Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi didn't have to hide their love anymore when they dined at West Hollywood's trendy Koi restaurant on March 3. The dinner came two days after Jake had proposed marriage to Vienna instead of fan favorite Tenley Molzahn on the season finale of The Bachelor. But instead of a romantic night out together, tension in the relationship -- which has come under much scrutiny in recent days -- showed.
"They arrived looking great, smiling and full of energy," an eyewitness tells Life & Style. "But once inside, things didn't go so smoothly. They had one drink each, and when their server went back to offer them another round, Vienna jumped at the chance to order another, but Jake canceled it! He said he couldn't because he had to dance [for Dancing With the Stars] the next day, and he wanted to get home. So he made it clear she couldn't have one either."
Jillian Harris, who passed on picking Jake on The Bachelorette in 2009 and will will be appearing on an episode of Extreme Home Makeover on ABC 8pm ET on March 14 tells Life & Style, "I didn't think they were a good match. I thought Tenley was a better match for him." Wes Hayden, who along with Jake vied for Jillian's love on The Bachelorette, is adding in his two cents. "I don't believe his relationship with Vienna is real," Wes, who bunked with Jake on the hit reality show, tells Life & Style. "Do I think there's going to be a marriage? I highly doubt it."
Jake has always wanted to be in the limelight, says Wes. "He said to me, 'The reason I'm on the show is I want America to fall in love with me so I can be the next Bachelor,'" Wes reveals exclusively to Life & Style.