The former Bachelor“winner” hosted a “Single and Fabulous” party Saturday at Tao Beach and Palazzo Las Vegas’ LAVO. “It was a pretty much a girls-only weekend,” a source tells UsWeekly. “They had fun.
While hosting the beach party at TAO beach, a source reveals Vienna told the crowd, “It’s great to be single and fabulous, Hpnotiq shots for everyone!”
As for how she’s coping with the public split, she is “doing great,” according to an insider. “She went through a tough time, and she’ll never forget it. She feels like she put herself out there and got slapped in the face. It doesn’t matter how thick skinned you are, it’s going to hurt.”
It also seems Vienna is not the only one who made a splash this weekend. RadarOnline is reportingJake Pavelka was photographed on Sunday paddleboarding with a mystery female friend in an attempt to put those pesky gay rumors to rest.
And for the three people who miss seeing Jake on television, fret not as he’s 15-minutes of fame aren’t over just yet. He will be making a cameo appearance on the Lifetime TV show Drop Dead Diva, as well as ABC’s new reality series, Bachelor Pad, when it debuts on August 9. The photos of Jake are posted below as well.
More drama in the Bachelorbreak-up soap opera. Just when it seems things are starting to die down and people are beginning to move on comes news that Vienna Girardi’s ex-boyfriend is claiming she slept with him 10 days before she broke up with Jake Pavelka.
The ex-boyfriend, Brian Lee Smith, is the same guy who leaked out emails last week that alleged Vienna was trying to get back together with him. Vienna has since denied she sent Lee any emails and even threatened to sue.
Lee, who was arrested in 2009 for harassing Vienna, is now telling Radar she cheated on Jake with him when she visited her hometown in Florida because of her sick dog.
“We were in my truck hooking up, her shirt was off and Jake just kept calling over and over again,” said Lee to Radar, also claiming he and Vienna had an on-again, off-again romance for the last four years. According to Lee, Vienna said, “I can’t just ignore his calls or he’ll freak out and call every minute.”
Lee says the relationship progressed and by the end of May, the phone calls became sexual. “It happened when Jake was out of town and we had phone sex three nights in a row.” Lee said. “It was a lot of fun and I told her I wanted her to come see me for my birthday in June.”
Lee also claims to be disappointed he and Vienna did not get back together. “She promised me she wanted our life back together,” he said, “but now she has a life in L.A.”
In other Bachelor(ette) news, just one week after confirming her split/break with fiance Ed Swiderski, it seems Jillian Harris is ready to get rid of her ring. UsWeekly reports Jillian tweeted yesterday, “Let’s trade the ring in for a new BMW!” only to take down the tweet later.
Perhaps RadarOnline’s report of Ed going out partying and trying to hook up with multiple women finally pushed Jillian over the edge. She told UsWeekly last week that the split was likely temporary and just a break for she and Ed to sort things out. It however seems Ed is over it and is already moving on. One can only hope Jillian finally realizes she deserves better than a two-timing douche.
Immediately following the airing of her volatile interview with Jake last week, Vienna tweeted, “Thank you for all your support, the truth will always prevail. I’m so glad people see what I have been going through. Love you all.” Oddly enough Jake also tweeted a thanks for the support message to his fans.
What is clear is most people are Team Vienna following the joint interview. However, rumors of Vienna cheating with an ex-boyfriend hit the net last week. The said ex-boyfriend is Brian Lee Smith, who was actually arrested and charged with harassing Vienna back in 2009.
One of the fake emails from Vienna to Brian Lee read “You are my life. I love you so much and can’t wait to be in your arms again.” Lee then replied to Vienna, “u are all I want!!!! I want to sex u up so bad baby!” Yes he really fake wrote “I want to sex u up so bad.’
Vienna has denied the emails are real and has threatened to sue over the fake emails. Sources close to Vienna also say she has had no contact with Brian since his 2009 arrest.
RadarOnline also interviewed Vienna this past weekend as she partied in Hollywood. “I”m moving on with my life and I’m not looking back,” Vienna told Radar. “I’m happy to have my smile back, it’s been a long time and I’m really ready to live my life again,” she said.
RadarOnline reports friends of the couple believe Ed’s playboy ways is to blame for the split. “We think Ed was doing shady stuff during their relationship,” an inside source told Radar in an exclusive interview. “Jillian knew but couldn’t put her finger on it.”
The friends also recall another incident about a month-and-a-half ago when the couple flew to Los Angeles from Chicago and Jillian stayed with girlfriends while Ed stayed with the guys.
