The Bachelor Nation is in shock after learning the real truth about The Bachelorette season 15 front-runner Jed Wyatt.
Haley Stevens previously revealed that she was in a serious relationship with Jed when he left for the show, and he told her he was coming back to her.
She’s now telling E! News what really motivated her to come forward with her story.
“Honestly, I never planned on opening up about any of this. I planned to keep my head down and get through it.”
She was silent all these weeks because she thought “no one was going to believe” anything that she said.
“This is the most-watched television show in all of the country and everyone loves the guys on the show, why would anyone believe what I had to say?”
However, she eventually realized that it was her love story. and she wanted to be in control of what people said.
Jed and Haley started dating last fall, months before he would be casted for The Bachelorette.
Then, he just left. “I never even got broken up with. Never got any explanation,” she said. “I could get choked up thinking about it right now.”
“This was the person that I was in love with… It’s devastating, honestly. It’s hurtful.”
“In all of this, I am not naïve to the fact that people fall in love. People fall out of love. People fall in love while they are dating someone else. Those things happen. These were strange circumstances obviously,” she explains. “I wouldn’t blame him if he did fall for [Hannah].”
But she’s now ready to move on.
“He could tell me a million things but at the end of the day, I have to be the one to move on… The show doesn’t air forever.”