Heather Chadwell may have lost VH1’s Rock of Love, but the Ohio native insists that out of all the girls who participated in the competition, she was the one who had a real connection with Poison frontman Bret Michaels.
“No one had what we had, period. The chemistry, the bond and the connection that we had all the way through the show, no one had that,” Heather told VH1. “I am not saying he wasn’t attracted to other girls, of course. There were pretty girls in the house. But as far as like the real true deep deep feelings, I’m just the only one. I mean, I just know that.”
Heather also said that she knows although Michaels ultimately chose Jessica “Jes” Rickleff over her, she knows she still has a special place in Michaels’ heart.
“Whether or not we’re in a relationship, he’s gonna have a special place in my heart and vice versa,” she said. “Hopefully we can work together and party together and have some fun together in the near future. But I know that I’m on his mind and he’s on my mind.”
This, however, has yet to be confirmed by the rocker himself, as Heather Chadwell admitted to not having spoken to Michaels since the show ended. Still, her feelings aren’t all based on second-hand information, as she said there was a moment in the competition that convinced her of her true standing with Michaels.
“They didn’t show it on TV. After our picnic in Cabo, we just could not stop laughing on the way home. That’s all we do when we’re around each other,” she said. “He kept saying, ‘Don’t threaten me with a good time.’ We decided we were gonna make t-shirts. He’s like, ‘We’re gonna put ‘Don’t threaten me with a good time,’ on our wedding invitations.’ I go, ‘Totally.’”
Despite losing Rock of Love, Heather said she has no regrets when it comes to falling for Michaels. She also doesn’t feel too bad about getting the rock star’s name tattooed on her.
“It was a great experience… Bret and I, no one can take that away from us, that was an amazing experience for both of us,” she said. “People love the tattoo. It’s not about, ‘Oh, it’s big. It’s for life. It’s for this, it’s for that.’ It was heartfelt and it still is. I don’t regret it at all.”
Heather Chadwell‘s life after Rock of Love has been “a crazy transition,” as she fulfilled the promise she made and gave up stripping as a profession.
“I’m only making like a quarter of the income I used to make when I was dancing so… I had to downsize and sell my house and whatnot,” she said, “[but] I really pride myself on being an honest, upfront person. If I say that I’m gonna stop doing something, I really mean it. Even if I ruin my credit or lose my house, or not lose my house but I have to sell it cause… I don’t have that lifestyle anymore. I don’t care to have that stuff anymore. It’s just material things and greed is not the first thing on my mind.”
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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