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Dreams do come true. At least 10-20 percent of the time.

Fans know that a final rose does not guarantee a lifetime of happiness, but The Bachelor has produced some couples that have stood the test of time. At least lately.

And with Juan Pablo Galavis' season in full swing, ABC caught us up on some of its recent success stories as part of its "Juan-uary" series of Sunday specials.

Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici are set to tie the knot next weekend. They were one of the duos featured on The Bachelor: Bachelor Love Stories last night.

The others:

Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum
Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum are married. He won her heart on The Bachelorette.

  • Trista Rehn married fireman Ryan Sutter in a ceremony that was televised in 2003. Still the gold standard for the show, over a decade later.
  • Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried. The most recent Bachelorette picked Chris at the end of Season 9 last year. They're still engaged.
  • Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum. After she chose J.P. on The Bachelorette Season 7 finale, Ashley married J.P. in December 2012.
  • Molly and Jason Mesnick. Jason was engaged to Melissa Rycroft, but dumped her for runner-up (and now-wife) Molly on the After the Final Rose special. Close enough.

Will Juan Pablo end up in the success or failure column? The Bachelor spoilers shed some light on that if you're interested ... but the odds are not good.

That's like five success stories in like 27 seasons. Just saying.

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Jake Pavelka, who once wooed Gia Allemand on The Bachelor, had to pull his car over to the side of the road when he learned his former fling had died.

He said he could not stop crying when he heard the shocking news.

Jake Pavelka and Gia Allemand Photo

Allemand, who was taken off life support Wednesday after an apparent suicide attempt, was "an angel," he says, adding, "I am in complete shock."

Jake Pavelka is "devastated" at the loss of "one of the sweetest people I have ever known and a very dear friend. My heart goes out to her family."

"We have lost an angel today."

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From one douche to another, Jake Pavelka says Bachelorette castoff Ryan Park deserves another shot at love as the star of The Bachelor next season.

"I think he would be pretty good at meeting the audience," Pavelka told Us Weekly at a party celebrating Bachelor Pad 2 last night in Hollywood.

"He wears his heart on his sleeve."

  • Gentleman Jake
  • Ryan Park Picture

Other strong candidates include Bachelorette runner-up Ben Flajnik and Ames Brown, who along with Jake, debuted on last night's Bachelor Pad 2 premiere.

Park told reporters last month he was no longer "in love with Ashley," but admitted he continued to run through plenty of "what if" scenarios in his head.

So would Park take a shot at being ABC's new Bachelor? "Maybe!" he said ... but clearly he would. Like Jake Pavelka, you can tell he lives for this stuff.

Your thoughts: Who should be the next Bachelor?

 

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Based on the trailer that aired on last night's Men Tell All special, Season 2 of Bachelor Pad is shaping up to be one of the best/worst shows in reality TV history.

Seriously, it's guaranteed to elicit one or both of these responses:

  1. This show represents all that is wrong with society today!
  2. This is so bad, it's must-see TV!

Think Big Brother only with more hormones, bigger egos, pre-existing feuds and a hodgepodge of some of the most memorable Bachelor/Bachelorette castoffs:

Jake Pavelka is on it. Need we say more? Fame whoring at its finest for the cast, and guilty-pleasure, brain cell-eroding drama at its best for the viewers.

It all starts next week. For more on tonight's Bachelorette finale, be sure to check out The Bachelorette spoilers, and follow the jump for a preview:

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Jake Pavelka is making it a trifecta.

The Bachelorette castoff turned Bachelor star is coming to season two of Bachelor Pad this summer! Counting his stint on Dancing With the Stars, this will be the fourth ABC reality show for Jake in two years. Pretty amazing.

Pavelka, who is also starring on Famous Food with Heidi Montag and Ashley Dupre (seriously, that's a real show) will be competing for 15 more minutes of fame - and $250,000 - with other Bachelor rejects August 8.

Jake P.

EW broke the story with its report that Jake took Jackie Gordon (from last season of The Bachelor) out on the town for a date at LA’s El Capitan theater.

