"I told Nicole I tried out for Real World and she was upset," Masella tells People magazine. "She thought I was using her to get on the show, which is ridiculous."
There were auditions in New Haven, but whether that's where he auditioned, we don't know.
Masella allegedly got news of the split via an angry voicemail saying, "You're nothing. You're single."
The Gold's Gym trainer tells the magazine “I talked to her yesterday and I was like, ‘You know I’d never cheat on you; I’d never do something so low. ... She said she hadn’t hooked up with anybody [either] — but she freakin’ lied to me. She put out there that I cheated, which is ridiculous, and now the tables have turned. It sucks.”
Masella adds that he's also confused over his ex's anger toward the audition.
"I never asked her for anything," he says. "She's the one that pulled me into the spotlight, bringing me to all these places. It seems like she's starting to get jealous."
As for chances of the pair hooking up again?
"Only time will tell" Masella tells People. "But I don't care who you are -- I'm not going to let a girl step all over me and cheat on me."