Rumors Swirl Around “Bachelor” Ex-Couple Jake and Vienna

people_20100705.jpg“Bachelor” reality TV star Jake Pavelka has had a busy week. Not only does the recently split 32-year-old grace the cover of the current issue of People magazine for his “Why I Left Vienna” Q-and-A, but People is also reporting that he and former fiancée Vienna Girardi (whom he met and proposed to in March during the matchmaking TV show) faced each other last Wednesday, June 23, for the first time since the breakup. Considering Pavelka has admitted to pulling the relationship’s plug via phone, one shouldn’t be surprised to learn that this encounter for the hit show’s taped follow-up interview was “emotionally charged,” according to a statement from “Bachelor” producers.

Despite swirling rumors to the contrary, producers denied that any threats of physical harm were made during the meeting. A source close to Pavelka confirmed as much to People magazine over the weekend, responding to allegations that Girardi feared for her safety and had gone into hiding.

Viewers will get to see the Jake and Vienna showdown for themselves July 5, when it is broadcast during ABC’s “The Bachelorette.” Meanwhile, Pavelka dishes on his reasons for dumping Girardi–and whether or not he expects the ring back–in his interview in this week’s People magazine.

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