Chris personally blogs that ‘if things continue down this path this isn’t going to end well’ for Ashley.
Bachelorette host Chris Harrison was totally worried about Ashley Hebert during the June 20 episode when they sat down before the rose ceremony and all Ashley could talk about was missing Bentley Williams and wondering about what could have been. Chris knew that if Ashley continued down this path, it would only lead to her destruction — so he promised her that he and the producers would find a way for her to get closure before it was too late.
“When I broke up the cocktail party, I could feel the tension in the air, and when I sat down with Ashley at deliberation I could tell she was in a bad place,” Chris writes in his personal Entertainment Weekly blog. “I was a little disappointed that she had slipped back in to this place and was still so hung up on Bentley.”
Chris had to set Ashley straight. “I was brutally honest with her at deliberation,” admits Chris. “I firmly believed we reached a serious breaking point. If things continue down this path this isn’t going to end well. There is absolutely no way possible Ashley can find love like this.”
Chris made a decision and promised he would find a way for Ashley to confront Bentley. “At this point we weren’t quite sure what we were going to do about this, but we knew for certain we had to do something,” he remembers. “Obviously you’ve seen in the previews, what we were able to do was get Bentley to meet us in Hong Kong next week to face Ashley again and answer all her questions. One way or the other this needs to end for her.”
But Chris says that the real drama doesn’t happen when Bentley shows up in Hong Kong — it’s what happens after his visit that’s surprising. “A lot has been made about Ashley’s meeting with Bentley but in my opinion the bigger story next week is how the other men react when Ashley comes clean and tells them everything that happened,” explains Chris. “Next week — It will absolutely shape everything that will happen the rest of this season and maybe the rest of Ashley’s life.”
What Chris calls “the Bentley factor” must come to an end before Ashley’s completely destroyed. BFFs — don’t you agree that Ashley needs to put this Bentley thing to rest for good?
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