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The Bachelor After The Final Rose – Brad’s Got Answers

November 21, 2007 12:53 AM by Joe Blackmon

BachelorafterroseWritten By Jennifer Brown. Brad faces Jenni & DeAnna to answer their questions on what went wrong. Last night when Bachelor Brad jilted both Jenni and DeAnna at the
final rose ceremony, it seemed everyone had questions. But nobody more
than Jenni and DeAnna themselves, who truly seemed as confused as we
were. Host Chris Harrison answers the call for an explanation tonight,
bringing Brad face-to-face with the ladies again for the first time
since the ceremony was taped 2 months ago.

But first we get a special treat – a glimpse at Trista & Ryan’s new baby, Max. Although the couple looks a little tired and overwhelmed the way all new parents do, they still look blissfully happy – a little reminder of what it looks like when a season of The Bachelor goes right. “I feel really bad for everyone,” Trista says, having been in Jenni’s and DeAnna’s position once herself.

And, as if to prove that couples do get together and stay together on The Bachelor, Chris then brings out Bachelor-couple Byron & Mary, who’ve now been together for 2 years. Yep, there’s still an engagement ring on Mary’s finger, and nope, there’s still been no wedding. Chris tries to pressure them into getting married on the show (shades of Trista & Ryan), but the couple demurs, claiming they’ll be getting married “in November” (Uh,it is November. But I guess they didn’t specify November of what year.).

Enough of this happy junk, already, let’s get down to the important stuff – the dumping of Jenni & DeAnna.

First Chris interviews Jenni, who admits that she was completely shocked that Brad didn’t choose her. “I was crushed,” she says. Chris shows a recap video of what happened, and Jenni gets tearful just watching it, admitting that it’s hard to see. She tells us that she’s glad she laid her heart out for Brad, because, had she not, she would’ve always wondered if that was why he dumped her and would’ve regretted not doing it. She also says that she felt “mislead” by Brad, especially given the many little comments that he’d said to her along the way (Don’t feel bad, Jenni. We’ll learn later about a doozy of a “little comment” that he gave DeAnna, which was that she shouldn’t be nervous about the final rose ceremony because it was going to “be a good day.” Ouch.). Jenni shows off her classy nature by telling Chris how disappointed she was to see that Brad had crushed DeAnna, too, especially given the way he did it (letting DeAnna have a glimmer of hope right before he dashed her heart). She goes on to say that she wishes Brad had given someone a chance, if even in just the form of dating, and that she’s lost respect for Brad.

As if she’s not suffered enough, Chris shows a “tribute video” that they’d made for her feisty little grandma, who’s, since the show, passed away. Jenni cries while watching the video, but thanks Chris, saying, “That was awesome!”

Next we get to hear what DeAnna has to say. She still seems very confused and a little bit angry. But,she also seems hopeful that maybe he’ll see her tonight and change his mind about her. She gets a little shaky watching her video, but not overly emotional about it. She says, “I’m angry because it’s so confusing,Did he think that something better was going to come along?” She says she thinks the problem is actually with him (Uh,yeah) and that he’s afraid. But she admits that she’s thought about him every day for the past 2 months and that she’d say yes if he asked her for another chance tonight.

Brad the Brave comes out for a one-on-one with Chris, to a mixture of polite applause and outright boos. “I can wholeheartedly say that I’m more disappointed than anyone,” he says. “My heart was broken.” He explains that he made his decision because he didn’t want to make any false promises to the girls, and that he thought DeAnna deserved something better than someone who didn’t love her but wanted to take a chance on the hope that the love would grow. He says he just never felt butterflies with either of the women.

Chris lets it slip that Brad had actually asked the network fly DeAnna’s father out for the final ceremony, so Brad could ask for her hand in marriage. Brad admits this, and also admits that his gut told him something was very wrong when he went to buy the ring. He felt like a jerk doing what he did, he says, and admits that he “has a few problems.” He then takes a moment to refute allegations that he’s gay, has children, or is dating someone else. “I’m trying to process this, too,” he says.

Jenni comes out to join him and it’s awkward as can be. Jenni, of course, wants to know why he didn’t just take a chance on one of them. He again says he didn’t want to be misleading and says that it hurts “really badly” that Jenni’s lost respect for him. He feels that he showed respect to them by walking away. He also says that it wasn’t that he felt no feelings, but that he felt those feelings for two women, and he tells Jenni to her face that while he was with her he was thinking about DeAnna and vice-versa.

DeAnna takes Jenni’s place then and is nervous. “Please don’t hold it against me that I didn’t fall in love,” he begs, and goes on to tell her that he really gave love every chance in the world of happening, but it just wouldn’t. “I’m just as heartbroken as you are,” he tells her.

Chris interjects that he thinks the “100% in love” thing is just an excuse, but Brad is vehement that he believes in over-the-top romance and that’s what he’d been looking for coming into the show.

Brad then goes on to tell DeAnna that he thinks about her every day, and just as it sounds like maybe he might be regretting his decision, DeAnna pushes him, telling him she has hopes that he won’t let her walk away from him again tonight. He answers that he’s “very confident” in his decision, crushing her once again. DeAnna can’t hold back those emotions she’s been struggling with all night and cries, “[You're] the one person that I trusted most out of all of this, and you broke my heart.” Brad answers, “I thought I was taking the high road.”

The tough stuff is over and Brad talks for a minute about getting back to his life. Back to work and back to family. And, he says, he wants to get over his “issues.”

