Brad Womack, who returned to "The Bachelor" this season after famously not choosing either woman in the 11th season finale of the show, admit to his delinquent past to People magazine and proved that he has a sense of humor on "The Soup" this week.
"The Soup" host Joel McHale accepted Womack's apology for pretend punching him in the face, pretend murdering his cat and pretend inventing the E! Entertainment television show, "Bridalplasty."
Womack, 38, made a joke of his constant need to apologize for past deeds, as he did on the season 15 premiere of "The Bachelor," when he was confronted by DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft, the women he didn't choose on his previous round of the hit ABC show.
Tabloids unearthed some of Womack's past legal troubles this week, including carrying a forged driver's license, public intoxication and passing a bad check. Womack talked to People about his troubled past.
"I'm sure I wouldn't be the first to admit that I had a couple of missteps when I was a teenager, some 20 odd years ago," Womack said. "Some of the claims have been blown out of proportion but I took responsibility for my actions and took immediate measures to remedy the situation. It was just part of my growing pains back when I was still young and na?ve. You learn from your experiences good and bad ? and you move on. It ultimately builds character."
Womack told reporters in December that his former "Bachelor" experience had a negative effect on his love life.
"After the show ended or after the finale aired, I took it upon myself, I didn't even want to go on dates, I didn't even want to date, but then once I did try to get out in the dating world ... people knew everything about me and some girls were just plain uninterested in getting involved in that." he said. "There was a national feeling of the fact that I couldn't commit."
Watch Womack's appearance on "Talk Soup" below.