Did 'The Bachelor' Star Illeana Pennetto Break up with Her Longtime Boyfriend before Starring in the Hit Show?
The renowned skater turned model, Illeana Pennetto, had been in a relationship for a very long time with her undisclosed partner.
However, ever since she appeared in the hit show The Bachelor, Pennetto’s appearance alongside her boyfriend has completely disappeared.
Pennetto’s Relationship With Her Undisclosed Partner
Pennetto and her boyfriend started dating back on October 1, 2015. Since then, the skater had been flaunting adorable pictures alongside her other-half, without revealing the details about him.
The duo’s adorable togetherness can be witnessed on Pennetto’s Instagram, too. For instance, on August 11, 2019, she shared a picture alongside her boyfriend on Instagram and captioned it with some lovely words.
Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground.
Likewise, on their 4th relationship anniversary, on October 1, 2019, she flaunted a beautiful clip made of some adorable pictures of theirs through Instagram. She captioned the post stating, “4 years and counting. 10/1/15.”
On January 10, 2020, she once again took to her Instagram to share some pictures captured alongside her long-time partner at the Liberty House Restaurant and Events during the New York Life’s annual gala.
However, following that post, she stopped sharing pictures with him and didn’t update her followers on her relationship status for a long time. As a result, her fans wondered if the couple parted their ways.
The final nail on the coffin came just over a month, on January 3, 2021, when Pennetto, through an Instagram post, revealed that she officially joined the 25th season of the popular show The Bachelors.
With such strong evidence, it could be said that the TV personality ended her long-time bond with her boyfriend.
Her Time On ‘The Bachelor’
After ending her relationship, the co-founder of Funky Munky Energy took a short break before participating in the 25th season of The Bachelors.
On January 3, 2021, she gave a glimpse of herself on the show when she posted a picture alongside the show’s handsome bachelor, Matt James. Later, when the show premiered, it was revealed that the picture was captured when Pennetto offered James to have a bite from a meatball that she had in her purse.
Her first moment with the bachelor was impressive enough that she could receive a rose from him. Unfortunately, she could not keep herself in the show for a long time as she got eliminated in the second week.
Following her departure from the show, the Manhattan native is currently relishing her self-time alongside her modeling career, which can be clearly witnessed through her Instagram.
A Brief Look Into Her Career
The TV celebrity initiated her career in August 2016 as a Maitre’D for the New York-based The Mercer Kitchen by Jean-Georges. There, she served for 9 months.
In the following year, in April, she joined Aros Communications as an Intern for 5 months. After working in corporate firms for a while, she changed her career and shifted towards modeling.
In September 2017, she joined hands with the Wilhelmina Models and officially began modeling for numerous popular brands such as Nike, Ulta Beauty, and Reebok. Since then, she has always remained in the field and given her best.
In recent times, she expanded her career by becoming a real estate agent for Triplemint and co-founding the snack company Funky Munky Energy.