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.”
Life After The Bachelor –
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.
Multiple media outlets are reporting Vienna spent the entire weekend shopping around her Bachelor break up story to a tabloid, even before she officially broke up with Jake. So how much did Vienna receive for her explosive Star magazine interview? According to Popeater, she received a huge payday of $90,000.
“Jake was totally blindsided. Not only did he have no idea that Vienna was calling off their three-month engagement, he also had no idea that she would be the type of girl to profit from the breakup,” adds a source.
But don’t go feeling sorry for Jake just yet because multiple sources believe he never truly loved Vienna and was only staying with her for “fame.” The Hollywoodlife reports Jake has spent almost 10 years trying to break into acting, and he knew picking Vienna would lead to more controversy, more publicity, and more opportunities ala Dancing With The Stars.
A source tells RadarOnline, “She was trying to be a loving, second half to him but he didn’t reciprocate,” the source said. “She wanted a real relationship but he wanted an arm doll and a fake life for publicity.”
One person who isn’t surprised by this sudden break up is Jake’s ex Tanya Douglas. If you recall, Tanya gave multiple interviews this year saying Jake wanted to get back together with her after picking Vienna. “Oh, I’m so surprised,” Tanya sarcastically said on That Guy Kramer radio show after being told that Jake and Vienna were over.
And despite multiple media outlets confirming Vienna dumped Jake via phone, Jake is sticking to his claim that he did the dumping on the phone. When asked by PEOPLE magazine why he broke up by phone, Jake gives a rather interesting answer. He claims the distrust issues with Vienna were preventing him from getting into character for his guest role on Drop Dead Diva, and ending things with Vienna would be the only way he could get out of his “head” and give the character justice. Folks we are not making this up.
“One of the keys to acting is you have to get out of your head,” Jake, 32, tells PEOPLE. “This [show] didn’t hire me to be Jake, they hired me to play Toby Davlin. I can’t be Jake and sell this character.”
Troubled by what he termed “trust issues” with Vienna, 24, Jake says he broke up with her in a phone call Monday night.
“I’ve been trying to put all that aside so that I can give this character justice,” he says. “It’s been a struggle thinking about my relationship and going in front of the camera and shooting.”
Yikes, must say Jake’s words are not helping him shoot down those fame whore rumors. And as for ABC’s reaction to this very nasty public split? Popeater reveals ABC is very upset with the way Vienna handled this and are worried that another ‘Bachelor’ breakup will hurt the entire franchise. You don’t say ABC?
“Once people stop believing the show is about finding true love and instead making these awful people famous, they will stop watching,” reveals the industry source. Seems like ABC has very good reason to be worried.
If it seems like just yesterday Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi announced their split through their rep, even asking for some “privacy” during their tough time, it’s because it was just yesterday, but apparently a lot can change within 24 hours.
In what seems straight out of a bad soap opera, the recently split Bachelor couple have now taken to trashing each other in the media. And when we say trashing guys, we mean absolutely throwing each other under the bus.
First, Vienna gave a paid interview to Star magazine and the accusations she throws out against Jake are not pretty. Vienna calls Jake a “monster” and then accuses him of only being with her for fame. According to Vienna, she and Jake haven’t had sex in months, and the only time he would even kiss her was in public, and in front of cameras.
“We haven’t been intimate in months now,” Vienna reveals. “More than four months. At first his excuse was that he was fasting. The second excuse was that he didn’t feel like it. And the third excuse was that he said that he felt that I wouldn’t understand that he wants to wait until marriage, even though I told him I’d support him. Then the last excuse was that we fight so much that I push him away. I was like, really — which excuse is it? I literally have been living six months with this guy who won’t be intimate with me!”
“He kisses me only if we’re on a red carpet or if cameras are there,” she says. “Besides that, I have to ask for a kiss — and if I do he’ll pucker his lips and just peck me. I’m like, that’s how I kiss my grandmother!”
Vienna also alleges Jake emotionally abused her. You can read more about the sordid break up details in the new issue of Star magazine.
It seems Jake caught wind of Vienna’s interview with Star magazine and decided to go on the offensive. While attempting to take the high road in the public eye, he had his people leak out to multiple media outlets, including TMZ and UsWeekly, that he dumped Vienna because she had been cheating on him.
The man Vienna is accused of cheating with is ABC ‘Gleek’ actor Gregory Michael (pictured above with Vienna on June 20). Gregory however denies being a homewrecker as he tells RadarOnline the above photo was taken the same day he met Vienna. Gregory tells Radar Vienna told him she was single. “She [Vienna] made it very clear that her relationship with Jake had been over for some time now,” added Gregory. Vienna has also denied cheating on Jake, saying the fabrications are “100% false.”
TMZ is also reporting Vienna has given Jake the $50,000 engagement ring back, but Jake will not get to keep it. Apparently ABC requires all Bachelor couples who don’t get married to return the rings. And in case you’re wondering, none of the men from the Bachelor franchise remain with the women they chose.
Other accusations made by Jake? Well he also tells PEOPLE Vienna was very jealous and that he did not trust her. While Jake tells the mag he did the dumping, multiple media outlets report Vienna was the one who dumped Jake by phone this weekend.
TELL US – WHO’S STORY DO YOU BELIEVE? VIENNA OR JAKE?
“Jake and Vienna have split,” says Janice Lee, a rep for the couple. “They appreciate the respect for their privacy at this time.”
Jake, 32, shocked fans on last season’s Bachelor finale when he chose “party girl” Vienna , 24, over contestant Tenley Molzahn. The pair have been very vocal and public about their love, as Vienna could be seen supporting Jake during his brief stint on Dancing With The Stars.
The split also seems rather sudden considering the pair was just photographed at an ABC event less than two weeks ago. Even more odd? Jake was just tweeting to Vienna three days ago. “Vienna gets to meet my trainer Cat next week. Hahahaha! I’m so sorry baby…! 😉 HA! @viennagirardi,” tweeted Jake on June 19th.
And despite the cheating rumors that arose after the Bachelor ended, the two always denied Jake was unfaithful and maintained all was well. Neither party has yet to publicly comment on the break up. PEOPLE however reports Jake is currently in Atlanta, taping a guest spot on the Lifetime series Drop Dead Diva; while Vienna is in Los Angeles.
Jake and Vienna are the 13th couple to break up from the Bachelor franchise. No word yet on whether Vienna will be giving back the $50,000, Niel Lane 3-carat ring she received from Jake.
TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED BY THIS BREAK UP? IS THE BACHELOR STILL EFFECTIVE FOR FINDING LOVE?