Our favorite reality TV stars can’t get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to Twitter to share even more of their daily lives with us. And we love them for it! Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite photos from the Twitterverse this week! Enjoy!
The always lovely and good-natured Chris Harrison, host of all three train wrecks love quests, opened up to The Huffington Post about his favorite couples through the years. He reveals, “Trista and Ryan [Sutter] were just lightning in a bottle. I don’t know if we’ll ever capture anything like that again. That one will always stand out.” The couple was the first of the franchise to actually wed (on television, of course), and now they have two children together.
Another of Chris’ favorite love birds were our current Bachelorette Emily Maynard and two-time Bachelor Brad Womack. He tells the site, “I felt like the two of them were meant to be and it was gonna work. When they broke up, I was really sad.” Well, you certainly know if you’re tuning into this season that Em has stolen Chris Harrison’s heart along with those of her suitors.
“Everybody’s had this appetite for her,” Chris continues. “She’s so contagious. You just want to care for her, you want to root for her, you want her to do well, and that really makes for a perfect Bachelorette. When her name came up [to be the next Bachelorette], we started bantering about and it was a unanimous home run. It’s very rare that it’s unanimous.”
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Well that didn’t last long. While the world watched Bachelor Pad lovebirds Ames Brown and Jackie Gordon ride off into the sunset on the most recent episode of the show, it turns out the couple is already dunzo in real life!
“Um, well, we had a great time on the show and chose love over money in the competition,” Ames, 31, revealed to reporters. “We are not still dating but we enjoyed every moment we had together. After a little while, we split up. Nothing too exotic about it.”
The duo, who hit if off on the first night of the show, seemed to be the perfect couple after choosing love over money. Following Jackie’s elimination at the rose ceremony, Ames gave up his chance at winning $250,000 by jumping into the limo and leaving with her.
According to Ames, they only lasted for a few weeks after leaving the show. “We just maybe weren’t the ideal match,” he added.
Other reports reveal Ames was actually the one who decided to dump Jackie, 27. Jackie, while calling Ames a “wonderful person,” also hinted the break-up wasn’t mutual.
“I was shocked that it ended as it did. I thought it was potential forever,” she said. “It came out of nowhere. As far as I knew, things were great. I thought it lasted much longer than it did. I guess you didn’t. It takes two.”
TELL US – SURPRISED THESE TWO CRAZY KIDS DIDN’T MAKE IT? NOT SMART OF AMES TO GIVE UP THE MONEY?
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?
“I think he’d be pretty good at meeting the audience,” said Jake. “He wears his heart on his sleeve.” But do viewers agree with Jake? According to a poll by UsWeekly asking fans who should be the next Bachelor, Ryan received the least amount of votes.
Ames is said to be out of the running as he already has a new girlfriend – Bachelor alum Jackie Gordon. So it appears the new Bachelor will come down to Ben and Ryan. Reports state Ryan is the front runner with ABC. Ben is however enjoying the single life. A week after he was reported to be dating Bachelor alum Britt Billmaier, Reality Steve tweeted yesterday that Ben was out on a date this weekend with Jennifer Love Hewitt. Yes, the actress Jennifer Love Hewitt.
“We are looking at apartments and will take the next step in our relationship,” Vienna told PEOPLE Sunday night. “She’s my girl! I love her. She’s my everything. She’s my future, she’s my forever, she’s my love,” added Kasey.
TELL US – WHO DO YOU WANT TO SEE AS THE NEXT BACHELOR?
On Monday, August 8, it’s time to hit the hot tubs! ABC is premiering the second season of the Bachelor Pad, a wonderful train wreck where the rejects (and one winner!) from seasons past move into a house together and compete with one another for a chance to win $250,000.
The opening episode apparently has so much drama and so little clothing, it needs three hours to do the show justice. Why, you may ask? Well, this time around former Bachelor, the creepy plastic Jake Pavelka (who LOVES a reality show), must face former fiance Vienna Girardi.
You may recall the couple’s break-up was less than amicable. Fear not though. Vienna has a new man, Kasey Kahl, who will surely guard and protect her heart. Holly Durst and break-dancing Michael Stagliano are also fresh from a broken engagement. Other memorable house mates include sh*t stirrer Michelle Money and Bachelor Pad alum Gia Allemand.
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swim suit models contestants below!
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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’s past 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 Swiderski situation 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?