This post will only be relevant to other suckers like me who watch the Bachelor franchise. And it’s almost two weeks after the final show, but I only just watched the “shocking finale” this morning. Sadly, it wasn’t all that shocking because, thanks to the internet and People Magazine, everyone already knew most of what had happened with Hannah and Jed.
But I might have been the only person in the world watching their filmed (and likely staged) breakup scene play out and thinking…really, Hannah? Am I the only one who saw the hypocrisy oozing off her? Now, don’t get me wrong…Hannah grew on me despite my prior protestations against her, and I don’t really care for Jed as I fully believe he was (at least initially) in it to further his would-be music career.
BUT come the hell on. She reamed him good and called off their engagement because she found out that Jed had a girlfriend whom he said “I love you” to all the way up to the night before he started filming the show and met Hannah. But, um, was it just me, or was Hannah not just saying the day before her engagement to Jed that she was in love with two men (Jed and Tyler)?? And that was actually happening right then and there. It wasn’t in the past. It wasn’t before they met each other. She literally dated 15 guys at the same time and fell in love with 2-3 toward the end (and told them all she had “love” feelings for them). So this schmuck had a girlfriend, whether he truly loved her or not (he claims he didn’t), but regardless, even if he handled their “breakup” poorly, he still didn’t see her again once he met Hannah. Yet, Hannah is swapping spit with a dozen other guys on a nightly basis and having sex with Peter in a windmill a week before her engagement to Jed (absolutely no slut shaming coming from this direction, by the way...I mean, did you SEE Peter?). Again, I’m not standing up for Jed at all.
I’m not saying Hannah shouldn’t have been upset about what she learned. I’m also not saying Jed’s intentions were above board. I’m simply saying how hypocritical it was of her to condemn him for maybe loving one other woman BEFORE he met Hannah, while she was clearly in love with at least 3 other guys at the same damn time. Now, yes, I know a big part of her reason for being upset was that he didn’t tell her himself and that he covered it up. And for that reason alone, I support her breaking off the engagement. As she said, it’s not what she said “yes” to, and you can’t build a relationship, let a lone a marriage, based on a foundation of lies.
That being said, I just could not quit thinking about how ironic it was for her to be casting stones at him for doing (before he met her) a small portion of what she was doing (while they were together).
Anyway, it’s a dumb reality show, and I’m not really that worked up about it. I just wanted to comment on this and see if by chance anyone else noticed what I did. In the end, I’m happy that she saw what Jed was really all about in the end, and maybe she and Tyler really will make a go of it (though he’s dating a supermodel, so…), but sometimes I question my own sanity for being so glued to these cheesy, stupid, scripted, set-up reality shows. It’s ridiculous. But I love it. And so…I’ll keep watching.