UsWeekly is reporting the newly single Emily, who recently confirmed her break up with Brad Womack, is angling to become the next Bachelorette just a month after splitting from Brad.
“She hasn’t officially signed on yet, but it looks like a done deal,” a source reveals. And despite Emily’s recent comments that appearing on the series was “the last thing on my mind,” the insider adds that Emily is hoping to use her stint on the show to jump-start a broadcast career… of course. “She wants to be famous,” the source says of the single mom to 6-year-old daughter Ricki.
And with the show ratings down about 10% this season with the boringAshley Hebert, ABC execs reportedly have high hopes for Emily: “They know she’s a fan favorite,” reveals a source.
In addition to boosting her profile, Emily is also reportedly ready to move on from her ex-fiance Brad. “He has issues, and you could tell from the start that it was never going to work with Emily,” another insider reveals. A pal however insists Emily “gave it everything she had.”
If Emily does indeed become the next Bachelorette, it is likely ABC will film her season right away instead of waiting until next year. Plus in looking at Ashley’s final four, none of the men really seem like Bachelor candidates.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON EMILY BECOMING THE NEW BACHELORETTE? YAY? NAY?
In the latest issue of In Touch Weekly magazine, sources as well as Bentley’s ex-wife Suzette Davis are speaking out against him as Bentley is described as being mentally unstable.
A source says Bentley is not putting on an act on the show and that he acted the same way with Suzette. “He acts like he has a split personality,” the source explains. “He’s very unstable.”
Suzette also chimed in adding that Bentley’s odd behavior was to blame for their divorce. “He was extremely inconsistent with me, sending me mixed signals,” Suzette reveals of her two-year marriage to Bentley. “It was very emotionally unhealthy, unsafe and draining.”
Suzette adds that Bentley’s decision to do the ABC show was a surprise to her as they had been working on reconciling. “We’d been divorced for about 18 months, but we’d been spending a lot of time together trying to make up,” remembers Suzette. “I thought he was insane.” Bentley however assured Suzette he was only going on the show to promote his business.
And after seeing the way Bentley treated Ashley Hebert on the show, Suzette reveals it reaffirmed she made the right choice in leaving him. “The way he was on TV just reaffirmed my earlier decision to divorce him,” says Suzette. “He does have a sweet, tender side, but he can turn cruel in a heartbeat.”
“At the end of the day, I feel bad for him,” adds the first source. “He’s so unstable, I don’t even think that Bentley knows who Bentley is.” While it was reported last month that Bentley’s place of business was receiving death threats, he seems to be doing much better these days as he now has a new girlfriend and yes, she’s a blonde.
Poor Ashley Hebert…she’s looking for love on the Bachelorette but can’t seem to catch a break. We have watched the train wreck that is Bentley Williams all but derail her quest to find her Prince Charming, and then a report came out stating the man she chose aka her fiance is a womanizer.
So are the remaining suitors as perfect as they seem? On the most recent episode, Ames Brown, the Manhattan financier who seems shy yet smooth, gains flirty points with Ashley for a lame make-out session in an elevator. He is also riding on his sympathy points from two episodes ago when he got a concussion during a round of Thai boxing. I don’t know about you, but I think that had Ames not gone to the hospital, he wouldn’t have been around this week for me to blog about on Reality Tea.
As skeletons of the final guys come running out of their closets, those closest to them are quick to send their warnings to Ashley…all out of the goodness of their hearts and not because they want to see themselves quoted in a tabloid. Case in point, an ex-girlfriend of Ames’ reveals to Life and Style, that while he did graduate from an Ivy League School, he’s hardly the “portfolio manager” his Bachelorette bio proclaims.
The mystery lady says, “Ames never has real jobs. He just gets degrees and travels around.” To that I say, why is that bad? He clearly has the funds to do what he wants, so what if Ashley has to spend a couple years traveling with her over-educated, under-employed world-traveling husband? I mean, besides the fact that he can’t handle a punch and seems slightly awkward in social situations, what’s the problem?
And it doesn’t end there…from the over-educated to the over-excited, people from Ryan Park’spast are coming forward to explain that over-eager solar energy executive from California (who is not well liked among his fellow cast mates, to put it nicely) is only on the show to promote himself. A source reveals, “He broke up with his girlfriend right before he went on the show because he told her he wasn’t ready to get married and didn’t feel like marriage was in his future.” Hmmm…it makes sense to do that before going on a show where you don’t win money or vacations or excessive material things, but instead you are trying to win A SPOUSE.
We’ll all have to wait and see if these accusations have a grain of truth or if some scorned ex-girlfriends are just looking for their fifteen minutes seconds of fame. Regardless, I’ll bet that Bentley is thanking his lucky stars that he won’t be the only one with sketchy motives when the guys are put in Chris Harrison’s hot seat on The Men Tell All.
The show is on hiatus tonight. It returns next week with the all new interview with Emily Maynard.
TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE SOME OF ASHLEY’S GUYS ARE THERE FOR THE WRONG REASONS?
We reported on the show’s spoilers weeks ago, courtesy of Bachelor insider Reality Steve, who confirmed that Ashley is indeed engaged to one of her contestants. You can click below to read those spoilers and find out who.
In the meantime, we will refer to Ashley’s fiance as AF. The latest issue of In Touch Weekly magazine is reporting that AF, despite assuring Ashley that he is a good guy who is ready to settle down, is playing her. The mag warns that Ashley is going to get her heart broken.
An insider reveals that AF, who has been spotted with Ashley since filming ended, is known as an irrepressible flirt around his hometown. A source says on June 24, he met a male and female friend at a local bar at 8:30p.m. And as he talked about his experiences on The Bachelorette, “he held the girl’s hand and looked into her eyes,” a witness says. “They looked really close. Before she got up to leave, she gave [AF] a huge hug; it was really intimate.”
The source adds that after she was gone, AF kept starring at two attractive blondes at the table next to them. “He couldn’t take his eyes off the girls,” the witness adds. “It was like he just couldn’t get enough of all the women.”
And during another outing, a different source reveals AF “was so aggressive and drunk” with the women there that he almost got kicked out of the venue.
Another woman tells In Touch that if AF and Ashley are engaged, he is definitely not being faithful. “If Ashley picked him, he’s not being faithful – he’s asked me out a bunch of times.”
“In real life, he’s very different from how he is on the show,” the source insists. “He seems genuine when he’s talking to Ashley, but he’s actually kind of a jerk.” Yikes.
Seems like the Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderskisituation all over again. If this story is true, it wouldn’t come as a total shock as Ashley seems to have a thing for the bad boys aka Bentley Williams. But if Ashley was actually fooled this time around by AF, then she can’t be to blame right?
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THIS STORY? IF THIS IS TRUE REGARDING ASHLEY’S FIANCE, IS SHE TO BLAME FOR PICKING A JERK?
While in Hong Kong, host Chris Harrison revealed Bentley had returned and wanted to speak with Ashley. While Ashley had been hoping Bentley would return to stay and fight for her love, she got her heart broken a second time when Bentley revealed he was there to end their “relationship.”
The good news? Ashley was surprisingly strong and finally realized Bentley was a d-bag who never cared about her to begin with. “I cannot believe I wasted so much time on Bentley,” said Ashley after her meeting with Bentley. “He’s such a player. He disrespected me to the core and I don’t understand what I did to deserve this. Bentley, if you’re watching this, f–k you, I’m done with you.”
In her latest blog for PEOPLE, Ashley explains why she wasn’t able to see through Bentley’s BS earlier on. An excerpt is below -
“In last night’s episode, I hope you were finally able to see what Bentley was consistently doing in each conversation with me. His ego and competitiveness made him want to “get the girl,” but you know, as well as I do (now), that I was certainly not what he wanted.
But he continually fed me lines like, “I didn’t think I would miss you as much as I did,” and, “Come to Salt Lake City.” It was only at this meeting that I was able to clearly see the way he would try to smooth talk his way into my heart and then attempt to crush it on his way out. Looking back, one would think that I would be fearful that my judgment was not intact. However, I am more fearful of the fact that there are men out there so convincing of untruth.”
Ashley also adds that she’s happy to close the B chapter, for good this time. “You will never have to hear the B–– word again,” promises Ashley.
Meanwhile, Ashley decided to come clean to her guys last night causing one of the men, Ryan “Mickey” McLean, to throw a tantrum and leave the show. “You lied to us,” said an angry Ryan. “I just don’t see what the hell you saw in that guy. I thought we had a lot in common, but if that’s what you’re looking for, send me home. I’m just not interested.” Safe to assume Ryan probably wasn’t interested to begin with and was just looking for an excuse to exit the show.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON ASHLEY’S MEETING WITH BENTLEY? DO YOU THINK SHE HANDLED IT WELL? WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF RYAN QUITTING THE SHOW?
In a new article for Life & Style, the newly engaged and super-svelte Ashley Hebert reveals how she lost 10lbs and got in amazing shape in preparation for her stint wooing a harem of attractive guys on The Bachelorette. So, apparently, Ashley, who weighs like 3 lbs went on a diet so she can weigh -3lbs.
For those of you who don’t remember a time when Ashley was anything but teeny, she apparently was emotionally eating over the heartbreak of being dumped by former Bachelor, Brad Womack on national TV and gained 10lbs as a result: “I was eating everything in sight. When you’re stressed out, you kind of just throw it back,” said Ashley.
Ashley also points the finger at all the fattening, free dinners and copious amounts of booze associated with being a contestant on The Bachelorgiving former contestant Chantal O’Brien’s weight gain during the show as an example so she decided to eat healthier as the Bachelorette: “I don’t drink as much, and I don’t eat as many desserts as last time,” she says. “Now it’s fruits, vegetables, salads and chicken — staying healthy.”
