The drama heated up on Monday’s “The Bachelor: Women Tell All” special. In addition to Ali Fedotowsky saying she regrets her decision to leave the show for her job – host Chris Harrison and contestant Rozlyn Papa engaged in a mini war of words about her alleged relationship with a show producer early in the season.
“If I could go back and do it differently, I would,” Ali said on Monday’s special.
The 25-year-old Facebook advertising accounts manager left the show due to concerns about her job and uncertainty about her feelings for “Bachelor” Jake Pavelka.
“On my death bed, I don’t want to look back and say I didn’t love enough,” she said. “If I knew what I know now, would I chose love over work? Yes… But I would have fought like hell to get that job back!”
Jake later appeared on camera and told Ali that he thought she was going to choose him over her job.
“There are some more tough moments that haven’t aired yet,” he told Ali, “but that hit about a 10 because I think you are one of the most amazing women I have ever met, and you will always have a friend, no matter what.”
According to numerous online reports, many believe Ali will be tapped as the next “Bachelorette.”
But Monday’s reality drama wasn’t limited to just the contestants. Host Chris Harrison was pulled into the single lady frenzy when he grilled contestant Rozlyn Papa about her alleged relationship with a show producer.
“Nothing physical ever happened at all?” he asked Rozlyn.
“No absolutely not,” she replied.
Chris later said he was friends with the fired producer and Rozlyn interjected saying, “You were hitting on his wife in New Zealand.”
“I clearly won’t dignify that with a response,” Chris said.
On Tuesday, the host blogged about the accusation on EW.com.
“I was extremely disappointed that Rozlyn would stoop to that level and bring my family and me into this already sad and unfortunate situation. Beyond the fact that it’s just flat out not true, that comment was well beyond the line of decency and speaks volumes to the kind of person Rozlyn is,” he wrote. “My wife, who I’ve been with since I was 18 and have been married to for over 16 years, was in the audience that night and got as big a laugh out of Rozlyn’s comment as I did.”
“The Bachelor” finale, where Jake will reveal if he picked Vienna or Tenley, airs Monday on ABC.