HollywoodLife.com caught up EXCLUSIVELY with Rachel Truehart from ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘Bachelor Pad 3’ to talk ALL about her break-up with Mike Stagliano, the shocking season finale, on being the next ‘Bachelorette’ and more! Read on for more details and to watch the full interview!
Nick Peterson wasn’t the only man who betrayed Rachel Truehart on Bachelor Pad — Mike Stagliano took a stab at her heart as well. Rachel opened up to HollywoodLife.com in a tell-all interview about what happened to her Bachelor Pad boyfriend after the cameras stopped rolling — AND where their relationship stands now!
HollywoodLife: Where do things stand between you and Mike now? Are you talking or are you totally over him?
Rachel: There’s no bad blood between us anymore. There was for a little bit, but it was something I was dealing with the second filming was over. It kinda just went from like 60 to zero so it was a lot to handle. I talked to him a lot of times and I believe that he’s sorry and he’s apologized to me many times, both publically and just the two of us. It’s hard, I do think he led me on and I
think he knows that he did. There’s no bad blood between us. It is what it is. I’ve moved on. Happy for him.
HL: How did you find out about his girlfriend in Chicago?
R: That was a tough one to deal with because I found out he had a girlfriend about two weeks after I had gotten back and he waited ten days to tell me so that was a little bit tough to find out that way and then another couple weeks later. That was a tough one to get over and I kept finding out from people that things were going on. I kind of wish that he told me everything from day one.
HL: How would you say that your feelings for Mike compared to your feelings for Ben on The Bachelor?
R: Day and night! Sorry Ben. I just really wasn’t falling for Ben. I think you try to talk yourself into it a little bit because of the setting, you’re on these romantic dates and you want to. He was a great guy and we enjoyed our time together but at the end of the day I think that we could tell that we’re both just gonna be friends.
HL: Do you have a boyfriend now?
R: I don’t.
HL: We would love to see you as the next Bachelorette, would you be open to that or do you think after Bachelor Pad 3 you’re done with it?
R: No, I don’t think I’d be done with it all. I would definitely be open to it. As much as I’ve had some tough experiences through these shows and a little bit of heartbreak and disappoint, I’ve also had some amazing experiences and I’ve met incredible friends. It’s really changed my life for the better I think. I would definitely be open to it, I would need some down time. Obviously,it doesn’t film for a while so I have plenty of time to relax. Right now I’m just trying to get back into normal life and just be me again without all of the drama of everything. That’s definitely something I’d be open to.