"I don't think [Jake] ever really loved her," stepmom Lisa Girardi told TMZ on Tuesday following Pavelka and Vienna's Monday night confirmation of their split.
"I think he picked her because she is a dramatic person and it was good for the ratings."
The confirmation came after rumors began circulating on Saturday that she allegedly told Greek actor Gregory Michael her engagement to Pavelka was off while attending the Children's Hospital of Orange County Oncology Prom near Los Angeles.
Vienna moved out of Pavelka's home on Saturday, TMZ reported, adding she is currently staying at a Los Angeles hotel.
"In real life, they never kissed, didn't have a romantic relationship and he never told her that he loved her," Lisa told TMZ.
While it was Pavelka who reportedly spearheaded the split because he felt Vienna was cheating with Michael, she also allegedly wanted out of the relationship because she felt he was a "fame whore."
Pavelka -- who recently began taping scenes for a late-August appearance on Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva -- has previously denied former girlfriend Tanya Douglas' claims that he's "fame-obsessed" and insisted he is not looking to pursue a Hollywood career.