Tenley Molzahn‘s dreams of marriage with Jake Pavelka were shattered last night when the pilot gifted villain Vienna Giradi with a rose — and an engagement ring.
But The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love runner-up had a chance to talk to Jake on ABC’s After the Final Rose and ask him why he rejected her.
“I’m nervous. It’s going to be emotional,” she told host Chris Harrison, and while she prepared to get an explanation for “unanswered questions,” she and Jake shared a tight hug.
Perhaps Tenley read it wrong? “There was an incredible spark between the two of us,” she said. But Jake confessed, “Vienna and I had that spark that you and I didn’t.”
However, the exes agreed to remain friends and Jake said, “You have a life friend. This is not goodbye.”
Tenley managed a subtle dig at Vienna by saying, “I can say that I am relieved I wasn’t her if you were feeling so much passion about both of us.”
Once she left the stage, Jake was free to wax lyrical about his fiancée: “Vienna’s my baby. I am so in love with Vienna… It’s like a fairy tale every day.”
Joining him on stage for the first time as an engaged couple Vienna said she wanted to “scream it from the rooftop” how blissfully in love she is.
Although they’ve discussed marriage, they have yet to write a date in the calendar. But first, they plan to introduce their families and settle together in Dallas.