'Bachelorette' Ashley Hebert: I'm Lucky Brad Womack Picked Emily Maynard and Not Me!

Mon, May 23, 2011 2:21pm EDT by 3 Comments

Ashley’s glad ‘Bachelor’ Brad dumped her in South Africa — she realizes now that they ‘weren’t compatible!’

Bachelorette Ashley Hebert was initially heartbroken when Bachelor Brad Womack fell in love with Emily Maynard and not her, but now she’s happy that he did. “As wrong as that sounds, I got lucky,” Ashley tells Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa during the May 23 episode of Live! With Regis And Kelly. “He’s a great guy, but I think I realized watching the show that we weren’t compatible.”

Ashley now understands that the little attraction that she did share with Brad wasn’t real. “When you’re in that situation, I feel like it’s hard to know what’s real and it’s hard to figure out which emotions are,” Ashley says. “You’re surrounded by such exotic places and people, and you don’t know what’s real.”

“So I think I’d just deny everything that he was telling me,” she adds. “I didn’t want to believe it.”

Now Ashley has gotten her own chance to find her own love with one of 25 “gorgeous guys” on ABC’s hit show, The Bachelorette.

Going on the show, Ashley thought it would be simple to fall in love, but she couldn’t have been more wrong. “I was really surprised,” she admits. “I thought, ‘This is going to be easy-breezy.'”

Choosing between the men was no simple task. “These guys are great, attractive, engaging,” Ashley gushes. “They’re studs!”

BFFs — do you think Ashley will find the love of her life on this season of The Bachelorette?

The Bachelorette premieres tonight, May 23, on ABC!

- Lindsey DiMattina

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