Wes and Laurel: The Bachelorette Wes & Girfriend Exposed
During the June 28 episode of The Bachelorette, Jillian appears to have found an answer to the question that everyone is asking: Does Wes Hayden have a girlfriend? Prior to going on a date with Wes in his hometown of Austin, former contestant Jake tells Jillian that Wes has a girlfriend named Laurel. According to Jake, he and Wes talked about Laurel on three different occasions.
Jillian confronts Wes during their date in Austin. She tells him about Jake's accusation and Wes replies, "That's... crazy." He says that he and Laurel are just friends. He goes on to say that until she has proof of any wrongdoing, then the whole case is closed.
Jillian then meets Wes' family and talks herself into believing that Wes and Laurel are indeed friends.
Wes and his family did a convincing job. At the end of the show, Jillian gave Wes a rose, meaning that he gets to stay on the show, at least for another week.