We saw how hard it was for Ben to send Caila home — so it’s not so surprising that it’s going to be a serious challenge when it comes to eliminating one woman who he’s in love with. He actually didn’t make a choice until just hours before proposing!
Way to wait until the last minute, Ben Higgins! Just from the intense preview of The Bachelor finale, we know that Ben seriously struggled when it came down to JoJo and Lauren B., but making the choice so close to game time? Yikes!
“Ben was torn about who to choose up until the morning of the finale,” a show insider told Us magazine. And when he did make that choice, he was devastated to have to say goodbye to a great girl who he did love.
“Ben basically said to her, ‘I do love you. I mean that. There’s just somebody else.’ She was upset and heartbroken,” an insider told the mag. However, the rejected girl understood why Ben. “She didn’t ask why he said ‘I love you’ if he loved someone else. She got it.”
Regardless, we know that Ben is happy at the end. “I’ve found somebody I’m going to spend the rest of my life with,” he told the mag at the taping of Women Tell All. He also admitted he did tell his winner that he loved the other girl as well. (I mean, she would have seen it anyways!)
“I’ve had tough conversations. I’ve put her through hell and back,” he said. It definitely can’t be easy for her to watch — and she actually did watch most of the episodes, Ben said. “There’s moments where it’s like, ‘That sucks,’ and of course it does,” he added. “She’ll never have to deal with that again, though. I want to keep her safe emotionally from here on out.”
Awe! So, who do you think Ben picked?