While Jackie didn’t make the final cut with Brad Womack, maybe she and Jake will fare better. Eh, Brad and Jake are both uptight stiffs, so probably not.

ABC has not announced the full cast of Bachelor Pad, but if rumors are true, Jake's ex-fiancee Vienna Girardi and Kasey Kahl, her new man, are both on it!

That is going to be seriously awkward. And ratings gold.

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Last night's episode of The Bachelorette was essentially scaled back to an hour and 15 minutes to make room for the Jake Pavelka-Vienna Girardi smackdown.

This left us with two thoughts: 1. This could easily be a one-hour show every week, and 2. This interview was likely the greatest 45 minutes in show history.

There were so many ridiculous comments made and insults traded, The Hollywood Gossip has devoted a separate Bachelorette recap to their joint interview.

Our traditional Bachelorette rundown will follow shortly. Now, for the blow-by-blow of the much-hyped reunion that followed the Breakup of the Century ...

Future Mrs. Pavelka

Introducing the segment on a somber note, venerable host-pimp Chris Harrison pretends not to be ecstatic this fell in ABC's lap. What a great job. Plus 8.

Jake comes out to tell "his side" first. Jerry Springer-esque. Minus 4, if only because a screaming audience and/or chairs thrown would have enhanced this.

Oh, if you have this on DVR, have one person do a shot every time she says "fame whore" and another take one every time he says "undermined." Plus 10.

After Jake Pavelka says he was "blindsided" by the split, Vienna Girardi alleges "emotional abuse." Hard to tell who's lying more in the early going. Minus 3.

Jake seems genuinely surprised, even now, that Vienna is trashy and not that smart. Plus 4, because 10 million viewers knew this on his season's premiere.

We've never been big fans, per se, but when Jake starts being all condescending about text messages, her family, her dog, etc., we feel bad for V. Minus 7.

Vienna, on Jake complaining that she remeasured their room: "I never picked up a tape measure. I never picked up a tape measure in my life." Plus 12.

For whatever reason, they bleep out Gregory Michael's name, even though Vienna's alleged cheating with Gregory Michael was widely reported. Minus 18.

That story about Jake throwing the GPS into the back seat was pathetic and disturbing, but Minus only 5, because you know how guys are about directions.

Chris: "We don't really care about the dog." LOLOLOLOL. Plus 10.

Asked by Chris what they loved about each other, Jake says Vienna "challenged him." Plus 14, because he definitely just became "the biggest fake liar ever."

Jake: "I believe there is more to relationships than sex and intimacy." Like updating one's Twitter and going on as many reality shows as possible. Minus 9.

Near tears and vehemently denying Jake's accusations of her "flings with other men," Vienna asks Chris if she can take a "poly-o-graph" test. Plus 1,000.

How the HELL has Chris kept a straight face for a HALF HOUR? Plus 7.

When she interrupts Jake, in the midst of apologizing no less, he raises his hand in rage (not quite making a fist, but close) and berates her. Minus 250.

As she storms off in tears, Jake just shakes his head condescendingly. "There she goes again." How would these two EVER work as a couple?! Minus 40.

Minus 200 more, because as entertaining as this was, these morons both need to go away forever now ... and we have a strong suspicion they won't.

Wow. We always knew Jake was an uptight stiff, but we didn't peg him for a misogynistic a$$hole. We can't believe we're saying this, but ... Team Vienna?

TOTAL: +534.

Whose side are you on?

 

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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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Radar Online may have topped itself with this one.

Citing an ex-girlfriend with no name, and offering no details of any actual sex, that site says Jake Pavelka cheated on Vienna Girardi with some random ex.

His alleged ex-girlfriend says The Bachelor star "made contact" with her after taping the show. Scandalous! He also said that Vienna meant nothing to him.

Supposedly.

The woman has not been publicly identified, possibly because she does not exist. But whoever it is gave a garbled interview on some Florida radio station.

In the interview, the woman says that Jake was forced to propose to Vienna Girardi. From what we know of The Bachelor, that part might really be true!

For a guy who's supposedly cheating on Vienna and in love with some nameless other woman, Jake sure looked happy yesterday in his sit-down with Ellen DeGeneres.

