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"We held each other and just cried": Why Todd's rejection was even more brutal than we saw.

UPDATE: Todd also spoke about how he’s not over Ali and it’s so sad. You can read it here.

Hands up who’s feeling raw and exposed after watching last night’s The Bachelorette Australia 2018 finale?

If your paw is in the air, brace yourselves, because the details of Ali Oetjen’s breakup with lovely, wholesome runner up Todd King are even more emotional than what we saw on TV.

We hate to say we told you so, but we (and the rest of Australia) saw this coming. If we’ve learnt anything from Bachelor history, it’s that the one we love the most never wins.

Todd was, unfortunately, the Matty J of this season. Watching him crouched down in the dust and wiping his eyes slumped over a fallen tree was triggering.

Speaking to Mamamia, the 26-year-old sales rep from WA said only a snippet of his teary goodbye with Ali was aired on Thursday night.

“Well actually, we kind of were just holding each other for a good 15 minutes outside of the 15 minutes of talking that we did, it was really emotional,” he said.

“I actually did try and walk away but she wasn’t ready to let me go, she just wanted to know that I was going to be OK. She really genuinely cared and it would’ve been just the hardest thing in the world.”

When asked if he would’ve preferred a clean break over the drawn out goodbye, Todd said seeing Ali so upset over ending their relationship made things a bit easier.

“Obviously, I was really invested and if it were a case of her being able to brush me aside, it would’ve been a lot tougher but, you know, to see she genuinely felt something was comforting.”

You can relive the pain of Ali breaking up with Todd below. Post continues after video.

Video via Ten

As for the ring Todd was carrying in his pocket, the aspiring police officer said it was indeed an engagement ring.

*heart disintegrates into nothing*

“I didn’t really have a plan with what I was going to do [with the ring] but I wanted to have the option of proposing… that’s why I chose the engagement ring,” he said.

“I was definitely open to using it had been me at the end.. it went back to [the jeweller] Dracakis… it was probably not something I’d want to have on me anyway. I was honestly pretty keen not to see it again.”

Todd said he watched the finale along with the rest of the country last night, glass (or bottle) of wine in hand.

“It was emotional, to say the least. I thought I’d be OK but watching it back, I did shed a tear… I watched with some of the girls from 10, we shared a few glasses off wine and had a laugh. You can’t really move on until the secrets out and the result’s known. For all intents and purposes, you’re still in a relationship and you’ve got to act accordingly.”

Now for the answer to the question on everyone’s minds… is Todd single… and ready to mingle?

“I am single, and I plan to stay that way for a bit. When I’m ready, I’ll get back on that horse,” he said.

“Definitely not Bachelor in Paradise, despite the rumours… I haven’t been approached and I haven’t had the question asked [about going on The Bachelor] but I’d be open to it because I believe in this experience and I believe you can find love on the show, so now that I know that, I would definitely be open to it.”

FYI, The Bachelor 2019 applications are open.

Did you think Ali was going to choose Taite? Were you watching the finale?

Side note – debrief and get all your feelings about Ali, Taite and Todd out with our Bach Chat podcast.

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