Jones, who appeared on Ben Flajnik's season of The Bachelor, and Pieper, who fought for Emily Maynard's heart on The Bachelorette, met while filming Bachelor Pad. They soon became partners, and Pieper got down on one knee with a Neil Lane engagement ring in the finale. "This didn't end the way I wanted it to," Pieper told the magazine about their breakup. "I thought Blakeley was the love of my life."
Soon after the finale, Jones moved to Pieper's hometown of Portland, and that's when the trouble began. "When she moved here, it was really difficult for both of us. Blakeley had to start over a new life — there were so many stresses," Pieper said, adding that the two also had a counseling session. "We were both going through the motions and we weren't as happy as we could have been. It was a mutual decision."
Jones has since moved home from Portland. "I really hope we'll stay friends," Pieper says. "Right now, it's really hard. But I'll always love her."
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