Sean Lowe says he was absolutely crushed by his elimination on The Bachelorette Monday night, and was totally planning to propose to Emily Maynard.
In one of the most heartbreaking eliminations in show history, Emily gave Jef Holm and Arie Luyendyk Jr. roses and said goodbye to a devastated Sean.
"I'm not sure what to say," a teary Sean told her. "I feel kind of stupid. Only because I knew with certainty that I was ready to spend forever with you."
"I just didn't see this coming... obviously. I think you should know it's going to hurt me," he added as Emily Maynard broke down in tears, once again.
"I'm going to miss you more than you know. I care about you, ultimately, and if this is the best for you, than you have to do what's best for you."
The decision was clearly tough on her as well.
"I want you to know, I wanted it to be you, so bad. So, so bad ... I'm really going to miss you and I have loved every minute I've had with you."
Now that the shock of his elimination is over and he's spent some time away from the cameras, Sean Lowe admits he wouldn't "change a thing."
"Wow! Thanks so much to everyone who sent love my way," the 28-year-old. "Emily is such an amazing girl and I wouldn't change a thing."
"I am so very blessed."
The question is ... did Emily make the right call letting him go?
The other question is ... with Sean out of the picture for better or worse, who will win the final rose (see Bachelorette spoilers if you dare) July 22?