Jake Pavelka has portrayed himself as the romantic pilot with the heart of gold since his days on ABC’s The Bachelorette, but a source tells RadarOnline.com exclusively that his earnest search for love as The Bachelor was all a front for his bid for fame.
“He tried to tell himself he loved [Vienna], but he did it for the fame,” the source said.
Jake has claimed publicly that a big reason he and Vienna split was the lack of support she gave him, but the source says it was Jake who showed little interest in the relationship.
“She was trying to be a loving, second half to him but he didn’t reciprocate,” the source said. “She wanted a real relationship but he wanted an arm doll and a fake life for publicity.”
The source added: “Jake loves fame so much and he’s just trying so hard to look good. I don’t think he even knows what he really wants, he’s just doing what he thinks will make him more famous.”
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Jake made Vienna keep their breakup quiet until a TV deal he was working on was completed.