Remember when we did an update on Brad Womack’s top three rejects from The Bachelor Season 11? After DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft there was Bettina Bell.
Scuttlebutt after Season 11 was that Bettina was Brad’s first choice, but when her father was so anti-Brad on the hometown dates, the Bachelor realized it wouldn’t work out.
Life & Style has a new story alleging that Brad ditched a girlfriend last year to start filming The Bachelor Season 15. And that girlfriend was none other than Bettina, who is now a very successful bikini designer.
“He was pursuing me like crazy, and then out of nowhere he went MIA," Bettina revealed to Life & Style. She told the mag they began dating in October 2009, then he broke it off last summer when he was approached to be on The Bachelor again.
According to Bettina, Brad talked about his first Bachelor experience in a negative light, but she noted, “The show has 18 million viewers. It can open a lot of doors.”
Life & Style also has a source close to Brad who claims our Bachelor dated between seasons 11 and 15, but didn’t "find anyone who captured his heart.” Hence his decision to do it again.
At one point, a rumor cropped up that Bettina would be one of Brad’s Season 15 bachelorettes. If an offer was actually on the table, she probably should have taken ABC up on it. Sounds like there’s some unfinished business here — at least on her end.