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"Sometimes love just isn't enough in a relationship." - Jake Pavelka

We don't even have a joke for this moving quote, but The Bachelor star may be right. Especially if your fiancee is a nut job stalker, which he can attest to.

Future Mrs. Pavelka

Sources close to the couple say they weren't too surprised to see Jake and Vienna break up, in large part because she didn't give him a whole lot of space.

"She was kind of stalkerish," says a staffer who worked closely with Jake Pavelka on Dancing With the Stars. "She wanted to spend a lot of time with him."

"Everywhere he would go, she would go. Rehearsals, photo shoots, practice. She was the only significant other there sometimes ... it was a little weird."

Another source says Vienna was pissed when Jake was cast on DWTS, saying she is "not a fan of reality TV" (LOL) or him being surrounded by women.

A Bachelor staffer echoed the sentiment: "I don't think anyone really expected [Jake and Vienna] to last. It seemed like more of an infatuation than love."

More specifically, Vienna went on the show because he was on it, and Jake was so smitten that he didn't heed warnings from ... well, the whole country.

In any case, it all unraveled amid rumors of Vienna cheating with Gregory Michael, which she denies. Moreover, her stepmom calls Jake a fame whore.

Oh yes. To hear her family tell it, Vienna Girardi was the one who out because of Jake's undying love for the spotlight. NOTE: They met on reality TV.

Her stepmom Lisa also says her relationship with Jake Pavelka ended last night around 6 p.m., and the breakup took place over the phone! Weak, J.

Whose side are you on?

 

Hold the phone, there's plenty more from Vienna's camp ...

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Their breakup came out of nowhere and absolutely shocked the celebrity gossip world this morning, leaving fans reeling from the loss of a storybook romance.

Okay, not really. There was no way in hell Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi would last. Still, what contributed to the abrupt dissolution of The Bachelor couple?

Publicly, they're not saying, but sources involved in the production of the reality say that Jake was the one who pulled the plug - because of her cheating.

At least that's what he believes. Rumors that Vienna was "stepping out" with Gregory Michael of the ABC Family show Greek were apparently the last straw.

The story had been out that the two were flirtatious at a recent event, and apparently Jake took it to heart, severing his engagement to the airhead Floridian.

Pissed Pavelka

SHOULD'VE PICKED TENLEY: Are Vienna Girardi and Gregory Michael hitting it, and is that the reason Jake Pavelka dumped her? It's all Greek to us - but that's the rumor.

Sources say they don't know if Vienna Girardi was in fact doing the nasty with Greg Michael, but Jake was convinced, and broke things off in the last 24-48 hours.

We don't want to throw Vienna under the bus without hard evidence ... but come on. It's not like this is the first secret boyfriend of hers we've reported on, people.

Nor is it a stretch to think that she cheated on Jake, given that she allegedly cleaned out her Marine ex-husband's bank account to pay for fake boobs. Just saying.

Another theory: ABC had them fake the proposal and keep up their sham engagement until Jake's stint on Dancing with the Stars wrapped. We could see that too.

The couple's rep did not offer any explanation for the breakup and claims that the reality TV stars want "privacy" as they deal with the "heartbreak" at this time.

Jake, wanting privacy. Ha. Who's next, Speidi?

 

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The Bachelor star Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi, who received his final rose just months ago, have broken up. This is shocking, as they seemed perfect together.

NOTE: The second sentence above is not true at all.

Many viewers of The Bachelor groaned when Jake picked Vienna on the season finale, given the rumors about Vienna's past and her personality ... in general.

Looks like the 84 percent of you who said he should've picked Tenley Molzahn and the 80 percent of you who said he and Vienna wouldn't last are vindicated!

Rumors about Vienna Girardi - partying, drugs, secret boyfriends, marriages, betrayal, topless modeling and plastic surgery - surfaced throughout the season.

She was bad news and we all knew it. Just not Jake.

Jake Proposes

A FAIRY TALE MOMENT: And a very short engagement.

Now 2-for-19 in producing marriages (Ali Fedotowsky's rumored choice is discussed at length in The Bachelorette spoilers here), it's another blow for the franchise.

You knew it was coming this time, though.

Jake Pavelka did his best to defend her, and his decision to marry her, but just over three months later, something apparently went terribly wrong between them.

What specifically happened, we don't know.

“Jake and Vienna have split,” says Janice Lee, a rep for the commercial pilot and professional airhead. “They appreciate the respect for their privacy at this time.”

No reason was given. After Pavelka was eliminated from Dancing With the Stars in late April, he spoke spending time with Girardi to "focus on our relationship."

Guess it was only then that he took some time to pause, reflect, look back on the last few months and realize that he was engaged to freaking Vienna Girardi.

I'm totally on ...

