Bachelor Jake: I Developed "Feelings" for Woman Involved With Producer

Celebrity News Jan. 11, 2010 AT 3:46PM
Bachelor Jake: I Developed "Feelings" for Woman Involved With Producer Credit: ABC

Ousted Bachelor contestant Rozlyn Papa claims that ABC made up that she had a sexual affair with a show producer and that the show made her hide the fact that she had a 7-year-old son.

But Bachelor Jake Pavelka denies her claims. "No, I don't believe that's the way it happened," he said Monday on 104.3 MY FM's Valentine in the Morning show in Los Angeles.

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He said after Papa left the show, several contestants went up to him to say that they witnessed indiscretions between her and the producer. He said that they would say, "'This is what we witnessed,' stuff like that."

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Before the scandal broke, Pavelka said he "did like" Papa, a 28-year-old make-up artist from Richmond, Va. "I was starting to develop feelings for her," he said. "I didn't come on The Bachelor to be the center of attention, I went on there to find love, and unfortunately, Rozlyn found love elsewhere."

The incident will be discussed on Monday's show.

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So did Pavelka find love?

He won't say.

"I followed the direction of my heart," he said. "I was true to myself. I didn't necessarily do what everyone expected me to do.

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"One thing I can tell you -- the world tells you that your heart can only be in love with one person at a time. That's completely false," he added. "One of the things I learned on the show is that the human heart can love several people. I fell in love with a couple of women."

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