Many fans watching The Bachelorette this season believe that Texas bad boy singer Wes Hayden pulled the wool over unsuspecting Jillian Harris’ eyes.
For his part, Wes says he does not have a girlfriend (he and Laurel Kagay are just friends) and that the show edited footage to make him look bad.
So does Wes have a girlfriend or not?
“We’ll never really know,” Jillian told E! News. “We know he came there for his career – but we’ll never really know if he’s got a girlfriend or not.”
“I don’t think the world will ever see the Wes I saw,” she added.
That’s quite a vague non-answer. Does she even want the answer?
“No, I’ve never been that kind of girl, though,” she said. “I’m like, live and let live. Whatever everybody thinks he did wrong, I can see that, and I’m disappointed in things he said, but I’m forgiving. I want him to be happy.”
Jillian Harris just wants Wes Hayden to be happy. She also says Jake Pavelka thought he did the right thing, but it was her responsibility in the end.
Viewers went berzerk when Jillian chose to believe Wes Hayden over nice guy Jake Pavelka, who was brave enough to return to the show after being kicked off at the urging of the producers break the bad news to her.
“I felt bad for Jake. I felt like he thought he had to tell me this and that this was his responsibility, but it’s not his responsibility,” Jillian Harris said. “I am a good judge of character, so I would have figured it out.”
Girlfriend or not, Wes has been eliminated, leaving Jillian to choose between her final two, Kiptyn Locke and Ed Swiderski – and a possibly returning Reid Rosenthal – on The Bachelorette finale a week from tonight.
In the meantime, The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All airs at 8 p.m. EST this evening. Neither Wes nor Reid will be making an appearance tonight.
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