Fresh off his split from Bachelorette Jillian Harris, it looks like Ed Swiderski soothed his sorrow by celebrating Independence Day with his buddies.
The video found by RadarOnline.com shows Ed – drink in hand – attempting to light a firecracker on top of his friend’s head.
After multiple attempts, Ed is finally able to light the firecracker and it goes off with a bang into the Chicago sky.
“Jillian thought that she could change him,” said the insider.
Jillian was chosen to be the Bachelorette after she was rejected by Jason Mesnick in the 13th season of The Bachelor; where she was the second runner-up. She went on to give Swiderski her final rose and the couple got engaged in May 2009.