LOVE IS ALL OSHER NEEDS

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For his day job, Osher Guns­berg helps peo­ple fall in love. And it’s a role he says he’s en­joy­ing more than ever.

Not only is The Bach­e­lor en­joy­ing in­creased suc­cess in the rat­ings in its third sea­son, but 41-year-old Guns­berg him­self is happy in love: A fact he cred­its with mak­ing the rest of his life fall into place.

But while find­ing the per­fect woman — in his case, make-up artist Au­drey Grif­fen (both pic­tured above) — was the first step, a far big­ger one was mak­ing peace with him­self.

“All the songs say it and it’s true, you can’t ex­pect some­one to fall in love with you if you don’t ap­pre­ci­ate, ac­cept and love your­self,” says Guns­berg.

“Tak­ing care and nur­tur­ing our­selves makes us more ef­fec­tive in ev­ery­thing we do … I had to go through some pretty trau­matic breakups in my life (in­clud­ing his ex-wife, ac­tress Noa Tishby) and I got a chance to learn (that). Un­for­tu­nately I paid quite a high price for those lessons, but I learned them.”

Hav­ing now achieved the per­fect bal­ance of love, friend­ships and work, Guns­berg says it re­flects in the hap­pi­ness he’s found in all ar­eas of his life.

“With­out love in our lives we don’t make a very ef­fec­tive or use­ful friend, lover of em­ployee,” he says.

THE BACH­E­LOR, CHAN­NEL 10, WED­NES­DAY & THURS­DAY, 7.30PM

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