The Bachelorette: Jillian Harris Keeps Mum About Controversial Hot Tub Scene
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Jillian Harris is quite used to being in the public eye. After getting her heart broken by Jason Mesnick on The Bachelor 13, cameras are now following her on The Bachelorette where she's hoping to find love among 30 suitors. While she's pretty much an open book, there are still some things the 30-year-old Canadian would prefer to keep to herself - and that includes her steamy hot tub scene with Mesnick

In case you missed the most recent season of The Bachelor, the hot tub scene, which apparently made Harris' father's jaw drop, was one of three close encounters Mesnick shared with the final bachelorettes on The Bachelor. Following the hot and heavy make-out session, Mesnick later sent Harris home to choose between Melissa Rycroft and Molly Malaney.

"I think that that's probably the most inappropriate question ever," Harris told Tuesday. "I'm normally a really open girl about all these kind of things, but I mean it's one of those things that anybody can assume that if I had a steamy make-out session with Jason and I went in the hot tub that him and I quote-unquote did it. We can also assume that every Bachelor and Bachelorette in history has done it with people."

"I think being a 30-year-old grown woman who is very successful in her career and has a great background and great morals and great values, people can take a look at me and who I am as a person and they're entitled to their opinion," she added.

But that's all in the past and Harris has moved on to find love as the new star of The Bachelorette where she was creator Mike Fleiss' third choice -something she doesn't have a problem with.

"I was a third choice on last season. I know what that feels like; I'm comfortable with that," she told

"They're both very beautiful, talented, outgoing, personable girls," Harris said of Malaney and Rycroft. "And just also me being placed third on the Bachelor sort of naturally places either one of them as the natural choice. So no, it doesn't make me feel like I'm third. It makes me really happy that they declined."

The Bachelorette premieres Monday, May 18 at 9 pm on ABC.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TV Guide
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