Ali Fedotowsky remembers her first interaction with Jake Gyllenhaal all too well.
On Wednesday’s episode of the “Women On Top” podcast, Roxy Manning asked the former “Bachelorette” about her worst celebrity encounter while working as an E! News correspondent.
“Sorry, Jake Gyllenhaal, I’m going to Taylor Swift you right now,” the 38-year-old replied, referencing Swift’s numerous songs about her romance with the “Brokeback Mountain” actor.
“Jake Gyllenhaal shows up for the red carpet — my first red carpet for E! News — I’m like ‘I’m gonna kill it. I’m gonna be so good.’ I practiced. I rehearsed my questions. I was so ready to go.” she recalled.
“He walks up, I’m shaking in my heels — which, I’m horrible in heels — and I say to him, ‘Hi, Jake who’d you bring tonight?’ Like, for a date, like, who’s your date tonight?” she alleged. “He goes, ‘bye bye,’ and walked away from me.”
Fedotowsky says she immediately “started crying” thinking that she was going to lose her job — only to see the 42-year-old actor allegedly treat the reporter next to her the same way.
The former reality TV star was shocked by Gyllenhaal’s attitude, noting that she has done “countless” interviews and knows “how easy it is to be nice” to reporters.
In fact, Fedotowsky admitted working as a red carpet correspondent was her “least favorite job [she] ever had.”
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However, she did give a shoutout to the stars she had a better experience interviewing, calling Tom Hanks the “nicest guy ever” and Kris Jenner “the kindest, nicest human being,” who “is so smart.”
“All the Kardashians, Kim [Kardashian], they’re so kind,” she added. “Reality stars, in general, are so nice.”
Although Fedotowsky didn’t love her time spent as a reporter, it did lead her to find her now-husband Kevin Manno.
The pair started dating in 2013 after meeting on “1st Look.” At the time, Fedotowsky was the host while Manno was a correspondent on the syndicated show.
The lovebirds tied the knot four years later and have since welcomed daughter Molly, 6, and son Riley, 4.