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The Bachelorette's Jared on Kaitlyn's Slut-Shaming: 'She Doesn't Deserve It'

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The Bachelorette's Jared Haibon Says Kaitlyn Bristowe 'Doesn't Deserve' to Endure Slut-Shaming

Originally posted 07/21/2015 04:00PM

He left The Bachelorette in tears after Kaitlyn Bristowe decided to send him home, but Jared Haibon isn't bitter about her decision.

"I know how hard of a day that was for both of us," the restaurant manager tells PEOPLE. "There were parts of me that wanted to go back and pull a romantic gesture like Heath Ledger walking down the bleachers in 10 Things I Hate About You, but that's not the way it works here. There were three other guys after me. Kaitlyn and I had a wonderful connection, but it just wasn't as strong as the others."

So Haibon says he understands the reasons behind Bristowe's decision to have sex with contestant Nick Viall during the show. "My relationship with Kaitlyn was different than her relationship with Nick. Theirs is much more intense and passionate in terms of physicality. If we were in that moment, it would be very hard not to explore and further our relationship, and that's what they did. We're all adults here."

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Go Inside the Bachelor in Paradise House with Chris Harrison (VIDEO)

Originally posted 07/21/2015 08:50AM

Dreaming of Paradise? Well, the dream just became a reality thanks to Chris Harrison.

The Bachelor Nation emcee himself took PEOPLE on an exclusive tour of the new Bachelor in Paradise pad.

After last season's eligible castaways looked for love in beautiful Tulum, Mexico, the show is swinging to the country's other coast and the equally stunning Playa Escondida hotel in Sayulita, just south of Puerto Vallarta.

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The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn Bristowe Blogs Why She Was Really Crying After Hearing  Those Cruel Tweets on Men Tell All

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The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn Bristowe Blogs Why She Was Really Crying After Hearing Those Cruel Tweets on Men Tell All

Originally posted 07/21/2015 07:00AM

Kaitlyn Bristowe is the Bachelorette! She charmed her way into the hearts of the Bachelor Nation – and nearly the Bachelor himself, Chris Soules, on season 19 of The Bachelor. Now Kaitlyn is nearing the end of her televised journey to love.

The Men Tell All ... dun dun DUNNNNNN!

I'm not going to lie, I was NERVOUS for this. First of all, who has 20 ex-boyfriends? Secondly, who has to go face all of them in one room and talk about it? Especially with the topics I knew would be on the table!

Listening to the guys interact with each other reminded me of why I had feelings for the men I did. It meant a lot to hear them stand up for me. I am not sure if any of them read my blogs, but if you guys do, THANK YOU. To Clint, JJ, Tanner (although Tanner, you were pretty tough on me), Chris and Ben H., thank you. You guys all stood up for me, and I REALLY appreciated it.

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What Does The Bachelorette's Ben H. Think About Those Bachelor Rumors?

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What Does The Bachelorette's Ben Higgins Think About Those Bachelor Rumors?

Originally posted 07/20/2015 10:10PM

Based on the (mostly female) audience reaction on Ben Higgins at Monday night's The Bachelorette: Men Tell All special, the baby-faced software salesman should be a shoo-in as the next Bachelor.

"People have been very nice," Higgins tells PEOPLE. "When they cheer, it helps me take a deep breath, like we're amongst friends."

Weighing in on the rumors he's a potential candidate, Higgins says he wouldn't rule it out.

"Once the offer came, if it did, I would have to consider the pros and cons. I have a great job, I have a house, life is good. But I really care about Kaitlyn [Bristowe] and because of that, I know this is a great arena to meet somebody. If the offer is on the table, I would weigh my options!"

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The Bachelorette: Men Tell All Recap: Kaitlyn Got 'Death Threats' After Having Sex with Nick

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The Bachelorette: Men Tell All Recap: Kaitlyn Bristowe Got 'Death Threats' After Having Sex with Nick Viall

Originally posted 07/20/2015 10:00PM

In which the men tell … some.

This week's episode of The Bachelorette was allegedly the Men Tell All special; however, it was mostly men just arguing with each other about things they've already argued about. That's fair enough, since the Women Tell All special from Chris Soules' season was equally as illuminating on the side of the contestants, which is to say not very much at all.

