Dear Corinne,

Written by M.

I was gonna write an article about all the great people that we were gonna see on this season of Bachelor in Paradise. Personally I was torn about Ben Zorn going to Paradise. I loved him on Kaitlyn’s season of The Bachelorette, hated it when he was send home and I absolutely want him to find the love of his life, his happily ever after. And yet… Him going to Paradise increases the chances that he will find all that with someone other than me. Yes, I know it’s foolish, but a woman can dream. Let’s face it, Ben Zorn is the complete package.

And then there’s Robby, my absolute favorite contester last year on JoJo’s search for love. I was rooting for him and cried for him when it was Jordan she loved. But following him on Instagram for the last several months, my love for him has faded a little. Most of what he shows is about looks and I wonder is that all there is to him. So I was excited to see if he could change my opinion and make me love him again.

But then all hell broke loose and Bachelor in Paradise was cancelled, at least for this summer, I’m still hoping that it will return next summer. We’re still not sure about what happened, we’ve only got a few official statements and of course dozens of rumors. Personally I’m not interested to get into every rumor out there. However, yesterday Corinne released her statement and I felt truly sorry for her.

“I am a victim and have spent the last week trying to make sense of what happened on June 4. Although I have little memory of that night, something bad obviously took place, which I understand is why production on the show has now been suspended and a producer on the show has filed a complaint against the production. As a woman, this is my worst nightmare and it has now become my reality. As I pursue the details and facts surrounding that night and the immediate days after, I have retained a group of professionals to ensure that what happened on June 4 comes to light and I can continue my life, including hiring an attorney to obtain justice and seeking therapy to begin dealing with the physical and emotional trauma stemming from that evening.”

We don’t know what really happened and I doubt we’ll ever truly know, but that doesn’t matter. What matters is that Corinne feels violated and no woman, no person should ever feel that way. I know what it’s like to be a victim and it doesn’t matter what happened, you’re world will crumble apart. It truly is a nightmare and though you try to wake up, you can’t. This has become your life and you have to fight like hell to make it your own again.

I don’t know Corinne personally, all I know is the Corinne the producers of The Bachelor showed us. In the beginning of the program I didn’t like her because of that. But the longer she was on the show, the more I’ve grown to love her. She has a strong personality and won’t let anyone put her in a corner. She may take some getting used to, but I believe that once she’s in your heart, she’s there to stay.

Dear Corinne, I know how much strength it takes to get back on your feet. And even though I don’t know you, I do know you have this strength in you. I believe you to be one of the most confident people out there, don’t let this change that. Always keep doing what feels right for you, follow your intuition, it’s there for a reason. I praise you for fighting this head on, talking about what happened and what you’re feeling helps, whether it’s with a therapist, family or your amazing friends. I know it may not feel like it now, but I promise everything will get better. You are a strong independent woman and you can put this behind you in time. Keep believing in yourself, I know I do.

Have love,
M

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