‘The Bachelorette’: Bachelor Nation Reacts To The Jed Wyatt Girlfriend Scandal
Jed Wyatt is a fan favorite and front-runner on Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette. But a woman named Haley Stevens is coming forward saying he went on the show when they were still together.
Jed recently came clean to Hannah B. about his initial intentions for signing up for The Bachelorette. He wanted the big platform to showcase his music, but found himself falling for Hannah B.
“When I signed up for the show, I was so clueless,” he told her. “I was open to the idea because I love love. I do, I love the idea of it. But my first thought was this is like a huge platform, and I just want you to know the truth. So I came in with that mindset, but every moment that we’ve had has taken that away and shown me that now more than anything I want to be with you.”
According to Haley, his alleged ex-girlfriend, the plan was always for Jed to go on The Bachelorette, pretend to fall for Hannah B., get to the final five, and come back home to her when it was over.
How Bachelor Nation is reacting to the Jed Wyatt girlfriend rumor
Former Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe told ET that she’s not surprised.
“When I heard that, I was like, ‘Yeah, I was waiting for that.’ I was waiting for someone to have a girlfriend. It happens every season.”
She hopes Jed can come forward with his side of the story.
“I wonder if he can talk about it or say something,” she said. “You can’t judge anyone for it, because sometimes you really have no idea you’re going to fall in love on that show… He admitted he had different intentions going into the show.”
Jason Tartick (from Becca Kufrin’s season and Kaitlyn Brisotwe’s boyfriend) initially stuck up for Jed after he watched the episode where he came clean to Hannah B. about why he first signed up for the show.
“I thought it was great to be proactive about what you’re doing,” he said, acknowledging that, now, the situation is a lot more complicated.
“I think if you now correlate him openly putting it out there that his only intention was to promote his music business and then you couple that with some of the comments that his girlfriend is now saying about the night before, [it gets complicated]. Then you tie in the twist of the gentleman that was there night one who had a girlfriend, and you saw Hannah’s reaction [to that],” he told ET, referring to when Hannah B. sent contestant Scott Anderson packing night one because he came on the show with a girlfriend.
As is clearly seen in the show, Jed Wyatt gets along handsomely with the other men in the house. This ex-girlfriend scandal doesn’t seem to phase any of his Bachelorette friends. In fact, many contestants recently posted about one of Jed’s concerts on their social pages. And on ET’s Roses and Rose Live, recently eliminated Devin Harris said Jed became one of his closest friends on the show and he considers him a “genuine guy.”