'Bachelorette' Ashley Hebert's Tragedy: New Details On The Death Of Her First Love!

Wed, May 18, 2011 5:09pm EST by 3 Comments

Ashley’s ex-boyfriend Joe passed away just weeks before she went on ‘The Bachelor’ to court Br ad Womack!

Bachelorette Ashley Hebert has kept mum about the death of her first love Joe Olszewski. He passed away on Sept. 2, 2010 — just before Ashley started filming The Bachelor with Brad Womack. But despite her pain, Ashley never brought up the sad subject of Joe while she was on the show.

She started dating Joe after she graduated from the University of Maine in 2006, where he graduated from the year before her. And they kept in touch after they broke up, even though he lived in California and she was in dental school at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

But just before she started filming The Bachelor, Ashley found out that Joe had passed away of complications from pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome.

“She was really beside herself,” Ashley’s friend Mike King tells In Touch. “She kept wondering how things could have gone differently.”

While Ashley seemed perfectly fine in front of Brad, she was actually grieving.

“She was asking herself questions, thinking that if she’d stayed with Joe, he wouldn’t have ended up in California, and maybe wouldn’t have developed the condition,” Mike tells the mag.

Joe had 14 doctors working to save his life in a Burbank, Calif., hospital, but after spending three weeks in intensive care, his heart gave out.

Ashley had spoken with Joe before he went into the hospital, but before she knew it, he was gone.

Let’s hope Ashley’s heart has healed enough to let her find love again on The Bachelorette.

— Lindsey DiMattina

More Bachelorette Stories:

  1. ‘Bachelorette’ Ashley Hebert Says Ryan Park Made The Biggest Impression On Me!
  2. Bentley Williams Admits: ‘She’s Not My Type!’
  3. ‘Bachelorette’ Recap: Ashley Hebert Gets Charmed By Player Bentley Williams!
  4. Meet Ashley’s 25 Guys!
  5. 2 Of Ashley’s Final Four Men!
  6. Ashley’s Men Are STD-Free!

Leave a Reply

To comment, please fill in the fields below, enter your comment and select the Comment button.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

View Comment


Posted at 6:00 AM on June 14, 2011  

How smart can Ashley be ? She’s immature and balding. She wears hair extensions and is a dwarf in stature. And falls for a lounge lizard user of women. Bentley! Just his name is revolting. How desperate can the men be on this show. With all the most beautiful women around. Ashley is a 26 year old cry baby. And can’t tell the difference if a good man was sitting on her head. She sends a good man home. Because his wife died a few years ago. And talk about double standards. Her boy friend just died before she went on the show. ABC your choice for Bachelorette this season is ridiculous

Share this comment at Share with Twitter


Posted at 1:42 PM on June 22, 2011  

Roger….you don’t know all the facts. Did you know that we all are not perfect and that includes you. It is a reality show….look beyond it. If she is happy….good for her. This story has happened to both men and women, many times over….we just don’t hear about all of them. Say something nice or write nothing. Men, ugh!

Share this comment at Share with Twitter


Posted at 11:19 PM on December 8, 2011  

That was not Ashleys boyfriend, they dated Yrs ago… she had zero connection with him during this awful time. We are all human, leave him and their very young past out of the spotlight for his familys sake. Have a heart.

Share this comment at Share with Twitter