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88 Responses to “The Bachelor After The Final Rose – Brad’s Got Answers”

  1. Kelly Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 1:56 am

    He should have explained himself better.
    He was leading them on, allowing them to share their feelings knowing he doesn’t’ feel the same way.
    I give him that there weren’t many interesting women to choose from. However, the final 3 or 4 seemed definitively up to his own standards.
    I see how he might not see “the one” in [only] 25 women. I did go only on first dates through high school, just because I did not see anyone up to my standards. Whereas most people date a lot during high school. I never wanted to date anyone who was only mediocre (based on my own personal needs); thus I see how Brad did not even want to try it with Jen or DAnna. Brad, however, should have given better specifications to ABC about the type of woman he is looking for. I know that it’s possible to find “the one” for people even with the highest standards. However, if there’s chemistry, caring and personality-wise and interest-wise you fit together; then the rest comes with time. So if he didn’t feel those things, why did he said he could spent his life with either one and be happy… yet he rejected both at the end?
    Confusing. The guy had a chance to explain himself, he did not take that chance, so he shouldn’t complaint that he’s being scrutinized.

  2. MJ Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 2:00 am

    This is the worst Bachelor ever. I’m here to see a Bachelor who is ready for marriage, NOT a 34 old guy who thinks he’s too good for any of those wonderful girls. Also he sucked in communication (lack of education) and he looked like a cold-hearted gladiator!!!

  3. Jessy Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 2:05 am

    I think he’s gonna end up with Deanna, there’s some serious chemistry there.

  4. Debra Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 2:16 am

    Personally I am disgusted. I think he had the chance to be truthful and he choked. I was seriously crushing in this guy. What a huge disapointment that this was all he could muster. I think they both dodged a bullet. They will figure out that in time. Let him go back to his bar flys.

  5. Debra Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 2:17 am

    Personally I am disgusted. I think he had the chance to be truthful and he choked. I was seriously crushing in this guy. What a huge disapointment that this was all he could muster. I think they both dodged a bullet. They will figure out that in time. Let him go back to his bar flys.

  6. M.J. Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 2:20 am

    If it wasn’t for Brad’s incredible looks, physical presence and his “heart-felt” words, most women would be calling him lots of names that are typically labeled for guys like him. Brad’s the best of the best in smooth talkers and players. He’s no dummy. He played the producers of the Bachelor, he played the women and he played the audience. Why? I suspect that before being on the show he had sex a dozen times a week with different women that he meets in his bars. With his appearance on the show, he’ll be able to double that as well as driving so much more business to his bars. If I were his business advisor, I’d recommend that he open another bar, ASAP, called: The Bachelor Pad. He’d triple his earnings before he could say, “I’m sending you home.”

  7. Gel Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 2:28 am

    The ending and even the after the final rose episode is very confusing. Probably Brad have a very important issues in his life that showed up during the Bachelor that he can’t concentrate on the reason why he is there. I’m very sorry for the girls.

  8. Adriana Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 2:29 am

    I have been watching The Bachelor from the 1st one and I have to say I was so disappointed that they chose this man and did not screen him better. DeAnna was so honest and well poised and the words out of his mouth were just so hard to believe. You take a chance to get to know someone who you “care so much about” and see if the love will grow. He’s in some type of fairyland and lacks the maturity and understanding on what it takes to be in a relationship. I dated a man as just a friend and grew to love him and 23 happy years later, I am so thankful I stayed to see if would work. DeAnna although hurt, doesn’t see it right now, but it was the best thing because he himself said, he has issues. He was not the sweet person everyone saw in the show, there’s another side that he still needs to work on.
    DeAnna needs to be the next Bachelorette!!!

  9. Vee Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 2:33 am

    I was disappointed at how the Bachelor ended. I put off going to the grocery store to watch it

    He seems to be looking for the perfect woman but he will never find her because no woman is perfect. He kept asking the women if they were there for the right reasons. The women should have asked him if he was there for the right reasons.

    He clearly led the women on and it was very painful to watch how cold and uncaring he was toward to the final two women.

    It would have been better if he would have been honest with the women and told them that he was not ready for marriage.

    He definelty should not have bought an engagement ring or asked that the girl’s father be flown out.

    He gave so many mixed signals.

  10. Jimmy Hardin Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 2:34 am

    He’s gay!

  11. Claire Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 2:36 am

    Brad is clearly not a person of high character. He is very self-righteous, acting as if he took the high road, and ignoring the fact that he deliberately led these women on and is choosing not to try for a successful relationship.

    He led DeAnna on, telling her the rose ceremony would be a good day, telling her he said good-bye to Jenni several minutes before delivering the crushing news, and saying that she had “every single quality he wanted in a wife” and “more importantly, she would make an excellent mother.” He even requested her father to be flown out there and selected a diamond ring. Oh yeah, and he got to sleep with her after all of these convincing statements.

    Brad ignores all of these facts of deceit and only responds that DeAnna “deserves better.” Doesn’t Deanna deserve that someone who says and does all of the above, and claims to still think of her daily after 2.5 months to at least pursue a dating relationship with her? He says she has everything he wants and he continues to have strong feelings for her, then why not see if those feelings will develop into love? Does anyone actually believe that couples in love start with anything but strong feelings as he describes?

    Either Brad is lying about his continued feelings in an unsuccessful effort to seem caring after he led her on, or he is lying in order to gain publicity. The only other option is that Brad is really that stupid. But seriously, does he really think that most committed couples start off madly in love in front of cameras? That any successful couple gave love a try off-screen? He may have been a college drop-out, but he can’t be that dumb. I’m going with the self-righteous liar.

  12. Claire Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 2:36 am

    Brad is clearly not a person of high character. He is very self-righteous, acting as if he took the high road, and ignoring the fact that he deliberately led these women on and is choosing not to try for a successful relationship.

