Man Who Proposed on TV Says No Wedding
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CINCINNATI - The star of NBC's "Who Wants to Marry My Dad?" is remaining a bachelor.
Don Mueller, of suburban Cincinnati, said his proposal to a California woman is off because neither one wanted to relocate. Mueller proposed to Christena Ferran, of San Diego, on the Aug. 11 episode after his four grown children selected her to become his wife.
"We agreed mutually that neither of us would relocate," said Mueller, 48, owner of a map printing business in Fairfield. "She has two kids in high school, a junior and a sophomore, and their dad is a very active part of their life. I can't leave the company I founded 25 years ago, and my grandson is here."
Ferran, in her early 40s, didn't want to uproot her daughters from California, where she's active with charities and as a champion Arabian horse rider.
Mueller met last weekend with Ferran in San Diego. It was the first time he had visited her home, and only the sixth time they had been together since the engagement ceremony was taped in late May.
While in California, Mueller visited with his daughter Heidi, 21, and son Chris, 22, in Los Angeles. Heidi makes her acting debut Oct. 24 on NBC's "Passions" drama. Chris went to Los Angeles to pursue modeling and acting.
Mueller said one of the reasons he agreed to the show was that it allowed him time to visit with his children in California.
"The honest reason I did it was so I could spend three weeks of my life with my kids as adults," he said. "I knew it would never happen again."