Who even remembers Ali Fedotowsky this week? Sorry Ali.
Who even remembers Ali Fedotowsky this week? Sorry Ali.
The show's couples seem to have a poor track record. Why do you think that you and Ed have what it takes?
Jillian Harris: The thing about the show is that it has as good a track record—or better—as any other eight-week relationship. The difference in this show is [that] at the end of the eight weeks there is a premature proposal. First off, Ed and I kept the ring and kept it on my finger, but between the two of us we knew we needed to give ourselves time. I don’t think we are really any different than any of the couples who did make it or who didn’t—they (and we) are just all real people who gave something crazy a chance. I do, however, think Eddie and I have what it takes. We live in real life now, and we have a very real relationship. But we all know, even that sometimes isn't enough—so we work hard on trying to communicate, understand each other and work on our faults. Even though we’re like two peas in a pod and love each other to death, there is no such thing as a fairytale relationship and just like every other person out there, we have things to work on.
Have the dynamics changed since you and Ed have been dating off camera?
JH: Of course, but remember our relationship on camera was so quick. I joke around that I got engaged to someone after knowing them for eight minutes. The question is, has our relationship evolved in the last year? Yes—just like any other. You learn about the person, you love them more, I wear less makeup around him and we have a joint bank account. (Laughs) I think after the last year of being with him, we know each other well enough now to get engaged. Wait...we already did that!
People Magazine reports that Jillian Harris and Fiance Ed Swiderski have split. More here.
According to bachelorette blogger Reality Steve (who is typically correct with his predictions), Ali Ali is a single woman. Reality Steve says that "Ali left Bora Bora a single woman. As I’ve said before, I do not know any details behind the final rose ceremony in terms of what was said to each guy, or if there were proposals rejected, etc. All I was told by five different sources was that Ali is currently single. Yes, there is still an “After the Final Rose” to film in a couple weeks. I’m told she will be single after that as well. The girl didn’t pick anyone and two months of thinking about it isn’t changing her mind. She’s single and ready to mingle."
According to Ed Swiderski's personal website, Ed comments about the potential break-up rumors between him and Jillian.
"We were contacted last week by some tabloids, then a few messages tipping off some hot news coming in. This happens from time to time, though we have been doing a lot of press lately due to the new season, so it's expected. Allegedly, Jill and I broke up and I have been seen "partying" and "around other girls." This is completely absurd. I mean, how in the world is this possible that I am seen out late...and I'm in the presence of women? The nerve of these people...just can't believe it! Wait. Well maybe I can believe it. Last I checked I do not live in a monastery, and I'm definitely a bit of a frat boy at heart. Let's face it, I have fourteen of my college buddies living within two square miles of me. And I went to Michigan State, so these guys don't mess around. Not to mention Chicago is one of the world's largest adult playgrounds (and the most bars per capita in the US -very proud of this one). Don't get me wrong, I'm not out dating strippers and wearing Ed Hardy shirts either. That said, Jill and I have had a few bumps here and there. Believe it or not, we actually have disagreed a few times too (I know, shocking!). And we are working through these things together. It's definitely not always easy, but we always stay positive. There will always be rumors I'm sure. And there isn't a whole lot we can do about that. So keep 'em coming so I can restart my 15 minute clock over to the right!" - Ed
"TVGuide.com: Do you really think this is the last time they'll talk about it?
Harrison: Jake's like, "I'm not a fame whore," she's like, "I'm not in it for the public," I'm like, "All right then, put your money where your mouth is. Are you done after this?" I don't think either of them are. I think both of them, her to a lesser degree, have enjoyed the fame. They both got caught up in it a little bit and I think they both changed a little bit. That can happen to people, you are pulled out of your normal every day life you're thrown onto this national stage, and if you're not careful you get burned by that flame. When we're doing an interview and he's talking about his team and his people and lawyer, I'm like, "Listen to what you're saying, no one talks like that."
TVGuide.com: Did you think it would get so intense between Jake and Vienna?
Chris Harrison: No, not at all. Part of the reason I thought we should do it was because so much had gotten out about the breakup and I thought, "I know them really well, I'll be able to get them together and go through this." I knew it was contentious and it wasn't exactly an amicable split, but I didn't think it would get that heated.
More interview with Chris Harrison here!
Us Weekly reports that Jillian and Ed broke up while Entertainment Tonight says that they are still happily together.
Following Jake and Vienna's lead, another potential Bachelorette couple break-ups too. Us Magazine reports that Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski said "I love him and I'm really sad, but I have to look out for me," Harris, 29, tells Us. Adds Swiderski, 30, "We're both kind of resetting. Jillian isn't happy and I'm definitely sad about the whole thing, but we got to work through some things on our own if we decide to move forward." Read the full story at US Magazine.
Although, Entertainment Tonight maintains that Jillian and Ed are still happily together.
We are confused.
Vienna Girardi 'definitely made out' with Gregory Michael before split with Jake Pavelka, says actor
Gulp. The Jake/Vienna saga continues... Read more here.
