Sunday’s episode of the Real Housewives of New Jersey was a special one for Ashlee Holmes as she got engaged to her longtime love Pete Malleo.
While Ashlee loved her engagement, she spoke out after the episode saying she was upset over Bravo’s editing of her proposal.
In an Instagram post, where Ashlee shared pictures of her proposal, she explained why she was upset.
“About last night’s episode of #RHONJ: I was a little upset with last night’s episode because unfortunately, a good chunk of the proposal had to be edited out. I think @c3peteo did so amazing that I couldn’t not post the full story (again) today. We were filming our walk around Hoboken before dinner (I was told by production that we would walk around Hoboken for a little bit… talk about apartments.. as well as go look at one that we had been looking at… and then we would have our date night at a restaurant near by) when we decided to check out this pier. As we approached the end of it, I remember thinking how cute all of the locks were on it. I said to Pete that we should get one and come back one day. He said it was funny I said that because he had actually brought one with him. It was then that he pulled a lock out of his pocket! He wrote our names on it and then asked me if I wanted to write the date. While doing that, he was saying very sweet things. I could tell he was nervous, but I thought he was just uncomfortable filming maybe? Especially because it was an intimate moment. We locked the lock on the gate together. And then all of the sudden that’s when he told me he loved me and asked me to marry him. Unfortunately, the entire scene with the lock had to be cut because Hoboken has a new rule that frowns upon people placing locks on that pier. If I’m not mistaken all of those locks have since been removed (makes me sad). Because of this… Bravo didn’t feel comfortable airing it as to not upset the city of Hoboken by promoting the act. I understand. I just felt bad that y’all didn’t get to see the full effect of what Pete did because it was so cute. | #mcm by @bravotv.”
Perhaps Ashlee was hoping for a little more screen time? Personally, the proposal looked very staged, but I am happy for Ashlee. Pete seems nice; her ring is stunning, and everyone deserves to find love. End of story.
In the meantime, Ashlee also made it clear that’s she Team Wakile even after promising she wouldn’t comment on the drama between Teresa, Kathy, and Rosie.
Ashlee tweeted, “I’m not going to comment on the drama. All I’ll say is @KathyWakile & @RosiePierri are two of the most genuinely sweet people I know #RHONJ.”
She went on to defend Rich Wakile tweeting, “People take you WAY too seriously lol …everyone knows you’re a good man. Your family speaks for itself.”
Obviously, Ashlee was NEVER going to be Team Teresa at all which is fine, but it’s hilarious because Jacqueline is only on the show because of her on-again, off-again relationship with Teresa. Rich and Ashlee have a lot in common and love to take swipes at Teresa and others.