March 05, 2010 04:00:39 GMT
The 'Bachelor' denied there was an overlapping situation when he was in the reality show, saying the woman who claimed so was in for monetary gain.
Jake Pavelka has come forward to deny that he contacted an ex-girlfriend after "The Bachelor" finished taping. A woman called to Steve Kramer's radio show "That Guy Kramer" on Island 106 in Panama Island, Florida, claiming Jake wanted to be with her despite being engaged to Vienna Girardi.
"What I'm saying now has absolutely nothing to do with him and it has gotten so bad and enough people know that we were dating," the woman who called anonymously said in part of the interview. "He came to my hometown, met my family, met my friends and deceived everyone. And I feel like I'm forced to say something for the sole purpose of defending my honor."
TMZ has identified the woman who called to the radio station as 24-year-old Tanya Douglas. A former flame of Jake, her picture kissing Jake has also been obtained.
However, Jake put the rumor to rest, releasing a statement to ET, "The relationship with [the woman] was prior to 'The Bachelor,' it simply did not work out. There was no overlap with that or any other relationship during the show. 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."