Melissa, who tied the knot with hubby Tye Strickland last December, confirms the good news to the magazine. “It was a shock. We weren’t even trying,” says Melissa, who is due in February.
“It’s the most wonderful surprise in the world,” she adds. “It’s such a blessing.” Melissa, who was famously dumped by then fiance Jason Mesnick on national television last year, has since had her streak of good fortune. She appeared on Dancing With The Stars last year and is now set to co-host the upcoming Bachelor Pad which debuts August 9th.
Melissa also credits hubby Tye, 29, with helping her stay calm, saying she can’t imagine having a child with anyone else. “He’s actually cried more than I have,” she tells Us. “Tye is caring, he’s funny. He’s going to be a great dad.”
As for the sex of the baby, Melissa who just bought a new home near Dallas with Tye, says she’s hoping for a boy while Tye wants a girl. “We’re going to find out as soon as we can,” she adds.
Ali had the following to say during her appearance on Lopez Tonight Tuesday: “Just because he wears really nice turtleneck sweaters does not mean he’s gay!” Jake has been the subject of gay rumors since his nasty split with Vienna Girardi last month, after Vienna, 24, told Star magazine he refused to have sex with her for months.
BuzzSugar also did an all new interview with Ali during which she discusses being dumped by Frank Neuschafer, what really happens on those overnight dates, and briefly touches on her final decision.
Excerpts from Ali’s interview is below –
BuzzSugar: Was it difficult to watch this week’s episode with Frank again? Ali Fedotowsky: I really did get emotional. I’ve been watching the shows and sort of reliving them, so to see myself that down is hard. Watching yourself cry is difficult! It just reaffirmed that I’m so much better off for him leaving. This whole time, I had always said to my producers that I knew Frank would hurt me at same point. He really made me feel insecure throughout the thing, and I said to him, ‘My relationship with you scares me.’ I’m positive that I would not have ended up with Frank in the end, because I wouldn’t have been able to commit to someone who scared me that much.
Buzz: Last night we saw the overnight dates — are they as awkward as they look? AF: So awkward! I shouldn’t even say awkward, but you don’t know what people are expecting. Because I’m offering a guy an overnight date card, that doesn’t mean we’re going to go in the room and take all of our clothes off and get into bed! Yes, I’m giving him an overnight card, but I am not the type of girl to be with one guy, and then a minute later be with another guy. I would never do that. Ever. It’s not what people think it is. I don’t know that I’m even necessarily ready to sleep next to a guy one night and then another guy the next night.
Buzz: Well, we know Frank is out, but there are conflicting rumors saying that you’re single or that you’re engaged and already planning your wedding! Has it been difficult to keep the real outcome a secret? AF: I’m good at keeping secrets, so it’s been OK. But it is really hard in the sense that I don’t want to keep in the secret! I just want to be like, ‘You’re wrong, you’re wrong, you’re kind of right but wrong.’ I just want everything out there, so I can talk about it and live my life whether I’m a single woman or whether I’m happily engaged.
Buzz: So, I take it you’re happy with your decision? AF: I’m so happy with my decision. I wouldn’t change anything!
TELL US: WHO DO YOU PREDICT WILL BE ALI’S FINAL PICK? CHRIS OR ROBERTO?
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.”
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?