Hearts broke all across the nation Monday night, when Bachelor Ben Higgins sent heavy-hearted — and previously unsuspecting — contestant Caila Quinn home after their fantasy suite date. The eligible Bachelorette, however, has no regrets about subjecting herself to heartbreak on the hit ABC show.
“Love with no regrets 💛 Warm thank you-s for all of your kind words,” Quinn, 24, tweeted Monday night after her teary episode aired.
In case you missed it, Higgins, 26, eliminated Quinn after their overnight date — where they seemingly slept together — and after she had finally confessed her love for him. After what Quinn thought was a successful date, she went to surprise Higgins at his hotel, only to be sent home in an SUV.
“With Caila, I just couldn’t say it,” Higgins told the camera. “There’s just something missing.”
Quinn initially accused Higgins of feeding her “lines,” but their goodbye was ultimately amicable. After their split, she got into the SUV to leave and then thought better of it and jumped back out to have one final conversation with the Bachelor.
“I distinctly remember being put in the car the first time and crying to myself, saying, ‘That cannot be the end. I refuse for that to be the way I say goodbye to him,’ because it felt very cold,” she later explained to ABC News. “So I got back out of the car and I said to him, ‘What happened?’ or ‘When did you know that this wasn’t it?’ and I think I needed to hear that from him and just have that genuine moment, and that last hug felt like enough for me, so it was good.”
Quinn has since moved on from the devastating moment. During the Women Tell All taping on February 27, Quinn told Us Weekly, “I don’t have any feelings of resentment and no regrets as well.”
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The Women Tell All special airs on ABC March 7 at 8 p.m. EST.
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