    He led DeAnna on, telling her the rose ceremony would be a good day, telling her he said good-bye to Jenni several minutes before delivering the crushing news, and saying that she had “every single quality he wanted in a wife” and “more importantly, she would make an excellent mother.” He even requested her father to be flown out there and selected a diamond ring. Oh yeah, and he got to sleep with her after all of these convincing statements.

    Brad ignores all of these facts of deceit and only responds that DeAnna “deserves better.” Doesn’t Deanna deserve that someone who says and does all of the above, and claims to still think of her daily after 2.5 months to at least pursue a dating relationship with her? He says she has everything he wants and he continues to have strong feelings for her, then why not see if those feelings will develop into love? Does anyone actually believe that couples in love start with anything but strong feelings as he describes?

    Either Brad is lying about his continued feelings in an unsuccessful effort to seem caring after he led her on, or he is lying in order to gain publicity. The only other option is that Brad is really that stupid. But seriously, does he really think that most committed couples start off madly in love in front of cameras? That any successful couple gave love a try off-screen? He may have been a college drop-out, but he can’t be that dumb. I’m going with the self-righteous liar.

  13. Pura Smith Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 2:48 am

    I think that the only reason Brad went on “The Bachelor” was for his own selfish reasons. He got laid, had dinner @ fine wines with beautiful, not too smart, women, traveled to exotic places all paid for by the show. Now he needs to go back to his “dives” where now he’ll be a celebrity among the “bar flies” that he’s used to. Brad–You’re a DICK!!

  14. R Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 2:50 am

    I agree with Adriana. I think Brad’s understanding of love and relationships is incredibly immature. His belief that there is only one perfect person for him in the whole world, may cause him to pass up the type of meaningful, life-long relationship he’s looking for. If a person has that mentality, they’ll always be looking for something better, worried that “The One” is still “out there” somewhere. Brad put too much pressure on himself to be “100% certain” about one of the two women after only 6 weeks! He needs to wake up and realize that love isn’t a fairy tale.

  15. .P.S. Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 2:54 am

    I think that the only reason Brad went on “The Bachelor” was for his own selfish reasons. He got laid, had dinner @ fine wines with beautiful, not too smart, women, traveled to exotic places all paid for by the show. Now he needs to go back to his “dives” where now he’ll be a celebrity among the “bar flies” that he’s used to. Brad–You’re a DICK!!

  16. Tara Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 2:54 am

    Brad knew that both these women were too good for him. He was afraid to fall for one, and then get hurt. He is much safer never falling for any one. The show will be good for his business though. Life is easier when you do not let people get too close so that they can find out how messed up you really are, and then reject you….right Brad???

  17. Sawadee Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 3:31 am

    Good for Brad! He didn’t find love. And he was brave enough to admit it. He should be commended for his honesty. It’s unfortunate the women are hurt. But the show is designed to exploit raw emotions. If people are angry, they should be angry at a show that gleefully announces: “Who will be going home broken hearted?”

  18. Bob Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 3:35 am

    This seems to happen way to much with this show. I think when the Bachelor’s go all the way to the end and reject both women like Brad did, then the show should have them refund the money back to them for all the places, hotels, food and drinks that they paid for. These guys need to be held accountable for coming into the show knowing full well that they were never going to pick a girl and fall in love. Seems to me, they can all afford it with their backgrounds.

  19. CHRISTINE HNARAKIS Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 3:47 am

    I PERSONNALLY FEEL THE BACHELOR MAY HAVE MAKE ALOT TO MONEY BUT HE’S NOT THAT HANDSOME. HIS GOOD TRAITS ARE HE’S BUILD AND RICH. SOMETIMES I WONDER IF SOME OF THE WOMEN ON THE SHOW ARE GOLD DIGGERS.

  20. beth Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 7:05 am

    I wonder if anyone has seen Four Weddings & A Funeral. I think it took courage for Brad to make his decision & be tru to himself.It is unrealistic to think soemone can make a huge decison in ten short weeks. I think he was attracted to the girls but didn’t have enough time to make this type of decsion.better he should do it now.broken engagemnts & divorce are even more painful.Mybe the network should consider the bacelors making a comittment to dating someone at the end,not proposing marriage.We all have the Cinerella belief that love will endure all tiem but real love & long term comittment takes time.I say Bravo to Brad!

  21. Jean Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 7:17 am

    Come on ABC, you can do better than that! Brad turns out to be a real jerk towards beautiful, caring, women and you give them a loser like Brad to date. Don’t you scan your contestants? You should send him for therapy to get the counseling he needs in committing, immaturity, and selfishness. I think he really likes his single life and to make a committment in his life was making him feel trapped, the producers should have never picked a insecure guy like Brad to hurt these girls, but I quess that is Reality TV!! Unfortunately. All the money spent these past weeks on lavish outings and wine, food, clothing, etc. and now Jenny and Deanna will need therapy to undo the hurt that you and Brad have caused these women. I blame ABC most of all for picking a jerk like Brad. I will not watch your show again. I know you have not heard for the first time. Good!

  22. Misty Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 8:22 am

    I can completely understand if Brad didn’t fall in love with Jenni or Deanna, BUT… I think he should have given Deanna a chance to see what could have happened after the tv cameras were away. I mean he did tell her that he has thought about her every day since the rose ceremony and then whispered in her ear that he will truly miss her. I don’t get it. He has to feel something for her or he wouldn’t be doing all that. I think she is better off – he’s definitely got issues!!

