Brown recalls reading the People bombshell last month revealing that Jed had a girlfriend when he went on the show weeks after filming the proposal. Brown says she had to lean on The Bachelorette producers. "It was a five-hour conversation of trying to understand what had just rocked my world," Brown recalls. "It was really tough reading that article and finding out the way I did. For a few days it was really, really hard and it’s continued to be hard. I think we had that conversation (with Jed) four days after, as soon as we could." ALSO: ABC reality boss Robert Mills says of casting Jed: "Look, you can only take people for their word."