Jed Wyatt made a very small mistake during his time on The Bachelorette.
He slept with a woman prior to leaving for the show… told this woman that he loved her… never broke up with her… and then never told Hannah Brown that this woman existed.
When Brown learned the truth, two days after she accepted an engagement ring from Wyatt, she pulled the plug on this romance.
Now, a few weeks after the dramatic Bachelorette finale aired and Wyatt was exposed as total liar and douche canoe, Jed says he just wants to be viewed as a role model.
He says he hopes young men out there can learn from all the ways he went wrong.
Talking late last week to friend Haley Ringo on the talk show LAnded Late Night, Wyatt was asked where he hopes to be in five months.
Once all this controversial dust settles, does Wyatt have any hopes for where he’ll be? Mentally? Physically? Spiritually?
“I want to be just an all-around better person,” he said in response, adding in greater detail:
“I mean, leading into the show, I just really felt like I did know who I was, you know, but I learned so much from this. From the mistake, from the journey, the whole — I learned so much.
“I want to apply it to my life.
“Like I said on the podcast, I do want to focus on my spiritual and mental health. I want to be surrounded with my friends, do fun things, fish a lot, sing, the things that make me who I am. I want to do all of that.”
That sounds great and everything
It even sounds like Jed has maybe learned something throughout this ordeal.
But here’s the thing;
All he had to do was break things off withh is girlfriend back home before going on a show specifically designed to help him find a wife.
That doesn’t seem like a lesson anyone needs to learn; it should just be innate, you know?
(Also: Do not bash this girlfriend several months later, dude.)
Stepping up way high on a soapbox, Wyatt later said in this same interview that he wants others out there to NOT follow his example.
He wants them to learn from his sins.
“To other guys out there who – they’re just out having a good time, they’re young and they’re having fun… I would want them to kind of see and understand that you never know when you’re gonna meet your person,” he said.
Expressing regret over losing Hannah, he continued:
“Could be today, could be tomorrow, could be ten years from now, but the person that you are leading into that means everything. I want to help other guys see that.
“You just never know and there’s no better feeling than looking at someone and know that that is your person. You can mess that up by playing with other people’s emotions.”
Hannah, of course, is actually single right now and recently admitted that she’s struggling.
So if Jed were really serious, it could conceivably make a move to get back together with her.
But we doubt she’d go for that, even if Wyatt did sound contrite on ABC’s After the Final Rose special.
“First and foremost, from the bottom of my heart, I want you to know that I’m sorry,” he told her after getting dumped.
“Apparently, they’ve already shown where I half apologized but, especially in hindsight, now that I’ve had time to review myself and my past and my behaviors towards not only you but other people, I fully see that I wasn’t the best that I could be.
“And by lacking details to you, the things that you deserve, and the things that you want, it kind… ruined what we found here in a place that I never would have expected to find love like this with someone that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.
“And I know that you felt the same and I’m sorry that I took away that experience from you. I’m sorry that this has hurt your family, your friends, Bachelor Nation, everyone, my family, I’m sorry.
“I’m responsible for this. I will own up to it all day.”
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