  23. Anonymous Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 8:28 am

    Did this Brad actually have sex with any of those women?
    If he didn’t, what makes him a jerk?
    So many women stay friends with guys who cheated on them or had casual sex with them, i don’t see how a guy rejecting someone after only 2 months is a big deal… and that’s 2 months going on so called private dates with with a camera crew.

  24. Bridget Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 8:38 am

    I was very upset for the girls, It’s his loss. I def agree with the others comment about Deanna being the next Bachelorette, I really like her, I was so excited when I thought he was gonna pick her, But now after watching- After the final rose, I am glad he didn’t because in the end he would have just hurt her again, So Deanna good luck Girl and I hope to see you on TV, you deserve the best. And Jenny good luck with your dancing. Brad good luck with your therapy YOU NEED IT..

  25. Kadie Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 9:33 am

    I commend Brad for his honesty. I don’t believe you can force someone to fall in love, on camera or off. Why commit to spending time with someone if you know in your heart you’d be wasting time for both of you? If the feelings weren’t there, they weren’t there! He may have felt compelled to say some of the things he did due to the premise of the show. Thats what they do! Could have been for ratings…who knows. He’s allowed them both to move on with their lives. They should be thanking him for his honesty, however brutal it may seem.

  26. Mena Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 9:49 am

    There’s nothing wrong with not falling in love. You can’t necessarily be put in a room full of girls and be forced to fall in love with one of them…I’m upset that he played them. He played America. How come out of all of this, Brad is the only one who isn’t confused? I give him the benefit of the doubt that he has issues and that he thinks he’s in the right, but he talks about caring about people so much, yet doesn’t live it out. He thinks about DeAnna every day. He thinks she’d be the perfect wife. He finds her attractive…doesn’t that pretty much describe what “love” is?

    “Movie Love” isn’t real. Real love has highs and lows. Some moments feel like magic, others don’t. I don’t think he’ll ever find what he’s looking for.

  27. New Orleans Lady Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 10:12 am

    This guy does not add up. I have read several other websites where they are saying he is trying to reunite with his ex girl friend. That would make sense. Maybe through all of this he realized he still cared for her and did not was to pursue someone else. I think he went into this with good intentions but then realized maybe his heart was not really in it. It’s just ashame that if what this website said was true that two innocent people had to get hurt in the end. If it were not true why wouldn’t he want to at least continue to date one of them with no promises attached. That would at least show he was in it for the right reasons. I truly believe that he is trying to pursue his ex. It’s the only think that makes some sense of what went on. Confusing.

  28. MP Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 10:28 am

    What a farce…….This man is sick. I truly believe he is homosexual. If not, he has more than issues.
    I am disappointed that ABC would subject its viewers to an un educated oaf.

  29. DENISE Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 10:29 am

    WHAT MAKES BRAD A JERK? The fact that he led these women on for all that time. If he didn’t love these women he did not just wake up the morning of the rose ceremony and discover it, he knew it all along. He did and said things that he knew was not true. The fact that he said almost the same thing to both women was a clue to me while watching the show, but Deanna and Jenny had no way of knowing that. Brad is a sorry excuse for a man and just like jenny I lost my respect for him. HE WOULD NOT KNOW WHAT LOVE WAS EVEN IF IT WAS SITTING ON HIS FACE!!

  30. Amanda Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 10:39 am

    I think the other lady is right, I think he must e dating someone and that he decided that during the show, I am soo disappointed int he show, and I feel ripped off, what a lot of wasted time for all of us, watching every week.
    Did he get to sleep with them??
    If he does I think that would not go over very well with me either, thinking that he got laid, what an ego jump for this guy!!!!
    He would love every every minute of it.
    2 women cr4ying over him and he walks away!!! WOW, typical!

  31. Amanda Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 10:45 am

    We all should have known he was a jerk to try to fool them all and a liar when he got his twin on the show instead of him one night and fool/trick the girls, what an jerk, why did he do that???????

  32. Judi Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 11:02 am

    I do not find him attrative or appealing in any way and never did. I wonder how/why that many supposedly intelligent women would “fall in love” with him under those conditions. In the real world let a man date multiple women with all of them knowing about it and see how that would work. He gave and continues to give conflicting and misleading statements along with mixed signals to the two finalists. No wonder they are confused. He never came out with a complete thought that made any sense. I was impressed with Jenni’s behavour more than DeAnna’s. DeAnna kept trying to get a straight answer from somebody that doesn’t have one. I cannot begin to know his motives for the way he behaved but I do believe that he believes he did the honorable thing — like putting a suffering animal out of it’s misery.

  33. Alina Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 11:03 am

    Hmm, interesting spin on the show that’s for sure. Brad to me sounds somewhat immature in one respect, expecting butterflies and fireworks to know if he’ll be in love; that’s not love. On another note, if he knew in his gut he didn’t feel connected with these two girls he did the best thing he could. We can’t also come down on him, these girls put themselves out there when they choose to go on these shows. Just like him I’m sure they have their own selfish reasons for doing so.

  34. Joy Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 11:29 am

    “Butterflys” I didn’t get butterflys when I looked at them. Well they did. This guy is so shallow, never smiled. He put two wonderful women through hell. And then they gave him another chance. Wow. If I had waited to feel the butterflys, I would have missed “the dance” Brad, “you don’t always get butterflys”. You have to work at love. I did and am still in love after 40 years.

  35. Vera Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 11:45 am

    I feel awful for both ladies and how their hearts have been shattered. I can somewhat understand their pain but need to advise them to “move on” because it is truly over for them since Brad said he is confident with his decision. I have been hanging on for twenty-six years for one man to come back to me and reconcile after he rejected me. Yes, twenty-six years of wanting someone that obviously doesn’t want me. I don’t want these two lovely ladies to lose out on another chance for love as I did. Jenni and DeAnna, please realize that Brad is not watching out for your interest. He has manipulated the situation to only his advantage.

