Ashley I. may not be as ‘obsessed’ with Jared as everyone on ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ thinks. While she immediately cried seeing him with Caila on the August 16th episode, it was because they had much more of a bond than we saw.
As she explained during Bachelor in Paradise briefly, Ashley I. and Jared had “been to second base,” and only had grown closer from last summer to this. But no one was really sure how close. Well, on After Paradise, she revealed just why she felt like Jared had led her on.
“You know, we barely go a a day without texting. We FaceTime at least once a week. I’ve met his family multiple times, he’s met my family multiple times,” she told hosts Michelle Colin and Sean Lowe. “He’s sent me roses and he’s gone all out for my birthday. If people knew all this — and our close friends, they understand that I was led on.”
However, since Jared is in fact still a very close friend of Ashley’s, she defended his actions. “He was just trying to be sweet. That’s what Jared is,” she said. “He’s just the sweetest person you’ll ever meet and he didn’t understand that I could misinterpret that, which I did.”
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Of course, we watched Ashley be completely blindsided by Caila‘s romance with Jared when she arrived — she and Caila were friends before and she didn’t think she’d ever do that to her. She also admitted on the episode she was in love with him — which isn’t something to move on from quickly. However, we know based on the trailers for the rest of the season she does seem to be interested in Wells! And well, I would love that — hopefully she can move on from Jared for good!
Do you think it’s possible, HollywoodLifers?