Ben makes it clear in his video blog that he didn’t sleep in the same room as Ashley during the overnight date: ‘We had our own separate sleeping quarters!’
During the the July 11 episode The Bachelorette, front runner Ben Flajnik caused major drama with the other guys when he returned back to the hotel after spending the night with Ashley Hebert. The remaining men — including rumored winner J.P. Rosenbaum — were not happy with Ashley and jealous that Ben got that time with her. Now, Ben tries to clarify the misconceptions in his personal video blog on Warner Bros Bachelor site about what happened on the overnight date.
“I wanted to clear the air a little bit,” says Ben. “The date with Ashley was NOT a fantasy date. It was an overnight date. We had our own separate sleeping quarters. The other guys can rest easy. It was not a fantasy date.”
With that settled, Ben continues on to discuss his amazing date with Ashley in Taiwan. “I was really excited to see Ashley again based on our time spent together in Chiang Mai,” gushes Ben. “I had a blast, an absolute blast. It was good to see her.”
“And the motor transportation, the moped, couldn’t have been more perfect in [the] national park,” adds Ben. “What an incredible setting. The best way for me to compare it is — have any of you been to Yosemite or something like that? Having the rose to yourself and just cruising was awesome, awesome.”
And Ben knew that he was falling in love with Ashley. Going into dinner, he wanted to tell her so badly — but decided to wait for a better moment.
“My feelings at this point for Ashley were growing and they were much stronger,” shares Ben. “I didn’t feel like it was necessarily the appropriate setting to let her know that I was falling in love with her. I kind of wanted to save that for hometowns. Assuming I made it — because after meeting my family it would’ve been a little bit more appropriate after their approval.”
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