July 29, 2011 08:00 AM by Kristin Watson
Ryan’s smiley personality made some fans think of him more as Ashley Hebert’s buddy on The Bachelorette, but in a conference call with reporters Ryan eludes to the fact that maybe his relationship with Ashley was downplayed. Read on for the details…
Ryan Park bravely made his way back to The Bachelorette this week to see if Ashley Hebert would give him a second chance at reality show love. Unfortunately, he was shut down for a second time. We never saw their relationship as solid and to be honest, we thought their passion was all a figment of Ryan’s permanently happy imagination.
In a new interview with reporters, he shatters the idea we built their whole courtship on. “…We really did have a connection even though I think it was maybe downplayed a little bit and the connection she had with some of the other guys was up-played, but I mean she started crying as she was letting me go,” Ryan told Reality TV World. Ryan also revealed that at one point Ashley Hebert said she didn’t “deserve” him.
This sense of apprehension is what prompted Ryan to head back to Fiji for a second chance. He felt she might have had some regrets based on the fact that she felt she didn’t deserve him.
Okay, we just have to say this — no matter what way you slice it or dice it, they didn’t seem like a couple. Sure, she was upset that he was leaving and he was a very nice and sweet guy, so she probably did feel she didn’t deserve him, but we really feel that relationship got all the play it deserved.
We can report that he revealed he is not in love with Ashley Hebert presently and he’s also waiting until the show concludes to start dating again. So, what was the answer to the all important question of will he be on the next edition of The Bachelor? Ryan coyly revealed we’d have to check out Sunday’s Men Tell All special and that it’s a definite maybe.
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