Jillian Harris

Jillian Harris

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Jillian Harris
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Born (1979-12-30) December 30, 1979 (age 38)
Peace River, Alberta, Canada
Residence Kelowna, British Columbia
Education British Columbia Institute of Technology (2006)
Occupation Television personality
Known for The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Love It or List It Vancouver
Partner(s) Justin Pasutto
Children 2
Website www.jillianharris.com

Jillian Harris (born December 30, 1979) is a Canadian television personality and interior designer. She is best known for appearing on the television series The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and Love It or List It Vancouver. She has also appeared on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,[1] Canada’s Handyman Challenge,[1] and The Bachelorette Canada.


Harris began her interior design career while working at Caban, an interior goods store, which inspired her to begin giving design consultations.[2] She was then hired by Scott Morison, the co-founder of the Canadian restaurant chain Cactus Club Cafe, to design his restaurants.[2] She formalized her interior credentials with a 2006 certificate in interior design from The British Columbia Institute of Technology.[2] She was then re-hired by Morison as the designer for Browns Socialhouse, his new chain of restaurants.[2]

In early 2009, Harris was a contestant on the thirteenth season of the American TV show The Bachelor, where she competed against 24 other women to win the heart of Jason Mesnick and finished as second-runner-up.[1] In mid 2009, she was selected to be the star of the fifth season of The Bachelorette, making history as the franchise’s first Canadian star.[1] She chose Ed Swiderski as the winner of her season, and the two became engaged but later broke up.

In 2010, she was a designer on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.[1][3]

In 2011, she headlined the Calgary Home + Design Show, as part of the HGTV stand.[4] That same year, she hosted season one of the Canadian TV show Canada’s Handyman Challenge, which aired in 2012.[1][5][6][7]

Since 2013, Harris has appeared on the Canadian TV series Love It or List It Vancouver, which airs on W Network in Canada and on HGTV in the United States under the title Love It or List It Too.[8] Harris is the show’s designer, and competes against real estate agent Todd Talbot by redesigning a family’s existing home in hopes that they will decide to stay in the home rather than choose to sell it. The show ran for four seasons.

Harris ran her own brand of interior decor goods, and on 8 July 2013, she launched her e-vintage webstore, Charlie Ford Vintage.[9] Harris closed the business in 2014 [10]

In 2016, she made a cameo appearance on the first season of The Bachelorette Canada.

In 2017, Jillian and her boyfriend Justin starred in their own four-episode documentary series, Jillian and Justin, which was aired on W Network in Canada in June.[11] Additionally, she announced on Instagram that she was working on a vegan cookbook.

In September 2018 Jillian partnered with Canadian based wellness brand Saje Natural Wellness [12] designing a limited edition diffuser for their home collection.

Personal life[edit]

Harris is originally from Peace River, Alberta,[1] but was a longtime Vancouver resident before moving to her current home in Kelowna, British Columbia.[13]

In 2009, Harris became engaged to Ed Swiderski, who she chose as the winner of her season of The Bachelorette. They broke up in 2010.

On March 4, 2016, Harris announced that she was expecting her first child with longtime boyfriend Justin Pasutto.[14] On August 5, 2016 at 6:02 a.m. she gave birth to her first child – a baby boy named Leo.[15] On Christmas Day of 2016, Jillian announced her engagement to Justin Pasutto through social media.[16] On April 18, 2018, Jillian announced she was expecting her second child with fiance Justin Pasutto in October. On May 23rd, she posted her Gender Reveal video on YouTube announcing that they will be welcoming a baby girl. On September 28, 2018, she gave birth to her second child, Annie. [17]

Self (21 credits)
 2017 Jillian and Justin (TV Series documentary)

Coming Home (2017)
Baby on the Way (2017)
 2013-2017 Love It or List It Vancouver (TV Series)
Herself – Host / Herself

Kelly & Gene (2017) … Herself
Shar and Dave (2017) … Herself – Host
Laila & Dan (2017) … Herself
Alison & Frank (2017) … Herself
Katie & Mark (2017) … Herself
 2009-2017 Entertainment Tonight (TV Series)

Episode #36.195 (2017) … Herself
Episode dated 29 July 2009 (2009) … Herself
Episode dated 28 July 2009 (2009) … Herself
Episode dated 22 May 2009 (2009) … Herself
 2016 The Bachelorette Canada After Show (TV Mini-Series)
Herself – Guest

Episode #1.9 (2016) … Herself – Guest
 2015-2016 Game of Homes (TV Series)
Herself – Guest Judge

Bathroom (2016) … Herself – Guest Judge
Living Room (2015) … Herself – Guest Judge
 2016 Extra (TV Series)

Episode #22.145 (2016) … Herself
 2015 Love It or List It Too (TV Series)
 2015 Good Morning America (TV Series)
Herself – Guest

Episode dated 1 January 2015 (2015) … Herself – Guest
 2013 Fashion News Live (TV Series)

Episode #11.44 (2013) … Herself
 2012 The Bachelorette: Ashley and JP’s Wedding (TV Movie documentary)
 2012 Canada’s Handyman Challenge (TV Series)
Herself – Host

Hamilton: Finale (2012) … Herself – Host
Hamilton: Round 3 (2012) … Herself – Host
Hamilton: Round 2 (2012) … Herself – Host
Hamilton: Round 1 (2012) … Herself – Host
Toronto (2012) … Herself – Host
 2010-2011 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (TV Series)
Herself – Designer / Herself

Walker Family (2011) … Herself
Keefer Family (2011) … Herself
Korpai Family (2011) … Herself
Prewitt Brewer Family (2011) … Herself – Designer
Dickinson Family (2011) … Herself – Designer
 2010 20/20 (TV Series documentary)

 2010 The Bachelor: Jason & Molly’s Wedding (TV Movie)
Herself (as Jillian)
 2009-2010 The Bachelor (TV Series)
Herself / Herself – Helper

On the Wings of Love (2010) … Herself – Helper (as Jillian)
After the Final Rose: Part 2 (2009) … Herself (as Jillian)
The Women Tell All (2009) … Herself (as Jillian)
Episode #13.7 (2009) … Herself (as Jillian)
Episode #13.6 (2009) … Herself (as Jillian)
 2009 Canadian Country Music Awards (TV Special)
 2009 Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (TV Series)

Episode #7.3 (2009) … Herself
 2009 The Bachelorette (TV Series)
Herself – The Bachelorette / Herself

After the Final Rose (2009) … Herself
Episode #5.11 (2009) … Herself – The Bachelorette
The Men Tell All (2009) … Herself – The Bachelorette
Episode #5.9 (2009) … Herself – The Bachelorette
Episode #5.8 (2009) … Herself – The Bachelorette
 2009 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series)

Episode #7.102 (2009) … Herself



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