Bachelorette


Last week we reported that Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez had officially split and called off their engagement. Well, Ali is speaking out about what went wrong in their relationship and why she decided to break things off for good!

“I wouldn’t be being truthful if I said this came out of nowhere,” Ali reveals. “We definitely had been having problems. But I had always believed that we could work it out.” Apparently the couple had a lot of conflicting ideas about life, as well as some pretty big personality differences.

Speaking to People, Ali reveals that the couple who met and became engaged on her season of The Bacherlorette were ready to wed “right away,” but started having problems almost immediately after moving in together! Shortly after announcing their relationship to the world, Ali and Roberto moved to San Diego, CA together where Roberto was starting his own insurance office. Unfortunately for Ali the move left her feeling isolated, she struggled to find a career and only managed to find part-time work as a news correspondent. So, being stalked by the paparazzi and being an ABC talking head isn’t a career? Good to know…

We were trying to establish ourselves individually,” Ali explains. “But a relationship should be solid regardless of circumstances.” Additionally, Roberto wanted Ali to be the stay-at-home wifey type instead of focusing on her own career. “Roberto seemed bothered that Ali was career-minded and had a social life,” an insider confides to the mag. “He is very old-fashioned when it comes to a woman’s places.”

Ali attempted to be who Roberto wanted her to be, but it left her feeling stifled. Aren’t these things you’re supposed to discuss, you know, before becoming engaged? “I helped him build his business, and I’d bring him lunch all of the time,” she shares. “I was so supportive of him.”

“A lot of times what I wanted to do and what he wanted to do didn’t match up,” she says, describing their opposite personalities. “One of us was always compromising with the other, or we both ended up not doing what we wanted and staying home.”

Unfortunately bringing Roberto lunch just wasn’t enough and the couple started fighting all the time. “In the past six months, he kind of lost it,” the insider adds. “He’d be really good and sweet in public, but their fights could be explosive.”

And Ali’s knee surgery was apparently the last straw in their already bumpy relationship! “It really affected us,” she reveals. “I couldn’t really be active like I wanted to be. I hit a low.”

After postponing their wedding twice to work out their issues, the problems actually increased and eventually the couple just decided to take a trial separation. Ali moved in with a friend and “at the end of the day we both realized we were unhappy more than we were happy.”

“And we both deserved more,” she adds. “I just knew that we needed to go separate ways. Something inside both of us said we still had more figuring out to do. We take marriage very seriously. It’s not something we were going to do and just hope it works out.”

Well, poor Roberto is apparently “devastated” that Ali called off their engagement! “He really thought this would last and that they’d get married,” a different source discloses.

While their chances of walking down the aisle are pretty much over, Ali is having difficulty returning the $50,000 Neil Lane engagement ring. In order to stretch custody of the pricey piece a little longer, Ali is still speaking to Roberto “daily.” Perhaps ABC is hoping they will work it out so another TV wedding can commence!

Ali has no hard feelings about appearing on the show and starting a relationship with Roberto! “I found real, true love, and I’m grateful that I had that experience,” she says tearfully. “There’s no hate. I still love him, and I always will. But what matters is how we feel, and we both knew it wasn’t right.”

Now that her time as half of a happy and surviving Bachelorette couple is over Ali has no idea what to do next! “I literally don’t even know where I want to live, never mind what I want to do.”

Hopefully she’ll figure it out! Roberto has yet to comment on the break-up, but according to his Twitter as of early November things seemed good between the couple.

THOUGHTS ON ALI’S INTERVIEW? ARE YOU SURPRISED THE COUPLE HAD SUCH DIFFICULTY MAKING THINGS WORK? DID YOU BELIEVE THEY WOULD GET MARRIED?

Days after confirming her split from fiancé Roberto Martinez, a new report now states Ali Fedotowsky is “really upset” over breaking off her engagement.

The Bachelorette couple announced their split on Monday through a rep after 18 months and three canceled wedding dates.

According to UsWeekly, Ali has already moved out of the apartment the two shared together. “She’s actually really upset right now,” says a pal of Ali. “She’s going to be laying low for a while.” Another source adds: “They haven’t been well for a long time.”

Even worse for Ali, 27, she also has to part with the $50,000 Neil Lane diamond engagement ring gifted to her by ABC Roberto, 28.

