Holly Durst and Michael Stagliano reportedly end engagement, split - Reality TV World
But Blake and Holly got engaged at the end of Bachelor Pad 2 — after only knowing each other a few months — and they're still happily. The magazine reports that "When The Bachelor contestant Holly Durst got engaged to Michael Stagliano, a contender on Jillian Harris' Bachelorette season . Michael Stagliano & Holly Durst broke up and dated again before filming “The Bachelor Alexa asked Michael on a First and Second Date.
You mentioned earlier that you and Holly had talked about getting back together. Wow, yes if I answer that totally honestly, yeah I do. Holly has a fiance now. As viewers we mainly saw your drama with Holly and the difficult times. Did you have any good times too? Can you share some memorable moments. Yes, I had a blast. I fell in love with Graham Bunn.
Literally just completely in love with him. We had such a good time. We played a ton of games. I coach a volleyball team for this club and all the coaches in the club know all these party games and human trick games and drinking games, so we played those relentlessly and had a lot of fun becuse of that. But yeah unfortunately I really did spend a lot of the time really sad.
I cried even more than what aired and I cried every episode. It was equal parts very hard and very sad but the game parts of me, the challenges were really fun. What was your opinion of Blake and how he played the game and your opinion of him overall?
We did not sit down and, like, share beers and talk really at all. I think a good guy would not do that. And then tried to tell Kasey and Vienna that the whole thing was my idea.
What was your reaction when Holly started developing feelings for Blake? Was it hard to see her dating anyone, or specifically because it was Blake?
I think my overwhelming reaction in response to that was just sad. So she was single on the show, I was single on the show.
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Because I really do wish the best for Holly. It was upsetting that she chose him. We know you only found out about the engagement on the reunion show and we saw your reaction.
But when did you find out Holly was planning to move from L. I found out about two weeks before we started taping. So I guess about three weeks ago now. What are you going to do? I just gave her a big hug and we said goodbye. It was great, honestly, like when we talked it was great. So, yeah, I think that just sounds tough. Were you surprised you won?
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Did you expect Graham and Michelle to take the majority of the votes or did you think you were sailing to victory? Oh no, definitely not sailing to victory.
And yeah, I was surprised I won, especially with a 10 to 4 vote. I was sure it was going to be like, what is it, 9 to 5 or an 8 to 6 split.
We were trying to go over names, like who we thought we had locked in as votes and who we thought Michelle and Graham had locked in as votes. And on each side I think we had four people pretty sure that were going to vote for us and three people we were pretty sure were going to vote for Graham and Michelle.
I was definitely not expecting to win and very surprised when I did. How hard or easy was the decision to pick Graham and Michelle to take the finale? Did you come close to picking Kasey and Vienna instead?
Yeah, it was kind of an evolution because, again, I love Graham — and Michelle, as people and as friends. In that regard it was like a no-brainer to take them. And, again, the opposite is we thought if we took Kasey and Vienna we would certainly win in that scenario.
But really, Kirk, Graham and I and our girls were kind of [running] our alliance and as soon as we could we were going to get rid of Kasey and Vienna.
But game play, they played it great, they really did. In terms of them in general, I think the biggest thing I have to say is I feel really bad for them. I think this has been incredibly hard each week and I think that — actually I know that getting off the show they did not think at all that this was how it was going to go down. They thought that Jake was going to look really bad and it was going to be this big redeeming show for them, that they would look great, coming out on top.
So I do, I feel bad for them. Obviously you can see Kasey is really torn up about how he looks and regrets a lot of what happened and a lot of what he said. So that makes me feel bad for him.
The part on the show where Graham was freaking out because he thought you were going to pick Kasey and Vienna, were you surprised by his reaction there? Did you forgive him for that? Yeah, it just makes me love him that much more. How do you feel about Blake?
Did I really get to know Blake? No, but I think you can tell a lot by someone's actions and by what they say. Two shining examples are that if you knowingly manipulate a woman to have feelings for you and kiss her and promise her things and then when she figures out that's not the case and is upset about it, for — on national television — you to call her a b and "Hurricane Melissa " — a good guy doesn't do that.
Also, none of this aired, but Blake made a deal with me and came to me after the kissing contest and said, "This is where Melissa and I are at, we're on the outskirts, I want to make a deal with you where I take Holly on the date for strategy reasons, I'll keep her safe as long as you keep Melissa around.
I just don't think a good guy does that. So do you have any regrets from your time on Bachelor Pad? It seems like a half-truth when people say I don't have any regrets. I do regret some of what happened, namely putting trust in Blake. Blake and I agreed to let Holly go on that date and I spoke to Holly about it and I trusted Holly enough and trusted where we were at in getting back together, maybe a little bit too much, because after Holly went on that date everything changed.
So I regret that moment. But in terms of falling in love with her, no I don't regret that at all. I'm a lover, I love falling in love What will you do with the prize money? I plan on going on a vacation