Earlier this year I made a proclamation. After spending at least half of my life watching the fuckboys of The Bachelorette, I would be boycotting Hannah B’s season. Anyone but Hannah G would have pushed me to my limit, but Hannah B just infuriated me. Everyone’s been saying it sucks, they hate all the guys and now we’ve got a girl coming forward saying she was dating one of the guys up until the night before he left for the show.
We’re apparently already dealing with what seems to be a manipulative and emotionally abusive fuckboy and now we’re up against a Nashville singer here for his career so he has a girlfriend at home fuckboy. The absolute worst kind in Bachelor Nation–someone that isn’t here for the right reasons.
Although I’m not actively wasting my life away mindnumbingly watching a 24 year old Alabama beauty pageant loser find her happily ever after (not bitter), I’m still keeping up with spoilers. If you aren’t you probably shouldn’t be reading this blog. This is a spoiler friendly zone. People that are like ohhh don’t tell me the spoilers I like the suspense are the WORST. This is the fucking Bachelorette. Chris Harrison is not JK Rowling. That’s your official warning.
Jed Wyatt is 25 years old, was living in Nashville to pursue his dreams of being a country singer I’m assuming, when he had the bright idea of applying to be on The Bachelorette to promote his music career. He wasn’t shy about telling Hannah that’s why he went on the show and everyone on Twitter found it very endearing.
In the meantime, last October he met this chick Haley Stevens who is also a singer in Nashville. He also wasn’t shy about telling her that he applied to be on The Bachelorette, got on, and that it would just be an “obstacle in their relationship.”
“We spent the night together the night before he headed to L.A.,” Stevens, tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week’s issue (on stands Friday), opening up publicly for the first time about their romance. “He told me [the show] was just an obstacle and we’d be stronger on the other side because of it.”
News of Jed and his gf is not new to the true dedicated Bachelor knowledge seekers, but when it hits People you know things are serious. Props to this girl for selling her story to a real magazine, but this is the least shocking thing that’s every happened in Bachelor history.
This girl has been talking to whoever will listen after Jed promised to come back to Nashville to meet her “at the dock” and instead ghosted her since filming ended. To add more confusion to this story, the world wide leader in Bachelor news, Reality Steve, dropped a Steve bomb (same effect as a Woj bomb?). After posting the spoilers months ago that said Hannah was engaged to Tyler C, he skrrt skrrted on us and said jk, she’s engaged to Jed. That’s right, the guy with the 4 month relationship on TV to promote his music career.
I’m sure it sucks for her to think she had found the love of her life, or at least someone to post couples vacation pics on Instagram with for the next 3 years until he had a minorly successful single and went on tour with Sam Hunt. But I don’t have that much sympathy. You put in 4 months. If you’re the high school sweetheart of 10 years and poof he disappears into ABC’s tornado never to be heard from again, I give permission to cut his dick off. 4 months? Hit the club a few nights with your friends and move on.
I don’t even think Jed really didn’t anything wrong in this situation. He told everyone involved what was going on, and they liked him anyways because that’s what girls do. Too focused on the six pack, skinny jeans and hair gel to realize he’s just another off the rack fuckboy. Maybe he really liked his girlfriend of 4 months, made a commitment to be on The Bachelorette to promote his music career and then actually ended up falling for Hannah. Given this shows track record I’m going to assume that’s not the case, but that’s the risk you take when you start dating a guy who outright tells you he was going on The Bachelorette. She could have left 3 months ago unscathed. At this point she signed up for it too.
“I was following along on spoiler accounts, trying to figure out when my boyfriend was going to come home,” she says. “I bought a homecoming outfit that I was going to wear to maybe pick him up at the airport.”
Low key all this girl was worried about is a wasted outfit. It’s a terrible thing to happen, but just repurpose it sweetie. Wear it to a nice brunch with your friends, cheers to being some “boss bitches” and subtweet him for another 6 months until you meet a new guy on Bumble. That’s what I would do.
“He said, ‘Hey how have you been?’ and I said, ‘How do you think I’ve been?’” she recalls. “I asked him, ‘You didn’t think I deserved a phone call?’ And he said, ‘I didn’t know what to say.’” They never spoke again about their relationship.
He slithered right out of this situation, almost like he’s done this before. Congrats to Hannah and Jed.
PS: if you don’t think Jimmy Kimmel is fed spoilers by producers of the show you are living under a rock.