Constantine explains that he had to say goodbye to Ashley because they weren’t ‘meant for each other,’ but that he didn’t want to hurt her like bad boy Bentley Williams did!
Constantine Tzortzis knew that he had to say goodbye to Ashley Hebert during the July 25 episode of The Bachlorette. He just wasn’t feeling anything for Ashley. Constantine also knew that Ashley would soon be expecting a proposal, so he says he had to leave before it got to that point. He didn’t want to disrespect Ashley by leading her on.
“I just realized I couldn’t, with all my heart, stand in front of her father and say, ‘Hey, I want to marry your daughter,'” Constantine tells the Los Angeles Times. “I knew that, that was something I respected her enough not to do.”
Constantine didn’t want to pull a Bentley Williams and hurt Ashley. “I wanted to gracefully bow out,” he explains. “My biggest fear was that I was going to look like Bentley or somebody else and I didn’t want to do it. I wanted to do it as respectfully as possible.”
So Constantine went into the evening part of their date knowing he had to say goodbye. “I was calm in the fact that I knew what I wanted to say,” he remembers. “I didn’t want to drop the bomb. I wanted to easy into it, just let her understand where I was coming from. I knew that she had feelings for me and I had feelings for her, but they weren’t marriage feelings. They weren’t super strong.”
“I think you’re cautious when it’s not the right person,” he continues. “When you know it’s the right person, you know it is. You know in your heart and you open up and you go for it.”
And Ashley wasn’t right for him. “I just think it happens to be that Ashley and I weren’t meant for each other and that’s why there was that holding back,” Constantine confesses. “If it had been the right person, I would have been all over her. You couldn’t have held me back. It just wasn’t meant to be.”
Now Constantine is home and dating.
BFFs — do you think Constantine’s right that it wasn’t meant to be for him and Ashley?
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