EXCLUSIVE: Jake "Is Lying Through His Teeth" Says Vienna's Stepmom

Jun. 30 2010, Published 10:15 a.m. ET

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“He’s a liar!”

Those are the angry words of Vienna Girardi’s stepmother, responding to charges that The Bachelor, Jake Pavelka, says he spent a fortune on Vienna and that she drained his cash.

Lisa Girardi told in an exclusive interview: “It’s all a lie!”

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The mudslinging between Vienna and Jake is getting more intense since their breakup. As reported exclusively Wednesday, Jake has been telling people that he dropped a ton of cash on Vienna – and her dog, flying the pooch from Florida to Los Angeles because Vienna said the pup was having separation anxiety!

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“He hasn’t spent thousands on Vienna,” Lisa Girardi told exclusively. “He doesn’t have a fortune to spend,

“ABC paid for their apartment and their one car while Jake was on Dancing With the Stars.”   

Lisa also said that Jake spent his money on paying his people, like a publicist and agent and supporting his business at home, not paying for things for Vienna.  She added that  Vienna didn’t receive any payments from being on The Bachelor.  “She was never paid by ABC,” her stepmom said. 

Jake wasn’t buying Vienna clothes either. Lisa said designers let the couple borrow clothes for photo shoots and events and they would usually return them. 

“She definitely wasn’t using his credit card,” her stepmom told “Vienna paid for her own things to be shipped to Los Angeles when she moved there with him.

“He would not pay her bills; Vienna has been paying her own bills since she was 17.  She has been using her savings to pay her own bills.” 

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Jake’s claims that Vienna wasn’t doing anything for her own career weren’t true either. “The reason she wasn’t looking for a job was because Vienna believed she and Jake were moving back to Texas to his hometown,” Lisa told

“While Jake was on Dancing With the Stars Vienna was doing everything for Jake. She would bring him breakfast and lunch while he was practicing, bring him a change of clothes and run errands for him while he was at the studio.  She was basically his assistant the whole time,” claims Lisa.  Because the couple shared a car Jake would often leave Vienna at home in the apartment for hours while he had meetings. 

“When Vienna and Jake came to visit us in Florida her Dad and I paid for everything for the two of them.”

“Jake is lying through his teeth about so many things,” Lisa said.

“Jake would do everything in his power to make himself happy, in public he acted like he was so in love with Vienna and so romantic, but behind the scenes he was only doing things for himself.”



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