him.”

And that’s just the half of it!

“It is another level of germaphobia,” J.P. adds.  “We were on a flight to New York with Ford and she proceeded to wipe down our entire row, everything in front of us.  The window, the wall…”

2.  Ashley has questionable taste in television

“You will lose all respect for me, but I am obsessed with the Kardashians,” she admits.

“I am so interested in what they are doing and what they are wearing and what color their hair is.  It is really bad.  Everything is just so beautiful.”  She’s also supportive of Bruce Jenner’s pending gender reassignment:  “Whatever makes you happy!”

3.  Both correctly predicted that Chris Soules would pick Whitney Bischoff.

“We said it was going to be Whitney!” Ashley beams.

“They seem like a good match.  I feel like he is looking for somebody who is down to Earth and real and not in it for the glitz and glamour.  She seems like a real chick.  They seem like a good match.”

4.  Neither has any interest in show business.

“After the show was over, we went back to our lives and our careers,: J.P. says.  “Our careers are most important to us.  Our family and careers.  And we wanted to get back to normal life.  Hollywood was never even on the radar for us.  We were never going to pursue anything beyond the Bachelor reality world.”

Says Ashley:  “To me that seems like one of the reasons we have been successful [as a couple] because we have been kind of real couple with real problems and real successes and good days and bad days.  We keep our friends and families close and our careers close.”

5.  They would love to see a gay ‘Bachelor’

“I think they should do that,” Ashley says.  “Add another twist to it.”

“I think diversity is great,” J.P. says. “[The producers] have their formula and we will never have a say in changing that formula.  But times have changed and diversity is important.”

6.  She hates the idea of having two Bachelorettes — but probably would have done the show anyway if that was the format.

It is kind of one of those things that you would have to do — just in case you would be selected.  But at the same time it is kind of torturous because it like another means of rejection.  I would probably have done it just for the chance [I would be picked] but at the same time, I would have to prepare myself for being rejected.

7.  Their son is named after a prominent New York City university.

“When we were thinking of baby names — and this was before I was pregnant — we were driving around Manhattan and looking at the signs,” Ashley explains.

“We passed by Fordham University and I was like, ‘I love that name!  We could call him Ford as kind of a power name.’  It is simple, it is short.  And you are setting him up for success with a name like Ford.  So I fell in love with it — but it took me 9 months to convince JP to go with it.”

As J.P.remembers:  “At one point she was like, ‘What about Lexington?’”

“I was like, ‘You want to name our kid Lexington Rosenbaum?  It is too many syllables.  It is ridiculous.’  So I had a backup name.  I liked Gage.  But she was lobbying so strongly for Fordham that I pretty much let her have her way.  Now I can’t picture him as anything else.”

8.  They are currently celebrity spokespeople for Puff tissue company.

“Puffs is doing a campaign to help people put their best face forward during this cold and flu season,” J.P. shares.  “Now that we are new parents, we are super sensitive to Ford getting sick.  This is just a great marriage between Puffs and us.”

Sean Daly

Sean Daly

Editor-In-Chief at TheTVPage.com
Sean Daly is a veteran entertainment journalist.His work has appeared in People, Us Weekly, The Toronto Star and other top publications. He was the west coast TV reporter for The New York Post from 2008 - 2013. Sean is the author of Inside AGT: The Untold Stories of America's Got Talent and Teen Mom Confidential: Secrets and Scandals From MTV's Most Controversial Shows.
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