The season’s Bachelor finale was rather uneventful thanks to the leaks and accurate spoilers that found their way online since January.
Jake Pavelka, 32, did what had been heavily reported, by picking Vienna Girardi, a 23-year-old Florida-based marketing representative to be his fiance, over Tenley Molzahn, 25. The couple appeared on the After the Final Rose show, and appeared very much in love. When asked about a wedding date, they revealed they had yet to set one, but Vienna does plan on moving to Texas to be with Jake.
The biggest shocker of the night actually came when Jake was announced to be one of the contestants on Dancing With The Stars.
Ali Fedotowsky,25, was also named as the new Bachelorette, which did not come as a surprise, because this information was also leaked weeks ago. “I’m so excited!” she told host Chris Harrison. “I am so thrilled and honored and grateful. I just can’t believe it.”
For some reason, ABC keeps telling us Ali is a viewer’s favorite, when in fact most viewer comments about Ali have been very negative. Perhaps people will tune in because they love to hate her.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE FINALE? ON ALI BEING THE NEW BACHELORETTE?
Rozlyn, 29, during her interview segment with Chris, continued to deny having a physical relationship with the fired producer,Ryan Callahan. However, her fellow bachelorettes wasted no time throwing her under the bus, by revealing that they did see Rozlyn being inappropriate with Callahan.
Jessie said she saw Rozlyn and Callahan making out; another contestant said she saw her touch his thigh one time and Ella said she heard Rozlyn remark that she wanted Callahan to come put her to bed.
Despite the three eye witness accounts, Rozlyn swore on her child’s life that nothing physical happened between she and the producer. Interestingly enough, Jessie also swore on her dog’s life that she did witness a kiss between the two. One can only hope Rozlyn’s son and Jessie’s dog are doing okay.
Chris proceeded to then tell Rozlyn how sad he was that Callahan was fired because many people on the show considered him a friend. Rozlyn then snapped, “That’s news to him, especially when you were hitting on his wife in New Zealand. He thought that was crazy.” Chris replied cooly, “I won’t dignify that with a response. I hope you will become a better person through this.”
Chris tells Entertainment Weekly that the reason he didn’t respond to Rozlyn’s accusation was because “that’s exactly what she would have wanted from me. It was a desperate attempt by a very desperate woman to create a diversion and deflect the spotlight from herself….”
No announcement was made about the next Bachelorette, but as we have reported, Ali Fedotowsky has been chosen to do the show.
TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE ROZLYN? OR DO YOU THINK SHE’S LYING?
Tonight is the somewhat anticipated “Women Tell All” episode of this season’sThe Bachelor, and host Chris Harrison promises it will be explosive.
According to Chris’s new interview with TVGuide.com, all questions about what exactly happened between contestant Rozlyn Papa and Bachelor producer Ryan Callahan will be answered tonight. Rozlyn has always denied anything romantic happened between she and Callahan.
Chris also promises tonight’s show will reveal some “antics” and “desperate attempts to get 15 more minutes of fame” by certain contestants. Jake Pavelka will also get to reunite with the departed Ali, who has been reported to be the next Bachelorette. Chris reveals “feelings are still there.”
Excerpts from Chris’s interview below –
TVGuide.com: What about her[Ali] and Jake’s interaction? Harrison: The first thing he says is, “I can’t believe you left, I fully expected you to just show up in St. Lucia.” What was funny is when I talked to [Ali] privately, she said, “I expected him to just fly to San Francisco and get me.” I think they both were expecting the same thing. It’s just one of those really unfortunate instances, but the feelings are still there.
TVGuide.com: Will Rozlyn tell her side of the story? Harrison: Rozlyn is back in full force as only Rozlyn can be. I got some heat and so did the show for being vague and so I went into the show [and] told everyone we’re going to get the truth out. You will hear from the women explosive new details that you have never heard before, because none of them have ever spoken about it until now. There will be 100 percent no question in anyone’s mind, other than Rozlyn’s, of course. She’s the only one confused about it in that relationship. The funny part, not even the guy involved in the relationship is confused. And when I tell you explosive new details, I mean details. Nothing vague about any of this. Time, place, everything — you will hear it all.
TVGuide.com: So after the special airs, there will be no doubt about what happened? Harrison: It’s not a he-said, she-said thing — everybody knows what happened. It only behooves her to continue this and she’s the only one still talking about this. We are so done with her and her antics and her desperate attempts to get 15 more minutes of fame and that’s what this is about and we don’t care.
RealitySteve is the same blogger who correctly revealed the correct finalists of the show early on during the season. According to the blogger, Ali has agreed to do the show and will start filming her Bachelorette season next month around mid-March. ABC is set to publicly announce the new Bachelorette within with next week or so.
