Big Ed has positively come a great distance in the case of his 90 Day Fiancé journey. ET spoke with the fact star on Wednesday about TLC cameras following him as he steps again into the relationship world on 90 Day: The Single Life, and he gave an replace on the place issues stand between him and his ex-girlfriend, Rose, after their messy breakup within the Philippines.

Ed just lately just about reunited with Rose on 90 Day Bares All, and received some closure together with her after their explosive confrontation on the tell-all particular that aired in June. He additionally left the door open in the case of the 2 holding in contact, pointedly telling her as she signed off, “Bye, for now.”

Ed tells ET’s Melicia Johnson that he did “flirt with the idea” of beginning one thing up once more with Rose after their dialog on 90 Day Bares All went so properly.

“She looked amazing,” he says. “She’s modeling. Her career has just taken off. She’s building a second story house, I’m so proud of her, but I’m still gonna have to leave that open. Right now, Big Ed’s focus is on local love.”

“Rose will always have a place in my heart, and she’s my friend now,” he continues. “So, I don’t know. I don’t know what the future holds, but for now, Big Ed’s immediate theater is local love.”

Ed says he is in an excellent place in his life each mentally and bodily after returning heartbroken from the Philippines 9 months in the past. He’s misplaced 21 kilos and is consuming more healthy, and likewise joined six relationship web sites. He addressed his controversial feedback on the premiere of 90 Day: The Single Life, when he mentioned he did not join with girls his personal age, which is why he was trying to date girls a lot youthful than him. Ed, who’s 55, was seen pursuing a lady named Liz, who’s 29 years outdated. Rose, 24, can also be considerably youthful than him. Ed tells ET he is attempting to broaden his horizons, and put the age vary of 36-48 on his relationship apps.

“I don’t understand what it is about my outlook … as far as the type of women I like or go for, but they’re usually within the 28-32 range,” he notes. “I have about 12 friends who are all about that age, it’s very platonic. It’s just the conversations that we have, and I think that has a lot to do with the fact that I’m kind of just a big kid. I don’t really relate, unfortunately … I just haven’t met The One. And I will never let age be a  … like, if I met a beautiful 55-year-old, like, someone like J.Lo, like, I would date her in a second.”

Ed has fairly the excessive requirements for a possible girlfriend.

“Everybody likes a nice flashy car that goes fast,” he cracks. “But no, they have to be pretty — I mean, obviously — but they also have to have a big heart, and they have to be kind, and they have to be positive, and secure about who they are ’cause Big Ed comes with some baggage.”

Still, Ed does insist he has his limits now.

“I won’t go younger than 28 ever again, and probably 28-48 is my range,” he shares.

Ed has positively discovered from his previous experiences with love, together with his divorce from his ex-wife, after he was untrue to her. Ed says his divorce virtually “killed” him.

“For many, many years, I let that define who I was,” he shares. “But, you know, you fall out of love, you do dumb things — that taught me a lot about myself. And I had a lot of trust issues on my own, like, can I trust my own self to be in a relationship? But probably the biggest lesson there is the hardest thing in the world to live with is guilt, which is why I know I’ll never do that again, ever. I will leave the relationship before I would consider doing anything like that.”

Ed later talks about his 82-year-old mom now residing with him, and whereas for essentially the most half he says it is nice, he does admit to a very awkward scenario he discovered himself in after a date.

“There was this one incident, so, I’m dating, and I had this one girl over one night and we went in the Jacuzzi and she ended up spending the night and we woke up the next morning and our wet swimming trunks were hanging on my door knob,” he recollects. “So in a way it’s like, ‘Well, Ed, I want you have to fun and date, just make sure you keep it PG and clean up after yourself.'”

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