updated 04/24/2013 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 04/24/2013 AT 9:20 AM ET
Bill Rancic is a successful entrepreneur, first winner of The Apprentice, current host of America Now and star/executive producer of Giuliana & Bill. He’s now the host of NBC’s Ready for Love and will be blogging about the series for PEOPLE.com. Follow him at @BillRancic
What a wild ride we had this week on Ready for Love! We saw romantic highs, emotional lows and a jealous ex-girlfriend pull a power move. We got a triple dose of love this week as Tim, Ernesto and Ben continued their journeys of finding The One.
There were a few relationships starting to blossom and it reminded me of the early stages of my relationship with Giuliana. Everything’s new, exciting – and would you believe Giuliana made the first move? Okay, okay, that’s not entirely true. Giuliana is literally looking over my shoulder right now and giving me her famous “you wish, Rancic!” look. That’s the one thing about working with your wife – You can’t get away with anything! But she’s keeping me honest and I love her for it. Let’s talk about how the guys are doing on their quests for love.
Tim took his ladies to the spa to get pampered and started forming connections with a couple new women. Sara L. opened up about her late fiancé who passed away from cancer and you could feel Tim’s heart breaking for her. And although his divorce was a different type of loss, Tim really seemed to understand Sara’s pain of finding great love and losing great love. The emotional connection they shared was evident.
Things really heated up with Jenna when she and Tim spontaneously jumped in the pool fully clothed and shared a kiss. Jenna didn’t tell anyone about the smooch and it later came out on stage, to the chagrin of the other girls. On stage Matt told Taonaya the reason she had an emotional breakdown on the date was because Tim wasn’t responding to her the way she wanted. I’ve spoken with the matchmakers and I know they picked the most compatible girls for these guys, but until you put two people together and see how they interact, you’ll never truly know if there’s any chemistry. And sometimes what seems perfect on paper may not always transpire in reality. Taonaya’s emotional display landed her in the garden but I think her lack of chemistry with Tim was the reason she ultimately got sent home.