It’s that time of the year folks! You know, when the weekly magazines start to reveal some sordid secrets from the past of The Bachelor and its contestants.
Brad Womack graces the latest cover of UsWeekly magazine under the titled ‘Brad’s Double Life.’ The claims? Brad proposed to his on and off girlfriend of 8 years, Laurel Kagay, just weeks before he left to go film the Bachelor last year.
According to Laurel, Brad, 38, asked her to marry him countless times over the course of their relationship. “Even when we weren’t together, he would say how much he loved me and was going to marry me,” she tells UsWeekly.
It gets even worse as Laurel reveals after Brad spent the summer trying to woo her back — including a speech to Laurel, 31, and her mother saying he would “marry her right now” — he left to film the Bachelor, but continued to send her emails.
Laurel is now sending out a warning to Brad’s final pick on the show. “I’m sure the girl he picked would want to know that he was proposing to another woman right before he started taping the show,” she says. “I would want to know.”
You can read more about this story, which promises shocking texts, in the latest issue of UsWeekly.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS STORY? DOES IT CHANGE YOUR OPINION ON BRAD?
According to a new report by AM NewYork, Vienna, 23, former fiance of Jake Pavelka, was overheard “plugging” herself to be the next Bachelorette over dinner at Primo KO in New York City.
She was apparently in NYCto take part in a Bachelor reunion that was also attended by show alums Molly Malaney Mesnick, David Good, Rozlyn Papa, and Gia Allemand. No word on whether or not ABC is even considering having Vienna return as the Bachelorette though it might not be far fetched as Brad’s return is currently proving to be a success for the network. Monday’s episode of the Bachelor was the highest rated this season, bringing in 9.4 million viewers.
In other Vienna news, UsWeekly is also reporting she and former Bachelor contestant Gia Allemand got into a recent twitter war. It gets even better as it was over former Bachelorette contestant Wes Hayden, also Gia’s ex-boyfriend.
“I guess I can hope to be the Bachelorette now that Wes is dating Vienna!” Gia, 26, tweeted late Tuesday. Vienna didn’t take too well to Gia’s tweet as she denied dating Wes, despite claims they hooked up at a recent Bachelor reunion in Texas.
“It’s sad that people have to make up lies (Gia) that I’m dating someone so they can get sympathy and attempt to become the Bachelorette,” Vienna sniped back on twitter.
“[You are] a bad friend [and] everyone saw you guys at the reunion and in Texas. And [you] even approached me — hope they got it on camera. We will see soon on the Women Tell All [special],” Gia snapped back. “The world already knows [your] true colors.”
Yikes. As for what happened between Gia and Wes, Gia said the following to Realitysteve.com about his rumored hook up with Vienna, “Wes is a snake who only cares about himself and uses people to try to get another 15 minutes of fame, so this doesn’t shock me about him at all.” Safe to assume these are not friendly exes.
TELL US – SHOULD VIENNA BE THE NEXT BACHELORETTE? THOUGHTS ON THE TWITTER FEUD & GIA’S COMMENTS?
Has the Bachelor Padcreated yet another real like couple? That answer is yes!
Following their on screen flirting, it seems Gia Allemandand ABC resident bad boy Wes Hayden are now officially a couple.
The duo, pictured above on Friday at Melanie Segal’s MTV VMA Retreat in Beverly Hills, California, expressed their fondness for one another on the show with Wes even proclaiming his love for Gia. However, things could not go any further as Gia had a boyfriend at the time.
The two then reunited during the Wednesday taping of the show’s finale and reunion. With Gia now being single, it seems they are giving things a go. According to RadarOnline, Gia and Wes “were acting like a couple,” Friday night at the Voyeur nightclub.
“They were whispering in each others ears and smiling a lot,” says a source. “At one point, Gia grabbed Wes’ arm and pulled him close for a kiss. They were holding hands for most of the night and disappeared together at about 1:30 am.”
The finale of the Bachelor Pad airs tonight, and host Chris Harrison tells Zap2it that fans will be in for a big surprise. Coming up in tonight’s finale, Dancing With The Stars pro dancer Edyta Sliwinska makes a cameo appearance when she teaches Jesse Kovacs how to dance, much to the dismay of Jesse’s crazy pants girlfriend Elizabeth Kitt. Jesse and Elizabeth are still dating by the way.
