Credit: Splash News; via Vienna Girardi's Twitter

It’s been a long road to true love for Bachelor 14’s Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi. The key? Not finding it with each other

The Bachelor 14 couple turned Bachelor Pad 2 rivals have have had quite the public war of words these past few years... until their latest relationships with lesser known people (and lack of reality show platform) turned it into a barely audible hush.

Jake is still going strong with saucy brunette Ashley Ann Vickers, whom he was first rumored to be dating back in November 2011. Over the past six months, the two have managed to convince us that they actually like each other (or, more accurately, that Ashley actually likes Jake). She recently tweeted a pic of herself with Jake and her mom, calling them “2 of the people I love most.” Plus, they actually do normal couple stuff like gardening. (Either that or Jake has a C.Z. Guest fettish.)

Vienna, who followed up her big public breakup with Jake with an even bigger public breakup Bachelorette 6 alum Kasey Kahl, has settled down with an old flame that precedes her Bachelor days. His name is Brian Lee Smith but he goes by “Lee.” He’s pretty beefy in a Jersey Shore body double sorta way, and Vienna is spending most of her time with him since a reunion in January. You know it’s the real deal because Vienna completely dismissed any notion that she would consider doing Bachelor Pad again. Vienna giving up a chance at the spotlight? We never thought we’d see the day...

So while we’re happy that the two biggest names in the franchise have settled down (in more ways than one), we can’t help but miss the drama — on- and off-screen — that we’d come to expect from them. So how about one more battle, guys? For old time’s sake?

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