A source tells RadarOnline that Ali promptly returned the 3-carat asscher-cut ring that she received in August 2010, back to Neil Lane within 24-hours of splitting from Roberto. Yes, previous reports have stated the Bachelor(ette) couples have to return the ring if they do not wed. Ouch!

Moving on to another Bachelor(ette) couple that called it quits. After first denying they had split, Kasey Kahl is now opening up about his recent breakup with Vienna Girardi in an interview with Star magazine,

“I know she loved me, but she has chosen a different path in life, and I am not part of the plan,” reveals Kasey, 27. After nine months of dating, the pair moved out of the Beverly Hills apartment they shared together and back to their respective hometowns.

“I couldn’t move to Florida with her — it’s not the life I want,” he explains adding that fame also tore them apart. “Being in the spotlight and on the show killed us. It brought out so many raw emotions.”

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TELL US – THOUGHTS?


Another Bachelor relationship bites the dust.

After over a year together, Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky and fiancé Roberto Martinez have ended their relationship.

The couple’s rep confirms the split to PEOPLE magazine. “Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez have ended their relationship,” the rep reveals. “As they go through this difficult time, we ask that you respect the couple’s privacy.”

Ali, 27, and Roberto, 28, got engaged back in 2010 during the 6th season of the Bachelorette. All seemed to be going well for the couple until a few months ago when Ali revealed they had decided to postpone their wedding blaming their busy schedules and a thigh injury.

UsWeekly, however, reported the two were having major problems just last month. Ali is “miserable in the relationship and he is too,” a friend told the mag back then. “Their relationship has been tumultuous since day one,” added the friend stating the two “bring out the worst in each other.”

The report stated the couple’s issues stemmed from their stressful long, hectic work hours as well as big-time fights.

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TELL US – SHOULD ABC JUST GIVE UP ON THIS FRANCHISE? ARE YOU SURPRISED BY THIS BREAKUP?

DeAnna Pappas is a Bachelorette no more!

The former ABC star tied the knot over the weekend with her beau Stephen Stagliano! And if Stephen looks familiar, it’s because his twin brother Michael Stagliano recently starred on The Bachelor Pad.

According to UsWeekly, DeAnna, 29, wed Stephen on Saturday in the Serenbe community of Palmetto, GA.

“We’re so ecstatic to be husband and wife and we’re thrilled to be sharing this day with all our family and friends,” the couple told UsWeekly.

Stephen, a high school teacher, proposed to DeAnna back in May 2010 with a 2.12-carat white-gold ring.

DeAnna starred on the Bachelorette season 4 back in 2008. She and Stephen met in 2009 months after DeAnna called off her engagement to her then fiance/winner of her Bachelorette season Jesse Csincsak. Congrats to the happy couple!

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For those of you who have been waiting patiently for the wedding of former Bachelorette, Ali Fedotowsky and super-hot fiancé, Roberto Martinez you may be waiting a long time. A very long time.

A new report states the couple, who met on The Bachelorette, aren’t quite the lovebirds they pretend to be! The televised wedding between Ali and Roberto was planned for this summer, but Ali postponed the ceremony after a kickboxing injury left her on crutches; stating she didn’t want to “limp down the aisle.”

Ali’s injuries have since healed, but her relationship? Well, it seems pretty broken. “Their relationship has been tumultuous since day one,” a friend tells US Weekly, claiming Ali, 27, and Roberto, 28, “bring out the worst in each other.”

“They’re either extremely happy or they can’t stand each other,” the friend explains of their off-TV dynamic. Ali is “miserable in the relationship and he is too,” the friend continues.

As for what is causing the misery in their relationship, the source cites jealousy on Roberto’s end, “big-time fights” and long work hours as part of the reason the couple is so unhappy. The couple is still living together in San Diego, but have yet to announce a new date for their nuptials.

Well, I guess we’ll all have to hope that Ashley and JP at least make it. As of now they are supposedly walking down the aisle in a Made-For-TV wedding.

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Are you surprised Ali and Roberto aren’t happy? Do you think they will work out their differences and tie the knot or not?

