It was a no holds barred ‘Bachelorette: The Men Tell All’ as the knives and confessions came out!
Bachelorette Ashley Hebert and her men return for The Men Tell All special on July 31 to take a look back at the season and hash all the drama that went down. But a few key players are missing from the scene: the final two men Ben Flajnik and J.P. Rosenbaum … and bad boy Bentley Willims. While Bentley “declined” to come and share his side of the story — the guys who do attend, tear Bentley apart. And Ashley tells host Chris Harrison that her biggest regret was “wasting time” on Bentley!
“I never saw that side of him [Bentley],” Ashley tells Chris in a pretaped interview. “If anything, I saw a great side of him. A part of me thinks he wanted me to fall for him. He played me. I didn’t know it was going on. I never thought this is something that people are going to hate.”
The drama kicks off with Chris brings up William Holman ratting out Ben Castoriano to Ashley for wanting to pursue online dating — which caused Ashley to send Ben home. Ben claims that he doesn’t remember saying anything about wanting to go on a dating website. “That was purely designed as some undercut,” Ben says. “I would still tell her what happened,” William reaffirms.
William finally gets a taste of his own poison as the first guy in the “hot seat.” He thought he was smart to joke with Ashley about wanting Emily Maynard to be The Bachelorette, and not Ashley — but now he sees how horrible he sounded. “I watched the first episode, that’s all I’ve watched. To see yourself say those things, it’s embarrassing. I can’t watch it,” admits William. “I did make an *ss of myself. The roast was a mistake. The only thing I want to say [to Ashley] is just know that she is a great girl. She was a great Bachelorette. She’s found love. I’m happy for her.”
Ryan Park is next up in the “hot seat” “I was a bit over excited when I was nervous,” Ryan notes. He also discusses the love and dating self help books he read during filming. Too bad the tips didn’t help him get Ashley to pick him!
Ames Brown talks about falling in love and how it hurt when Ashley said goodbye. “I took it pretty slow with Ashley because I wanted our relationship to last forever,” he explains. “I didn’t pay attention to the other relationships. Everything we did felt really natural and great. My experience with her was very painful to end. [But] I just want her to be happy now.”
Finally the sour topic of player Bentley is brought up. “He declined [to come],” reveals Chris. The men are still pissed about what Bentley did. “He’s a narcissist, coward and liar,” Blake Julian states. “Go f*ck yourself,” another contestant shouts to Bentley.
Michelle Money visits Chris to talk about warning Ashley about Bentley. “The information I was given was valid and hurtful enough that I made the decission to tell her,” she shares. “He had a plan. It was more a game for him. In her defense, he is good at what he does. He owes Ashley an apology.”
Ashley takes the stage. “Figuring out when everyone else did … being played on national television … being called an ugly duckling … people being really hard on me — I think wasting a lot of time [on Bentley] was my biggest regret,” Ashley fesses. “If I would have seen the things he was saying, absolutely it would have been done.”
Former Bachelorettes DeAnna Pappas and Ali Fedotowsky and former Bachelor Jason Mesnick all stop by to give Ashley some advice. “I think that you handled it just the way you should have,” Ali tells Ashley. “He was not worthy of all you have to give as a mate,” DeAnna agrees.
BFFs — do you think Bentley should have made an appearance on The Men Tell All?
– Lindsey DiMattina
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