  36. joe Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 12:01 pm

    Too funny. The women just don’t get it “He’s Not That In To You!” They think there is some answer they’re not getting. He’s Just NOT THAT IN TO YOU. He can’t tell you why. These women are pathetic. DeAnna actully came on the show last night thinking that Brad realized he made a “mistake” and wasn’t going to let her go again. TOOOOOO FUNNY

  37. CAROL Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 12:07 pm

    THERES ONLY ONE ANSWER HE IS A REAL JERK AND THOSE GIRLS ARE LUCKY CAUSE HE WILL NEVER FIND WHAT HE WANTS CAUSE HES JUST A PLAYER

  38. Del Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 12:11 pm

    It seems to me that the only two
    person with any insight into reality
    was Bettina’s father and the young
    lady who said “that is just not my lifestyle”. How can anyone take in
    all those intimate emotions from
    so many different people and not get
    burned. It’s like eating a gourmet
    meal; it all gets mixed up inside.
    I think Jenni and Deanna are both
    probably luckier than they realize.
    I feel that Brad was confused,
    that his emotions did rule him
    during the sessions with the
    girls. I think they all left with
    parts of each other and only their
    creator can resolve those issues and keep them from further ones.

  39. Trisha Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 12:13 pm

    I thought Brad was a sleez from the beginning. Everything that came out of his month sounded like it was rehearsed, he was errogant, and dumber than a box of rocks. (Benitta’s parents were only being honest. I guess the truth hurts Brad.. No you don’t look good on paper and yes you do sound uneducated!) This was the worst bachelor ever. ABC definitely should work on screening these people. DeAnna and Jeni are way out of his league… Maybe he just recogized! No worries, now he can go back to his bar flys. DeAnna definitely needs to be the next Bachelorette! She is awesome!

  40. Anonymous Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    Yeah you guys are right!!!!
    BRAD should have picked a girl and slept with her and then reject her later on like most other guys would do!!!
    i wonder how broken hearted that sorry ass girl would be then if she can’t get over a guy she dated a few times in 2 months along with television crews and camera guys.

  41. Anonymous Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    Lol, Every girl had to realize they were probably gonna be rejected since the Bachelor could date dozens of girls while they only dated him.
    If she can’t get over being rejected, then she shouldn’t have signed up for a damn television show where the odds are against her in the first place.

  42. Anonymous Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    Grow up ladies…. Players are the real jerks because they always promise the girls the stars and a cheap ring too.
    No wonder “Bad Boys” always win in real life… they can keep sleeping with other girls and cheat on them as long as they promise to keep seeing them.
    Girls are so easy… y’all rather hear pretty lies than the ugly truth.

  43. Anonymous Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 12:51 pm

    Brad is the type of man who has likely broken many hearts before and will break more to come in the future. Sure it was a show, sure the girls should have known that a tv show is not the best place to meet the man of your dreams…however, it takes a certain kind of person, personality, to be capable of saying all of these things to a woman (much less two) with feeling behind it (we all saw it) when he doesn’t really mean it. To look someone in the eye and make them believe you feel it, hug, kiss, can’t keep your hands off the other person, when you have no true feelings for the other person is scary…this type of man is capable of more then just hurting someone’s heart. His parting line to DeAnna shows exactly what kind of man he is…who in their right mind would say “you don’t know how much I have missed you” to a woman you just crushed for the second time on national tv. No wonder he is not capable of falling in love, he has no heart inside of his body.

  44. Anonymous Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 12:59 pm

    Actually, Brad is probably the only attractive television bachelor who hasn’t “scored” with a contestant because he didn’t take it that far.
    Once again, you girls are so easy.
    I think I’m gonna call up my ex girlfriend and tell her I want to keep seeing her, just cause I’m horny… because I don’t wanna be like Brad and reject her completly… lol.

  45. paula Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 1:01 pm

    Remember, this is a TV “reality” show (LOL) ) where one supposed “hunk” looks for true love and 25 attractive women compete for his attentions with the country watching these “personal” moments unfold. Now, with cameras rolling, stagehands, grips everywhere, a director watching, we’re watching, how real can it be? Does a 6-pack make for a good mate? (Also he’s supposedly back with his Austin girlfriend. )Furthermore, the producers probably saw a “twist” because he had a twin (married of course) to add to the drama. Think of it, why would a supposed hunk look for true love on TV when he sees more than 25 girls at each of his bars! Answer: self promotion -free publicity for his bars. He just didn’t have the intelligence (chops) to carry it off. All I saw was a confused guy who has “issues”, who’s a bit of a mommy’s boy, and can’t carry on a meaningful conversation. And those 25 women got ther 15 minutes of fame, maybe some hoping to be “discovered”. They all enter into the show knowing that there will be 24 losers, so what’s the payoff? Ah, fame..so illusive. I think Brad would have made a great guest on Dr. Phil.

  46. Anonymous Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 1:08 pm

    I was reading another site saying that he is now trying to date or dating his old girlfriend,

  47. Anonymous Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 1:08 pm

    The fact that it is television and granted, no one normal should look for love on tv, does not hide the fact that Brad has some issues above and beyond…I have thought of you every day since we left…and by the way I am completely confident in my decision of not seeing you anymore…this is the talk of a man with issues. He is so self-centered that he can not see that while he says what he thinks America wants to hear (how regretful he is, how heartbroken) that he is continuing to hurt these girls. Whether or not they should have left themselves open to the hurt is another story…but he knows how they feel and he continued to throw salt on their wounds regardless. What a guy!

