Jake pathetically claims Vienna faked her tears

In a pathetic attempt at image recovery, Jake Pavelka’s people are claiming that Vienna Girardi’s tears during their ugly confrontation were fake, caused by eye drops and Vicks Vapor Rub, because that’s better than them being the result of emotion over a failed relationship with a disturbingly angry, controlling ass of a man.

“These were definitely crocodile tears,” “a friend” of Jake’s told Radar, which also quotes a member of “the pilot’s camp” saying, “When Vienna ran into the green room, she knocked over her purse and amongst the things that fell out were Vicks Vapor Rub and eye drops, which I could only think were of the tear-inducing kind.”

Besides the fact that anyone not blind to Jake’s wooden charms could see that Vienna, whatever you think about her, was genuinely upset throughout the reunion and often reacting to Jake’s increasingly angry demands for her to shut up, this makes so little sense it’s unimaginable that Radar didn’t just laugh at whoever planted this story with them. Vienna wasn’t crying during the whole reunion, and if she’d reached into her pocket to smear her face with Vicks Vapor Rub or said, “Excuse me, Chris, but I have to put in some eye drops,” you can bet Chris Harrison would have used that as another occasion to humiliate her.

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