'Bachelor In Paradise''s Graham Bunn on AshLee Frazier: 'How Can Such a Pretty Girl Have Such an Ugly Side?'

Graham Bunn opens up about last night's cliffhanger and what to expect tonight.

August 26, 2014, 3:10 PM
PHOTO: Graham Bunn and AshLee Frazier from "Bachelor in Paradise."
Graham Bunn and AshLee Frazier from "Bachelor in Paradise."
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— -- Last night, "Bachelor In Paradise" fans watched as Graham Bunn learned that his new girlfriend on the show, AshLee Frazier, has a dark side.

It was a revelation that forever changed the way he viewed her.

"AshLee's one of the most beautiful girls I've ever had the pleasure of dating," he told ABC News. "How can such a pretty girl have such an ugly side to her?"

On last night's controversial episode, Frazier was knowingly taped gossiping with Zach Kalter about his girlfriend on the show, Clare Crawley. When Frazier thought the cameras were off, she told Kalter about the rendezvous that Crawley had in the ocean with Juan Pablo Galavis on "The Bachelor," and called her "cuckoo." For three days, Bunn was in the dark about what was going on.

"I don’t like getting involved in girls’ issues because they scare me," Bunn admitted. "The first day, three days out from the rose ceremony, I was like, 'There's some drama.' Two days, I was like, 'There's some drama going on with AshLee because she's visibly upset.' ... Then, a day before the rose ceremony, I found out it was between AshLee and Clare but I wasn't given details."

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Though their relationship isn't necessarily well-documented in the ABC show, Bunn described Crawley as "one of my best friends there." However, Frazier's cruel comments also affected him negatively because it made him question his romance with her.

"I already discussed communication with AshLee. I was giving her an opportunity to tell me [what's going on] and she never did. It was frustrating," he said. "For me, all of that stuff was starting to weigh on me, like, this is becoming difficult [to date her] in a very easy place. What's it going to be like in the real world?"

That, coupled with her desire to move more quickly than most (Frazier discussed bringing Bunn home before their first date or kiss, which he called "a little absurd, even in the 'Bachelor' world!") and his confusion over why she'd target Crawley, forced Bunn to take a breather from the rose ceremony. At the end of the episode, it's still unclear what he'll do -- and when asked for about the follow-up episode, which airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, he demurred.

"I may not know much about tonight’s episode! But I think my time is definitely, definitely growing very short in paradise," he said. "I had a lot to think about and there were a lot of things that were troubling me, and I was very torn. Outside of having Michelle [Money] there, I felt very alone."

"The people who work on the show were so kind to me and really wanted to put me in a position to find someone and make me happy and... I wasn't happy," he continued. "It was very frustrating."

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