The Bachelorette: Does Wes Hayden Have a Girlfriend?
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
If Wes Hayden joined The Bachelorette to jump start his music career, then he got what he came for. The ABC reality dating series has just aired two episodes and yet the country singer from Texas has already become the subject of much controversy. After speculations that this bachelor isn't really looking for love on the show, rumors are now swirling that he has a girlfriend of three years.

Although this is still unconfirmed, I'm not really surprised to learn that Wes has a girlfriend. Besides his questionable intentions towards this seasons' love searcher, Jillian Harris, he seems like the kind of guy who will break your heart. Moreover, Jillian has had some bad vibe about him during their one-on-one date but she second-guessed her intuition and gave him a rose instead, leaving Wes still in the running.

Some people, including those who are in relationships, would go to great lengths just to get their 15 minutes of fame so when you think about it, the idea of joining a reality dating series for publicity is not that far fetched. Wes is 32, after all, and is too old for mainstream singing competitions such as American Idol, though he could still try out for Nashville Star.

Wes' story actually has a "DeAnna Pappas" ring to it. The fourth season of The Bachelorette also featured Graham, a contestant who was rumored to have a girlfriend when he came on the show.

Perhaps ABC deliberately picks a few guys with girlfriends to spice up each season of The Bachelorette? At any rate, word on the street is that Wes makes it to the finale four --- just when Jillian finds out that he has a girlfriend and sends him home.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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