Spurned bachelorette Vienna Girardi is telling the world about her months of misery with Jake Pavelka, and now the reality stud is giving his side of the story.
In an interview with Extra‘s Mario Lopez, airing tonight, Jake discusses his upcoming reunion with Vienna on The Bachelorette on July 5.
“Hopefully, it’s gonna be some closure for me,” Jake says. “America was there and stood with me at the birth of our relationship, and I think I owe it to them and to myself and Vienna to let everybody be there at the end of it.
“That everybody understands that it was real. And I don’t regret it. I regret what is happening right now. But I don’t regret the decision that I made. I made the best decision on The Bachelor.”
As the he-said, she-said recriminations unfold, Jake says: “There was a serious lack of respect in the relationship. I would like to think that she didn’t cheat. That’s my side right there.”
And was his reaction to Vienna selling her story to a weekly tabloid? “What did I ever do to you that you would go down and sell your story to a magazine? Is being famousthat important to you?
“If you don’t want to be with me, that’s OK. But there’s a very amicable way to split relationships up and she did it the wrong way!”
“Fame changes people,” he adds. “She feels like Dancing with the Stars should have been hers, but in my view, I felt like it was ours.
“She started to get insanely jealous over these wonderful things that were happening in life, and they directly affected her. I saw her frustrations, so I tried to include her in everything I did.”