Jake Pavelka is definitely one of the more controversial Bachelor’s of the franchise. While his season brought some of our favorite people in all of Bachelor Nation (including Season 6 Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky), Jake’s choice to propose to Vienna Girardi and then have a very public breakup on TV left a little bit of a sour taste in our mouths. But we have softened on Jake in recent years, especially recently, with his heartfelt reactions to the tragic news of Gia Allemand’s passing.
Gia, who took her own life last month, was the second runner up during Jake’s season. Later, the two would go on to appear on Bachelor Pad together and at various Bachelor meetups. While we have no doubt that he cared very much for his friend Gia, he made some pretty shocking claims during a recent interview with Dr. Phil.