Jake Pavelka maintains that by the time he popped the question to Vienna Giraldi on the season finale of The Bachelor, he was a 25-woman man and nothing more.
"The relationship with [the woman claiming he's been in touch with] was prior to The Bachelor. It simply did not work out," the ABC star said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight Thursday, responding to an ex's claims that he has contacted her—in a more-than-friends style—since getting engaged.
"There was no overlap with that or any other relationship during the show," Pavelka said. "It is unfortunate that people such as this are trying to financially capitalize on or disparage my incredible relationship with Vienna. I only wish everyone could be as happy for us as we are happy together."
But this other gal, who phoned into Florida radio station Island 106 (which agreed to garble her voice to protect her identity), says that she and Jake were happy, too, not that long ago.
"He claims to be this person, but his actions are a complete 180 of that person that he is claiming to be," she said.
"What I'm saying now has absolutely nothing to do with him, and it has gotten so bad and enough people know that we were dating. He came to my hometown, met my family, met my friends and deceived everyone. And I feel like I'm forced to say something for the sole purpose of defending my honor."
According to E.T., disc jockey Steve Kramer says in part of the conversation that hasn't aired yet, that there is evidence the two have talked since The Bachelor wrapped. (When will people learn to stop recklessly texting?!)
The mystery woman also said that Pavelka was more or less forced to propose when all was said and done.
"When you get down on one knee and propose marriage to someone, I take that very seriously," she said. "The fact that he did that exclusively because he was instructed to do that, it disappoints me so much."
Or is someone just sour she didn't get that final rose?
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