September 13, 2011 10:36 AM by Megan Thompson
If you haven’t heard by now Bachelor Pad 2 contestants Holly Durst and Blake Julian are definitely engaged. Holly’s ex-fiancé, Michael Stagliano, learned of the engagement for the first time on national TV – ouch! Keep reading to find out what Michael has to say about the whole situation unfolding on national TV.
It was a bittersweet night for Michael Stagliano who actually won the grand prize, but lost his love on the show. If you watched the Bachelor Pad 2 finale Michael was shocked when he learned Holly and Blake were engaged. Who wouldn’t be shocked and angry to learn their ex-fiancé is engaged again, especially on national TV? Michael took the high road and graciously congratulated the couple and told them he just really wants Holly to be happy. Of course he jokingly asked, “Can I get some water or something?” Considering how much he still loves Holly he really handled the situation remarkably well.
Today Michael is now sharing all the thoughts that were racing through his head when he heard of the engagement news. Michael told People, “I was caught off guard, humiliated. I know neither Holly nor Blake wanted it to go down like that.” Holly shares that she did try to tell Michael before they went on the show, but says she wasn’t allowed to speak with him before going on stage. Holly felt absolutely horrible about telling Michael on national TV and says, “He was blindsided. That was the lowest thing they could have done for ratings.”
As for Michael he says he will always care for Holly, “I wish we could have been happy together but we’re always going to care about and love each other. “
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