Pal: Vienna Girardi in 'Shock' over Breakup with Jake Pavelka
"Let's just say they're not going to be hanging out together anytime soon," the friend tells PEOPLE
Vienna Girardi knew what she was getting herself into when she accepted an engagement ring on a reality TV show. But she had high expectations for the relationship with Bachelor Jake Pavelka.
“She’s not naive,” a pal close to Girardi, 24, tells PEOPLE. “But she was committed to see where this led. She really thought he was a special guy. She was ready to go as far as it could go, and it obviously ran its course.”
So when the relationship folded, “it was a shock, to say the least,” the source says. “She was really down about it.”
And while the split with Pavelka, 32, could actually be a blessing in disguise – “She didn’t expect to be married in her early 20s, so it’s probably all for the best,” the pal says – the breakup was definitely not amicable. “Let’s just say they’re not going to be hanging out together anytime soon.”
• Reporting by STEVE HELLING