  48. Anonymous Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    Btw, Brad signed legal paperwork for a television show… if he had told the producers midway that he wasn’t interested and to cancel the show, there would be legal problems.
    He might have actually done so…. but it wouldn’t be good for ratings would it?

  49. Anonymous Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    Gee, apparently the american audience can be easily manipulated because they don’t suspect the network had any control over Brad’s actions that might affect advertising dollars if he didn’t continue with the show.
    Yeah, Brad could do anything he wanted to affecting the pre paid timeslot and advertising money paid to the network for the run of the television series… lol.

  50. Mike C Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    Wrong!!Brad does not have answers for either Jenni or DeAnna.
    This was the best of these Batchelor/Batchlorette glossy romance sagas because he chose no one. He realize all the make-up,roses,winding staircases, and limos were not gonna turn these
    Moeny-Takers into gold.
    Pricelss lines like Jenni to Brad: “Maybe in the next life, you’ll realize the mistake youve made. How could you release me!?”
    Great stuff. And puffy DeAnna’s crying jags were ghastly and loved it when he at least, let her touch the ROSE!!’”
    Moments to treasure:
    Angela’s fall down the stairs and Brad barely blinked!!
    Anatasia’s wicked humor and snide remarks about Brad’s lovemaking ability or lack of!!!
    Minnie’s mousy voice and her breakdown when she didnt get the ROSE! And Carmen’s latin temper flying at Brad when she caught him going through Vanessa’s suitcase.
    And the infamous Brad pawing Marissa while she was talking on her cell phone.
    Brad is certainly the worst of these hot to trot Batchelors but that’s saying nothing. The ladies have money on their minds.
    Its anybody’s guess what is really on Bard’s mind.
    Glossy,trashy, dull, and as far from reality as My Favorite Martian.

  51. Anonymous Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    It’s a television show, stupid!!!!
    Television also has EDITING… how real do you think everything is???
    Brad fulfilled his contract with the network by finishing the television series.
    How many real-life jerks would turn down a roll in the sack with a sexy contestant afterwards as a bonus?

  52. BeenThere Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 1:30 pm

    I have encountered two men, like Brad.

    Different people just have different ideas of how their life ‘should look.’ Some people want to partner. It makes sense to them.

    Other people are much more fascinated with ‘their process.’ It makes sense to travel alone and not bond. Do they most enjoy their own ‘terminal uniqueness.’ They enjoy the search for love, but, they do not ever intend to find it.

    This was not at all about Jenni or DeAnna. It was more about Brad’s desire to wander on, alone and unfettered. Oh – the irrestible allure of the emotionally unavailable man!

    It does not really matter why some people are emotionally unavailable. Those of us who wish to ‘bond’, will never understand those who do not. We probably could not understand Brad’s reasons, even if he were capable of articulating them.

    Some people do not want to bond.

    Let him go, girls. Find someone who wants a relationship, not someone who just enjoys the seach, we know not for what.

    Perhaps Bettina’s family saw right through Brad. The TV-edited version may have attributed their dislike of him to Brad’s lack-of a degree. But… Brad lacks much more than a degree of higher education.

    He certainly has served up an education to the viewers of The Bachelor.

  53. Anonymous Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 1:39 pm

    Last night, one of Brad’s bars in Austin watched the show with the customers. They all seemed to be in on the joke, laughing durin the final rose thingee. When he tossed both women, there was huge applause and laughter and shouts of “Tell her you’ll keep looking, Brad!”

    Nasty stuff.

  54. Anonymous Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    He is one of these men that like the hunt and when he has his catch, he doesn’t want it any more, the hunt is over, the thrill is gone

  55. ginger Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 1:48 pm

    Lighten up everyone. How many proposals have worked? Let’s see: Jessie and Jessica, Travis and Jen, Lorenzo and Jen, Andy and Tessa hardly made it to the After the Rose ceremony.

    Jenni would not have been a good match because she loves her dancing.

    DeAnna needs a decent hairdo and some classes in posture.

    I applaud Brad for doing what he did and please remember that Brad isn’t the first contestant to not go any further. Anyone remember Jen and Jerry.

    Good hunting, Brad, and by the way that thumb drying tears away and hand on the face and touching hair that you used with every girl . Smooth move.

  56. Anonymous Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    Have you guys ever watched the LOVE CONNECTION where you pick a date, go out, then get to ask the contestant out again or pick another date…but here’s the catch: They can even choose to stay on their own… Haha!

    The Bachelor is just another gameshow.

  57. Anonymous Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 2:03 pm

    One of them might go and persue him and that is what he wants them to do, go running/chase him, he is the type, he seem so cold to them, not a tear or even a hurt in the eyes,

  58. Barbara Messenger Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 2:17 pm

    The Bachelor should be taken off the air on their poor screening and judgement. These girls arejust being used by the media and Brad should pay all these girls for all the damages he has done from day one.
    He has issues! The show should of picked up on those issues before wasting everybody’s time! Take this show off the air Now!

  59. Catrina Romero Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 2:28 pm

    I thought brad was the finest thing in the first couple episodes, but after what he’s done i think hes a total waste of all the girl’s time and a big douche, i think the ladies should of HIT IT AND QUIT IT then im sure he would have “loved” them when he’s the one left high and dry.

  60. Anonymous Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 2:28 pm

    Lol, people with issues on dating shows?
    Did you ever watch Flavor of Love or I Love NY or A shot at Love with Tia Tequilla?

  61. BeenThere Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 2:36 pm

    Take the show off the air? For poor ‘bachelor’ screening?

