It was the finale that divided the nation: The moment The Bachelorette‘s Georgia Love chose 35-year-old Lee over 29-year-old Matty J.
The announcement of the winner sent fans into a meltdown as they rushed to social media to express their ecstatic joy or deep disappointment.
Lee told news.com.au he and Georgia turned the final episode off during her farewell to Matty J.
“There were parts of last night’s episode that we didn’t watch and that was one of them,” he said.
“The only story and the only journey I was interested in was ours. From the second episode, I didn’t watch any of her other dates.”
The mechanical plumber said the ailing health of Georgia’s mother caused the couple to bend the usual rules around spending time together before the winner’s official announcement.
“To be honest in the last week or two I’ve seen Georgia a couple of times because of her mum’s health,” he said.
“I called Ten and said, ‘Listen, I’m going in to see Georgia and her mother, I’m doing this with or without you’. And they were accommodating. This is real life and this is when I really want to be there and nothing’s going to stop me.”