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Aug 26

WETPAINT: ‘Million Dollar Matchmaker’ Patti Stanger: Jared Wouldn’t Let Ashley Move On! — Exclusive

People have a lot of (often negative) things to say about Ashley Iaconetti’s behavior on Bachelor in Paradise this season, but there might be even more to the story than you realize. In fact, after spending time with KardAshley a few months back, Patti Stanger is blaming Jared Haibon for all of the drama in their complicated friendship.

Patti tells Wetpaint the Bachelor alum’s appearance on tonight’s Million Dollar Matchmaker is her “favorite episode of the entire season.” She recalls, “Ashley came in saying, we’re not allowed to talk about Jared, and we wouldn’t refer to him by name.”

That might sound extreme, but the relationship expert explains a “clean slate” was exactly what the 28-year-old needed, and she advised her to break things off with her unrequited love — unfortunately, he wouldn’t let that happen.

“What you don’t see in Paradise is that he’s blowing her phone up,” Patti explains. “The minute she called him she was like, ‘You can’t call me, we can’t be friends, you need to give me some time to heal.’ Then he blew her phone up.”She adds, “Every time we were getting close to a scene that she was with a guy, getting close to the guy or kissing, it was like he would feel the switch go off, it was the strangest thing.”

Though the matchmaker teases she did find a “gorgeous, amazing” guy for the brunette beauty to date, it sounds like things didn’t exactly go smoothly.

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