YourTango: Were you rooting for her to be named the next Bachelorette?
Desiree Hartsock: I was rooting for either Renee or Andi, so I'm so happy that Renee found her love already and Andi is well on her way.
YourTango: Update us on your wedding plans! When's the big day? Where?
Desiree Hartsock: We don't have an exact date set just yet, but just had our engagement party and are taking our time to plan. It will be in California, since that is where I call home.
YourTango: Are any Bachelor/Bachelorette alum on the guest list?
Desiree Hartsock: Of course! Living in Seattle, we have become close to Molly and Jason Mesnik, so they are definitely invited, and I love hanging out with Ali! Honestly, pretty much all of the couples from the franchise like Trista and Ryan, JP and Ashley, DeAnna and Stephen, and Sean and Catherine will be invited. I also still keep in touch with Daniella (McBride) and Jackie (Parr) from Sean's season. They are my girls!
YourTango: Any plans to televise your wedding?
Desiree Hartsock: We are definitely open to it, especially since everyone followed along on our journey. I think it would be great to share our nuptials and love with Bachelor Nation.
YourTango: Did you watch Sean and Catherine's wedding?
Desiree Hartsock: We were actually at the wedding.
YourTango: Do you keep in touch with Sean?
Desiree Hartsock: We see Sean and Catherine every once in awhile, but don't keep in touch, really.
YourTango: Do you keep in touch with Brooks, or any of the other guys from your season?
Desiree Hartsock: Chris made friends with the guys in the house, so he keeps in touch with quite a few of them. I only keep in touch through Chris.
YourTango: Tell us about your new life with Chris. What's one very unique thing that you love about him?
Desiree Hartsock: He has such an adorable laugh that I love.
YourTango: What's the quirkiest thing about your relationship?
Desiree Hartsock: We share a car, so I take him to work and pick him up, as if from school everyday.
YourTango: Do you have any major house rules?
Desiree Hartsock: Chris and I are pretty balanced. We don't have rules, but tend to split up house chores. Like if I cook, then he cleans the dishes and vice versa.
YourTango: Do you have a pet name for Chris? Does he have one for you?
Desiree Hartsock: We don't really have pet names, but he started calling me 'babers' and now we both use it from time to time.
YourTango: Where do you see yourself in the next year? Next five?
Desiree Hartsock: In the next year, I see us married, still in Seattle, and me designing dresses and jewelry, doing what I love. In the next five, I definitely see children on the horizon and my business growing each year with many trips to explore the world.
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