Jake 'Blindsided' By Vienna Selling Split Story
By Rob Shuter Posted Jun 23rd 2010 09:07AM
cover of Star magazine! As if that wasn't enough of a kick in the gut, the hunky reality star's almost-wife made out huge by selling the story to the tabloid. How much did she make off of her salacious story? We've got the exclusive on Vienna's big payday ... after the jump!
"Vienna sold the split story to Star for $90,000 behind Jake's back," a publishing insider tells me. "Jake was totally blindsided. Not only did he have no idea that Vienna was calling off their three-month engagement, he also had no idea that she would be the type of girl to profit from the breakup."
My source goes on to tell me that, as many would be, Jake is simply "devastated by the news. He thought he had found the love of his life and now finds out she sold him out."
And although Jake might be heartbroken, it didn't stop him from running to People magazine to tell his side of the story. It's amazing that even through his tears, Jake managed to do an interview or two! Oh, how I love the publicity wars that go on nowadays.
It's not unusual for celebrities to make big bucks from selling wedding and baby pictures to magazines, however, selling the fact that you broke up before telling your significant other is a new low.
ABC is very upset with the way Vienna has handled this. Sources tell me they are worried that another 'Bachelor' breakup will hurt the entire franchise.
"Once people stop believing the show is about finding true love and instead making these awful people famous, they will stop watching," an industry source tells me. Currently, the 'Bachelor' and 'Bachelorette' series are 2-for-19 in producing successful marriages. Fingers crossed for Ali and whoever she picks!
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