Ellen DeGeneres continues to try
and make nice with “The Bachelor” Brad Womack.
After the talk show host called Brad a “jerk” on her show Wednesday for not
picking either girl in the shocking season finale of the hit ABC show, Ellen met
with Brad face-to-face to apologize.
Brad told his side of the shocking conclusion that left DeAnna Pappas and
Jenni Croft Bachelor-less. He stressed his decision was extremely difficult and
made out of respect for the two contestants.
“I did not take the easy way out,” he told Ellen. “In fact, I took the tough
way out in order to show these women respect, in my opinion. If I’m wrong, I’m
The biggest question of the hour was why Brad told DeAnna the finale would be
“a good day” for her. Ellen asked if he regretted telling DeAnna this misleading
“I definitely regret that,” Womack told Ellen. “I don’t know if I got caught
up in the moment. I don’t know if I was trying to comfort her. I bear the full
brunt of responsibility for saying that. I do. She deserves someone to be
straightforward and honest, which I thought I was. That’s one very, very bad
decision of mine that I made.”
Though Brad regrets what he told DeAnna, he told Ellen he never asked that
Pappas’ father be flown out. The arrival of Pappas’ father created false hope
“What I did say is a proposal was such a big deal to me that a phone call was
not sufficient, if and when that proposal would happen,” he said. “When it got
to that day, I was informed that DeAnna’s father was flown out. I never one time
asked for DeAnna’s father to be flown out. Never one single time.”
Ellen thanked Brad for coming on her show and sharing his side of the
“I really appreciate you coming here. I’m so sorry that I judged you because
I didn’t know the full story,” she concluded.
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