In the meantime, Ali made an appearance on The Ellen Show this week and pretended to be unaware of her new role. When asked about rumors she will be the next Bachelorette, Ali played coy: “That would be so nice,” she said. “I would be so flattered.” And although her employer[Facebook] forced her to choose between Bachelor and her job, Ali says “If [ABC] were to ask me, that would be so great.”
The Bachelor host Chris Harrison also hints at this when he told TVGuide.com in a new interview that Ali would make an excellent Bachelorette. “I think she would be a fantastic Bachelorette. I like women that have loved and lost, have learned a lesson, and you have Ali, obviously beautiful, a very down-to-earth, career-driven woman who learned a great lesson about love,” said Chris.
And there you have it, Ali will indeed be named the next Bachelorette.
TELL US – ARE YOU HAPPY WITH THIS CHOICE? DO YOU WANT SOMEONE NEW AS THE BACHELORETTE?
The Monday night episode of The Bachelor was a bit emotional as contestant Ali Fedotowsky had to choose between Jake and her job. She chose her job, but could she pull an Ed and return later this season?
According to Bachelor Host Chris Harrison, we should definitely not rule that out, as he declared it’s “definitely not over between Jake and Ali.”
“We haven’t seen or heard the last from Ali,” Chris tells E! News. “I think everyone saw that it was unresolved when she left. You could tell that they both definitely were falling in love with each other, if not already. And so we take off for St. Lucia, but they’re definitely not done talking about this with each other.”
Chris even says Jake Pavelka still has strong feelings for Ali. “I talked to Jake this morning, and he said it was tough to watch her leave again last night,” he says. “I asked if he considered promising Ali that she was the one so she’d stay, and Jake said, ‘Well, she wasn’t the one. She was one of the front runners.’ He said she needed to decide on her own and he didn’t want to be desperate and beg, but he really didn’t want her to go.”
In other Bachelor news, Us Weekly is dedicating their cover to the Bachelor for the 2nd week in a row. This time around, they focus more on America’s sweetheart – Tenley Molzahn, and even score an interview with the new fiance of her ex-husband, Ryan Natividad.
Tenley had accused her ex of cheating on her on the show with one of his co-workers. Interestingly enough, he is now engaged to be married to the same co-worker he allegedly cheated with. However, the “alleged” other woman is now denying claims she cheated with Ryan while he was still married to Tenley, and even claims Tenley, 25, isn’t “the sweet girl everyone thinks.”
“She’d only allow sex once a week…and sometimes she withheld it,” said Christina Latham. It doesn’t end there as Christina claims Tenley“wouldn’t let him see his family.” She also believes “There’s no way she loved him.”
This season of The Bachelorhas been rather dramatic with last night being the most dramatic episode yet. ContestantAli Fedotowsky mulled over the difficult decision of having to pick between her dream guy and her dream job.
The 25-year-old advertising accounts manager — who works for Facebook — decided to quit the show leaving Jake Pavelka “heartbroken.” It seemed Ali wanted some sort of guarantee from Jake that she would be the last woman standing, Jake ofcourse could not give her that assurance, hence she decided to leave.
Jake, 32, will now have to pick between the three remaining contestants: Vienna Girardi, Tenley Molzahn and Gia Allemand. The finale airs Monday, March 1 on ABC.
Fans were shocked to see Ali leave so abruptly, but even more shocked was Jake, who shared his thoughts on his PEOPLE blog today. Excerpts from Jake’s blog below –
“After visiting all the families, I felt really good about where I was in this journey. Then I got back to L.A. and the bottom dropped out. My heart crumbled when she told me her boss demanded her back at work. I didn’t actually think she would leave me. We talked about it for three hours that night while the poor women at the rose ceremony just waited. She actually didn’t have to be back at work for four or five more days but we were leaving the country the next morning, so she had to make a decision. I felt like she wanted me to make the choice for her, but I couldn’t. How could I live with myself if I told her, “No! You are not leaving me now!” and then realize a week or two later that she was not “the one.” I couldn’t make the decision for her. When she told me she was leaving, my heart stopped. I wish I could’ve had Mike Tyson punch me square in the jaw, because it would have felt so much better than what I feeling as I watched AliCat drive away that night.
What could I do? I had to regain my composure and focus on the amazing women I had left; three women that I have fallen in love with.”
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON ALI LEAVING? SHOULD SHE HAVE STAYED?
Jake Pavelka eliminated Corrie, 23, who revealed she was still a virgin, leaving the least liked contestant, Vienna, in the house to battle it out with the other ladies in the final 4. The show’s host Chris Harrison is now speaking out, and tells UsWeekly that the two ladies need to get over their bickering, or they’ll both lose their shot at love with Jake.
