“The Bachelor” season 15 bachelorette Melissa Schreiber said she doesn’t blame Brad Womack for sending her home, saying she probably would have done the same thing if she were him.
“Nobody wants drama, especially not that early on,” she said in an interview on Thursday.
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Melissa Schreiber, along with two other bachelorettes, was eliminated from “The Bachelor” on Monday’s episode (week two recap here) after falling apart in tears several times and to anyone who would listen, including visitors/”Bachelorette” couple Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez. On Monday’s episode, Melissa was constantly shown fighting with fellow eliminee Raichel Goodyear. Both women spoke to Brad about the reasons they felt the other woman involved was causing drama, but Raichel seemed to put the issues behind her quicker than Melissa, who just couldn’t get past her belief that Raichel was verbally attacking her.
During Thursday’s interview, Melissa said she still didn’t really understand why Raichel kept “attacking” her, although she thought it could have had something to do with Raichel misinterpreting a comment she made about wanting to leave if she didn’t get more one-on-one time with Brad.
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More from Melissa’s post-elimination interview:
Q: Were you surprised at all that you and Raichel (Goodyear) were sent home?
A: “Not at all, and if I were Brad, I probably would’ve done the same thing. Nobody wants drama, especially not that early on, so I think he made the right choice in sending both of us home that night. I wish that I had, ya know, the time to get to know him a little bit better because I don’t think he would’ve sent me home so early, but, yeah, I don’t blame him.”
Q: Do you think there’s a certain woman in the house who is right for Brad?
A: “I do believe that there are a couple of girls that are amazing women. I didn’t get to know Brad enough to know what his specific type is, but there are some wonderful women in the house … I really think there could’ve possibly been a really good connection.”
Q: Do you have any regrets about going on the show?
A: “I do not have any regrets about going on the show; I am so grateful that I did. I wish I had done things a little differently, hindsight, but I’m very grateful to have been on the show.”
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