Why The Bachelorette's Ali Fedotowsky Was 'Mad For Women Everywhere' During Her Season

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Spoilers ahead for Ali Fedotowsky's episode of The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever on ABC.

The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever continued the blasts to the Bachelor Nation past with an episode centered on Ali Fedotowsky's 2010 season of The Bachelorette, which was packed with drama even by Bachelor Nation standards. As the leading lady of The Bachelorette Season 6, Fedotowsky was involved in some iconic moments involving some of the most memorable men in the history of the franchise. It wouldn't have been a proper trip down memory lane if she didn't weigh in on what happened with Justin "R-Rated" Rego and why she was mad on behalf of all women.

As Ali Fedotowsky's episode of The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever reminded viewers, Justin Rego was the entertainment wrestler who went all-out to convince her that he was all-in, only for the bombshell reveal that he had a girlfriend waiting for him while he attempted to use The Bachelorette to become famous. Talk about being there for the wrong reasons!

Ali Fedotowsky found out about the girlfriend from her former Bachelor castmate Jessie Sulidis, who put her on the phone with Justin Rego's girlfriend Jessica Spillas. Fedotowsky wasted no time in confronting Rego in front of all of the guys at the hotel in Turkey, and Rego literally fled. Chatting with Chris Harrison on The Greatest Seasons Ever ten years later, Ali Fedotowsky explained what was going through her head at the time:

I think, really, where my heart went in that moment is, I honestly thought about his girlfriend. And I was worried about her, and how he treated her and how she was feeling, watching him pursue another woman on national television. So I think I was like mad for women everywhere in that moment, who had been cheated on. And that’s why I was like so angry at him.

According to Ali Fedotowsky, Justin Rego mistreating his girlfriend by pursuing another woman on national television was enough to make her mad on behalf of women everywhere. When the confrontation happened during The Bachelorette Season 6, Rego didn't say much in his own defense, but he also couldn't claim that Jessica Spillas was lying when she told Fedotowsky about their relationship. He really didn't say much of anything, which seemed to make Fedotowksy all the angrier in the episode.

Of course, The Bachelorette didn't leave whether or not Justin Rego really did have a girlfriend as a mystery. In episode footage, some pretty damning voicemails played over Rego leaving Turkey, confirming everything Ali Fedotowsky had been told about Rego promising his girlfriend that he saw a future for them and wanted to marry her. One of those voicemails even stated that he was in Iceland when he called, which was where he and Fedotowsky went on the fateful two-on-one date that saw Kasey Kahl and his ill-advised tattoo sent home.

Justin Rego himself appeared on the episode of The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever to confirm that he'd found a way to call his girlfriend even though the Bachelorette production team removed phones from the hotel rooms. Apparently, they forgot to take care of the phone in the bathroom, and that's how he made a call. Ali Fedotowsky went on to choose Roberto Martinez after some additional heartbreak courtesy of Frank Neuschaefer. Although the relationship between Fedotowsky and Martinez didn't work out, the former Bachelorette leading lady is now a happily married mom of two, despite a recent tragedy.

The case is closed on Ali Fedotowsky's season of The Bachelorette, but The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever isn't finished revisiting past seasons from Bachelor Nation history. Tune in to ABC on Monday, August 10 at 8 p.m. ET to see the episode all about none other than Jason Mesnick as the man looking for love on The Bachelor Season 13. For some viewing options on the way set elsewhere than Bachelor Nation, check out our 2020 fall TV premiere schedule!

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