The final six includes Tenley & Kyptin, Natalie & Dave, and Elizabeth & Jesse. The finale episode airs tonight on ABC at 8/7c.
In a new interview with UsWeekly, the weatherman had some choice words for crazy pants Elizabeth Kitt, who spit on her hands, rinsed them off in the pool and sniped, “I just realized how gross this is” after kissing Jonathan in the kissing competition on Monday night’s episode.
“I didn’t consider her a contestant,” said the Weatherman, 30, in a post-show interview. “I consider contestants to be of a human form, not of a demonic form. Everybody else was cool. If I don’t have respect for somebody, they can say whatever they want about me and it doesn’t phase me.”
As for why he was voted off the show, the Weatherman is still not sure, adding that “there were definitely girls that would have benefited and given themselves more longevity in the game by keeping me around.”
In other news, after sharing what seemed like a romantic connection with Wes Hayden on the Bachelor Pad, Gia Allemand is now opening up about the ABC resident bad boy.
Gia, 26, tells UsWeekly she feels she got sent home because she backed out of the very gross kissing contest. Gia felt uncomfortable with the competition because she had a boyfriend, Hockey player Chris Campoli, back home.
“I took away a shot at winning the rose — that was huge,” said Gia. “But I had to do what was right for my boyfriend back home and what was right in my mind. Kissing people down the line was not right for me to do.”
And what about her close relationship with Wes on the show? “I feel bad that I got close to another guy on the show — even though I didn’t cheat,” said Gia. “My boyfriend handled everything with such class.”
So is she still with her boyfriend? Gia declined to answer stating the answer to that question will come out after the finale. However RadarOnline reported weeks ago that Gia and Chris are no longer together. According to Radar, the two split up shortly after Gia came back from doing the show.
So is a single Gia dating Wes? Unlikely as she tells UsWeekly she has not seen Wes, 33, since she got sent home. “We’re going to see each other at the finale,” she said. “That’s a little nerve-wracking.”
In a new interview with PEOPLE, Juan discusses why he went on the show, what really happened between him and Nikki, while he also defends crazy pants Michelle.
Excerpts from Juan’s interview below –
The reason you were eliminated is because of your history with Nikki. Viewers only got part of the story and it made you seem like a jerk. What’s your side?
Nikki tends to embellish and exaggerate and she uses the terms relationship and dating differently than I do … We had been corresponding online and she seemed like a sweet girl. She invited me to Chicago. I had never been and was eager to visit. We had a wonderful weekend together. She was a wonderful host. Everything went as normally and naturally as you can imagine and then I came back to LA, my life and other people I was dating. We kept in touch but at no time did we ever talk about pursuing it. I took it for what it was and she obviously took it for something more. The next time I saw her was six weeks later on the reunion cruise. Before we boarded, I said I wasn’t interested in continuing our relationship and that it would be best to be friends. She didn’t take that very well and that’s where the animosity started.
Were you surprised at how quickly Natalie and Jesse hooked up?
Yeah. They had an instant connection. They are each other’s type in every way. I don’t know if it will last. They live in different states so that makes things difficult.
Did Michelle and Craig hook up on the first night?
That never happened. Tenley was dreaming or it was Natalie and Jesse who had already been making out and slept next to her. Craig and Michelle were on the other side of the room and I know for a fact they didn’t do anything inappropriate. If it was Tenley’s strategy to start a rumor about someone already on thin ice to rally the troop against her, it was well-played.
As you all slept in one room, which woman looked best waking up? Gia always looked great. Some girls walked in to the house all dolled up and Gia came in with no makeup, hair down and a T-shirt and could not have looked more beautiful.
A new episode of the Bachelor Pad is also coming on tonight. Things quickly heat up when Wes Hayden tells Gia he loves her. “I’m crazy about you … I wish that circumstances were different … but I’ve got this infatuation that you’re kinda my girl … I love you,” says Wes to Gia.
On the other side of the house, it seems Jesse is having second thoughts about Natalie upon hearing she’s been around the block with many other past Bachelor(ette) guys.
The highly talked about Bachelor Pad is set to premiere tonight on ABC at 8 P.M./ET.
The show will feature 19 Bachelor and Bachelorette alums as they try to find love and win money at the same time. The lone winner of the show will end up walking away with $250,000.
