Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi.
Doomed from the start, the happy relationship of The Bachelor star and his final rose recipient soon devolved into one of more memorable celebrity breakups of the year, culminating in an ugly, hilarious interview on The Bachelorette.
But Jake’s calmed down since.
While he “absolutely” believed he’d be with Girardi for life, the upcoming guest star on Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva says “It’s okay; everything happens for a reason.”
Now he just wants Vienna, who recently started dating a new guy, John Sala, to be happy. “I hope she goes out and breaks a million hearts,” Pavelka told People.
Vienna’s moved on from Jake (right) with John Sala.
“I think she’s got some pretty realistic goals in life, and I wish her the absolute best. Hopefully she’ll find a guy she can spend the next 60 years of her life with.”
Jake Pavelka hasn’t interacted with Vienna Girardi since all the drama went down, and hopes that over time, he and his ex can even become friends despite it.
“I don’t have any hurt feelings over it,” he says. “The whole thing was tragic and it was sad but it happened and … it really is okay. We’ll probably let a little bit of time go by, but I’m sure someday our paths will cross and we’ll be friends.”
Unlike Vienna, Jake hasn’t started dating yet: “I’m tip-toeing back over there,” he says. “I haven’t really met anybody that I wanted to date. I guess that goes both ways. You kind of have to meet somebody that wants to date you.
In other words, someone who doesn’t mind dating a guy who will berate them for remeasuring the furniture. You’d better not have a little dog either, ladies.