The morning after the night out on the town, Ed’s pals had an early tee-time to play golf but when they went to pick up Ed, he couldn’t make it. “I believe he had a girl with him and had no way to get her out of the house,” revealed the inside source. “They all knew he was a player.”
A former Bachelor contestant also chimes in, “Jillian thought that she could change him.”
Radar is also reporting that Jillian will have to return her $60,000 Platinum Neil Lane engagement ring to ABC. Why? Well apparently to keep the ring, the engaged couple is required to stay together for 2 years. They do not have to get married within that 2 year period, but they would need to remain a couple. This might explain why Jillian was so hell bent on making things work with Ed despite the very public details of his two timing ways.
The anticipated reunion smackdown showdown between Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi aired on ABC last night and boy did things get ugly.
The former engaged Bachelor couple sat down together with the show’s host Chris Harrison to dish on what went wrong in their brief relationship and engagement. Below is a recap:
What Went Wrong?
He Said: “The relationship was going downhill but I wasn’t ready to quit fighting.”
She Said: “The first month together was great. He was crazy about me. From there it went straight downhill. It felt like a relationship when cameras were rolling or we were out on a red carpet, but when we were at home [it was] lonely. I just wanted him to be around me and talk to me and kiss me like a normal relationship.”
The Star Magazine Interview Vienna Got Paid For -
He Said: “I’m so mad at you. I’m disgusted with you.”
She Said: “Either way, our relationship had been public. The world was going to want to know what happened . . . I hadn’t had a voice this entire time… You are a fame whore is what you are.”
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She Said: “My impression was that you were a pilot and we were going to go back to Florida and Dallas and live a normal life. Instead, we’re in L.A. and you’re pursuing a career in acting.”
He Said: “At least I was pursuing a career in something.”
Who’s To Blame?
He Said: “She breaks me down, she undermines me, she’s mean . . . this is it, right here.”
She Said: “He was always mean to me and treated me like I was a child.”
My take on this – I absolutely believe Vienna’s side on this story. Why? Well mostly because I believe the story of Jake’s ex-girlfriend Tanya Douglas. Tanya came out right after the Bachelor ended and said Jake only went on the show for fame, and even tried to get back together with her just days after proposing to Vienna. I believe the reason Jake was so hell bent on staying with Vienna was because he wanted to save face over his two timing ways, and prove to the public he really loved Vienna, though he most likely did not. I also believe Vienna when she says Jake only kissed her in public and wasn’t intimate with her for months. I do know that Jake’s Dancing With The Stars partner, Chelsie Hightower, wasn’t a big fan of him, and most people who worked on the show didn’t like him either. Overall, I just think Jake’s a bit weird. Is he gay? I didn’t give the rumor any merit at first, but after hearing what his ex-girlfriend also had to say, I must say I wouldn’t be surprised if he was.
TELL US: WHO’S STORY ARE YOU BUYING? JAKE OR VIENNA’S?
A rep for Ali Fedotowsky is shutting down rumors she posed topless in webcam pictures some odd years ago.
The story, which was first reported last week, alleged that some topless photos of the Bachelorette star were being shopped around. The photos were said to have been taken back in 2007 when Ali stripped down for an ex-boyfriend. And while some tabloids ran the story this week, Ali’s reps have officially denied it’s Ali in the photos.
Ali has also broken her silence when it comes to the nasty breakup feud raging on between Jake and Vienna. “It’s sad [the split] happened,” Ali tells People.com. “I hope the media stuff dies down and they can focus on moving forward.”
So could this mean a reunion for Ali and Jake? “That’s not going to happen,” says Ali. “I hate to put a damper on everyone’s hopes out there, but no.”
Moving on to the Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi break-up soap opera. Tonight is the highly promoted exploited joint interview of the former engaged couple, during which they will both be sitting down together to discuss what went wrong in their made for TV relationship.
In a preview clip, Vienna, 24, fumes at Jake, who has called her out on her infidelity: “You are the biggest fake liar I’ve ever met in my entire life.”
Jake, 32, however fires back at Vienna, “Who’s the guy you had on Saturday night at the apartment?” The full interview will air tonight on ABC during the new episode of the Bachelorette.
A preview clip of the messiness is below -
TELL US: WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE BACHELORETTE AND THE JAKE & VIENNA INTERVIEW?
Vienna Girardi made headlines yesterday when she told Star Magazine she would be posing for Playboy later this year and expected to receive a payment in the range of $250, 000.
There’s only one problem with Vienna’s declaration – Playboy has yet to make her an offer! A rep for the magazine told UsWeekly, “This is the first we’ve heard of Vienna Girardi appearing on the cover of Playboy.”
