Following Brooks’ shocking departure from ‘The Bachelorette’ on July 29, host Chris has opened up and said that there were ‘warning signs’ all along, and that Des didn’t want to believe them.
The July 29 episode The Bachelorette was truly shocking, as fans of the romantic show saw frontrunner Brooks Forester break Desiree Hartsock‘s heart when he told her that he didn’t love her and left the show. Speaking about the dramatic moment, host Chris Harrison says that there were a lot of “red flags,” and that Desiree couldn’t see them because she was so in love with him.
Chris Harrison — There Were ‘Warning Signs’ With Brooks
In one of the most dramatic moments in Bachelorette history, Brooks chose to forgo his fantasy suite date because he decided that he didn’t see a future with Des, leaving her crying at the end of the dock. Chris, the godfather of love, spoke in blog for Entertainment Weekly, and he believes that Des just didn’t see the “warning signs.”
All along there have been red flags regarding how he feels about Des. At the same time Brooks said he was jogging, Des said she was running to the finish line. When you love somebody at this point in your life, you say it like Chris [Siegfried] and Drew [Kenney] have done. And if you look at Brooks’ body language and his eyes as Des says she’s running, it really says it all. His look screamed out, “What the…? Oh really?”
I’ve asked Des several times along the way if she was concerned about the fact that Brooks never really expressed his feelings. Because she was so in love with him, or so she thought, she either couldn’t see these warning signs, or was “running” so fast that she blew right past them. I guess we all believe what we want to believe. At no time, however, did I think it would come to this. Yes, there were warning signs, but I believed that what Des was telling me about him was true, and that he gave her many other signs that it was all there.
Poor Des! She really was totally blindsided by Brooks rejection, and she really did think they were going to end up together.
Brooks Just Didn’t Love Desiree Hartsock Like She Loved Him
Chris believes that Brooks is not a bad guy, but that he just did not love Desiree, even though he tried to.
He wanted to love her so badly, but he knew before he went in to talk to his family that it just wasn’t there. He had to tell Des he wasn’t in love with her; he had to break her heart. I don’t think Brooks is a bad guy and I truly believe his intentions for being on this show were true. He really wanted to be in love with Des so much I think he almost forced himself into doing something he would have later regretted.
Speaking about the emotional and heartbreaking moment, Chris says that Brooks had no idea it would be so hard, but it was the right think to do.
Brooks knew his conversation with Des was going to be tough, but he had no idea it was going to be this brutal. Des admitted that she loved him and then she dropped an incredible emotional bomb on him when she said she was conflicted because she didn’t want to share her heart with anyone else. Des was gutted, and so was Brooks. He seemed to really struggle all the way through this. Maybe he could’ve come to this final realization earlier, but the fact is, it just never seemed to be there.
HollywoodLife.com‘s editor-in-chief Bonnie Fuller thinks that Desiree needs to fight for her love with Brooks, because she loves him much more than the other guys.
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Are you shocked that Brooks left the show? Do YOU think there were warning signs that he was going to break Des’ heart?
— Eleanore Hutch
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