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Introduced to America on ABC's hugely popular hit "The Bachelorette," America's favorite "Ex-Bachelor" Bob Guiney has been in our living rooms ever since. His on screen roles have included hosting of ABC's comedic interstitial programming, being the primary field correspondent for The View, co-host of WE's 3 Men and a Chick Flick, as well as co-hosting Bravo's Battle of the Network Stars, ABC Super Bowl coverage in his beloved hometown of Detroit, and countless specials for E and TV Guide Channel.
Bob Guiney, star of the fourth "Bachelor," married Rebecca Budig (Greenlee/All My Children) over the Independence Day weekend, July 3, 2004. It's the second marriage for both.
The two met while taping "The Bachelor: Special Edition" for the ABC Family network late in 2003. They began dating not long after that and announced their engagement in May of 2004. Their wedding took place in front of a few dozen family members and friends at the home of Guiney's family in Long Lake, Mich.
Along with his acting and television appearances, Bob is also the lead singer of his band, and has released a book, “What a Difference a Year Makes: How Life's Unexpected Setbacks Can Lead to Unexpected Joy ”.
Bob Guiney is a Michigan native who was born and raised in Riverview, MI, an area affectionately referred to as the DownRiver area. There he attended local High School (RCHS) and was active in sports, student government and other activities. Upon graduation, Bob went to Michigan State University, where he was a quarterback on the football team and was active in several extracurricular activities before graduating in 1993.
During college Bob had the opportunity to be the social director of his frat house, which led him to the founding of his band, called Fat Amy. Fat Amy started in 1993 and was an immediate fan favorite throughout the Midwest. After successful albums were released in 1995 and 1997, and an exhaustive and rampant touring schedule covering the south, midwest and stretching from coast to coast, the band and Bob finally decided to take a hiatus in 1999 when, after being dropped from MCA Publishing, they chose to focus on careers and family. Shortly after the run of “The Bachelor,” Bob once again launched his band under another name, “The Bob Guiney Band.”
Bob and a long-time friend Greg Clausen started a branch of a mortgage company together named Allied Home Mortgage. In 2001 two of Bob's assistants at his office — who were tired of Bob dating women that, in their opinion, weren't "good enough" for him — signed him up for "The Bachelorette." He went on the show and, although he didn't win Trista Rehn's heart, he did for a time win the hearts of people all across America.
After numerous appearances on "Oprah" and various other shows as a result of "The Bachelorette," ABC announced to the media that Bob Guiney would be the star of their next Bachelor series, season four.