Mary Delgado says she “was not falling over drunk” when she was arrested for hitting Byron

Mary Delgado’s arrest for battering Byron Velvick had nothing to do with alcohol nor their engagement, Mary said.

“It was just an unfortunate set of circumstances. The assumption out there is that I’m upset because he doesn’t want to marry me, and that’s so far from the truth. It was a lot of things. It was something that just kind of got out of hand,” she told Inside Edition. “I was not falling over drunk. We had cocktails, yeah, but to sit here and say that I did shots, it wasn’t even that at all. It was just a lot of things…just kind of like a volcano.”

Byron confirmed that he didn’t want to press charges, saying, “There was not any reason why something should have gone as far as that … I tried to stop (the police) when they were thinking about doing that. I was shocked, stunned and very concerned.”

As to their relationship, he told the tabloid show, “Just because you met on a reality show, got engaged on this beautiful incredible setting doesn’t mean that we’re Prince Charming or Beautiful Princess. It’s nothing like that. It’s just a real couple going through real things.”

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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.