In her personal blog, Ashley reveals that she found Ben’s mom quite impressive: ‘His mom reminded me of Coco Chanel!’
It’s super hard to meet your possible future mother-in-law for the first time because you never know how she’s going to react to you. During the July 18 episode of The Bachelorette Ashley Hebert had to do just that four times! But one woman struck a note of awe for Ashley. In her personal People blog, Ashley admits that Ben Flajnik‘s mom caught her off guard!
“Ben’s family was one of the families that surprised me the most,” Ashley writes. “In my mind, I thought they were going to be loud, outgoing, and somewhat goofy like Ben.”
But Ben’s sister and mom were totally different from what Ashley expected. “I was so surprised to see that they were quite the opposite,” she fesses. “They were sophisticated and conservative.”
And Ben’s mom made a lasting impression on Ashley. “His mother reminded me of Coco Chanel!,” reveals Ashley. “I was so nervous talking with her and felt somewhat intimidated.”
But as the interaction went on, Ben’s mom opened up to Ashley and even shared cute pics of Ben’s childhood with her. And Ashley realized how important Ben’s family is to him, especially after the death of his father.
“Ben’s family has been through a lot in the past few years and I sensed a guard and protectiveness over him,” explains Ashley. “Watching Ben’s interview brought tears to my eyes. It was nice to see him dig deep into his heart and be comfortable showing emotion that he held in for so long.”
During the hometown visit, Ben broke down in tears after getting into a deep conversation with his mom about missing his dad and how the experience has changed him. “This is one of the things I love to see throughout this journey. It is about finding love, but it’s also about finding yourself,” says Ashley. “And I’m so happy to be a part of that with Ben.”
And in the end Ashley truly liked getting to meet Ben’s family and seeing how he acted around them. “Honestly, I always enjoy my time spent with Ben,” she shares. “He’s so fun to be around and lives a truly incredible life.”
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– Lindsey DiMattina
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