‘The Bachelorette’: This Text Message May Prove Jed Wyatt’s Girlfriend’s Story

When it comes to reality television competitions, there are a number of reasons that people go onto the shows. In a perfect world, the men on The Bachelorette would only be there to find love. But as we all know, The Bachelor franchise is far from perfect. Some people do go on the show to find a partner, but lots of men also participate in order to become social media influencers, gain fame, promote their businesses, and more.

It’s up to the lead of the show to figure out who is there for what. Unfortunately for Hannah Brown, it has recently come out that one of her top guys, Jed Wyatt, had a girlfriend up until right before he went on the show.

What does Haley Stevens claim happened?

Wyatt’s ex-girlfriend, Haley Stevens, claims that the two dated for four months and during that time, Wyatt found out that he was chosen to go on The Bachelorette.

She told Entertainment Tonight that three weeks into her relationship with Wyatt, he told her that he was in the process of applying to go on the show.

“He came forward, basically said, ‘I’ve been talking to my mom about this, I just don’t think there’s any way we can go forward,'” she said. “I kind of see where this is going, and I don’t feel right not giving you the chance to walk away. I have to be upfront about it.'”

Stevens continued to date Wyatt, despite the fact that he was about to go on the show and date someone on national television.

The text messages

Stevens recently shared text messages that were allegedly between her and Wyatt with the outlet.

The first text was from Wyatt as he got on the plane to go to film in Los Angeles.

“I love you,” he texted her. “Don’t forget that. Everything is always working out.

“It all adds up,” he added.

“I love you!” Stevens responded. “You’re such a light to me and to everyone you surround yourself with. I can’t wait for the whole world to know you Jed. You are so special and you are going to be so great! I’m all yours and I’m going to miss you like crazy. Go be an inspiration and a light. I’ll be praying for you (and me) and your family every day!” 

He then told her that he would call her from the plane.

Why is Stevens coming forward?

Stevens has gotten a lot of backlash for speaking out about Wyatt who had become a fan favorite this season. But, she felt like she had to come out and tell her side of the story before someone else did.

“People were saying they were going to tell my story — me, real girl, real life — and I wasn’t going to have any control of that,” she told the outlet. “It didn’t seem fair that nobody was going to stand up for me here.”

Now, Stevens says that she feels embarrassed over the whole mess.

“Obviously I’ve looked back on this,” she said. “I read text messages that I sent that I’m like, ‘This is embarrassing. How could I let myself be here? How could I let myself believe this?'”

“Someone told me they love me, this is what’s best for them, I trusted in that. I could never have known that this is what the situation would be. I could never have known that feelings would be involved or hearts would be broken,” Stevens continued. “I know that this story is hurtful to [Hannah Brown], and she’s feeling what I have felt, and that is not an easy thing to do or know that I’ve done. None of it’s easy. So many people are tied up in this.”