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

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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The Bachelorette Recap: Kaitlyn Finally Tells Shawn About Having Sex with Nick

With just five guys left in the competition, this week's episode of Shawn Hates Nick had Kaitlyn Bristowe sending two suitors home, leaving just three men slogging along in this most exhausting, effortful journey to True Love.

Also, Kaitlyn finally told Shawn that she slept with Nick. He took the news way better than anyone could have expected, given his deep, burning hatred for "The Other Guy," as he continues to childishly refer to his main rival for Kaitlyn's love and affection.

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Should they just go ahead and rename all Bachelor franchises The Full Mesnick?

In the first teaser trailer for season 2 of ABC's Bachelor in Paradise, many vets of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette can barely keep it together.

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Chris Strandburg, the latest cast-off from Kaitlyn Bristowe's season of The Bachelorette, is taking his very emotional, very public breakdown on the June 29 episode of the popular ABC show in stride.

"When I watched that back, I just started laughing," he told the hosts of Good Morning America on Monday.

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The Bachelorette Recap: One of Kaitlyn's Suitors Has a Full-Scale, Sobbing Breakdown After Getting Eliminated

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Due to the nature of The Bachelorette's bizarre, semi-polyamorous approach to dating, more than a few tears were shed on this week's episode as Kaitlyn got closer to making her final choice.

For her part, Kaitlyn continued to feel guilty about her decision to sleep with Nick, as seen in last week's audience-dividing episode. Meanwhile, Shawn was as singularly focused on Nick's relationship with Kaitlyn as ever, likely because this is the first time in his life he's ever not had a woman's undivided attention. That's fair, really.

This week's episode also culled the herd ever more following a rose ceremony and a two-on-one date, and JJ confessed his darkest secret. (Spoiler alert: He cried a little but did not slap himself in the face this time over it. Character progression!) He was not the only crier, though – one of the men dropped to his knees on the cold, Irish ground as his body was wracked with sobs after Kaitlyn didn't hand over a rose. Really!

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Bachelorette Alum Zak Waddell Ties the Knot in Ireland

Originally posted 06/28/2015 05:20 PM

Bachelorette Alum Zak Waddell Ties the Knot in Ireland

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He didn't find lasting love on The Bachelorette, but Zak Waddell still got his happily ever after.

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The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn Bristowe and Andi Dorfman Enjoy Night Out ... Without Nick Viall

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The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn Bristowe opens up about getting intimate with a suitor and stands by her decision. Subscribe now to hear what she has to say about having sex on the show in this exclusive interview, only in PEOPLE!

Too close for comfort?

The Bachelorette alum Andi Dorfman, enjoyed a night out with former Bachelor contestant, Sharleen Joynt, and current Bachelorette, Kaitlyn Bristowe.

Dorfman, 28, took to Instagram to share a photo of the three friends. "My two hot dinner dates last night ... And yes we talk about more than #TheBachelorette," she joked in the caption.

The mini Bachelorette reunion came shortly after Bristowe's controversial decision to get intimate with Nick Viall, 34, on the latest episode of The Bachelorette.

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The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn Bristowe opens up about getting intimate with a suitor and stands by her decision. Subscribe now to hear what she has to say about having sex on the show in this exclusive interview, only in PEOPLE!

Kaitlyn Bristowe knew that her choice to get intimate with Nick Viall on The Bachelorette would be met with controversy – however, she's standing by her decision.

In a chat with PEOPLE Now, Bristowe, 30, was candid about the reason for the mass outrage that took over the Internet on Monday: "Because I'm a woman. I think it's a double standard, for sure."

Indeed, Bristowe is certainly not the first person in the Bachelor franchise to reach the next level in a relationship with one of the contestants – however, she is the only one to be so candid about it.

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Ali Fedotowsky Sounds Off on Bachelorette Controversy: 'Slut-Shaming Is NOT COOL!' | The Bachelorette, Ali Fedotowsky

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Bachelorettes have to stick together!

Former Bachelorette leading lady Ali Fedotowsky is jumping to Kaitlyn Bristowe's defense on her personal blog to counter the negative reaction Bristowe received for scenes of intimacy between her and Nick Viall.

On Monday's episode, Bristowe and Viall took their date back to her Dublin hotel room, where moans behind closed doors implied pretty clearly what had happened. The next day, Bristowe told ABC news she got caught up in the moment. She also said that her relationship with Viall, a finalist on Andi Dorfman's season of the show, just moved "a little quicker than the others."

Unfortunately for Bristowe, some viewers felt it was too quick and were vocal in their judgment.

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Kaitlyn Bristowe's Bachelorette Blog: 'This Is Hard, and It's Hard to Relive' | The Bachelorette, Kaitlyn Bristowe

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The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn Bristowe opens up about getting intimate with a suitor and stands by her decision. Subscribe now to hear what she has to say about having sex on the show in this exclusive interview, only in PEOPLE!

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 has begun her own journey to love.

I really, really wanted to chirp Ian ruthlessly, but I didn't have to. He did enough damage himself. I understand that it doesn't feel good when feelings aren't reciprocated, but try and exit with some dignity. I have nothing more to say about Ian; I've already wasted enough time on him. Men Tell All should be fun.

I know no one will ever understand how hard rose ceremonies are. They always come after a week of being emotionally drained. And while having the rose ceremony at The Alamo was amazing, I couldn't really take it in knowing the difficult decision ahead of me.

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