This seasons winner of The Bachelor, Vienna Girardi, told her side of the story on why she and Bachelor Jake Pavelka really broke up exclusively to Star Magazine for this weeks issue that went on sale Wednesday.
In her first exclusive interview since news of her break up with Jake Pavelka, Vienna said that ending her engagement to Jake was one of the hardest things she has ever had to do in her life. Star Magazine said Vienna did the interview only hours before she packed her belongings in the Los Angeles apartment the couple shared and left behind a goodbye letter that she said was so heartbreaking for her to write and an experience she said made her cry intensely the entire time she was writing it.
Star Magazine reports during the interview with Vienna she was very emotional and cried often when talking about Jake and the reasons behind her leaving him.
Vienna also reiterated in the interview the same thing she said on Twitter Tuesday when the news broke of the breakup that she did not cheat on Jake with Get Him To The Greek star Gregory Michael. In a tweet on her official Twitter page Vienna said, “The accusations of me cheating are completely fabricated. 100% false.” She also said the rumors of Jake cheating on her right after The ABC show The Bachelor, On the Wings of Love ended this season are false.
Vienna said for the first months after the series ended the couple couldn’t keep their hands off of each other saying they were very intimate, physical and passionate with each other. But, she says, the passion abruptly ended four months ago and they developed major intimacy issues.
Vienna said, “We haven’t been intimate in months now. More than four months. At first his excuse was that he was fasting. The second excuse was that he didn’t feel like it. And the third excuse was that he said that he felt that I wouldn’t understand that he wants to wait until marriage, even though I told him I’d support him. Then the last excuse was that we fight so much that I push him away. I was like, really – which excuse is it? I literally have been living six months with this guy who won’t be intimate with me!”
Vienna went on to tell Star Magazine that in public Jake was completely different then he was when they were at home and alone together. “He kisses me only if we’re on a red carpet or if cameras are there. Besides that, I have to ask for a kiss – and if I do he’ll pucker his lips and just peck me. I’m like, that’s how I kiss my grandmother!”
Vienna also claims in the interview after the show ended Jake was not the person she fell in love with on the show and became emotionally abusive when they were alone together. She also called Jake a Monster in the interview.
But insiders and crew members of The Bachelor said the attention Vienna lavished on Jake was almost obsessive and the two seemed to have more of an infatuation with each other than real love for each other. Crew members of the ABC show said they weren’t surprised the couple didn’t last long after they became engaged and said, like Jake’s family did, that he should have picked runner-up Tenley Molzahn.
Sources with another ABC reality show Dancing With the Stars, which Jake was a contestant on, said Vienna’s attention was obsessive on the set and she seemed to have herself attached at Jake’s hip the entire time he was on the show. A source called her attention “stalkerish” and said she had to be everywhere Jake was and would often become emotional if she was away from Jake for a long period.
Vienna wishes Jake all the best in his life and future and said she is trying to move on with her life as well. Jake and Vienna will be seen again in the season premier of The Bachelorette when it premiers June 28th.
Entertainment Weekly suggested Wednesday the couple should consider applying for a spot on the brand new Bachelor/Bachelorette spin-off The Bachelor Pad, which follows the lives of former contestants as they live together in a mansion and try for a second chance at love.