Ames tells reporters that they 'just maybe weren't the ideal match' for each other, while Jackie confesses that she was definitely shocked that their romance ended as it did.
There is no fairy tale ending for Ames Brown and Jackie Gordon. Although Ames was seen choosing Jackie over the chance to win $250,000 on the Monday (August 15) episode "Bachelor Pad", the couple didn't last long off camera. The two confirmed that they are no longer together during a conference call with reporters on Tuesday.
Breaking the news, 31-year-old Ames said, "We had a great time on the show and chose love over money in the competition. We are not still dating but we enjoyed every moment we had together." Having said they dated for only "a couple of weeks", he added, "We just maybe weren't the ideal match."
The split, however, didn't seem to come from a mutual decision. "I personally was definitely shocked that it ended as it did," admitted Jackie during the conference call. "I was certainly not expecting that. I thought this was something that had potential forever, but you know, with every relationship, nothing is maybe exactly perfect."
On the Monday night episode of "Bachelor Pad", Jackie got eliminated at the second rose ceremony. As the limo taking her started to drive off, Ames jumped into the car and waved goodbye to the other contestants. Once inside, he bragged, "I fell in love with her in a way I never fell in love with anybody before. I think it's safe to say we won Bachelor Pad 2."