The Bachelorette winner Jed Wyatt is apologizing again for his behavior towards star and ex-fiancée Hannah Brown, but maintains he is no cheater.
On the season 15 finale this week, was revealed that Brown and Wyatt got engaged, but later split after he told her that he had dated another woman up until a week before the show, adding that their relationship was not serious and had ended. Brown said that she later read a story about him and his alleged ex, whose name is Haley Stevens, which contradicted his version. Wyatt apologized to Brown on the after-show, to no avail.
"The main thing is just how sorry I am," Wyatt said on Friday on Bachelor Happy Hour with Rachel & Ali, the "official Bachelor podcast," hosted by show alumni Rachel Lindsay and Ali Fedotowsky. "I really have had time to think about the things that have happened and how Hannah has felt. I'm very remorseful and ultimately just want to become a better person because of all of this."
In June, Stevens told the press she and Wyatt, a fellow Nashville musician, were a few months into a relationship before he began filming the show, and that he did not contact her after filming concluded and never formally broke up with her.
"If you really do love someone, no matter how promising they've made it seem, if they're going on a dating show, regardless of why they're going on a dating show, why would you stay with them?" Wyatt said on Bachelor Happy Hour. "If I was in a relationship, I would not have gone onto a dating show. That's just me. I'm not a cheater."
"And with my time with Haley, I did hang out with other people," he added. "I did date other people. I slept with other people. We were not in an exclusive relationship."