If you can believe this, it appears The Bachelorette has actually made another “til death do us part” match! Former Bachelorette, Ashley Hebert and fiancé, JP Rosenbaum are allegedly headed down the aisle for reals! I’m shocked!

A former Bachelor contestant (no word on who) told Life & Style: “Ashley and JP will get married on TV, it’s guaranteed.” The wedding is slated to take place next spring after Ben Flajnik’s season of The Bachelor concludes.

Ashley and JP are expected to wed on the west coast, likely in California, and ABC will cover the costs of the nuptials. “ABC is happy to pay for a wedding when it knows the couple are as happy and in love as Ashley and JP are,” the insider reveals. I hope her Extreme Couponing sister, Chrystie Corns is her MOH.

In other Bachelor news, Emily Maynard, former fiancé of eternal two-time loser, Bachelor Brad Womack has moved on with Carolina Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey!

“They were set up on a blind date,” a friend tells US Weekly of Emily, 25, and Jeremy, 31. “They’ve been out five times.”

As for how serious the couple is, the friend explains: “Emily thinks Jeremy is nice, but she’s just having fun!”

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Do you believe Ashley and JP will make it down the aisle? Are you excited that Emily has moved on with a new and hopefully less annoying guy?

It’s official! After weeks of speculation, ABC has chosen Ben Flajnik to be the next Bachelor!

Bachelor insider Reality Steve broke the news on his blog, even stating Ben had began to film scenes for the new season.

Ben, who was the runner-up on Ashley Hebert‘s season of the Bachelorette, had been longed rumored to be in the running for the Bachelor alongside Ryan Park and Ames Brown. However following the finale episode, fans made it clear they wanted Ben to be the next Bachelor.

According to RS, the 28-year-old winemaker from Sonoma, Calif., was spotted filming some solo scenes in San Francisco on Aug. 22.

He will reportedly start filming his season (with his contestants) in mid-September with ABC likely to start airing it next January.

And speaking of Ashley, she is still going strong with her fiance J.P. Rosenbaum weeks after her season ended! That has to be equivalent to 3 years in Bachelor franchise years. In fact, Ashley was photographed moving into JP’s NYC apartment just days ago.

“@JP_Rosenbaum is going to kill me when he sees how much clothing I have!! #newyorkaptsneedmoreclosetspace.” tweeted Ashley. JP replied, “@ashhebert all I can say is thank god we r getting a bigger place!” Ashley also tweeted the photo below of the two out and about days ago. Perhaps these two might actually make it. Perhaps.

TELL US – HAPPY BEN IS THE NEW BACHELOR? DO YOU THINK ASHLEY AND JP WILL MAKE IT?

Ben Flajnik

It seems losing the Bachelorette might have been the best thing to ever happen to Ben Flajnik!

First Ben went out on a date with Jennifer Love Hewitt just days after the Bachelorette finale (she revealed her crush on him via twitter) and now a new report is stating Ben has become the front runner to be the next Bachelor! The others being considered for the gig include Ames Brown and Ryan Park.

“Everyone wants [Ben] to find the woman of his dreams,” an insider told UsWeekly. Ashley Hebert, 27, was reportedly the first woman Ben really opened up to since the death of his father in 2006. “He loved Ashley,” says a source.

Even show host Chris Harrison agrees than Ben deserves a chance to find Mrs. Right. “Our fans would love to see him as the Bachelor,” he said. “He’d be great.”

Even better for Ben, he has the fans of the show on his side! In a poll conducted by UsWeekly, 53 percent of voters wanted Ben to be the next Bachelor, while 27 percent voted for Ames and 20 percent for Ryan.

And in other Bachelor news we hope never comes to light, former/most hated Bachelor ever Jake Pavelka revealed yesterday that he would be open to doing the Bachelor once again! Wowzers.

Jake, who’s first stint on the show ended in a pretty disastrous break up, revealed he wouldn’t mind becoming the Bachelor again though “but not right away.” The Famewhore Pilot, who is currently starring on two reality shows, adds that “the show works,” and even though his relationship with Vienna Girardi, 25, “didn’t work out,” that didn’t mean he didn’t find love.

TELL US – DO YOU WANT BEN TO BE THE NEXT BACHELOR? DO YOU WANT TO SEE JAKE AS THE BACHELOR AGAIN?

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