Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Real Reality of Falling in Love on "Sweet Home Alabama" Part 2

This is Part 2 of the love story of Season 3 CMT's Sweet Home Alabama's  Paige Duke, spokeswoman and accounts manager for Kruger Farms and Jeremiah James Korfe, farmer and  lead musician of the band, From Joyce.

Love in a Hammock

Sipping lemonade with Jeremiah on the porch, Paige had never been more confident of his feelings for her. Although she knew how he felt, she also knew she had to try and get Jeremiah to say it. Paige was filled with worry that he would be sent home for not being a good character for the show.

With his past experience, Jeremiah knew all too well what a good character should say and do on reality TV. But when it comes to matters of the heart and the deepest emotions that you feel,  he could not compromise his integrity. Jeremiah knew in his heart he was in love with Paige, but who would believe his profession of that, when this was only their second date? How could he share those words that are so private in such a public way?

While laying in the hammock, there were so many ways that Paige could feel Jeremiah's love for her. She could see it in his eyes, feel it in his touch, in his kisses and the way he stroked her hair. Paige could no longer contain her feelings and told Jeremiah she was falling in love with him. When your soul finds it's mate, you know when you know.

When Paige told Jeremiah she was falling in love with him, everything inside of him wanted to burst out. He had that fresh kick in the gut feeling and he knew it was real. And then the date was over. Jeremiah gave her a quick kiss, the cameras stopped rolling and they were separated. 

Production was not prepared for Paige's profession of love and it put them in a tailspin. Although the show is supposed to be about finding love, it happened too early. They were shooting footage for episode 2 and 3 and still had 8 more episodes to film. Paige reassured them that she would continue to do what she signed up for. She enjoyed spending time with the guys and had grown to love them as friends. Jeremiah would have to lay low for a while. Getting through the next week and a half until their next date, was the hardest period of the show.

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

During this time, the guys continued to go on dates with Paige. Jeremiah would cope by keeping his head down. At times he would zone out, deep in thought. Jeremiah grew even closer to the guys in the house and loved them like brothers.

Paige looked forward to seeing Jeremiah every chance she could and was only allowed to give him a hug on elimination nights. They saw each other on the fishing date, but they knew that was not the time to talk. Jeremiah was always respectful of the other guys in the house and did not pursue having time with Paige in front of them. Jeremiah was amazed at what a good poker face Paige had during group dates. Even though they were careful, stolen glances were taken whenever they could. It was all they had.

Brunch With Friends

Screencap Courtesy of Bachelor Spoiler Fans
Falling in love with Jeremiah so early on took it's toll on Paige. By the time her friends, Bryn and Monica, came to meet the guys, Paige was stressed out and tired of the process. It was no longer fun for her. She wanted to be with Jeremiah and she didn't want to hurt the other guys or lead them on anymore. Nothing that Bryn and Monica told Paige changed her mind about Jeremiah. This was real love and she was so thankful for it. Paige loved that Jeremiah didn't try to push himself on her friends or act like he was trying too hard. She was happy he finally got out of the house and had fun. That is exactly what she would have done in the same situation.

Matters of the Heart

Although Jeremiah knew he was running out of time, the pressure to make decisions out of fear, was something he would never give in to. Because he was in love with Paige, he resisted the suggestions that were offered. This was about the woman he wanted to spend the rest of his life with and he had to do what he felt was right. Jeremiah knew what he had to do.


  1. Really enjoying this story. There is something really sweet and special about Paige and Jeremiah's love story.

    1. I am glad you are enjoying it. I feel fortunate to be able to share my interview in the form of a story with all Paige and Jeremiah's fans.

  2. Wow! I love your blog covering their story. It is soo intersting to hear more of what was going on behind the scenes. I can't imagine how diificult that was. However, those are a few short weeks in compaison to the lifetime they have ahead of them. :) I So excited to read part three! Thanks!!

    1. Thank you so much. I am working on Part 3 and will have it up sometime tomorrow.