Inside Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi's Awkward Bachelor Pad Reunion
Talk about a battle of the exes!
Monday's Bachelor Pad premiere featured the awesomely awkward reunion of once-engaged exes Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi, who came together for the first time since their ugly split one year ago.
Adding insult to injury in the Bachelor Pad house? When Pavelka, 33, came face-to-face with his ex, 25, he was also introduced to her current beau, Kasey Kahl, 27.
"It's a crazy experience being in the same room with your girlfriend's ex fiance. He's snake-y," Kahl seethed as soon as Pavelka entered the house on Monday's show. When Pavelka first met Kahl -- who appeared on Ali Fedotowsky's season of The Bachelorette -- he tried to keep his cool. "Hey! I know you. Fantastic!" Pavelka goofily said.
Later, when he encountered Girardi, the conversation didn't come as easily. Joined by Kahl and other contestants including Holly Durst, Pavelka awkwardly filled the conversational void with banter about the Los Angeles weather. "Who actually talks about the weather?!" Durst wondered when Pavelka was out of earshot.
Though Girardi declared Pavelka a "monster," her ex appeared to be ready to mend fences on Monday's premiere. After the show's first challenge -- won by Pavelka and partner Jackie Gordon -- Pavelka used his rose to save Girardi from elimination. The house saw his gesture as the dumbest move in Bachelor Pad history, but Pavelka thought otherwise. "I was able to do something nice for someone who did something terrible to me and that make me feel good," he said.
"I never pictured myself giving you another rose in my life," Pavelka told Girardi. "I'm sorry I raised my voice to you on TV [during their breakup special in 2010]. It doesn't matter what happened -- you just don't do that to people you love."
Girardi was hardly swayed by his apology. "Jake Pavelka is a phony robot with no real feelings," she sniped. "He's a monster, playing everyone like a fool."
Kahl -- who schemed with his alliance to vote Justin "Rated R" Rego and Alli Travis off the show -- couldn't contain his anger at Pavelka, either.
"I can't punch the guy, because I'll go home, but I'm mentally beating the crap out of him and it feels freakin' awesome!" he said.
Watch more of Girardi and Pavelka's reunion in the clip above and tell Us: Are you on Team Vienna or Team Jake?