How does Tenley Molzahn feel about the Jake and Vienna split? Tenley seems just fine as she Tweets this morning "A little misty this morning, enjoying my coffee, and wondering where the sun has been! Come out come out wherever you are!" (if I were Tenley, I wouldn't want Jake back either).
Does anyone even remember Ali Fedotowsky? Poor Bachelorette Ali got played second fiddle to the Jake and Vienna fight. (read the Bachelorette recap here!)
From Ali Fedotowsky's Bachelorette blogs....
"I want to start off by saying that I absolutely found love this season. That’s right, I fell in love with Lisbon, Portugal! This city is so much like San Francisco. There is a bridge that crosses the bay that looks exactly like the Golden Gate Bridge. The city is on hills with cable cars taking tourists from one place to another. I felt so at home here. But you’ll have to stay tuned to see if find love a second time!
My date with Roberto was absolutely perfect. We had so much fun taking pictures and being silly. I am a big fan of jumping pics. I was a pro and got Roberto’s jumping pic in one shot but he had a little bit more difficulty. We also shopped around town for the food we brought in the picnic basket to the castle. Roberto really took charge at the shops. Spanish is very close to Portuguese and he was able to speak Spanish with many of the people in town. I loved that he could take care of us. He is so romantic. Dancing in the street was like a fairytale. Honestly, I found myself wondering how Roberto could be so amazing. I have never dated a guy who treated me like Roberto treats me.
During my two-on-one date, I wanted to grab Frank’s hand in the helicopter but I couldn’t because Ty was there. I knew at that moment that my connection with Frank was much stronger than my connection with Ty. Before we went to dinner we danced with medieval dancers. Ty picked up the dance quickly, but Frank was a mess. I hope ABC puts out the deleted scene so you can all see it. Dinner was so awkward. A two-on-one date at this point in our journey is just too much. Frank made it easier by making jokes to lighten the mood. When Frank told me about living at home with his parents, I didn’t mind at all. When you care for someone those trivial things don’t matter.
My date card with Kirk read “once upon a time” for two reasons. First, we had a fairytale date, and second because Kirk often told stories to me that started with “once upon a time,” (this started the night I was sick in New York) so I thought it was perfect. The reason I told Kirk that I thought he wouldn’t think I was good enough in a year is because he told me a lot about his last relationship and why they didn’t work out. The theme of these breakups seemed to be that Kirk couldn’t commit to the girl long term. Yes, he seems really into me as the Bachelorette, but will he still be as interested when I’m just me five years from now? Kirk and I talked a lot about this that night. In fact, Kirk and I are really good at talking about emotions and other serious stuff. I have never been able to have such serious conversation with someone so early in the relationship. Speaking of emotion — the fado music at the end of the night was unbelievably moving and one of the most inspiring moments of my journey.
After my fairytale date, I wanted to have some fun with Chris. I thought he was going to kill me on that scooter! Plus, he was going so slow! I am a gal with a need for speed, which is why I had to take control. I wanted to play on the scooter for a little before we went to the winery. We obviously didn’t drive home. Living in Northern California for the past five years has turned me into quite the wino, so I really loved tasting all the Portuguese wine. I’m really glad that Chris gave me the Dennis bracelet. Now I have a “get out of jail free” pass when I go to visit his family. If they ask a question that is too hard I will just flash the bracelet and get a pass. Actually, from what I know about Chris’s family so far, I don’t think I’ll be needing that pass. I just know they are going to be great!
The rose ceremony was very important because I meet families next week. I honestly wasn’t so sure that I was ready to meet the families of the four guys I chose at the end of this episode. I remember getting really emotional because I didn’t feel ready with everyone. At the end of the day, I knew that Ty and I couldn’t last in the long run. Even though we have a lot of similarities, we have too many differences. The paper I had in my hand when I was walking back in after saying goodbye to Ty was the lyrics to the second half of the song he sang to me back at the first group date on the beach in Malibu (the photoshoot). It such a sweet song and I am sending lots of good thoughts Ty’s way so he does find a great girl to sing this completed song to..."
Chris writes "Before we get into this week’s Bachelorette, I want to throw out a few final thoughts on Jake and Vienna. I don’t want to recap the entire ordeal, as I feel the interview really spoke for itself. I’m satisfied that you got to see and hear everything. Now that you have seen and heard for yourselves how this interview really went, you realize most if not all the tabloid reports that came out last week were just a little more than off the mark. Obviously there never was any threat of physical violence at any point during this interview. Let me be very clear with you that I would never tolerate any violence on this show — much less violence toward a woman. The bizarre atmosphere that surrounds this show now really astounds me.
Many of you wrote in, long before you had ever seen a frame of this interview, and complained that it was slanted in favor of Jake. Now that it has aired, I’d be interested to hear if you still feel that way. From my perspective, the interview was very fair to both parties and wasn’t very flattering for anybody involved. You have to understand that I come into this with a little different perspective. I know Jake and Vienna, and however hard it is for some folks to believe, these two had strong feelings for each other when we left St. Lucia. My true hope in conducting this interview, however naïve it seems now, was not to solve or fix this relationship, but to find a bit of closure and stop the nasty back-and-forth that will only flame the tabloid stories and crazy Internet reports. Obviously, that’s not what happened, and I apologize to Jake and Vienna for that. Maybe it was just too soon to have that intimate a conversation. It is my sincere hope that Vienna and Jake will find it in their hearts to bury the hatchet and move on peacefully with their lives, wherever that may take them...."
