During The Bachelorette finale, that was so filled with drama it had to be split into two parts, Desiree Hartsock is left bawling her eyes out after Brooks drops a bombshell on her: He’s not in love with her.
After a nine week journey, Des believes she had found her one true love in Brooks, but unfortunately all that comes crashing down in Antigua when the 28-year-old tells Des that he didn’t feel anything in his heart for her.
Brooks sat down with the show’s host Chris Harrison before revealing his true feelings to Hartsock.
“It’s emotional, it’s agonizing,” confessed the long-haired hunk, adding that he doesn’t see himself proposing the the beautiful brunette, “I don’t feel it…and I don’t feel like I am going to feel it,” he dished. “It’s heavy. It’s really consumed my thoughts all week. No matter what I do there’s going to be tears and heartbreak and it’ll be my fault,” Brooks said, adding, “”In spite of my best efforts I’m not in love with her, and you cannot force a thing like love.”
While he hoped Des would have already fallen for one of the other two remaining men, Chris or Drew, Brooks’ assumptions couldn’t have been more wrong. The heartbroken bachelorette revealed to Brooks, “I didn’t want to share my heart [with the other men], I wanted to give it to you. When I was on dates I wanted to be on dates with you.”
And after Brooks finally fled, Des told the camera, “It throws everything off having Brooks gone,’ she bawled. Honestly, for me it’s over… I just want to go home.”
Stay tuned next week for part two of the finale on August 5 to find out what happens!