Jake and Vienna: The Showdown Gets Ugly
Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi took their he-said-she-said circus to the air on Monday night in a previously recorded interview about their relationship. Among the heated subjects they tackled were Vienna selling her story to a tabloid, the emotional abuse she says he inflicted, and the constant undermining Jake says he endured.
Trading bitter insults throughout their talk with Chris Harrison, the exes battled it out in a verbal boxing match that proved no winner – and pulled no punches. Here’s a recap of how it all went down:
Round 1: How it all fell apart
Jake: “The relationship was going downhill but I wasn’t ready to quit fighting.”
Vienna: “The first month together was great. He was crazy about me. From there it went straight downhill. It felt like a relationship when cameras were rolling or we were out on a red carpet, but when we were at home it was lonely. I just wanted him to be around me and talk to me and kiss me like a normal relationship.”
Round 2: The tabloid interview
Vienna: “Either way, our relationship had been public. The world was going to want to know what happened . . . I hadn’t had a voice this entire time.”
Jake: “I’m so mad at you. I’m disgusted with you.”
Vienna: “You are a fame whore is what you are.”
Round 3: Their life after The Bachelor
Vienna: “My impression was that you were a pilot and we were going to go back to Florida and Dallas and live a normal life. Instead, we’re in L.A. and you’re pursuing a career in acting.”
Jake: “At least I was pursuing a career in something.”
Round 4: Jake’s turn on Dancing with the Stars
Vienna: “He never acknowledged me. We were never together, ever, throughout the whole thing. I was excited to spend time with him on the show.”
Jake: “She was excited because I put her on TV.”
Round 5: Who broke up with whom?
Vienna: “I called you and broke up with you over the phone.”
Jake: “She’s like a tabloid. You get 40 percent of the truth.”
Round 6: Who’s at fault?
Vienna: “He was always mean to me and treated me like I was a child.”
Jake: “She breaks me down, she undermines me, she’s mean . . . this is it, right here.”
Round 7: The knockout punch
Vienna: “I am sorry that I went about it the way I did. But I know you, and I knew you would have sold your story to a tabloid if I didn’t.”
Jake: “You don’t know me and I wouldn’t have done it . . .”
Jake: Shouts “Please stop interrupting me!”
Vienna: Storms out, crying “He is the biggest liar I’ve ever met in my life!”
Jake: “Unfortunately, that’s what one of our arguments looks like.” – Rennie Dyball
Tell us: Who do you believe: Jake or Vienna?