In tonight’s premiere, the contestants will arrive separately via limousine to greet co-host Chris Harrison, the other host is Melissa Rycroft. They are unaware of who else is on the show and according to UsWeekly, and weatherman Jonathan is not happy to see his nemesis Craig M.
On more of the premise of the show – there will be a competition in each episode and the winner of each competition gets a rose and he/she gets to pick three people to go on a date with. During the date, the winner will hand out a rose to someone, and that person is then safe from elimination. One guy and one girl will be ousted each week.
While the competition aspect sounds interesting enough, the juicy part of the show comes in form of the hooks ups amongst the cast members, and there are reportedly lots and lots of it! As for what to expect tonight and this season in terms of hooking up, and not who wins the competion. Some spoilers are below –
Elizabeth Kitt (Bachelor: Jake) is in love with Jesse Kovacs (Bachelorette: Jillian), but the feeling isn’t mutual, and when Jesse K tells her they should just be friends while doing the show, she threatens to have her girlfriends in the house vote him out.
In the premiere episode, Natalie Getz (Bachelor: Jason) and Jesse Beck (Bachelorette: Ali) strike up a quick romance and are quickly seen making out all over the house, thus making them a target to be split up by the other contestants.
Nikki Kaapke (Bachelor: Jason) and Juan Barbiere (Bachelorette: Jilian) are said to have dated off the show with things not ending well between the two, which will likely lead to some show drama.
Star magazine also gives these juicy tidbits about the show’s cast –
Gia & Wes: She may have a boyfriend back home, but that didn’t stop Jake Pavelka’s castoff from locking lips — a lot — with the aspiring country singer (from Jillian Harris’ season). “She was smitten,” says an insider.
David & Jessie: When it came to the ladies, he was like a kid in a candy store! David, who was also dumped by Jillian, hooked up with both Natalie and Jessie. “He’ll do anything to get ahead in the game,” says the insider.
Tenley & Kiptyn: The temperature spiked in the hot tub when these two and things “got really steamy” one night, says the insider. “I’m pretty sure Tenley fell in love with him, but Kiptyn is such a player.”
TELL US – WILL YOU BE TUNING IN FOR THE BACHELOR PAD? AND IF SO, WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE PREMIERE?
ABC has now announced and released photos of the 19 Bachelorand Bachelorettealums that will be starring on their upcoming new show titled The Bachelor Pad!
The show, which is being hosted by Melissa Rycroftand Chris Harrison, will follow 19 fan favorites from the shows’ history as they compete for $250,000 and a second chance at love. The six-episode series premieres Aug. 9 on ABC.
The new season of The Bachelorette featuring Ali Fedotowsky premiered Monday night, but the hot topic on the minds of viewers seems to be the upcoming scandal this season, when it is discovered that one of the men vying for Ali’s heart already had not one, but two girlfriends back home.
That man is Canadian wrestler Justin Rego aka Rated R. Interestingly enough, Justin was voted by the other men on the show as being there for the wrong reasons on Monday’s premiere episode. And while some of the past douche bags on the show were able to get away with two timing, think the Wes scandal from Jillian Harris’sseason, Justin wasn’t quite so lucky, as one of his girlfriends actually called Ali during filming of the show.
The girlfriend that made the phone call to Ali (set to air during a later episode) was Jessica Spillas, pictured in the white top above. According to RealitySteve, Jessica is a 19-year-old from Toronto, Canada, and according to her, Justin was her longtime boyfriend who only went on the show to further his wrestling career.
So why did Jessica decide to out Justin out to Ali? Well apparently while the show was filming earlier this year, Jessica found out Justin had been tow timing her with another girl named Kimberly Kerekes (pictured in the middle above). Jessica then contacted former Bachelor contestant Jessie Sulidis, who also ails from Toronto. Jessie put Jessica in touch with the show’s producers, thus leading to the infamous phone call to Ali.
The other girl, Kimberly, also gave a recent interview to RadarOnline, during which she reveals she had no idea Justin had another girlfriend back home. Kimberly also reveals she had been dating Justin for three months before he left to do the show.
CLICK THE READ MORE BUTTON FOR MORE PHOTOS OF JUSTIN, JESSICA AND KIMBERLY –