    I disagree. I rather entertained by the outcome of the show. It is ‘reality’ TV. Reality is, some guys are like this. They do not want to settle into a relationship. That’s why he is a ‘Bachelor’ and will continue to be one.

    It was fun havin a front row seat to this kind of guy. The world is full of many men, just like Brad.

  62. Catrina romero Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 2:37 pm

    yeah i loved flavor of love and new york is just a big silicon train wreck i love all of it and let me tell u, i would rather have watched FLAVOR FLAVVV way more than have wasted my time w/ brads bull

  63. catrina romero Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 2:40 pm

    and c’mon brad was fine and everything but theres something wrong w/ that mono tone man, something i just couldnt get my finger on

  64. Anonymous Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 2:41 pm

    I think the only one confused is DeAnna. She was actually willing to give him another chance?! (…at what? To kick her in the teeth again?…) It was sad.

    At least Jenni graciously accepted his decision.

  65. Anonymous Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 2:42 pm

    Yeah, but look what did Flav. do to miss NY… TWICE!

  66. Anonymous Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 2:44 pm

    but at leat flav came back and looked for love, UM BUT FLAV IS SMART WOULD U EVER GET W/ NEW YORK CRAZY ASS???? yea thats what i thought

  67. catrina romero Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    and i hope the only reason why DeAnna wants to get back w/ him, is so she can hit it and quit it and leave him at a motel and steal all of his clothes then call every paparazzi she can think of

  68. Anonymous Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    He strung her along and slept with her again…. c’mon… Flav is ugly as hell and 100 years old… he had to pick someone before he croaked.

  69. catrina romero Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 2:48 pm

    HAHAHAHA dont bad talk flav AT LEAST HE PICKED SOMEONE, and come on lets be realistic he’s 99 yrs old

  70. Tammy Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    I abbsolutly love the show, and i finaly predicted the out come right,but WOW i never saw this coming . something happend at the end probably an unfinished relationship,so deanna thank your lucky stars !!!!!somthing wasn”t right .you were great!

  71. Anonymous Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    Did they actually get to sleep with him??

  72. Anonymous Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 4:04 pm

    old girlfriend I think

  73. Anonymous Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 4:18 pm

    id sleep w/ him and i wish i was the old gf

  74. Anonymous Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 4:56 pm

    I don’t think he was meaning to be a jerk. He was getting ready to propse to DeAnna but I guess wasn’t sure he wanted to make that commitment.. I think something is going on that he can’t talk about right now. That’s why he said he was sorry to her. I think he really is, and will really miss her but something isn’t right.. something else is going on.. I can’t understand why he just wouldn’t start atleast dating her.. everything can’t end in a fairy tale ending after 2 mths.

  75. J'nae Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 6:12 pm

    This guy is such a big jerk! I think he went on this show for his own greed, personal gain and exposure. Why did he let all these women put their feelings on the line? I think he already knew he wasn’t going to pick anyone at the end. He is such a phoney. He should have stopped before it got to the last rose.I mean why go and meet the families? I think the show should do a better job of picking their bacherlors. This show is suppose to be about a man who is ready to settle down with that one special girl. Don’t know if I will continue to watch any future shows because this one was a real disappointment!

  76. Carrie Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    Hi I live in Austin, Texas and I know someone who knows this guy and we already knew what the outcome was before the last show aired. We knew from the very start that he was not there to pick a future bride. My friend said he did not want to get married. So I think he went on the show for the exposure.

  77. JT Says:
    November 21st, 2007 at 9:23 pm

    Obviously this show fails miserably at getting the Bachelor to marry/date one of the contestants. So what? It’s entertaining watching it all unfold. It also provides each of us insight into the courting habits between men and women.

    Wealthy, attractive, sociable men are not desperate!!! The Show needs to pick from this pool of males to ensure the majority of the women will like him and accept the stupid rose. The needy sociably inept nerd praying every night just for the opportunity to talk to a girl just isn’t going to fly. I do agree that the Show messed up by picking a millionaire bar owner who has his pick of litter anyway every weekend.

    Women are catty and compete. If just one female out of 25 wants the guy in the first episode – it’s on!!! Wake up. This is one of the key dynamics that makes the Show work. These girls know the score when they sleep with these guys. They know he’s dating other women (they live with each other). They know that he has made no “real” commitment to them. They know that he’s in a decision making process and that he’s making each of them feel special. Is he right for taking advantage of the situation – NO. Yes, if he lead them on, was intimate and dumped them, he is a creep. However, watch the show as this Brad guy had them offering – he wasn’t asking. Temptation was all around him. I feel horrible for any person that puts their heart on the line and gets it broken. But that is what the show is about & what it has always been about. ABC has you addicted to the trauma.

    You female posters are being too hard on Brad. This guy was thrown into a pack of 25 ladies that he never picked in the first place. Just because you came across a creep or a dick while dating, I don’t find it to be mature to use Brad as an outlet for your way over-extended bitterness. Perhaps, Brad will die an old, frail man in rapidly deteriorating health removed from care & love in his life. Guess what? That’s his choice.

    We’re all hopeless romantics and after dedicating our Monday nights to watching, we all want a happy ending. However, nobody owes it to us – not the Show and not the Bachelor himself. Get over it and if you want to find love don’t go on TV. Maybe meet somebody at one of Brad’s bars in Austin, TX.

  78. to MJ who said Brad had *incredible looks* Says:
    November 22nd, 2007 at 9:54 am

    What planet are you living on, MJ? Incredible looks? He was nerdy looking and when he brought his twin in….the twin and he did NOT look identical.

    This.show.blows.

