Warning: Some spoilers below
On the June 10 episode of The Bachelorette 2013, former Playmate Stephanie Larimore shows up to confront her boyfriend... because he’s a contestant vying for Desiree Hartsock’s love on Season 9 of the ABC show. But although she seems genuinely upset to find out that her man, Brian Jarosinski, is cheating on her by being there, there’s a little more to the story than that.
Wetpaint Entertainment tracked down someone close to the cameo-maker to talk about what led to this confrontation.
“I’m not surprised that she did this. Well, sort of,” our source explains. “Mostly, I’m just surprised because she’s a mom. She has a teenage son and it seems silly to get involved when you have a child, especially because his friends must know about her Playboy photos, and they probably tease him about it... this just seems negligent.”
But besides the kid of it all, there’s more to the story. It seems that Stephanie has a Bachelor and Bachelorette history even beyond this episode. As Reality Steve revealed back in March, Stephanie used to date Bachelorette Season 6 contestant Craig Robinson. And it wasn’t all smooth sailing there either.
“One time, Craig took her to a Bachelor reunion in New York,” the source reveals. “She wasn’t allowed into the actual party, but a bunch of us went out the night before to a bar. She got wasted, and they were fighting, and she left to go back to the hotel. But when he got there later, she was drunk and screaming at him, and started hitting him with her purse. It was ugly. Eventually, she was escorted out by the NYPD.”
Sounds like drama is no new thing to her. So, are she and Brian still together, and were they even a thing when she showed up on set? “Yes and no,” the source explains. “They were on a break with the intention of getting back together when he got back.” Wait. When he got back from what exactly?
“He told her he was going on vacation for a couple weeks." WOW, buddy. Well, you be the judge: who’s the greater offender here, Stephanie, who seems to stir up drama wherever she goes, or Brian, who lied about where he was going? Did Stephanie have a right to expose Brian on air, or should she have waited until he got home?
To see what happens, you’ll have to tune in on Monday, June 10 to watch Brian, Des, and Stephanie in the oddest love triangle ABC has seen on The Bachelorette in quite some time...
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