We know Chad Johnson’s going back, but don’t expect to see Ashley Iaconetti in paradise! During a ‘Reality Check’ event at Mohegan Sun on Feb. 18, HollywoodLife.com spoke with the ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ star to find out what dating is like now!
“I wouldn’t torture myself,” Ashley Iaconetti said during the Bachelor in Paradise event when asked about the upcoming season. She was joined by alum Jade Tanner and Carly Waddell who both found love in paradise with Tanner Tolbert and Evan Bass. However, Ashley is still single — and dating outside the show.
So for this upcoming season of Bachelor in Paradise, don’t expect to see her there. “I definitely wouldn’t [do this season],” Ashley I. told HollywoodLife.com after the panel, adding she coudln’t rule out returning down the road, after prioritizing her career for a bit. She’s currently working as a Bachelor expert on Access Hollywood and has a hilarious weekly podcast, called “I Don’t Get It.” So for now, that’s her focus.
Ashley is still extremely close with Jared Haibon, and while they’re besties, there’s one thing they don’t discuss: dating. “We don’t really talk about it, because I don’t want to hear it from him, especially,” she told us, adding that she’s still having trouble finding a guy she’s really into.
“The last guy I went on dates with was a set up. I hate dating! It’s the worst. I’ve never thought it was fun. The only fun part about it is getting to eat food and getting dressed up. Then once I’m dressed up, I’m like, ‘well I don’t want to waste this with this guy,'” she added. “I’m never excited to go on the dates that I get asked on. I’m so picky, I just never crush… unless it’s on TV apparently, and then they never reciprocate. It’s a whole debacle; when it comes down to it, I really just don’t like a lot of guys. It’s really tough for me to be attracted to someone. It happens like once a year that I meet a guy that I want to make out with.”
HollywoodLifers, are you bummed Ashley won’t be back?