“Vienna and Ali are two of Jake’s favorites, and they know that,” says Chris. “The funny thing is, as you’ll see, those two are beating each other up so bad that Tenley is just skating through the door. Tenley is so sweet and maybe she doesn’t outwardly show it, but I think she realizes, ‘Hey, you guys keep fighting amongst yourselves!'”
Chris feels Ali needs to get over the Vienna issue and focus on herself. He adds, “‘Enough with the bickering, enough that the cattiness. If I’m going to do this, I need to be with Jake. If Jake likes [Vienna], then so be it. I can’t judge why she’s here, and I just need to take care of myself.'”
Chris also believes Ali and Vienna are actually quite similar, and finds it ironic they dislike each other so much. “It’s funny because they think, if Jake likes Vienna or if Jake likes Ali, he can’t possibly like me, but in actuality they don’t realize how similar they are because obviously they don’t get to see how they are on a date, so it’s really kind of ironic,” says Chris.
Jake Pavelka shocked a lot of viewers Monday night when he sent home four ladies vying for his heart instead of the three he was required to.
In one episode, he went from having 9 bachelorettes to having his final 5, a first in The Bachelor history. In a new interview with TVGuide, Jake opens up on why he sent 4 women packing, he also discusses Rozlyn Papa and why we can expect the finale to be a shocker.
The latest issue of UsWeekly magazine also claims Rozlyn started her affair with the Bachelor producer Ryan Callahan months before the show actually started filming. Rozlyn has denied this ofcourse. Excerpts from Jake’s interview below –
TVGuide.com: On Monday’s episode, you decide to “clean house.” What prompted that decision? Jake Pavelka: I’m starting to get close with some of the women, and it’s lulling with some of the others. So I don’t know if Chris [Harrison] would let me do it, but I make some odd requests to break up the protocol of the show and break the standard model that they normally like to follow.
TVGuide.com: How much do you let the some of the women’s opinions about other contestants on the show affect your decisions? Jake: The most important thing was me. I want to see things for myself. I know what to watch for. They were telling me these things about Vienna. The problem with that is it’s starting to get so out of control, even women like Ali are starting to get into it. It’s like I’ve got 15 minutes with you. Do you really want to throw all these other girls under the bus when you’re spending time with me? I’m seeing some true colors here.
TVGuide.com: Speaking of Vienna, you looked terrified on your bungee jump date. How much of your input goes into planning the dates? Jake: When we were talking about doing that date, I didn’t have a particular girl in mind. There was some conversation when I heard her say, “I’m so afraid of heights.” I thought, “Uh oh. I know what I’m doing with you.” [Laughs] When the dates get planned, once the girls are cast and everything … I throw some things out there that I’ve done that have really worked out for me in past relationships. Then, they kind of modify it a little bit. So it’s really great getting to be involved. It’s really me.
TVGuide.com: What can you tease for viewers about the end of the season? Jake: I think the ending is probably going to puzzle a lot of people, and I think some others are going to go, “Ok, yeah. If you look back, you could see this.”
TVGuide.com: Have you been following the Rozlyn scandal in recent weeks? Jake: She made some terrible decisions. It happens to everybody. This was just a very public one. I hope that she and the staff member are in love, and I expect an invitation to the wedding because it was really costly for the both of them.
My thoughts on the Bachelor so far – This season has been good thus far especially with the whole Rozlyn affair drama. I do get the feeling though that Jake decided early on that he really liked a few women, and therefore did not give some of the other women a fair chance as evident by him sending home 4 women on Monday night.
The big issue this season that keeps coming up is why do the other women hate Vienna so much? Is it jealousy become she has a strong connection with Jake? or is she really just a crappy person and ABC is giving her a good edit? The whole thing seems a bit bizarre. Even sweet and happy Tenley does not like her. With the exception of her telling Jake she wanted to go last for the one on ones during the group’s date in the recent episode, I haven’t really seen a reason for the other women not to like her. I’m guessing we are not getting the whole picture with the editing.
What I am certain of is that Ali has turned me off a lot with her attitude in the last few episodes. Okay we get it, you don’t like Vienna, but geez do you have to talk about her every chance you get? She really needs to let it go and focus on Jake. Plus the whole if Jake picks her, then I plan on having a talk with him was a bit too much. I mean is she Jake’s mommy? Is she going to scold him? I think Ali’s true colors are starting to show, and pretty they are not.
TELL US -WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE BACHELOR SEASON THUS FAR? WHO DO YOU MAKE OF THE VIENNA DRAMA? AND JAKE SENDING HOME 4 WOMEN?