However, we did hear some pretty candid thoughts from Kaitlyn, who revealed that she got "death threats" after having sex with Nick, because of course she did. Because of course a woman was threatened for expressing her sexuality on national television in a way that doesn't fit with some perfect, societal expectation of how women "should" behave around men. Of course!

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The Bachelorette's Britt Nilsson and Brady Toops: We Actually Split 2 Months Ago!

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The Bachelorette's Britt Nilsson and Brady Toops: We Actually Split 2 Months Ago!

Originally posted 07/17/2015 08:45AM

Their relationship may have had a fairy-tale beginning, but former Bachelorette hopeful Britt Nilsson and suitor Brady Toops only dated for a few weeks before she called it quits.

"Everything on paper was perfect," Nilsson tells PEOPLE exclusively. "But we didn't have that connection I was looking for. That was a hard conclusion."

Says Toops: "What I felt for Britt was true and deep. I'm sad it didn't work out."

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The Bachelorette's JJ Lane Hurt in Brawl After Men Tell All Taping: 'Wrong Place and Wrong Time'

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The Bachelorette's JJ Lane Hurt in Brawl After Men Tell All Taping: 'Wrong Place and Wrong Time'

Originally posted 07/15/2015 07:05PM

Former Bachelorette contestant JJ Lane is telling his side of the story after getting into a brawl over the weekend.

Lane, 32, was hospitalized after he and a crew member were ambushed Saturday night after taping the show's Men Tell All special, TMZ reports.

The single dad addressed the incident Wednesday on Twitter, writing that he "stood up for a friend" and got "two black eyes."

"Wrong place and wrong time," he added. It was an unfortunate situation and I'm thankful it wasn't worse for myself or my friends."

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The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn Bristowe Breaks Down 'One of the Most Challenging Moments on This Journey So Far'

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The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn Bristowe Breaks Down 'One of the Most Challenging Moments on This Journey So Far'

Originally posted 07/14/2015 06:50PM

Kaitlyn Bristowe is the Bachelorette! She charmed her way into the hearts of the Bachelor Nation – and nearly the Bachelor himself, Chris Soules, on season 19 of The Bachelor. Now Kaitlyn is nearing the end of her televised journey to love.

Let's dive right in, shall we?!

Talk about an intense conversation between Nick and Shawn! That pretty much went exactly how I thought it would. I understand they don't like each other. It's a challenging position to be in for both Shawn and Nick. They are two totally different guys dating the same woman, so it makes sense for them to have tension. As an honest and direct person, I appreciate anytime someone will put an issue out on the table. But I still don't know if them arguing was going to solve anything.

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The Bachelorette Recap: Shawn, Nick and Ben Drop the 'L' Word – and One of Them Goes Home | The Bachelorette, Kaitlyn Bristowe

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The Bachelorette Recap: Shawn, Nick and Ben Drop the 'L' Word – and One of Them Goes Home

Originally posted 07/13/2015 10:00PM

This season of The Bachelorette has had its fair share of awkward moments, but Monday's episode was downright painful.

Knowing that one guy was about to go home, watching the remainders – Ben H., Nick and Shawn – tell Kaitlyn that they were in love with her was like watching a car wreck in slow motion – you feel so sure that you could stop it, but you can't. You can't.

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Bachelorette Couple J.P. and Ashley Call Kaitlyn's Slut-Shaming Controversy 'Ridiculous'

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Bachelorette Couple J.P. and Ashley Call Kaitlyn's Slut-Shaming Controversy 'Ridiculous'

Originally posted 07/08/2015 05:35PM

Few people can truly relate to how Shawn must have felt when Kaitlyn Bristowe delivered the uncomfortable news that she had slept with fellow suitor Nick on Monday night's episode of The Bachelorette.

But former contestant J.P. Rosenbaum has been in his shoes – and gives him credit for handling things so maturely.

"I would have never been that calm," Rosenbaum, 38, told PEOPLE Tuesday night at an Ocean Drive magazine event at The Shore Club Residences in Miami. "Never, ever ever. I give him so much credit for the way he handled it."

In fact, J.P., who is happily married to season 7 Bachelorette Ashley Hebert Rosenbaum, says if he was in the same situation, "I would have lost it!"

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