As happy as I am for anyone getting engaged, I couldn’t help feeling a little underwhelmed watching Jacqueline Laurita’s daughter Ashlee Holmes get proposed to by Pete Malleo on Real Housewives of New Jersey.
It seemed quick and I was very confused by the “I’m proud of you” line. It came off like it was blurted out and I didn’t feel the magic that I was expecting from the moment. Well, I wasn’t the only one who wasn’t feeling that part of the episode, since Ashlee critiqued it in a post on social media.
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Apparently, according to Ashlee, part of the proposal was cut out, which is why it seemed so abrupt.
Why was such a pivotal moment was cut short? I mean, how minutes could a marriage proposal take? It doesn’t really make any sense to me, but Ashlee clarified that the proposal was edited to allot more time to other story lines in the episode or something like that.
Ashlee killed two birds with one stone with her an Instagram post that was both an #MCM for Pete and a clarification about what actually went down during the proposal. She wrote a lengthy caption, but it makes so much more sense now.
First, Ashlee explained that the brief scene we saw was not the entire proposal (THANK GOD): “About last night’s episode of #RHONJ: I was a little upset with last night’s episode because unfortunately a good chunk of the proposal had to be edited out. I think @c3peteo did so amazing that I couldn’t not post the full story (again) today.”
There was actually a really cute part that didn’t make the show with the couple walking along the pier in Hoboken.
Ashlee wrote, “As we approached the end of it I remember thinking how cute all of the locks were on it. I said to Pete that we should get one and come back one day. He said it was funny I said that because he had actually brought one with him. It was then that he pulled a lock out of his pocket! He wrote our names on it and then asked me if I wanted to write the date.”
Ashlee elaborated, “While doing that he was saying very sweet things. I could tell he was nervous but I thought he was just uncomfortable filming maybe? Especially because it was an intimate moment. We locked the lock on the gate together. Then all of the sudden that’s when he told me he loved me and asked me to marry him.”
So why was the adorable love lock cut from the show? Sadly, this show was filmed months ago and apparently there are new regulations about the locks.
Ashlee revealed, “Unfortunately the entire scene with the lock had to be cut because Hoboken has a new rule that frowns upon people placing locks on that pier. If I’m not mistaken all of those locks have since been removed (makes me sad). Because of this… Bravo didn’t feel comfortable airing it as to not upset the city of Hoboken by promoting the act. I understand. I just felt bad that y’all didn’t get to see the full effect of what Pete did because it was so cute.”
Ugh. That’s so lame. Bravo should have just showed the scene and put up a disclaimer about the regulations changing or have Ashlee mention it during her on-camera interview portion. SMH, production. At the very least, I’m happy that what we saw on TV wasn’t actually the entire proposal. That’s a relief.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK IT MADE SENSE FOR THE PROPOSAL TO BE EDITED THE WAY IT WAS? WHAT DID YOU THINK WHEN YOU ORIGINALLY WATCHED IT ON RHONJ?
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