Exclusive: OK! Chats with 'Bachelor' Stars Jake Pavelka and Ali Fedotowsky, "This Is First Time We've Seen Each Other!"

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Jan. 19 2013, Published 12:15 p.m. ET

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Well friends, it's been so much fun, but it's time to wrap up Bachelor Week here on OK! And we promise to go out with a bang. I know, you're probably thinking how could that be when we already spoke to newest Bachelor Sean Lowe and the woman who broke his heart—Emily Maynard. And then we heard from two ladies who were very lucky in love thanks to The Bachelor and The BacheloretteTrista Sutter and Molly Mesnick.

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So who's left? How about  Bachelor Jake Pavelka and the woman who left him speechless when she chose her career over love, Ali Fedotowsky!

Yes, during our Friday night at the Bachelor mansion, the duo was together for the very first time since the show! Yes, they had not seem each other since! We had to pull them aside to find out if they still had anything they needed to say to each other and where they both were at in their quests to find love.

Read on as their answers will definitely surprise you!

OK!: Before we get started, Ali, we have to ask about how uneven the floors are in this mansion! How did you wear heels and not trip?

Ali Fedotowsky: laughing I never wore heels when I was here. I wore converse through some of the rose ceremonies!

OK!: We don't blame you! Now, how do both of you feel being back in the mansion?

Jake Pavelka: Nothing. I’ve been to the mansion so many different times. . .

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AF:  I haven’t. I was here once with Roberto Martinez like two years ago but I haven’t been back really. For me it’s crazy being here. I think about moments that happened on certain couches or Tenley Molzahn} doing handstands in the middle of the living room. Just all the weird things that happened here. To me, it’s really insane.

OK!: Is there any particular moment from when you were on the show that just came rushing back tonight?

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AF: I wasn’t here that much as the Bachelorette. You’re in your own house up the road. But on Jake’s season of The Bachelor—which I would choose to be a contestant on The Bachelor instead of The Bachelorette any day, its way better, I was here. Ihad my most @#&! experiences being sick the very night when I first got here on The Bachelorette. That first rose ceremony goes till 8 in the morning and I was just like, 'Shoot me!'

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JP:  I never saw one episode of her season. I couldn’t watch it. It was too soon.

AF: He didn’t like me.

JP:  I didn’t like you?

AF: You didn’t watch my season!

OK!: Why didn't you watch her season?

JP: I probably could now but right after that I couldn’t. I was really happy that they picked her out of all of the girls to be The Bachelorette because I got phone calls about who I thought. I was team Ali the whole way but I could not watch it. I could not do it. You know how it is when you first break up with somebody, it’s too close to home.

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OK!: Have you guys seen each other or been in touch before tonight?

AF: This is the first time I’ve seen since Jake since our season.

JP: You've been avoiding me.

AF: We talked a few times on the phone but first time I’ve seen him. But in general I’m always happy to see everyone, it brings back good memories and it’s fun. Jillian might be one of my favorite people in the world. Jason and Molly are adorable. I think that there’s a relationship that you share with everyone from the show that you can’t with anyone else.

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OK!: What has dating been like for you both? Is it easier or harder coming off the show?

AF: I haven’t dated.

JP: It’s impossible to date.

OK!: What's the hardest part about it?

JP: They have a preconceived notion of who you are or they associate you with going to movie premiers or being in magazines. Or if they are already famous or in the industry, they look at you as being semi-toxic to a career.Ed note: Jake was recently linked to actress Kristin Chenoweth

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AF: That is telling, Jake! My mind is going so many places right now!

OK!: What about you, Ali?

AF: I just haven’t dated. I just honestly didn’t want to. I’m busy and I think it's very important for women to be independent.

JP: What she’s saying is she hasn’t met the right guy!

AF: Of course, but I think when I meet the right guy I’ll know. I’m not going to waste my time. I have tons of friends and I love all those things.

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OK!: Do you both have any advice for the new Bachelor, Sean?

AF: Nothing!

JP: Nothing! Exactly, thank you!

AF: You either get lucky or don’t and if you meet the right person that’s because it’s your life path and that’s who you were supposed to meet. If the person Sean meets in the house isn’t the person he’s supposed to be with the rest of his life, there is no advice that we can give that will make that work. It’s either going to work or it’s not.

OK!: Do you have any advice for these celebrities that just can't make it work? Like a Taylor Swift?

JP: Stay away from the Kennedys! It just never ends good. I was scared something was going to happen to Taylor!

OK!: Do you think a celebrity should become the next Bachelor or Bachelorette?

JP: I think Ali should go back on the show!

AF: No way, I would never!

Do you think Jake and Ali should date again? And what was your favorite interview in Bachelor Week? Tell us in the comments section or tweet us @OKMagazine!


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