Jen says Jerry knew she’d reject him, and producers “were setting me up for failure.”

Jen says Jerry knew she’d reject him, and producers “were setting me up for failure.”
After unceremoniously dicing Jerry’s heart into tiny little pieces on The Bachelorette 3 finale, Jen Schefft is coming to her own defense. First, she tells the Akron Beacon Journal that her rejection shouldn’t have surprised Jerry. “I was always honest with him. He did know what my answer would be….I spoke to him two nights before” the show concluded, she says. She says she also told producers she’d be hurling Jerry out of her media car, and thus was surprised by the build-up. “I kind of felt like they were setting me up for failure. The whole thing left me confused.” She’s also upset that we’ve made fun of her: “There have been so many things on the Internet that are so mean.” But she does make a decent point about the series’ failure, saying, “People say the show doesn’t work. And when I’m fairly honest about it, I’m the problem?” Well, yes.
+ plus: “Jen did us a favor by demonstrating that single gals aren’t all a bunch of Bridget Joneses, desperate for love.”

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.