The rep added, “We are not in negotiations with her and have not made her an offer.” Perhaps Vienna is trying to ‘secret’ the playboy shoot into existence.
In others news, the mudslinging in this Bachelorbreak up soap opera refuses to end. The latest is those pesky Jake Pavelka is gay rumors that simply refuses to go away.
First Vienna insinuated her ex-fiance might be gay when she told Star magazine he refused to have sex with her for four months. Someone close to Vienna then told RadarOnline that Vienna told them, “I don’t think Jake is into girls.” A good friend of Jake’s however denied the claims, telling RadarOnline that Jake is not gay.
The next person adding fuel to the gay rumor fire is none other than Jake’s ex-girlfriend Tanya Douglas who Jake dated from 2008 to 2009.
Tanya says she believes Vienna’s claims 100 percent. “He told me that he had to abstain from sex for religious purposes until we were married, which is exactly what he told Vienna. It was so weird, because we had already been intimate! It’s bizarre to change overnight like that.”
And when Tanya’s flat out asked if Jake is gay, she gives the following reply: “I always wondered if he could be,” she admits to Star. “There were a lot of signs. … Jake would get really giddy [with one particular male friend] and the two of them were very touchy-feely.”
Tanya also claims Jake once told his mom he needed to see a psychiatrist because he was “confused.”
It doesn’t end yet folks as Star magazine also speculates that Jake may have had a fling with Bachelor Pad contestant Juan Barbieri. Though Juan, 37, denies the story, sources tell the mag he and Jake were seen at West Hollywood gay club Micky’s in mid-2009 acting like a couple.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE GAY RUMORS?
The latest is that the former Bachelorcouple sat together Wednesday night as ABC decided to have them do a joint interview to further exploit discuss their break up. The interview, set to air July 5th, reportedly ended in Jake being very angry and even walking off.
“Sources” told TMZ that while discussing their breakup during the taping, Jake lost his temper and even reportedly cocked his arm and made a fist in Vienna’s direction. A source close to Vienna claims Jake “has a really bad hidden temper. He snaps all the time, it was just the first time he did it in front of people.”
The interview then reportedly ended abruptly with Jake walking off. Another “source” however disputes the claims, telling TMZ Vienna was interrupting Jake constantly during the taping … “Chris Harrison had to tell her over and over again to let him talk.”
RadarOnline is also reporting that Vienna told a friend she didn’t think Jake was into girls, you know considering the whole he wouldn’t have sex with her for four months, and would only show her affection in front of the cameras dilemma.
Jake himself A childhood friend of Jake’s is however shutting down the gay rumors telling Radar “he’s most certainly not gay.”
The Hollywoodlife gives a more detailed summary of what Vienna had to say about Jake in her startling Star magazine interview -
Jake wouldn’t be intimate with her: He made excuses, like he was doing a “religious fast,” “he didn’t feel like it,” “he wanted to wait for marriage,” Vienna says. Lastly, Jake blamed it on their constant fighting turning him off.
Jake screwed up Valentine’s day: “I set up rose petals, had a bubble bath running and got into the bath,” Vienna says. “And Jake never came in — he told me that he just didn’t feel like it that night!”
Jake wouldn’t cuddle or hold her: “When you wake up in the morning, I want you to kiss me and say good morning,” Vienna said to Jake. “He’d do that for a few days but then go back to like it was before.”
Jakes stopped saying “I love you!” “We haven’t said ‘I love you’ for a couple of days,” Vienna says. “I’m the one who always says it, every phone call.”
Jake was more focused on his career than his marriage: “Every second we’re together, it’s always business with Jake,” Vienna explains. “He went on auditions while I sat in the apartment doing nothing.”
Jake lied about his career ambitions: “I thought he was a pilot,” Vienna says. “He really wants to be an actor. This wasn’t supposed to be our life.”
Jake moved Vienna to an unfamiliar place: “He moved me out to LA,” she said. “I didn’t know anyone there!”
Jake never talked about wedding plans, EVER: “The whole story I said about finding Jimmy Choos for the wedding … was all a lie,” Vienna admits. “Whenever I’d bring up the wedding to Jake, he’d just blow me off or ignore me.”
Jake killed Vienna’s self-confidence: “Jake has made me hate myself,” she says. “Being with someone who won’t be intimate with me, who is constantly fighting with me, has totally taken away all my self-esteem!”
Who could have ever imagined this Bachelor breakup would end with so much mudslinging? The “anticipated” joint interview with Jake and Vienna will air July 5th on ABC during an episode of the Bachelorette.