November 16, 2010 01:00 PM by Shayla Perry
The late Julien Hug’s girlfriend, Jennifer Bell, is speaking out about her relationship with the former contestant of ABC’s The Bachelorette, and setting the record straight about the man she loved, why he went on the reality show, and what the couple’s plans were for the future. Keep reading for all the details.
Jennifer Bell, the girlfriend of 35-year-old Julien Hug, recently spoke with RadarOnline.com about the former Bachelorette contestant’s unexpected suicide, and how she’s adjusting to life without him.
“We were the light of each other’s life,” says Bell. “Everyone, I mean everyone loved this man.”
But Bell also says that not everyone really knew the Julien Hug that she knew and loved. “He was misunderstood in many ways. People wanted him to be this Bachelorette star. That TV show wasn’t even one percent of who he was.” Jennifer adds, “He loathed being asked about the Bachelorette.”
According to Bell, “The whole TV stuff he did…that was a small part of him…he went on that show to travel and explore adventure.”
“I never took Julien for granted. We never argued. He was my best friend,” Jennifer remembers. “We talked about getting married in Montauban, France. He even spoke French to me. He spoke the language so eloquently and lovely.”
When asked about her thoughts on why Hug would take his own life, Bell says, “Maybe he was masking pain that we don’t know yet. Maybe he was wearing a costume. But regardless of whatever happened, we lost a beautiful man. A beautiful soul. I lost part of my life.”
“Julien taught me how to live,” says Jennifer. “That’s how I want everyone to remember him.”
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