 

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Dallas pilot Jake Pavelka vied for Jillian Harris' affections on The Bachelorette, then starred on The Bachelor, then joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars.

It's been a heck of a reality TV run for the hunk, and it's not over yet!

The 32-year-old will guest star on Drop Dead Diva, playing Toby Davlin, a suitor on a dating show (featured within the actual show) entitled Finding the One.

Talk about typecasting. In the show, he'll dump one bachelorette for another, leading the producer to be sued "for intentionally conflicting emotional harm."

He begins taping scenes on June 18 for the August 22 episode.

Gentleman Jake

DIVA: Jake Pavelka in his element. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

Says Pavelka, who is engaged to Vienna Girardi in real life, "I am honored to be a part of Drop Dead Diva this season, and cannot wait to meet the cast and crew."

It's not his first acting role. Pavelka, who used to go by Jake Landrum, was on Walker, Texas Ranger as a young version of Chuck Norris' character, Cordell Walker.

Sadly (or thankfully), Jake has no plans to return to the ABC show that put him on the map this season - unless The Bachelorette spoilers we have are all wrong.

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We don't know what's more surprising, that Dancing with the Stars would actually have one of its contestants' fiancees come on the show, or that Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi are actually still together months after The Bachelor ended.

Vienna and Jake haven't had much time to celebrate their engagement, as he joined the Dancing with the Stars cast about 10 minutes after The Bachelor finale.

But at least Tuesday night, Vienna Girardi will get in on the ratings action reunite with her man again, according to Chelsie Hightower, Jake's partner this season.

“We had our second rehearsal today and surprisingly, Vienna isn't nervous at all,” says Hightower. “If it were me, I think I’d be vomiting all night, not sleeping."

"But Vienna is doing really well and she’s so excited.”

Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi Pic

Like all of the other season 10 couples, she and Pavelka will take to the floor together and perform one last dance - theirs is the Viennese Waltz - at the finale.

Girardi and Dmitry Chaplin will join them on the floor, "then Dmitry and I will hand Jake and Vienna over to each other,” Hightower says. Someone kill us now.

“It’s a slow, romantic waltz - a simulation of a pre-wedding dance.”

The future Mr. and Mrs. Jake Pavelka have not made any formal wedding arrangements, but do plan to set up residence in L.A. when DWTS ends next week.

“She’s a great girl,” Chelsea says of Vienna, who was said to be completely devastated by Jake's elimination a few weeks ago. “They are very happy together.”

Will Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi last?

 

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We know it's hard to say goodbye, but Jake Pavelka and his fiancee, Vienna Girardi, may be taking his Dancing with the Stars elimination a little hard.

The future spouses didn't cope so well after The Bachelor star was sent packing last night, a fitting result after he stumbled during his samba Monday.

Before the show even aired, Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi reportedly huddled together, held hands and prayed. Sadly, God did not come through.

When his name was called, he and Girardi looked devastated. Pavelka mouthed to her, "It's OK." But it really wasn't. He soon broke down in tears.

After Pavelka cried through his farewell speech, he eventually made his way over to his fiancee, whom he called "beautiful" in his closing remarks.

  • Vienna G. Pic
  • Jake Looking Like Jake

WOMEN OF JAKE PAVELKA: Vienna Girardi was not pleased at his elimination from Dancing with the Stars Tuesday, when he and partner Chelsie Hightower got axed.

The two looked absolutely "miserable, depressed and inconsolable" as they hugged and chatted when the DWTS cameras went off, witnesses say.

Deena Katz, the head producer/director, even walked over to comfort Jake Pavelka. Even that was not enough to comfort the downtrodden pilot.

"Well guys, I did everything I could," he Twittered later that night. "Layed [sic] it all out there on the dance floor. I'm pretty bumbed [sic]... :("

Profound.

Interestingly, Pavelka and his pro partner, Chelsie Hightower, parted ways immediately after cameras stopped rolling, hardly appearing like the best friend Pavelka gushed about on stage. Hmm. Perhaps V was getting a little jealous?

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After a mediocre samba and poor finish in the group swing marathon, you knew Jake Pavelka was running on fumes. Last night, he sputtered out.

Kicked off Dancing with the Stars after a six-week run, he now knows how those aspiring wives who went home each week without a rose felt like.

Oh, wait, he was kicked off The Bachelorette too. Never mind.

"This is, I think, the best season of Dancing With [the] Stars I've seen," Jake Pavelka said of his experience. "I was so honored to be here."

"I enjoyed every second. I want to thank Texas, I want to thank all the Mavericks fans, Canada, all the tweets, Facebook ... thank you for keeping me here for six episodes. I can't even put it into words how much I enjoyed this."

Jake Pavelka in Tears

Where, oh where, will Jake resurface on reality TV next?

