Poor Ashley Hebert. She said she always looks for the good in people. Even after watching Bentley Williams' words in the first two episodes of The Bachelorette Season 7, she kept wanting to give him the benefit of the doubt.
That's over now.
"I could probably go on for hours, writing about all the emotions I felt while watching the third episode of The Bachelorette," Ashley writes in her People.com blog. "I can tell you that from the bottom of my heart, I don't remember ever feeling this depth of hurt and embarrassment. Unfortunately, it's not the last you will see of Bentley."
Here are more highlights from Ashley's blog, which also includes nice words for Ben Castoriano and JP Rosenbaum, and not-so-nice words for William Holman:
Ben is a good sport
"From the first night I met Ben, I loved his energy and intelligence, so I was happy to see such a fun, carefree side to him as well. What a great sport Ben was! I put him on the spot by having to dance in the middle of the Americana at Brand mall, but he showed unwavering focus to do the moves correctly despite all the distractions around him."
William hurts Ashley
"My thoughts on roasting someone you care about are that you have to find an equal balance of being funny and complimentary at the same time. You must use good judgment in this situation. It hurt me that William did not use great judgment. I thought he would shine most. However, people make bad decisions, and in my heart I still knew he was a guy with good intentions. I wanted to give him another chance and another rose."
Ashley sees the real Bentley
"This episode was a huge turning point in my view of Bentley. Throughout the first two episodes, I was very surprised by the things he said, but a part of me still looked for the good in him, and wanted to, once again, give him the benefit of the doubt. After watching this episode, I can't help but feel betrayed, lied to, and made a fool of. I know many people wonder why I kept him around after the warning I got. People may speculate I was attracted to the 'bad boy,' or maybe they thought I wanted what I couldn't have. The truth is that I always look for the good in people, and I saw that in him. I only knew what he showed me, and I felt it to be real at the time."
JP freakin' rocks
"I can tell you a couple things that happened on this date that you didn't see. We opened a fortune cookie that said something along the lines of 'patience will be rewarded sooner or later.' We laughed because at the last cocktail party, I told him to be patient with the process. Another behind the scenes tidbit about my date with JP is that I actually fell asleep on this date while cuddling with him. It turned out to be a very sweet night."
Aww! Patience will be rewarded, eh? That sounds like a good sign for our beloved Cupcake. Hell with Bentley, Ash, just stick with the great guys you have. And, no, the roast was not a great idea.
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