Ali Fedotowsky had a long and delightful relationship with Roberto Martinez after choosing him to be her man-bride in the finale of The Bachelorette Season 6. But since that beautiful union ended, Ali hasn’t had any other dalliances with Bachelor or Bachelorette alumni — and that’s no accident. Wetpaint recently spoke exclusively with Ali about her atypical Bachelor Nation dating practices.
When darlings Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum got married in December, dozens of show alumni descended upon Pasadena to celebrate their successful engagement-to-marriage path, and mingle with each other. But as for Ali? We were curious if hanging with old pals and new hotties from the show sparked an interest in possibly dipping her toe back in the pool — so we asked her!
“God, no,” Ali declares. “Unless, for some reason, my soulmate, the man I’m supposed to be with just happened to be on a season of The Bachelorette... I highly doubt that’s the case and I would never actively pursue someone in that world.”
Sorry, boys, looks like you’re SOL. As for her reason for steering clear of the crop of cuties, it’s right in line with the version of Ali we’ve seen all along — the laid-back, totally level-headed attitude that made us fall in love with her in the first place. “I just think, I think it’s just too much. Like, ‘Really? Why are you trying to date one another?’ Especially when one season ends and then, like, some of the guys from one of the old seasons will tweet the girls like ‘He-ey, let’s get together...’ I’m just, like, ‘Really? Really. Like, I don’t get that at all.”
Cough ChrisBukowskiArieLuyendykJr cough.
“I just don’t feel like the way I’m going to meet my Prince Charming is from seeing him try to get another girl on the show. Maybe that’s something I learned from being on the show. It’s just not the way for me. So, I’m not going to be doing that,” Ali concludes, much to the dismay (we presume) of the hundreds of single guys who may have noticed that this LA-based host of NBC’s 1st Look is much much more than just another pretty face.
What do you think — does Ali have a point, or is recycling love connections with a group of people who have shared a similar experience a wise way to date? Share your thoughts below. And hey, keep them friendly, okay? Thanks.