1. ‘He said it off camera.’ There’s a reason Abbie was so confident Matt was going to choose her on The Bachelor.
And now it seems we know the reason why Abbie was so confident that Matt was going to pick her in the end.
After Osher pulled that sneaky camera prank on us, we saw a blindsided Abbie get noticeably upset after Matt told her his heart belonged to someone else.
“Wait – wait, so you lied?” Abbie said as she let go of his hands. “You should have sent me home weeks ago.”
Since the finale aired, Abbie has still been questioning why she was kept around until the very end, especially after the things Matt told her.
“Some things he said to me were also pretty intense, like on and off camera,” Abbie told news.com.au. “That was why I was like, ‘You should have sent me home earlier, you shouldn’t have brought me here’. Everything he was saying to me was sweet nothings.”
“I understand that he had a decision to make, but I just wish that he’d toned it back at the end. Because I have a feeling he would have known for a few weeks what he was going to do,” she added.
Abbie echoed the sentiments from her previous Instagram post, and described the moment she found out as a “complete and utter shock.”
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The only way I can describe this moment is complete and utter shock. I was numb. I couldn’t and didn’t want to feel anything. I had felt for weeks that what Matt and I had was real and I trusted him wholeheartedly when he told me how he felt about me. From Hometowns, I forgot the cameras were there. It didn’t feel like we were filming a show at all, it felt like we had this real relationship built in a little bubble of “The Bachelor” and we would be out soon and able to live a normal life. Hearing Matt say “my heart is with someone else” reminded me that we were filming and that Matt had to make a difficult decision, and he did not see in me what I saw in him. I felt silly for ever imagining Matt would love me. It was like emotional whiplash. I was so confused and it felt like I was in a dystopian reality. The second the cameras turned off, I sobbed. I screamed. I couldn’t breathe. I didn’t think think this would be how we would end. I spent weeks crying about this relationship that had almost no closure. I still haven’t fully healed from my relationship with Matt, but I know he and the gorgeous woman he is with are happy, and that’s all that matters. #thebachelorau
Abbie also revealed that after telling Matt she loved him for the first time, Matt told her something that never made it to air.