Chantal: "I'm Over Brad"
Chantal O'Brien says that she's moved on from Brad Womack. We all know by now that she's got a new man in her life and she says she is happy. So you might be wondering, what was with all of the tears then? She said that during the "After the Final Rose" taping, what we didn't see is that they had just replayed the clip of her getting dumped by Brad. Watching that brought back a flood of emotions, she said, "I was more crying at seeing myself cry". Chantal said that in that moment she felt hopeless and like she might never find love, so it brought her right back to that moment when she watched the clip.
Chantal also said that she was shocked to learn of the problems that Brad and Emily are having in their relationship. She says she just found out about them last night while watching the show, because she was kept separate from them the entire time at the taping. She did not get to hear or see their portion together.
Her advice to the couple, "Tune out everything else, and move on, and try to be as normal as possible." She added that she hopes they are able to work everything out.
I asked her what was going through her head when she started to hear Brad breaking up with her and she said she was just focusing on trying not to cry. Her family was also shocked that she wasn't picked, they thought she would be coming home with a ring on her finger. She says a friend introduced her to her new boyfriend, and no, he hasn't watched the show! She says she would have loved to do "The Bachelorette", but she's met a nice guy so that isn't an option. She thinks Ashley with do a great job though because she's spunky and has a lot of energy.
Chantal said that as for Brad's answers to her about their relationship, she felt he was "downplaying it" because of Emily. She says that what they had was real and that there was real emotion involved, so she can understand how that would be upsetting for Emily to see. She says that she would probably feel the same way if the tables were turned and she was engaged to Brad.
Anyway, let's with Chantal luck with her new man! In the meantime, mark your calendars! "The Bachelorette" will return on May 23rd!
Hugs, Kisses & Roses,