Earlier this week, “Bachelor: Winter Games” star Kevin Wendt accused ex-girlfriend Ashley Iaconetti of cheating on him with Jared Haibon, as seen in the season premiere of “Bachelor in Paradise.”
Wendt said, “When Ashley and I left ‘Winter Games,’ I knew I wanted to marry her one day. And then all of a sudden, Jared flips the switch, and now he wants to be with her. 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."
In response to his comments, Ashley admitted on her podcast on Tuesday, “I had been dating Kevin, like, out in the real world for two weeks, and Jared came out about his feelings and he kissed me in the airport… whether you call that cheating, that is up to you. By most definitions it is, but it was just one of those moments of passion, one of those actions — he pulled me in and I kissed him back.”
“When [Jared] pulled me in, the second thing I said… he kissed me and then I said, ‘I shouldn’t have done that.’” She continued, “I, of course, was like, overwhelmed with the thoughts of, like, ‘Well, that felt right. That definitely felt right, but that was kind of like cheating. I can’t believe that I would ever cheat.”
Jared, who popped the question to Ashley in June, recently shared his take on Kevin, telling Us Weekly, “I have nothing against him. He’s an ex of Ashley’s. I have exes. I wish him the best. Obviously it’s awkward watching an ex of hers on 'Paradise,' but that’s the world we live in, the world we chose to be a part of… I hope he finds somebody.”