No more Bachelor fairytale for Jake and Vienna. See more here.
USA Today reports that last night on the Bachelorette "Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi made for some unpleasant TV viewing at the end of The Bachelorette last night. Vienna cried and talked non-stop. Jake raised his voice and was somehow both stoic and snide. Vienna stomped off the set. It was pretty sad." More here...
Bachelor Craig Robinson speaks to People Magazine.
Do you ever get used to befriending guys going for the same girl?
It was the most unique, awkward dynamic I’ve ever felt, but guys handle it better than girls. We become a fraternity … There was a moment in Iceland where we shared the stories closest to our heart like Chris L. losing his mom or Ty‘s divorce and we all cried that night.
Are you mad that Justin stayed for so long under false pretenses?
Justin was gone before [me so it didn't affect me]. I felt sorry for the guys who left before like Kasey. Maybe Ali wasn’t going to pick him in the end, but Justin cost Kasey a trip to Turkey.
They claim he snuck off to make calls. Did you see any of that?
There was a night in Iceland where Kirk, who was living with him, said, “The wrestler went into the bathroom, turned on the water and was talking to himself. I couldn’t hear what he was saying but I think he’s going crazy.” There happened to be a phone in the bathroom. Maybe that was a time he called." Read the full interview here!
Justin Rego writes:
"First and foremost, I would like to say thank you to all my Fans who have been showing tremendous support during this very tough time. Many of you have been defending me on my Fan Page and my Profile and you are simply amazing, I will always love you for that. Thank you to everyone for taking the time to read this statement regardless of whether you believe me or not. I want to thank you for letting me share my side of the story... I would like to say that I was not in a relationship before I went on the show and I am still single now. I went on the show to experience an opportunity with possibilities of meeting the love of my life and creating great friendships that I can cherish for many years to come. As much as people would like to believe that I had no friends on the show and I had nothing but conflict with the other guys in the house, that is totally not the case. I have nothing but positive things to say about ALL the guys, including Kasey, Jonathan (The Weatherman), Craig R and Craig M. I'm disappointed that the loyal fans of the show (who watch every episode) will never see those friendships. I personally can't wait to see these guys again and see how they all have been since the show. I now look at them as not just guys I was on a reality show with, but as an extended part of my family.
Another thing I do want to comment on are the voice mail messages that were played during my exit from the show on Monday night. I left those messages when I was very confused and I was disgusted to hear messages with such private and personal content! I am quite upset that they were shared with the world just for an amazing scandal. Those messages were actually left after I told producers that I wanted OFF THE SHOW in Iceland. Yes, that's right! I no longer wanted to be a part of the show when we were in Iceland and wanted to get on the first plane home to Toronto!
The first time I saw a phone that I could use, I took full advantage of that opportunity and called my Mom, who I missed to death. My Mom informed me that I should call Jessica because there was a lot going on back in Toronto and that Jessica was contacted by Producers of the show. This news hit me like a ton of bricks, to think that the Producers that were saying "trust me I'm your friend" on the show were the same people that were trying to provoke and encourage this scandal to be something it wasn't. As everyone that has watched the show this season knows, I suffered a devastating injury when I was wrestling two weeks before I traveled to LA to participate in The Bachelorette. During this two week period, Jessica was there for me when I needed someone to help me out. I will be the first to admit that she helped me a lot during that time. She showed me a side of her that I had never seen before, a side that I would call close to perfection in my eyes. For the first time I felt that Jessica was showing me the characteristics of someone I would want to spend the rest of my life with. Unfortunately now after I have learned everything that has happened, I have reason to believe that there was a second motive to her positive behavior before I left to film The Bachelorette. I no longer have any contact with Jessica, nor do I want her in my life in any way.
I feel betrayed, manipulated and unfairly lied too by both the Producers of ABC's The Bachelorette and Jessica. Due to the Producers of ABC's The Bachelorette wanting this scandal created at the expense of my character, I will not be attending The Men Tell All. I will not give the producers of this show the opportunity to have the chance of editing me to their liking once again. Its truly unfortunate that the Producers of The Bachelorette took this experience that was supposed to be an amazing moment that I will never forget, and made it into a living hell for me.
I will end this statement asking you to always keep this in mind that you can't believe everything you see on TV, and please don't be so quick to judge someone based on what you see on TV. Thank you to everyone taking the time to read my official statement about Monday's episode."
According to TheStar.com, "Justin Rego claims his decision to walk away from Ali Fedotowsky wasn’t as sudden as it appeared on TV and that she attacked him verbally for an extended period of time “and basically wouldn’t let me put a word in” before he grabbed his bag and left." More here.
Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky is apparently not a Bachelorette for long. Rumor is that Ali gets engaged on the show's finale. "Despite recent suggestions that she's still single, the 25-year-old reality star gets engaged on the finale of the Bachelorette.." More here.