‘Bachelor’ host Chris Harrison made it seem like Casey S. was the only girl to ever go on the show who had feelings for an ex — but former contestant Jenna tells HollywoodLife.com that she was battling heartbreak when she met Ben, too.
Bachelor host Chris Harrison forced contestant Casey S. to confront Ben Flajnik and tell him the truth about her feelings for her ex-boyfriend during the Jan. 6 episode. Casey confessed that she still cared about her ex, but knew that he wasn’t going to marry her and that she was hoping to fall in love with someone like Ben. Ben in turn sent her packing. But, it turns out that Casey wasn’t the only one using Ben as a rebound. Former contestant Jenna Burke tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively that she went onto the show too after a major breakup.
Jenna is remembered for having multiple breakdowns during her stint on the show. “I was coming out of a bad breakup so that was my explanation of why I self-destructed like that,” Jenna told us at the Leila Shams Fashion Week party. “It happens. You really want to move on but sometimes you have to get in a state of happiness, kind of get there and then move on.”
Going on the show, “I wasn’t there yet,” Jenna admitted. “Timing is of the essence but it’s all about timing. My timing was off.”
But the show helped Jenna get over her ex. “I just think it was a good experience,” Jenna gushed. “I learned a lot about myself because I really felt like I know what I want in a relationship.”
“If I had the right timing, maybe something could have happened,” Jenna said. “But I’m sure Ben’s happy with whoever he’s with and I wish him the best.”
- Reporting by Emily Morgan, Written by Lindsey DiMattina
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