Bachelor fans are sad to see Ali Fedotowsky go.
The 25-year-old advertising accounts manager -- who was one of Bachelor Jake Pavelka's final four -- abruptly left Monday's show after her employer gave her an ultimatum: quit the show or lose her job. Even though he said he was "heartbroken" to see her leave, Pavelka, 32, told her he couldn't "guarantee" he would give her the final rose, so she packed up. (The finale airs Monday, March 1 on ABC. He will choose between the three remaining contestants: Vienna Girardi, Tenley Molzahn and Gia Allemand.)
Within minutes of her decision, at least 400 fans posted messages on her Facebook page (she has almost 3,600 followers to date).
"If you can, you need to return," one fan pleaded. "It has always been you from the first date, yes, from [the] first date. You and Jake have always looked natural together; the others all look contrived...."
Added another, "I so hope that tonight is not the end of your fairy tale romance with Jake. You make a beautiful couple and I've loved the two of you together since day one. Hopefully we'll see you and Jake together at the end of this journey . . . you two are just so in love and we can see the depth of your love for each other. Hoping for a miracle!"
A third fan said it was a "bummer" that she had to choose between love or work. But the commenter added, "You are a winner." Another put it this way: "You were the reason I watched the show - you make GREAT TV, but now the show is over for me. I looked up to Jake in the beginning because he is a pilot but at this point don't much care for him."
"Are you freaking crazy?" one asked. "There will always be more jobs, but a good man is so hard to find. If he chose you in the end, would you have left that job to move to Dallas to be his wife?"
But in the end, most felt she is better off without Pavelka.
"This guy Jake seems like a D-bag!" one fan wrote. "Pretentious too....I'm sure you are much better off." Said another, "Personally I think that you are too genuine, authentic, smart, and absolutely beautiful (inside and out)" for Pavelka, another fan wrote. "If I was 20 years younger I would be proposing right now! LOL :)"
Still, some are holding out hope. "If it's meant to be ... it will be!" one commenter wrote. "Keeping my fingers crossed."