Was Courtney's tearful 'Bachelor' apology for real?
Seems like Courtney Robertson's fellow "Bachelor" contestants aren't the only ones doubting the sincerity of her apology last night during "The Bachelor: Women Tell All."
We caught up with former "Bachelorette" Ashley Hebert to discuss all the craziness that went down with Courtney and the rest of the gals during last night's special...craziness that Ashley wasn't exactly a fan of, telling us she almost shut off her TV during the special. Yikes!
So does Ashley think Courtney's apology was genuine or self-serving? Plus, which girl does Ashley think will get the final rose from Ben Flajnik: Courtney or Lindzi Cox?
"I didn't even want to watch," Ashley told us of the "Women Tell All" special. "It made me just want to turn it off. It was just like a typical sorority party. Everyone fights; I thought people were going to start throwing shoes at each other. It was crazy!"
So what did Ashley, who is not exactly the Courtney's biggest fan, think of her apology? "I actually do believe Courtney's tears were genuine; she apologized from a place in her heart where she was sorry," she said. "Was she sorry for hurting the girls? I don't know. Was she sorry for making herself look like a mean girl? I think that's what it is."
Ashley continued, "I think she did learn and she feels apologetic, but I also feel like the only reason she's apologizing is because of the backlash she's getting from the media, from her friends, from her family, from everyone. Everyone hates her." Ashley also admited she thinks Courtney's behavior on the show and everything that happened during the special could effect Ben's feelings for her. "If he does pick her, he's going to think twice after seeing everything that she says."
Speaking of apologies, Ashley feels like all of the girls owed funeral director Shawntel one for all the mean things they said about her during the show.
"I thought that was really brave of her to go back on the show and subject herself to the potential of having even more negativity thrown at her," she explained. "She handled herself well and voiced basically how hard it was to watch and how mean girls can be."
Looking ahead toward the big finale, Hebert said she'd like to see her former beau happy. "I want the happy ending. I want Lindzi," she said. "I want him to have a real relationship and I think he could only have it with Lindzi at this point."
However, Ashley is pretty sure she's not going to see her preferred happy ending. "It never goes the way you want. I think Ben's going to pick Courtney. I could be surprised...probably not though," she said.
Finally, Ashley told us she's sick of all the drama and is hoping BFF Emily Maynard's upcoming season of "The Bachelorette" is focused on more important things, like you know, finding love and all that. "I'm ready to see a season that's about love and less drama. I know the drama keeps viewers coming back, but I've been waiting for it and I think Emily's season is going to be that season I've been waiting for."
Did you think Courtney's apology was sincere, "Bachelor" fans? Like Ashley, are you hoping for less drama next season? Sound off on The Clicker's Facebook page.