'Bachelorette' Ali Fedotowsky: I wasn't going to pick someone for show
By Reality TV World staff, 08/02/2010
The Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky is continuing to play coy about the ending of her participation in the ABC reality dating show, which the network recently teased concluded with a "last minute, heart-wrenching decision" and "shocking outcome" when it was filmed this spring.
"This is what I did, sort of going in: I know a lot of the relationships from the show hadn't worked out in the past and I was like, 'You know what, when I go in, if I don't find someone that I truly, truly love and want to be with, then I'm not going to pick somebody,'" she continued.
"I don't want to pick someone just to pick and for show. For me, this is life, I'm the only one who has to live with this decision after the show's over. So, that was a huge thing for me on deciding throughout the whole thing what I wanted to do. And I've always said that if I was to fall in love with someone, I could only fall in love with one person at a time. So I dunno, you'll have to take that as is.
Fedotowsky's comments seemed to convince Seacrest that The Bachelorette star rejected both men, however she insisted otherwise.
"So that sounds to me like you didn't decide to pick Chris or Roberto. Like you basically said, 'Not for me," he told her.
"Oh no, it doesn't mean that at all...I think for me I just want people to understand that my decision at the end came from such a real place and it wasn't because of the show and it wasn't to make anyone happy but me and what I thought was right. And I think it was a good decision, a great decision, I'm so happy," she replied.
"Draw your own conclusion based on this interview, but I think I know what my decision is," Seacrest reiterated later in the interview.
"What is it?" Fedotowsky asked.
"I don't think you're with either Chris or Roberto after this conversation," he replied.
"Oh. Maybe I'm just throwing you off," she said.
"I've been doing this longer than you have," Seacrest replied.
During the interview, Fedotowsky also confirmed that Frank Neuschaefer -- the Final 3 suitor who decided to dump Fedotowsky and leave the show after determining he and his former girlfriend still had feelings for each other -- did not participate in tonight's After the Final Rose special when it was taped last week despite The Bachelorette host Chris Harrison's previous comments that he would.
"I don't know," she told Seacrest when asked if she knew why Neuschaefer didn't participate. "Whatever Frank is doing now -- I think Frank is probably having a hard time with everything. And I feel bad for him, and I just think he thought maybe he would get yelled at or something, I don't know."
"I have no hard feelings toward Frank, I wish him the absolute best. I hope he's happy. The show is about finding love, and if he found it with another girl, then I can't hate him for that."
The Bachelorette's two-hour sixth-season finale will air tonight at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.