Jake, Vienna reunite in 'Bachelor Pad'
Following the bitter breakup Jake Pavelka and
Airline pilot Pavelka realizes the interest in seeing how he and Girardi interact now. "I didn't know exactly what I was going to feel," he allows. "When you fall in love with somebody, you're always going to have a little love in your heart for them, no matter what. But that doesn't mean that you're in love with them anymore."
If Pavelka's presence was a problem for Girardi, she says she dealt with it quickly. "I had absolutely no idea that Jake was going to be there," she maintains. "We had been told that there would be no actual 'Bachelors' or 'Bachelorettes,' just contestants from those shows.
"I found out right before (taping of) the show started, so I didn't have enough time to react. I'm glad I at least knew beforehand, rather than standing in the house and him suddenly walking in. I wouldn't have gotten all the screaming out."
Though it's part of the same franchise, "Bachelor Pad" quickly let Pavelka know he wasn't on "The Bachelor" again: "I had a hard time during the competitions, and I wasn't really expecting that. I'm put in some situations where it's like, 'OK, I have to shuffle over here, and there's a piece of string over there, and I have to MacGyver something together to get out of this.' It was really uncomfortable."
Girardi could have done "Bachelor Pad" earlier. "They came to me last year," she reports, "and I said then, 'No way.' They approached me again at the beginning of this year, and I said, 'Let me think about it.' Kasey and I had started dating, and he said, 'Why don't you do it?' Then they approached him, and I thought if we went on it together, it wouldn't be as bad."