Bad boy Bentley’s coming back! And Ashley has to figure out if he is the one — or say goodbye for good so that she can finally move on!
Bachelorette Ashley Hebert has been trying hard to get playboy Bentley Williams off her mind. But his departure during episode three left her longing to see him again! During the June 20 episode, Bentley makes a surprise appearance in Phuket, Thailand to see Ashley. Will she finally be able to get the closure that she needs to continue on this journey to find love?
“So you seem to be taking positive steps forward, but there is something else on your mind,” host Chris Harrison tells Ashley.
“There is something that is on my mind a lot, a lot more than I want it to be,” Ashley confesses. “I have to be open and honest with you right now, I have been thinking a lot lately about something — and I just feel like in order for me to move forward in these relationships, I really need to put this in the past. I know you are not going to be happy with me, but it’s Bentley … and what could have been.”
Ashley needs to figure out if she can make it work with Bentley or if she has to say goodbye for good. “I know it’s not a good thing and I don’t think it’s ideal — and it’s not fair to anybody,” she says. “I think I need to figure out way how I can close this Bentley thing off because in the back of my head, it sits there. I try to repress it and my head tries to forget about it, but my heart always goes back to it.”
“In times where I need comfort, I think about him,” she adds. “That’s not normal.”
Chris agrees with Ashley that she won’t find her husband if she keeps obsessing over what “could have been” with the player. “This isn’t going to work,” Chris warns. “Yes you’re kind of moving forward, but you kind of are not.”
“I know, and that’s what I’m so scared of,” Ashley concurs.
But Chris doesn’t think that she really heard him. “You’re not going to fall in love like that,” he continues. “This is not going to have a happy ending.”
Ashley defends her reasoning for wanting to see Bentley again: “There was something there!”
BFFs — must Ashley really see Bentley in order to get the the closure she needs? Tell us what you think.
Be sure to catch an all-new episode of The Bachelorette on ABC tonight June 20 — and check back here at HollywoodLife.com for your full recap.
– Lindsey DiMattina
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