  79. Susan P Says:
    November 22nd, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    I was as duped as anybody, watching this ‘sensitive’ Bachelor Brad giving that great, Spider-and-the-Fly-smile and intense eye contact to each gal as he met each one. I thought finally they have one who is real, down-to-earth, pays attention to each for her own value and will not participate in any hurtful shenanigans.

    What was I thinking?? I can’t judge someone on how well they can play to the camera! But, unfortunately, I did.

    I snickered when I read that he was commended by some for being honest with himself and with the gals. No way! That’s like saying, while the police are handcuffing you, “I have to be honest and tell you I did actually steal that car.” That is NOT honesty. That is being caught and thinking of the best excuse you can to wriggle free.

    If he had been honest, he’d not have held the girls’ faces in his palms as he kissed them and would not have told them both how perfectly they fit his ideal wife and mother requirements.

    Ha! No butterflies? Fine. Then why suck the life out of these last 2 beautiful women, not to mention the other 23 gals? Brad, you ought to be ashamed.

    WORD, BABES: Thank God you did not wind up with this guy.

  80. Katherine Says:
    November 22nd, 2007 at 2:39 pm

    I pray to God to guide DeAnna and Brad through this experience in their life, and DeAnna do not let Brad rejection take away love she have to give to another man relationship in the future if God will.

    I am praying to God for Brad Womack to obtain professional counseling concerning his feeling for DeAnna, and some day they will be together, if it God will.
    God Blessing everyday
    To Brad and DeAnna

  81. Elizabeth Says:
    November 22nd, 2007 at 3:32 pm

    Brad is obviously paid by the network to not have a happy ever after show, probably due to some idea the network has for a future show. After all they are not above returning removed suitors for some quirky reason.
    As for DeAnna and Jenni, if they so much as ever want to have a happy marriage in their future… they must realize what a close shave they had, as Brad is obviously a “sick puppy” and they both deserve so much more. Please ladies do not fall for a guy who does not from the first moment show you love, trust and respect. Recognize when it is love only because that is the signal it is not real. After all, many a women can tell you… you cannot change them, they have to want to change and if you let them have you before they change they feel they do not ever have to change as you already accepted them as they are… So make sure they are upfront and already as you need them to be before you give them your heart. Bless you both DeAnna and Jenni and be happy regardless of this unfeeling lout who doesn’t care about anyone outside of himself.

  82. Tom Says:
    November 23rd, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    I think Brad was straight up, but felt pushed to make a positive decision to select one of the girls. The goldfish bowl venue would make it hard to allow real emotions to surface. Being forced to take it or leave it is too mechanical for real life discovery. I am not a TV hound and cannot critique this on the basis of how it relates to other TV shows. I saw two fits among the girls. Family snobbery cut one down but time could have healed that.

    Jenni, how could anyone not love Jenni profoundly?

    I would venture to say that you could put Brad and any of his male critics on a street corner in Laredo, Texas wearing suits and each having $100 and a change of underwear and nothing else in the world, that Brad would be the first to earn $1M. I believe that Brad was extremely concerned about the girls’ feelings. It took guts for him to be forthright. Brad was a good person to be selected for this, but the odds are poor that two perfect fits can be found and cultivated in this short span in a glass house. Therefore it becomes entertainment good enough to rip me away from my Mac and watch TV, a rare occurrence. How can the girls put themselves through this with a 96% chance of failing? I hope none are scarred by this, particularly Jenni. I probably only saw her for less than an hour total and then through an electronic window, but I doubt that I will ever forget her charm and grace.

  83. travis Says:
    November 24th, 2007 at 5:39 am

    People should quit dishing on Brad. When he says he has issues to overcome he is probably trying to figure out how to come out of the closet. Too many gay guys know him.

  84. Ray Says:
    November 24th, 2007 at 11:06 pm

    I hold ABC responsible for the great fiasco that was the most recent Bachelor finale. The show needs to be taken off the air for poor screening and for ABC’s outright insult to viewers by choosing Brad, a crude monied illiterate. This guy could not find one girl out of 25 to at least date. He’s really got issues and I hope the girls will forget about this guy.

  85. Monique Says:
    November 25th, 2007 at 1:07 pm

    I was actually giving Brad the benefit of the doubt, until I heard that last line to DeAnna, whispered so he thought noone else could hear: “I’ll miss you more than you’ll ever know.” I mean wtf?! If he was so confident in his decision and really wanted to spare the girls hurt, as he said he did, then he wouldn’t be coming up with mind-screwing crap like that. The scary thing is that he thinks he took the high road by not leading the girls on, but then comes out with abundant statements like “I think about you every day,” “You have all the qualities..blah, blah.” If you’re gonna take the high road, Brad, do it all the way and stop coming out with the type of confusing statements that lead people on. There is a fundamental lack of self-reflection going on here.

  86. Tara Says:
    November 25th, 2007 at 10:57 pm

    All I have to say is that the chances of anything ever working out between Brad and these women was slim to none. Deanna annoyed me with her strong southern accent. She didn’t appear to have any emotion the whole show until she got down to the last 2 or 3 women left. If you ask me i think she’s just a gold digger looking to make a name for herself.

  87. Anonymous Says:
    November 26th, 2007 at 11:37 am

    I don’t know any attractive girl in real life who would compete with 25 women for an average guy with an normal 9-5 job job.
    Everyone who goes on these shows are looking for something more than your normal relationship.

  88. Marie Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 3:02 pm

    It doesn’t really matter the explanation that Brad gives to Deanna and Jenni. They are not going to understand anyway. These are bright and intelligent women? Get real. They are fools to believe that competing with 25 other women on a TV show for two months will win them a man’s love and devotion. DeAnna and Jenni should be upset with themselves.

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