When Brad Womack returns to "The Bachelor" for his second go-round at trying to find true love, he first is confronted by the two women he rejected: DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft.
In the season premiere of the matchmaking series, the producers of "The Bachelor" arranged for the two women Brad had rejected in his season finale to come face-to-face with him.
"I was very embarrassed," Jenni says when host Chris Harrison asks her how she felt the day Brad dumped her. "I felt that I went into the whole thing with an open heart. I was just confused about: Why would he even do that? Why not give DeAnna a chance?"
DeAnna went on to be the next "Bachelorette," but she still recalls that day, too, saying, "I don't wear my heart on my sleeve. It is real hard for someone to get to the real part of me. So for me the final day was brutal because I felt the one person that I trusted most let me down."
Brad goes on to say that after he put DeAnna in the limo, everything came crashing down like a ton of bricks. When he returned home to Austin, TX, he eventually sought out therapy and now he feels he is ready to find love. As for meeting with the two women, he says, "It was a complete shock, because I truly had no idea they were going to be there and that conversation is something that I wanted to take place long before then. So, I was very happy to learn that they were there, but you know Jenni and DeAnna are very incredible women. They were not going to back down, so they were a little bit tough on me, but after we talked for a while all was forgiven and the three of us moved on."
"The Bachelor" premieres on Monday, January 3 at 8 p.m. on ABC.