Bachelorette Ali: Jake Pavelka Isn’t “Gay!”

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Get it straight: Former Bachelor Jake Pavelka isn't gay.  

So says Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky, who famously ditched Pavelka, 32, on the hit ABC show last season to save her job.

Pavelka has been the subject of Internet gay rumors since his ugly split with Vienna Girardi last month (Girardi, 24, even told a tabloid that he refused to have sex with her).

But Fedotowsky, 25, said on Lopez Tonight Tuesday: "Just because he wears really nice turtleneck sweaters does not mean he's gay!"

Fedotowsky, a former Facebook ad exec, said she still remembers how difficult it was to walk away from Pavelka.

"It was a tough decision," she said. "I thought I was falling in love and wanted to stay, but I had a really good job!"

In the end, she said her Facebook bosses told her she could return to The Bachelor. "I tried to go back," she told Lopez, "but he wouldn't take me back."

She isn't upset since she now headlines the current season of The Bachelorette.

On the Aug. 2 finale, she must decide between Roberto and Chris.

Tell Us: Who do you think Ali will pick?

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