In addition to eating right, Ashley is also working out to prepare for her rumored stint on Dancing With The Stars: “I teach dance classes — jazz and hip-hop — so I get a good mix of exercise types.” Maybe we can expect Ashley to release an aerobics video or a weight loss book sometime in the future?
In other Ashley-related news a rumor is circulating that she apparently got a little down and dirty with self-ejected suitor, Bentley Williams before his departure! According to Hollywood Life an insider reveals: “Ashley slept with Bentley before he left the show. That was the reason that she was so devastated.” The insider, Bentley further clarifies: “They kept the fact that they had sex a secret.”
However Ashley’s friends are denying that a secret sexual encounter ever occurred! Former Bachelor contestant Ashley Spivey and past Bachelorette winner Jesse Csincsak say it is impossible for an intimate hook-up of that magnitude to happen: “ It’s not possible,” according to Jesse in an interview with Hollywood Life, “They [the producers] don’t let you alone with anyone until you get down to the final four.” Ashley S. goes onto clarify: “While Ashley was attracted to Bentley at first, I know her, and there is no way she would do something like that with someone she hardly knows.”
No comments from Ashley or ABC have been released about the claim that Ashley may have, allegedly, possibly, perhaps hooked-up with super-villain Bentley, but Ashley is focusing on the positives in her life and as a result of her new body and new fiancé, Ashley declares: “It’s a new, enlightened me. I’m happy. I’m in such a great place right now!”
And on tonight’s new episode of the Bachelorette, Bentley will return for a meeting with Ashley in Hong Kong during which he will dump her for a second time. That airs 8/7c on ABC.
So, what do you think of Ashley’s new body? Do you think Ashley “went all the way” with Bentley?
The HollywoodLife blog is reporting that DWTS executives are angling to have the Bachelorette star on for next season, and have even officially asked her to join the cast.
And similar to those before her aka Jake Pavelka and Melissa Rycroft, it appears Ashley is interested. “They are in negotiations, and it is definitely hers if she wants it,” reveals a DWTS insider.
In other news, Life & Style magazine is now reporting that Chris Lambton, former Bachelorette contestant from Ali Fedotowsky’sseason, is engaged! Chris popped the question to his girlfriend and fellow Bachelor alum Peyton Wright who said yes.
“I found the love of my life in Peyton,” Chris tellsLife & Style. “We are so incredibly happy together. She was worth the wait.”
Good for Chris as if you recall, he turned down the opportunity to be the Bachelor a year ago after he started dating Peyton. That decision seems to have paid off today as Brad Womack who went on to become the Bachelorhas not had as much luck with his love life.
Congrats to Chris and Peyton! The couple started dating last August.
TELL US – DO YOU WANT TO SEE ASHLEY ON DANCING WITH THE STARS? SHOULD SHE DO IT?
Bentley, who spent most of his time on the show insulting Ashley Hebert behind her back, has been receiving a ton of backlash which has now spread to the business he co-owns.
Alyson Adams, the manager of Airborne Trampoline Arena in Draper, Utah, tells the Hollywood Life blog that the business has lost customers due to Bentley’s actions on the show. In addition to that, they have received screaming voicemail messages and even a few death threats in the days following Bentley’s cruel dumping of Ashley on the ABC show.
“We have received hundreds of emails and phone calls with obscene profanities telling us how they hope our business fails,” Alyson reveals adding that people have also sent “death threat emails.”
Alyson goes on to add that while Bentley “has a partnership” in the business, “he’s very rarely in the actual facility.” She also feels that editing is to blame for Bentley’s villain portrayal. “I definitely think that he is being portrayed inaccurately,” she adds. Uh uh.
Meanwhile, Bentley’s ex-wife Suzette Davis is breaking her silence on her ex-husband. In a recent interview with Access Hollywood, Suzette states she is disappointed.
“I’m so boggled by the whole thing, I don’t even know what to think,” said Suzette who also reveals she “toyed around” with the idea of reconciling with Bentley following their divorce. “The whole thing is just bizarre. It kind of puts a little pit in my stomach and I’ve just kind of tried to move on as much as I can… it’s been disappointing to see the show.”
And when it comes to Ashley, Suzette takes a not so subtle shot at her says she feels sorry for her. “I feel for her, I do. If she really fell for him in the 63 minutes they had together, or whatever it was, then I feel bad,” she said.
Suzette also voices her disappointment in Bentley using their daughter as an excuse to dump Ashley but adds that “he’s a really good father, he’s really involved. They’ve got a really great relationship. He adores her.” Below, more photos of Suzette, Bentley and their daughter Cozette.
As we reported, Bentley will return to the show in an upcoming episode after Ashley begs for his return, and he will end up dumping her… again. He apparently only returned so he could get a free trip to Hong Kong.
TELL US – FEELING BAD FOR BENTLEY YET? IS IT EDITING OR IS HE REALLY A DOUCHE?
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