‘Bachelor’ Break-Up: It’s Over Between Jake and Vienna

by | June 22, 2010 at 9:54 AM | RealityTV, Show & Tell, The Bachelor, TV News

'The Bachelor's Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi Split Up (Photo: ABC)

'The Bachelor's Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi Split Up (Photo: ABC)

Try to contain your ‘I TOLD YOU SO’s,’ America!

The Bachelor‘ Jake Pavelka and his fiancee Vienna Girardi have … wait for it … broken up.

After three months together, the controversial couple called off their engagement.

“Jake and Vienna have split,” says their rep in a statement. “They appreciate the respect for their privacy at this time.”

No reason was given for the split, but it isn’t a surprise to viewers of the dating show, who watched in disbelief week after week as Jake ‘fell for’ and defended Vienna, who, at one point, was accused of ‘taunting’ her fellow bachelorettes during taping.

Then there was the unfortunate issue of Vienna’s wild past, which surfaced in tabloid stories, like the one about her bitter ex-husband who accused her of cheating on him while he was in Iraq, or the one about her taking money from her ex’s bank account to buy breast implants.

Jake chose scandal-magnet Vienna over good girl Tenley Molzahn in the season finale of the show, saying he had more ‘spark’ with Vienna and lacked ‘chemistry’ with Tenley (you know what that means). Not only did Jake give Vienna the final rose, he also popped the question … wonder what happens to that $50,000, 3-carat ring now? TMZ claims Vienna did return the ring to Jake after she moved out of his place this past weekend, but Jake won’t be keeping the rock either–per the show’s contract, they only keep the ring if they get married.

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Break-up rumors began to swirl around the couple back in May after Jake cried when he was dumped from ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ At the time, a friend of Jake’s was quoted as saying the couple was “doing well” but “need some time together to let their relationship mature.”

Pavelka is currently in Atlanta, taping his guest-starring role on Lifetime’s ‘Drop Dead Diva.’

What do you think of the news that Jake and Vienna broke up? Are you surprised they lasted as long as they did? Do you think they ever really had a shot together?

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