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The Bachelorette

Lindzi Cox on Her Breakup With Kalon McMahon: There Was a Lack of Trust — Exclusive

All good things must come to an end and, sadly, seven months after filming began, the last of the Bachelor Pad 3 couples has called it quits. During fellow Bachelor Season 17 alum Jenna Burke’s Jan. 7 spreecast, Lindzi Cox confirmed that she and Kalon McMahon had broken up just the day before.

After giving girlfriend some time to herself, we reached out to Lindzi, who graciously opened up to Wetpaint Entertainment with her side of the story — plus, she gave us her thoughts on Sean Lowe’s season of The Bachelor so far.

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Everyone loved you and Kalon together. What went wrong?
I loved Kalon and I together too! He was a complete surprise. I didn't go into Bachelor Pad with any intention of falling in love, but they always say when you least expect it is when it happens. After the show we both put effort in making it work, but as most people know having a long distance relationship can be tough. I was willing to go the extra mile but unfortunately Kalon wasn't in a position to meet me halfway.

He’s based in California and you’re in Seattle. Did the long distance play a role?
The long distance as most know, is tough — especially when you go from being with someone 24/7 to being in separate states. This was my first experience with a long distance relationship, and what I took away from it is that you need to truly trust one another and be 100% dedicated to make it work. Without communication and trust, it’s just hard to continue to build a healthy relationship.

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Do you have any regrets about the relationship?
No regrets.

If given the chance, would do you Bachelor Pad again?
Most definitely! Being in the Bachelor family has dramatically changed my life in so many positive ways. I have traveled the world, fallen in love and made many lifelong friends. I would absolutely consider going back. I think my first choice would be Bachelorette though!

Is it strange watching Sean’s season now?
It’s bittersweet. I mean, I watched the show for ten or eleven seasons before I did Bachelor and Bachelor Pad and it’s always in that same house. But now, having lived there, I have so many of my own memories. It’s strange watching a new set of people in there.

What advice would you give to Sean’s women this season?
Enjoy every minute of it. I mean, when else will you have a chance to travel like that – with no access to email or phones — just having to rely on these relationships you make with people? It’s awesome. Live it up.