And this time around, Melissa, who is happily married to Tye Strickland, is not vying for a rose. The 27-year-old Dallas native is returning to co-host Bachelor Pad,with Chris Harrison.
Bachelor Pad is an all new ABC show that will feature previous contestants from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette seasons, as they live together in the mansion and compete in a series of challenges and dates for a chance at winning $250,000 — and a second chance at love.
“I’m excited.” Melissa tells PEOPLE. “It’s fun. It’s a brand new experience for me. I’ve never been on that side but I’m anxious. I’m excited and ready to start.”
The new season of the Bachelorette has wrapped up and is set to premiere next Monday.
However, as we have all become accustomed to with the previous seasons, its almost impossible for these shows to do without the revelation of scandal or drama. As we previously reported, Ali Fedotowsky is no exception to this.
It has come out that one of her bachelors, Canadian wrestler Justin Rego, actually had a girlfriend while on the show.
Host Chris Harrisontells ET, “Ali’s time as The Bachelorette was tumultuous to say the least… It was a tough run for her. The more I got to know her… everybody brings their baggage, whether it is Jake Pavelka or Andrew Firestone… you bring your life and your history. Part of Ali’s is that she is insecure, and her fear was that she wasn’t going to be loved back.”
Chris continues, “Everyone brings their own baggage to the show. Ali [is] a girl that has in the past been hurt before.” Chris also adds that despite appearing confident and independent, Ali is very vulnerable.
“She really had this fear of almost being rejected. Like, ‘Yes, I’m going to fall in love, but I’m really worried that I’m not going to get love back.’…Everyone has their kind of bones in the closet that they have to deal with. Hers was ‘I’m going to put myself out there. I really think I’m going to fall in love, but are these guys going to love me back?'”
Ali’s season premieres Monday May 24 at 9|8c on ABC.
Something both women seem to have in common is that they have both been in the tabloids a lot lately. Vienna has received the worst of this, as she has been described as a party girl, a cheater, and accused of stealing $5,000 from her ex-husband’s bank account to pay for her boob job. Plus multiple photos of her have been leaked online.
Tenley’s ex-husband, Ryan Natividad, has also slammed her in a recent interview he gave Star Magazine. The newly remarried undercover cop claims Tenley is not as sweet and innocent as she appears on the show. Ryan claims Tenley was “very controlling, very demanding, and very selfish” during their short lived marriage. “She’s far from the demure and innocent person she pretends to be on The Bachelor,” says Ryan. Tenley had claimed on the show that Ryan cheated on her, something he denies.
Jake Pavelka also gave a new interview to PEOPLE magazine during which he spoke vaguely about his final pick. He however says he hopes the public will understand his pick. “I just hope that everybody understands the decision I made because I’m the one who has to live with it.”
We can however reveal Jake’s final pick and the update on the couple. Do not highlight the next paragraph or read the comments if you don’t want to know who won.
As we have previously revealed, Jake’s final pick is Vienna, and according to RealitySteve.com, the couple recently taped the After the Final Rose reunion,set to air tonight, during which they appeared to still be together and happy.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE FINAL TWO? WHO DO YOU WANT JAKE TO PICK?
The latest is now whether or not her follow Bachelor cast-mates were being honest when they claimed to have witnessed inappropriateness between Rozlyn and Bachelor producer Ryan Callahan.
First contestant JessieSulidis revealed on the Women Tell All show that she saw Rozlyn and Callahan kissing behind a staircase at the Bachelor mansion. Jessie, who sounded very believable, even swore on her dog’s life, but now the bigger question is why did Jessie deny seeing anything inappropriate happen between Rozlyn and the producer just a month ago in an interview she gave to TV Guide? An excerpt is below -
“TVG: Let’s talk about Rozlyn for a second. Were you privy to what some of the other girls saw?
Jessie: I didn’t see anything, but I heard that other people might have seen something, but we all got over it and past it pretty quickly. We never really talked about it in the house again after that night.”
Valishia Savage, another one of the women who spoke out against Rozlyn at the reunion show, now says she regrets the things she said. “Still, to this day, I never saw anything that made me think it was a sexual relationship. Never,” Valishia tellsUsWeekly. “And I was the closest to her — I was her roommate! I had the same producer she had come visit me at my house. If anything, he was very forward and flirtatious.”
So why did Valishia claim on the show that she suspected something happened Rozlyn and the producer? According to Valishia, she felt pressured by the Bachelor producers to speak out against her friend. “I kind of felt a little bombarded by producers and people who tried to sway me to that side,” admitted Valishia.
Ellan Nolan is the third woman who claimed to have heard Rozlyn make some inappropriate comments about wanting the producer to come “put her to bed.” Ella also gave an interview to RealityTVWorld just a month ago during which she claimed she did not see anything that would lead her to believe Rozlyn carried on an affair while on the show. An excerpt from this interview is below -
“I really did not see a lot with her and the producer. I saw them being very friendly with each other. I didn’t see anything out of the ordinary. So I have to say no, I wasn’t one of the ones who went to the producers.”
RealitySteve.com is also reporting that the girls who refused to speak out against Rozlyn during the WTA show were “punished” by the producers of the show. For example, Corrie Adamson, who was part of the final 5 and also had an interesting storyline this season because she was a virgin, was only shown for a couple of seconds during the 2 hour show. She was not interviewed, nor did she speak a word during the entire show. Why? Well apparently this was because Corrie refused to speak out against Rozlyn. Kudos to Corrie if this story is true.
The Bachelor host Chris Harrison has also promised to never speak out on the Rozlyn issue again after calling her “desperate” due to some of the comments she made on the WTA show, mainly the one during which she accused the married host of hitting on the wife of the then married producer, Callahan.
TELL US – WITH ALL THIS NEW INFORMATION, DO YOU BELIEVE ROZLYN OR THE OTHER WOMEN?
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?
Jake Pavelka narrowed down his bachelorettes to his final 2 last night on The Bachelor and there is a major contrast between the two remaining women.
His final pick will be either the always sweet and happy 25 year old Tenley Molzahn, or the controversial 23 year old Vienna Girardi. In a new interview with E! News, the host Chris Harrison is now promising us Jake’s final pick will be a shocker. “I know for a fact Jake is happy with his decision,” says Chris.
“As far as everyone’s opinion,” Chris says when asked about the winner, “I will steal a line from Jake. He has said, ‘I will shock people, I will disappoint people,’ but he did what he feels was right, and I totally support him. Good for him.”
Chris also defends Vienna, who has gotten a bad rep both on and off the show. “I think Vienna has a bit of a bad rep,” he explains. “I think she was put behind the 8 ball in the beginning, because when you are one on the front-runners early on, there is a target put on your back. So, there is competitiveness, there is jealousy from the other girls. But in the other girls’ defense, I don’t think Vienna went out of her way to fix that problem. She even stoked the flame a couple times. And so by the time she tried to apologize and make things better, that ship had sailed and it was just too late.”
SPOILER – Do not highlight the sentence below if you do not want to know who wins the show.
The winner of the show is indeed Vienna Girardi. RealitySteve.com revealed this spoiler weeks ago, and so far has been accurate in all his spoilers for this season. So there you have it, Vienna is Jake’s final pick. No word on if they are still together.
SO TELL US, WHO DO YOU WANT AS JAKE’S FINAL PICK? er.