Ashley finally realizes that Bentley played with her heart. But now she has closure and can really open her heart up to love!
Bachelorette Ashley Hebert finally gets the closure that she needs from bad boy Bentley Williams during the June 27 episode. And after all that she’s been through, she knows that Bentley took advantage of her heart and treated it as a toy. But now Ashley’s stronger than ever and in her personal blog on People, confesses that you will never have to hear Bentley mentioned again because she’s done with him!
“I’ll admit that I was burned by a boy who saw my feelings for him as a conquest. A conquest he quickly achieved and slowly lost,” Ashley writes. “In retrospect, it was just as painful for me to hear his name as it was for all of the viewers who were aware of his ill will.”
“You will never have to hear the B–– word again,” she adds.
But it took Ashley a while to realize what Bentley had done to her. “In last night’s episode, I hope you were finally able to see what Bentley was consistently doing in each conversation with me,” she explains. “His ego and competitiveness made him want to ‘get the girl,’ but you know, as well as I do (now), that I was certainly not what he wanted.”
“He continually fed me lines like, ‘I didn’t think I would miss you as much as I did,’ and, ‘Come to Salt Lake City,’” continues Ashley. “It was only at this meeting that I was able to clearly see the way he would try to smooth talk his way into my heart and then attempt to crush it on his way out. Looking back, one would think that I would be fearful that my judgment was not intact. However, I am more fearful of the fact that there are men out there so convincing of untruth.”
And Ashley understands how fans could question her choices. “An outsider might look at this situation and see a complete lack of social intellect on my part, and I understand that,” she admits. “However, when I look at my actions, I see myself as someone who was willing to give a person a chance to prove himself.”
Sadly Bentley didn’t live up to Ashley’s hopeful standards, but this horrible interaction didn’t kill Ashley’s dream of finding love. “I still believe in my instinct, and most importantly I still believe myself … hopeful of finding a man who would never make me question myself, or treat another person with such lack of regard,” says Ashley. “So if you have any question as to whether or not I am ready, confident and in a great place to move on after this episode, please know that I am.”
BFFs — do you think Ashley is finally ready to move forward in her conquest for love?
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