Kevin Wendt is calling out Ashley Iaconetti.
“The Bachelorette Canada” star, who won “Bachelor Winter Games” with Ashley, had a few choice words about his ex on Tuesday’s season five premiere of “Bachelor in Paradise”, where he accused her of cheating on him.
“I was just a little confused by [his claims],” Iaconetti told Us Weekly responding to the accusation. “I definitely told him directly that Jared and I were together before it was a public thing. He made it sound like he was clueless to it.”
She added that she hopes he finds love on “Paradise.
“I told him it was a good idea to do ‘Paradise’. I wanted to see him on ‘Paradise’,” Iaconetti said. “I know he really has daddy fever, and I want him to find somebody who he loves and can have a family with.”
“I have nothing against him. He’s an ex of Ashley’s. I have exes. I wish him the best,” Haibon added. “Obviously it’s awkward watching an ex of her’s on Paradise, but that’s the world we live in, the world we chose to be a part of. I agree, I hope he finds somebody.”
As fans will remember, Kevin and Ashley dated for months after wrapping production on “Winter Games”, until revealing their split in March. Just two months later, Ashley announced she was officially dating Jared and they were in love — but it doesn’t exactly add up with Kevin’s timeline.
“When Ashley and I left ‘Winter Games’, I knew I wanted to marry her one day. And then all of the sudden, Jared flips the switch, and now he wants to be with her,” Kevin said on ‘Paradise’. “I did try to make it work, but if you kiss another guy while you’re dating someone else, it’s cheating in my book.”
“That really hurt me. I heard through the ‘Bachelor’ grapevine that Ashley and Jared are dating now,” he added.
Jared and Ashley aren’t dating anymore — they’re actually engaged, after Jared popped the question on an upcoming episode of ‘Paradise’. On an episode of Ashley’s web-series, ‘The Story of Us’, in May, Jared admitted that his feelings for Ashley kicked into high gear when he found out she was getting serious with Kevin.
“I remember I heard rumors that you might have met somebody, and I was sad,” he said. “Sometimes I need a kick in the a**…That was a big kick in the a**.”
Ashley and Kevin initially seemed to part ways amicably, explaining their split was due to distance and lack of a real spark holding them together. The reality star couldn’t be more happy with Jared, however, despite years of him putting her in the friend zone.
In fact, her relationship with Jared seems to be moving a mile a minute, as they recently revealed their wedding details to ET. Watch below.
“Bachelor in Paradise” airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.