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Cheating sucks, as does being wrongfully accused of it, so we were glad to hear that Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski appear to have survived their first big bump in the road.

"I talked to Jillian twice the last couple of days," The Bachelorette host Chris Harrison told E! News when we caught up with him at the KIIS-FM/Teen Choice Awards Gift Lounge. "She's doing good. Obviously they aren't enjoying the press."

Jillian and Ed woke up last week to an Us Weekly cover screaming that Ed carried on two separate flings while he was wooing his eventual fiancée—an allegation that both firmly denied.

"They kind of thought they'd go off into the sunset and this has kind of turned their world upside down again, which they weren't prepared for," Harrison said.

"Towards the end I just thought her and Ed were great," Harrison said. "When we got to the final three…I told her, 'You know what, I don't think you can go wrong."

But the happily married host of The Bachelor and Bachelorette has seen a lot in 18 cycles of the two shows, and he helpfully steered Jillian back toward Ed when Reid Rosenthal showed up on the finale to pop the question himself.

Jillian and Ed are still planning to tie the knot "within a year," he said. "I'll certainly be at that wedding."

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Are Jillian and Ed for real? Read what Trista Sutter thinks about them.