Jed Wyatt, the subject of Bachelorette spoilers galore, finally decided to come forward and address his past month of scrutiny.
Did he really just think all of it would just blow over?
Did he think we’d forget how he went on The Bachelorette to win Hannah Brown’s heart while he had A GF BACK HOME?!
No, Jed. We didn’t forget. But we appreciate your overdue statement.
Monday’s Bachelorette episode was hometowns, which is a really big deal because Hannah gets to meet the family of her final four men, which yes, includes Jed.
But before all of Bachelor Nation continues to tear Jed apart following the episode, because let’s be real it pains us all to see his relationship further with Hannah at this point, he decided to ask for “kindness” from his followers on social media.
Wyatt made a statement via Instagram on Monday where he basically asked for sympathy, though he said he is not able to directly address the claims at this time.
“Hi ya’ll. Several of you have reached out with messages and questions,” his post began.
“Please know I’m not able to answer right now, but as soon as I’m able to, I will.”
“Until then, I ask that you please understand how much the actions being taken towards myself, my family, the men on the show, and above all, Hannah, are affecting all of our mental and physical health,” he shared.
“It goes beyond what is said online,” he continues.
“Threatening letters and phone calls have been sent to our homes. My parents and sister and being verbally attacked in public.”
He then asks a simple favor of his followers.
“I beg you to remember what seems like a harmless action is damaging to real people.”
“I want to thank all of you who have reached out or reserved judgment until I am able to speak openly and I can only ask for your patience and kindness until then,” he concluded.
While no one should ever be attacking anyone via phone or online (obviously!) Jed also should have realized early on what group of fans he signed up to deal with here!
You never want to upset a room full of women (and yes, men too) under the influence of lots of red wine.
In case you somehow missed the initial reports, they pretty much proved that Jed was dating Haley Stevens right before he left for the show.
She even said in her statement, “He called me when he landed in L.A. He said, ‘I love you, and I’ll call you when I get back.”
Stevens also mentioned how Jed only went on the show for his music career and that his plan only involved getting to the final four so he could get a good following.
Well, Jed made it to the final four and while we pray it ends here, it looks like he has a very good chance of being the final suitor that gets down on one knee at the end of this thing.
The songwriter has stayed extremely silent about the whole situation, maybe he is contractually obliged or maybe ABC has some live taping planned where Chris Harrison sits him down like he’s Oprah, who knows…
But either way, it’s not fair to bring Jed’s family into this and we hope they will find peace following their son’s lousy move.
And hopefully, we will be hearing from him soon so we can finally get his side of the argument!
At this point, we really don’t know which story we are more interested in…
Jed’s cheating scandal or the fact that he remains a major suspect to the windmill affair?!