The 3rd season of The Bachelorette premiered on January 10, 2005. The season featured 30-year-old Jennifer Schefft, a publicist.

She was previously rejected by Andrew Firestone on the third season of The Bachelor.

On February 28, 2005, during the final rose ceremony, Jennifer Schefft became the first and only bachelorette in the history of the show to reject all of the bachelors.

At the After the Final Rose, she chose Jerry Ferris.


No. in season Title Original air date
1 "Week 1" January 10, 2005
Having dated “Bachelor” Andrew Firestone and “Apprentice” Bill Rancic, the now-single Jen Schefft is courted by 25 men she had a hand in selecting during a national casting call. Set in New York City.
2 "Week 2" January 17, 2005
Jen hits the town for two group dates, including a bus tour of New York City and a Knicks game, before sending seven of the guys home. Of course, the choice may be a little easier after things get a little out of hand at the bachelor pad.
3 "Week 3" January 24, 2005
The remaining eight compete in street basketball for a one-on-one date that includes a Vanessa Williams performance at Harlem's Cotton Club. Also: a double date with Jen at a resort casino.
4 "Week 4" January 31, 2005
With six suitors left, Jen must choose two of them for one-on-one dates based on the anonymous love letters they've each penned for her. Afterward, there's an amazing race for one last tryst atop the Empire State Building before two of the guys get the boot.
5 "Week 5: Hometowns" February 7, 2005
Jen heads off for home-town dates with the four guys still standing, one of whom is sent packing after the penultimate rose ceremony.
6 "Week 6: Bermuda" February 14, 2005
It's off to Bermuda, Cape Cod and an island in the Carolinas as Jen takes her three remaining suitors on exotic overnight trips. After that, one more guy goes home, as host Chris Harrison would say, “brokenhearted.”
7 "The Men Tell All" February 21, 2005
With one week before Jen hands out her final rose, her ousted suitors gather to dish the dirt with Chris Harrison about group dates, rivalries and who they think she should pick.
8 "Finale" February 28, 2005
In the third-season finale, Jen takes her final two suitors home to meet the folks before returning to New York for one last rose ceremony. But how will she handle it when both fellows ask for her hand in marriage?
9 "After the Final Rose" February 28, 2005
Jen and her man make their first post-show appearance to discuss her decisions, their dates and what it was like hiding their romance.

Where are they now?Edit

Jennifer rejected both of the remaining contestants, Jerry Ferris and John Paul Merritt. During the first live Final Rose ceremony, she chose Ferris, an art gallery director, over Meritt. Ferris proposed to Schefft but she rejected his proposal, stating that the chemistry was not there.

Schefft ultimately married Chicago public relations executive Joe Waterman in May 2009; they have two children, daughters Mae Elizabeth and Charlotte Grace.