Ashley Iaconetti open to reconciling with Jared Haibon after Kevin Wendt split
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 03/23/2018
Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon had a confusing on and off-again relationship, but there may still be hope for them in the romance department after all.
Ashley recently broke up with Canadian firefighter, Kevin Wendt, whom she began dating on The Bachelor Winter Games spinoff, which wrapped in February. And on Wednesday, Ashley brought Jared to a Hollywood event.
When asked whether she'd be open to reconciling with Jared, Ashley admitted to Entertainment Tonight with a big smile, "Sure."
Ashley seemed hopeful about the idea of making Jared her boyfriend, saying, "Time will only tell, right?"
After Ashley spilled her guts, she shyly looked over at Jared from a distance and quietly told ET, "He's right there."
In the meantime, Ashley is single and mingling, but she doesn't want to try to meet someone new on another Bachelor spinoff.
"I'm going to go ahead and say [I won't be] a cast member on any more Bachelor shows. If they want me to come back for cameos, [I'm] all for it, but not a cast member on The Bachelor again," the podcast host confessed.
Ashley disclosed that Jared stayed out of her break up with Kevin.
"It was definitely my first official relationship. It definitely teaches you what you want in your next relationship. It's all a building process to get you where you're supposed to be in the end," Ashley told ET of Kevin.
"I think that the last one was maybe a little too serious right off the bat, and I need a little more flirty banter, a little bit more playfulness... [We just didn't have] that connection there where I thought it was my husband."
Ashley and Jared have a complicated relationship history.
Two Bachelor in Paradise seasons in a row, Ashley was arguably obsessed and infatuated with Jared despite his pursuits to find love with other women and complete lack of romantic interest in his pal.
Ashley and Jared's friendship even appeared to ruin his previous relationship with Caila Quinn, who took a shot at Jared in August 2016 by saying, "Friends call him often and he answers."
"We've had an on and off-again relationship over the past year... I would say we really developed a friendship over the fall and then it was more than friendship during the winter," Ashley rattled off during one of Bachelor in Paradise 3's aftershows.
"We'd barely go a day without texting. We FaceTimed at least once a week. I've met his family multiple times. He's met my family multiple times. He's sent me roses and he's gone all out for my birthday."
"Like, if people knew all this and are close friends, they understand that I was led on."
It's unclear what Jared has been up to in his love life since he split from Caila in Summer 2016, as he's never made headlines for entering a new relationship. His social media accounts also seem to indicate he's been single for a while.