“When you get down on one knee and propose marriage to someone I take that very seriously,” she says through distorted audio. “The fact that he did that exclusively because he was instructed to do that, it disappoints me so much.”

Instructed. You knowz it. That's how Chris Harrison rolls.

The supposed Jake Pavelka ex reveals that they had made plans together for the future and even had a possible marriage discussion. She feels she was lied to.

“His actions are a complete 180 of that person he claims to be," she says. "I feel like I'm forced to say something for the sole purpose of defending my honor.”

Mmm hmm. This is even more absurd than the story yesterday claiming Vienna is an evil mastermind who manipulated Ali and conned Jake into proposing.

Jake started calling her after he finished taping The Bachelor, she says, and those phone calls led to an in person meeting and "he told her he loved her."

Whether this is true or complete BS, the question remains: Will Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi last, and actually walk down the aisle?

 

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Vienna Girardi won The Bachelor Monday night. Maybe you heard.

This revelation came not only as a shock, but a huge disappointment to a large portion of the ABC series' viewers, many of whom had fallen in love with Tenley Molzahn and/or Ali Fedotowsky and were hoping Jake would feel the same way.

According to Us, it was all part of her EVIL MASTER PLAN!

Vienna Girardi complained on the finale that her fellow contestants - particularly Ali, now the next Bachelorette, hated her. Perhaps they had good reason.

The magazine speculates that Vienna "set a trap" for Ali, and her adversary fell right into it, eventually taking herself out of the running. Diabolical ...

Vienna Tricks Jake

TURNING TRICKS: Jake was apparently punked by Vienna. Sucks for him.

"You don't see the things Vienna said to me. They were very hurtful," Ali said on the post-finale "After The Final Rose" special, and she took it personally.

"Vienna would always thank us for coming to her 'bachelorette' or 'engagement party,' then tell us we were all going home," another contestant reveals.

"Ali would just call her out on it."

Fiercely competitive Vienna ("she always had to one-up people," another castoff says) zeroed in on Ali as her main rival and vowed to TAKE HER OUT.

"Vienna would say to Ali that she was going to shake her boobs in Jake's face," explains another show insider. And oh, how she shook said boobs. Hard.

One of the girls in the house offers this theory for how Vienna was able to compel Jake Pavelka despite what some think are so many negative qualities:

"I think Jake hasn't ever been with a girl like Vienna and is experiencing a 'wild side.' Once she figured that out, maybe she was a little more seductive."

That about sums it up. Will Jake and Vienna last?

 

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Last night on The Bachelor, Jake Pavelka chose Vienna Girardi to be his wife. Or at least fiancee for the next 6-8 weeks 'til the "lightning hot" chemistry wears off.

We're just kidding. Mostly. While his pick shocked and appalled many viewers, Jake is clearly on cloud nine. We wish them the best and hope they beat the odds.

As far as this "Maverick" Bachelor is concerned, Vienna's haters can kiss off. While they cried tears of sadness last night, Jake and Vienna only shed tears of joy.

Here's a picture of the magical moment ...

Jake Proposes

Jake asks Vienna Girardi to be the future Mrs. Pavelka.

Click to enlarge lots more photos from the 2010 Bachelor finale, mostly featuring the newly-engaged couple, but also with some shots of sad runner-up Tenley Molzahn.

We hope the sweet fan favorite from Oregon will be able to get past this heartbreak. Surely looking at this gallery of Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi won't help.

Avert your eyes, Tenley and Tenley fans ...

  • Vienna and Jake on The Bachelor
  • Jake Pavelka, Vienna Girardi Pic
  • Future Mrs. Pavelka
  • Vienna Girardi, Jake Pavelka Pic
  • Bachelor Embrace
  • Vienna Girardi and Jake Pavelka Picture
  • Jake and Vienna Photo
  • Vienna Sucks
  • Vienna Girardi and Pimp
  • Jake Pavelka, Tenley Molzahn Picture
  • Tenley Molzahn: The Bachelor
  • Sweet, Sweet Tenley
  • Inspecting the Hardware

Will Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi last?

 

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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