^ Reading the comments here. Didn't know the special was on. Never felt one way or the other about Trista. My 'picker' is not so great with these shows and I would have picked the other hunky guy whose name escaped me. Ryan seemed like a big cheeseball to me, although a very sweet cheeseball.
I may be mistaken but didn't Trista get a pretty large payout for being the 1st Bachelorette? Also, her super expensive wedding was paid for by ABC so she and Ryan walked into the marriage with zero debt. She's extended her 15 minutes of fame so I wouldn't think they are hurting for money, even if CO firefighters don't make a lot of $$$.