Jarrod opens up about the dark thoughts he had the moment after The Bachelorette finale.

We all watched with shared sadness as Jarrod Woodgate was forced to walk along a Fijian beach after getting his heart utterly broken in The Bachelorette finale.

It was difficult to watch as the vineyard owner seemed to physically struggle to avoid breaking down. Now, we know what was going through the man’s head.

Jarrod, who had been confident as he walked towards Sophie Monk, told OK magazine upon learning the truth of where her heart belonged, his mind went to a dark place.

Our hearts broke too, Jarrod. (Image via TenPlay.)

"I was gonna jump in [the ocean], with the mic on, and just keep walking," he told the magazine.


"It was pretty brutal. I’m still devastated about it."

Last week, Jarrod was forced to relive the experience while watching the show at home.

"I did have a bit of a tear-up [watching the finale]. Of course, I did. It was hard. It’s hard watching yourself get your heart broken," the vineyard manager said during an interview published this week.

Jarrod also told the magazine he planned to propose to Sophie had she chosen him over Stu Laundy, already planning their big day, with his vineyard in regional Victoria the perfect setting.

"The place looks beautiful every other day," he said.  "I already said to Sophie that I’d like to get married on the vineyard and she was all up for it."

Listen: Maybe our heartbreak over Jarrod is why we're questioning Sophie and Stu?

Instead, Jarrod was crushed - something he said took him by complete surprise.

"I thought I was going home with Sophie that day," he told the magazine.

"I was so confident that what we had was there. And it wasn’t until literally, the last moment, when she said her heart belongs to someone else … I had no idea."

The good news? Time heals all wounds and if the outpouring of sympathy for Jarrod on social media is anything to go by, he won't be without options when he is ready to get back out there.

If you or anyone you care about is experiencing depression or suicidal thoughts you can always phone Lifeline for crisis counselling on 13 11 14. You can also phone Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636.

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