On Monday, when season 23 of 'The Bachelor' aired, we witnessed a lot of drama and heaps of romance. But these happen every week. Apart from these we also witnessed an emotional moment when Elyse Dehlbom revealed that she is leaving 'The Bachelor' mansion because things were not working out for her and this was not what she expected to happen.
During the episode, after Colton Underwood finished a one-on-one date with Heather Martin, Dehlbom went inside Underwood's room and spoke to him saying, "You’re breaking my heart. I want the time and attention that a relationship deserves. I can't accept a proposal after a few months of sharing your time and attention with other people. I can't do it," she said. "You want something that I can't promise. I listen to these girls talk about how much they're falling in love with you. This isn't working for me. I have to leave."
Literally..... 🙅♀️ #TheBachelor pic.twitter.com/9uWwCsH9Zo— The Bachelor (@BachelorABC) February 5, 2019
After she left, Underwood became emotional since it brought up all the insecurities he had, Underwood revealed on the show. After watching the episode, fans took to social media and revealed that she made a mature decision by leaving the show. "This woman is incredibly mature and chose the right decision," said one fan. Another said, "She was honest, wasn't looking for airtime and didn't want to waste his or the others time, much respect!!" while another added, "I have so much admiration for Elyse right now, but my heart breaks for her."
While there were fans saying that they respect her decision, some fans revealed that they are disappointed in her because she decided to leave at such an early stage in the show. They are also questioning if she didn't know the process of the show before she signed up.
Hearing about your boyfriend’s date ✋#TheBachelor pic.twitter.com/rZ3ik19W99— The Bachelor (@BachelorABC) February 5, 2019
"Did she not know what she was getting into when she signed up?!?," asked a fan. Another said, "Still so disappointed! She was one of my favorites and seemed so mature and genuine. #TheBachelor." while another added, "She can’t accept his proposal? How did she know she was getting it?? Girl this is the process!"
Now that Dehlbom has left the show, could she be the next Bachelorette? Well, fans sure hope so. "What I take from this is that this process could not work for her. To have to keep sharing him was intolerable. I like her personality and she’d be a great Bachelorette," wrote a fan. "She needs to be the next Bachelorette for sure! The childish games get old real fast and all the drama is High School all over again." added another fan.
Though fans think that she should be the next bachelorette, Underwood thinks otherwise. Recently in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Underwood revealed, "This format isn’t exactly for her. I'm not saying that just to spite her, I'm just saying it's realistic. It is a lot. It took me a couple shows, I guess, to get there and really realize [that]."
But that is just Underwood's decision. We have no idea what 'The Bachelor' franchise has planned for Dehlbom. To see what happens in future episodes we need to wait till Monday when the show airs again.
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