‘Bachelor Pad 3’ finale: Notes on Michael Stagliano, Rachel Truehart

With the finale for “Bachelor Pad 3” coming in just five days we thought it best to share a little bit of what is being discussed out in the show community, especially when it comes to all talk surrounding what happened to Michael Stagliano and Rachel Truehart after they seemed destined to be together last week on the show.

As we reported yesterday, show host Chris Harrison described the fallout between the two parties as “huge” during the finale, and it is one of the many events that is going to make this one of the most intense reunion specials that the show has ever filmed. So despite all of the rumors that Michael is going to be on the defensive during most of this special, what does the guy have to say for himself? In a post on his Twitter account, he is really trying to encourage people to exercise caution for the time being:

“All I can say is wait for the blog, and next weeks episode. I’m as intrigued to see it as you are. As a good person once said, #moneyisugly

Michael (who won last year’s edition of the show) has already dismissed claims that he was dating someone else at the time that the show filmed, so it will be interesting to see what exactly the reason is that he and Rachel had so much trouble after the cameras stopped rolling.

As for Rachel, we also have a new rumor here to dismiss: that she has hooked up recently with fellow contestant (and lightning rod for controversy) Chris Bukowski. Despite some rumors out there that she and Chris were getting hot and heavy while in Chicago recently, a Wetpaint source denies it, saying that Rachel was just in the city to spend time with one of the show’s popular pairs in Ed Swiderski and Jaclyn Swartz. (With this in mind, we have to believe that Jaclyn has forgiven Rachel for blindsiding her and picking Chris and Sarah Newlon to take to the final instead.)

What are you most interested to see when it comes to the finale? If you want to check out some more scoop related to who could be the next “Bachelor,” be sure to follow the link here.

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