To partner Chelsie Hightower, who kinda resembles another certain petite blond Jake loves, he said: "You're one of my best friends. I have loved every second of this."

"I love you. Thank you for being so great to my beautiful fiancée."

Aww. Speaking of said fiancee, don't worry about the elimination, Jake. You had a pretty good run, and at least you have Vienna Girardi to go home to.

On second thought, maybe that is worth crying over. Just kidding ... sort of. We're not shocked Jake was booted last night, just that he's still engaged!

Niecy Nash was in the bottom two with Jake and scraped by along with the other five. Click to enlarge some of Pavelka's top Dancing moments:

  • Chelsie Hightower, Jake Pavelka Photo
  • Jake's Final Dance
  • Jake Looking Like Jake
  • Encore, Jake!
  • Jake with No Pants
  • Pavelka and Hightower
  • Jake Pavelka, No Pants
  • Jake and Chelsie Picture
  • Chelsie and Jake
  • Jake Pavelka Dancing
  • Jake Pavelka and Chelsie Hightower

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Long hours. Intense pressure. No pants. Jake Pavelka can endure that. Handling the "popularity contest" that is Dancing with the Stars? He's got issues there.

"I think dancing-wise, I've been doing OK," The Bachelor star said. "The thing I wasn't really prepared for was this is a little bit of a popularity contest!"

"I've been focusing 150 percent of my energy on learning dancing and neglecting the 25 million people who don't know they have to vote to keep you on."

Only 150 percent, Jake? Might wanna kick it up to 175, dog.

"Look at the competition," he says, "and [Chad] Ochocinco has 800,000 people on his twitter! I have 16,000. By the way, my twitter is @JakePavelka1."

Jake Pavelka, No Pants

Yeah.

Solid plug, J. He does raise a valid point, though many fans do vote for who they like (hence, Kate Gosselin lasted five weeks). Still, Jake feels he's up against it.

"It seems like everyone else is established in Hollywood, or they've walked on the moon, or run touchdowns for the Bengals. Everybody has a huge personality."

Well, the show is Dancing with the Stars, man. It's not Dancing with Peeps From Other Reality Shows and Celebrity Gossip Tabloids So We Can Boost Ratings.

The future Mr. Vienna Girardi, who was "shocked" he landed in the bottom two at one point, has stayed out of it the past two weeks as the field has narrowed.

Think he can win? Do you want him too? Who's your favorite couple in this popularity contest? Tell us who you're rooting for on Dancing with the Stars below:

 

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Hey, what do you know, it's a story about a quasi-famous reality TV star who was then cast on Dancing With the Stars and is now clashing with their partner.

Jake Pavelka, everybody!

Ralph Macchio, Karina Smirnoff Pic

According to sources, Jake has been a "jerk" who makes Chelsie Hightower cry. Her offense? Pointing out things he's doing wrong in rehearsal. The nerve.

Also a source of strife? Vienna Girardi. Jake's "clingy" fiancee from The Bachelor is always on the set, supposedly, and Chelsie is reportedly getting fed up.

Now that Vienna somehow scored a job as a reporter for Extra, covering DWTS no less, we don't foresee that situation getting any better anytime soon.

Chelsie Hightower and Jake Pavelka leave practice smiling ... for once.

Even co-host Brooke Burke admits the tension between the trio is growing "week to week." Will it only escalate if Jake Pavelka advances deep this season?

We can only hope. The burden of entertaining us with bad dancing and diva behavior has fallen squarely upon Kate Gosselin until now. Gal needs a break!

Who are you rooting for on Dancing with the Stars?

 

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Talk about jumping the shark Extra hard.

Continuing its time-honored tradition of making reporters out of D-list celebrities with no redeeming qualities, the celebrity gossip show has given a job to ...

... Vienna Girardi!

That's right, Jake Pavelka's fiancee is joining Extra as a reporter. Rachel Uchitel, Tiger Woods mistress and fellow new Extra employee, would be so proud.

"I start my new job today as Ms. Vienna Girardi Extra TV Report[er]," the Floridia native posted on Twitter Monday. "My first interview is with DWTS tonight!"

Isn't that a conflict of interest or something?

Jake Pavelka, Vienna Girardi Image

Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi following their lame engagement on The Bachelor last month. Both of them are now back on TV. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

Girardi teased on Facebook over the weekend that she'd have a "big surprise for everyone on Monday." Guess she wasn't talking that story on her drug lord ex.

The former Hooters waitress and topless model recently moved to L.A. with Pavelka to support her pilot fiance while he competes on Dancing With the Stars.

Now her annoying a$$ will be supporting him on camera and off.

Jake Pavelka Biography

The Bachelorette: Jake Jake Pavelka was a contestant on The Bachelorette's fifth season, pining for the love of Jillian Harris. He is also known as Jake... More »
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