History has a way of repeating itself on The Bachelor franchise and the parallels couldn’t be more obvious. Last season on The Bachelorette, Ed Swiderski left the show because of his job but returned to win Jillian Harris’ heart, while Bachelorette contestant Jake Pavelka was eliminated but returned on the show to warn Jillian about contestant Wes Hayden, who allegedly had a girlfriend. And then after Ed proposed to Jillian on the Bachelorette finale, rumors started to surface about his sexual affair with another woman.

Almost the same thing happened on The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love. Ali followed Ed’s footsteps as she chose her career over love while Jake got a dose of his own medicine when several contestants warned him about Vienna Girardi. Now, word on the street is that Jake cheated on fiance and Bachelor winner Vienna with an ex-girlfriend.

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The unnamed ex-girlfriend claims that the Bachelor star left his relationship with her “on hold” when he went off to film the ABC reality dating series. She also said during an interview on Island 106’s That Guy Kramer radio show that Jake started to call her last November after production of The Bachelor had finished, telling her that he still loved her and was only forced to pop the question to Vienna.

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To clear the issue, Jake Pavelka issued a statement to Entertainment Tonight, denying the woman’s claim. He also asserted that his relationship to the woman “was prior to The Bachelor” and “simply did not work out.

“There was no overlap with that or any other relationship during the show,” he continued. “It is unfortunate that people such as this are trying to financially capitalize on or disparage my incredible relationship with Vienna. I only wish everyone could be as happy for us as we are happy together.”

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