USMagazine, Wednesday, July 27, 2011, 11:05am (PDT)
Ashley Hebert has narrowed the field to two final suitors on The Bachelorette, but the 26-year-old still can't seem to get over Bentley Williams, the bad-boy contestant who insulted her and abruptly left the series in June.
Expressing regret over how she handled the aftermath of the divorced dad's exit, Hebert tells Bachelorette host Chris Harrison she now realizes what America did weeks ago: She spent way too much time hung up on him!
"I've seen how everyone reacted to what happened with Bentley, and that's been really hard -- figuring it out when everyone else did [and] feeling like a fool," she tells Harrison during Sunday night's Men Tell All special episode.
Hebert tells Harrison that Williams' insults (he declared her an "ugly duckling" and publicly wished the Bachelorette would've been Emily Maynard) were especially hard to take. Even harder? Realizing how much wasted time and energy she spent pining for his return. "If I could go back, I'd change that," she says. "Wasting a lot of time is probably my biggest regret."
While fans will have to wait until Sunday's full Men Tell All episode to see if she's really over Williams, Hebert best focus her energy elsewhere. She must choose between JP Rosenbaum and Ben Flajnik on Monday's finale episode.
The Bachelorette's Men Tell All episode airs Sunday at 9 p.m. (EST) on ABC.