'The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All' highlights: Colton Underwood cries about "cheap" virginity "shots," Jordan Kimball puts on a show
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 07/31/2018
The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All, which featured Becca Kufrin and most of the men whom she had denied roses on Season 14, was controversial, explosive and heartwarming all at the same time.
Monday night's The Men Tell All special for Becca's season of The Bachelorette will surely go down in history, pretty much all thanks to Jordan Kimball's confrontations and Colton Underwood's emotional speech about being shamed for his virginity.
Colton Underwood and Jean Blanc got into it. Colton told Jean Blanc -- who told Becca on the show he was falling in love with her but then took it back moments later when getting dumped -- the following: "No matter what you say right here, you played all of us. You lied to every one of us. You lied to Becca."
Jean Blanc shot back that he wasn't going to waste his time talking to "little boys," and then Colton replied, "Okay. Don't take it back in three seconds."
"Colton, you're acting like a p-ssy but you never even f-cking saw one," Jean Blanc said.
Colton accused him of being disrespectful and disingenuous.
Jean Blanc ended up apologizing to Becca for the way he acted and said he wishes he could take back how he handled his exit. He therefore gifted her another bottle of perfume to make up for his mistake.
Jordan Kimball accused Colton of leaving The Bachelorette on Tia Booth's terms. Jordan suggested Colton never officially let Tia go or at least led her on, but Colton was furious. Leo had Colton's back and called Jordan "a modern day narcissist."
"This house moved around me. I'm the mouse; they're the elephant. They're constantly going to be questioning me for the next 10 years... I've got billboards up in all their minds and we're paving highways. I'll see you guys later. I should've worn a war vest!" Jordan yelled.
When David Ravitz tried to "jump in" and make a comment, Jordan even had Chris Harrison cracking up with his comment, "Are you going to fall in or jump in?" The remark was a reference to David falling out of his bunk bed and going to the hospital mid-season.
David said he was "regretful" of focusing most of his time on Jordan and wished he had put more energy into his relationship with Becca. David confessed, "I took it too far." Jason Tartick thought he "kept poking the bear" with Jordan and kind of bullied him, as Jordan rarely attempted to start the drama.
Kamil Nicalek, a professional model who went home early, called Jordan "a basic model," although Jordan claims they belong to the same modeling agency.
Jordan told Chris Harrison he probably became a target in the house because a lot of what he says is meant to be humorous, and his humor mixed with his confidence can be a problem for some people. Jordan said he likes to entertain, but at the same time, he was genuine and sincere with Becca.
"Jordan was there for Jordan," Colton snapped.
"Colton was there for Tia," Jordan replied, as the cast of guys looked at each other with shock and laughter.
Jordan revealed he was wearing the golden underwear Becca gave him on the show that very night, and he even showed them off a little.
"Anyone's that talking about me, I just want to say thank you," Jordan noted, adding that he's "driving a Rolls-Royce" and throwing a Slurpee out of the window at guys like Christian Estrada and Kamil.
Becca later announced that she found Jordan incredibly funny, and she also found it endearing that he wasn't afraid to be himself and be unique.
The suitor insisted he was definitely in love with Becca and their breakup was so difficult that he had to exit the car at one point following his elimination and just cry.
He said it was "going to be tough" to see Becca again but she had to "live her truth" and he totally respected her for it.
Wills also revealed he inherited some of his dad's fashion sense given his father was "a little bit of a peacock."
Once Becca joined Chris Harrison onstage, she told Wills that nothing in their relationship technically "went wrong" -- she just didn't want to bring his family into the equation when she knew he wouldn't be the last man standing.
Colton said he was extremely confident the night he got sent home. He was "so caught off-guard," so "confused" and "at a loss for words."
Colton insisted he was truly in love with Becca and challenged a man to spend a significant amount of time with Becca and not fall in love with her.
"The fact one of Becca's friend's came back, Tia, to speak her truth, I can't fault her for that, but it was tough to hear," Colton said.
Colton said he "spent time with" Tia before Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s season of The Bachelor even aired, but he wouldn't go as far as to call it "a relationship."
Colton said Tia was well aware that he was a finalist for The Bachelorette and he had no idea that she held onto those strong feelings and would come back for him.
Colton acknowledged Becca "took a lot of heat" for getting up from the dinner table and leaving right after his confession he's a virgin, but he stood up for her and said she needed a moment to gather her thoughts in order to better articulate them given the conversation was a huge deal to him. Colton did not feel disrespected.
Broadcasting the fact he's a virgin was "one of the hardest things I've ever had to do in my life," Colton said. "It's hard for me to even talk about right now."
Colton then began to cry and gave a speech about his feelings on the subject of his virginity.
"Growing up and being an athlete, it's something I was ashamed of because it was so openly talked about in our community. So I made up a lot of lies and I hid it and I was ashamed of it, so even being up here tonight and getting cheap shots thrown at me about being a 'p-ssy because [I] haven't seen one,' that hurts," Colton admitted in tears.
"Because when I hear that, I believe it. I feel like people think I'm less of a man because of that, and that's the hardest thing for me to hear... It gets to you. "
Colton continued, "It's not that I hold this above anyone else and that it makes me a better person, it's just who I am, and it's sort of sad it's viewed as 'baggage' or 'a red flag' or 'skeletons in the closet.' Hopefully, it's something that's respected so I can continue to try to speak my truth."
Jordan said he respected Colton for being true to himself.
Once Becca joined Chris Harrison onstage, she told Colton that Tia did not change or affect her decision about what she was going to do the night he went home.
Jason cried watching the footage of his elimination back again and he called it "heartwrenching" and "difficult."
Jason told Chris Harrison that things progressed at a quick speed between Becca and himself and they had met each other's best friends. They shared emotional stories of their past and deceased loved ones, she met his family, and they also had a physical connection. Jason therefore thought their relationship was firing on all cylinders.
"She was it," Jason said. "There will always be a special place in my heart for Becca... It's difficult to have an ex in which you want to continue a friendship with, but she's one I hope that one day we can be friends."
Jason said, from his perspective, there was "not one bump in the road" on their journey together, and so he could not comprehend why she let him go.
"I was looking forward to having a wife, a partner, the mother of my kids, and I don't know if I got the closure I was asking for," Jason said in explanation of why he returned to Becca's hotel room for a second conversation.
Jason then joked with everyone that Becca forgot his name early in the process but once they kissed, she never forgot his name again.
Once Becca joined Chris Harrison onstage, she and Jason hugged it out, and they both agreed they'd love to be friends in the future.
Leo Dottavio said Chris Randone "lost his f-cking mind" because he didn't receive enough time with Becca. And Chris admitted, "I lost control," adding that he couldn't get over his "insecurities" on the show despite receiving a great one-on-one date.
Chris apologized to Becca at the end of the broadcast for disrespecting her by bringing out a gospel choir, the same choir who serenaded her on Night 1 following his limo entrance.
The group sang a song about how "Chris was a jerk" and he "wants to say he's sorry." Becca seemed to love and appreciate Chris' gesture.