Desiree Hartsock on The Bachelorette Breakup: Blindsided and Heartbroken By Brooks!

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While careful not to reveal The Bachelorette spoilers concerning next Monday's finale, Desiree Hartsock is speaking out about last night's events.

In a shocking twist, Brooks Forester vaguely, awkwardly dumped her in an epic breakup that resulted in endless tears and consumed an hour of TV.

Truly, it is the most surprising ending to The Bachelorette we've seen, just as the producers promised. Heading into next week, so many questions linger.

Is Brooks gone for good? Is Des done for good after this rejection?

What about Chris and Drew? Do either stand a chance? And how will they fill two hours? We'll find out in Monday's conclusion of this two-part finale.

For now, let's hear what Hartsock had to say about last night:

"Antigua was the perfect destination to continue my relationships with the three remaining guys ... Each one has such incredible qualities but Brooks stood out."

"My relationship with Brooks was always secure and confident when we were together, but I never knew what was going through his mind when we were apart."

"That should have been a red flag, but sometimes love is blind."

Desiree Hartsock and Brooks Forester Breakup

"I never wanted to believe that maybe this experience was more than just hard for Brooks, and that he potentially wasn't on the same page as me."

"He led me to believe that he was on board and wanted this to work out. I had such strong feelings that I couldn't imagine not reaching the full potential of a proposal."

"I was surprised watching and seeing the conversations Brooks had with his mother and sister and with Chris Harrison, expressing his doubts and feelings."

"He never expressed those concerns with me until it was too late. I was completely blindsided and heartbroken by his exit."

"When he first greeted me on that beach, I knew that something was wrong and I was shocked to learn exactly how he felt."

"I am relieved now that he was honest about his feelings and that he was brave enough to address them before taking the relationship further."

"I wish Brooks could have felt more comfortable coming to me sooner but it was better that it happened in Antigua and not down the road."

"My dates with Chris and Drew were so wonderful, but Brooks' departure really threw me for a loop. I seriously considered going home and calling it all quits."

"In a breakup, emotions are high and it takes self-reflection to gain clarity and peace."

"I was heartbroken by Brooks leaving and uncertain of what the future held. But I had two incredible men still there who did love me and I wanted to see this through."

"Could get past this heartbreak to love either one of them as much as they both deserved? And would we ever get the opportunity to explore that?"

"I promised myself from the beginning that I was here for love and not just to go through the motions. I had to remind myself that if I wasn't feeling enough for the guys, I wouldn't stay."

So, there you go. That brings you up to speed ... and yet it doesn't.

Whether she's single or engaged or somewhere in between, Des is playing it close to the vest as buzz surrounding The Bachelorette finale builds.

We would expect nothing else, so all we can do is direct you to our Bachelorette spoilers rundown (first sentence of this article) and ask again:

How do you think The Bachelorette finale will play out?

 

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I must say I disagree with Tina. Just because you may for whatever reason think Brooks is gay doesn't make it so. Apparently when the group were in Atlantic City there was a hot tub scene that was to hot and heavy between Brooks and Desiree to show as it would have shown exactly who Desiree wanted to be with. Also on that night Brooks took Desiree out of the room where the party was going on and the show didn't put that part of there one on one time in the show.

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I'm a 70-year-old female professional entertainer who knows a little something about closeted gays still attempting to "have it all". So this is what I think about Brooks and Desiree. I noticed the first RED FLAG when Brooks always remained quiet and stayed in the background "opinion-wise" every time another guy was discovered (by the rest of the pack) to "not be there for the right reasons". I noticed another RED FLAG when Brooks always expressed his rather girlie sensitivity, coupled with his constant tendency to over-analyze and avoid actually answering, especially when the subject of "progress toward commitment" came up. I noticed a RED FLAG when Brooks would use sensitive "poetry" and inject yet another dissertation on his introspective "takes on life", instead of directly answering Desiree's veiled queries as to how things were progressing (for him). What really lit up my RED FLAG lightbulb was the fact that Brooks waited until the morning before the Fantasy Suite Night to pull out of the competition. Now, I might not be a world-renowned expert on gay RED FLAGS, but from my own experience I DO know for sure that the one thing a gay man fears, dreads and tries to avoid is the thought of actually having to sleep with a woman and perform convincingly -- which is difficult, if not impossible, even when the woman is someone he really likes or even loves. Remember, folks, loving a woman (mother, sister, friend) is very different from actually being in love (with a lover). For some still-closeted gays, there seems to remain a real temptation to try to have it ALL in life (a trophy woman, a marriage, kids and a heterosexual standing in their own communities to protect their careers) -- but nevertheless it's very, very tough to have to face actually SPENDING THE NIGHT with a woman and performing convincingly. Now, I don't know for sure if Brooks is or is not gay, but if he has gay tendencies he's still in the closet about them and hasn't even shared them with his family. Regardless, it's heartbreaking for a heterosexual woman who falls in love with a gay man. I'm done now - thanks for listening.

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I'm a 70-year-old female professional entertainer who knows a little something about closeted gays still attempting to "have it all". So this is what I think about Brooks and Desiree. I noticed the first RED FLAG when Brooks always remained quiet and stayed in the background "opinion-wise" every time another guy was discovered (by the rest of the pack) to "not be there for the right reasons". I noticed another RED FLAG when Brooks always expressed his rather girlie sensitivity, coupled with his constant tendency to over-analyze and avoid actually answering, especially when the subject of "progress toward commitment" came up. I noticed a RED FLAG when Brooks would use sensitive "poetry" and inject yet another dissertation on his introspective "takes on life", instead of directly answering Desiree's veiled queries as to how things were progressing (for him). What really lit up my RED FLAG lightbulb was the fact that Brooks waited until the morning before the Fantasy Suite Night to pull out of the competition. Now, I might not be a world-renowned expert on gay RED FLAGS, but from my own experience I DO know for sure that the one thing a gay man fears, dreads and tries to avoid is the thought of actually having to sleep with a woman and perform convincingly -- which is difficult, if not impossible, even when the woman is someone he really likes or even loves. Remember, folks, loving a woman (mother, sister, friend) is very different from actually being in love (with a lover). For some still-closeted gays, there seems to remain a real temptation to try to have it ALL in life (a trophy woman, a marriage, kids and a heterosexual standing in their own communities to protect their careers) -- but nevertheless it's very, very tough to have to face actually SPENDING THE NIGHT with a woman and performing convincingly. Now, I don't know for sure if Brooks is or is not gay, but if he has gay tendencies he's still in the closet about them and hasn't even shared them with his family. Regardless, it's heartbreaking for a heterosexual woman who falls in love with a gay man. I'm done now - thanks for listening.

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POSTSCRIPT...OMG!!! I forgot to say I'm talking about CHRIS, not Brooks!!!!! Seriously. No Brooks and no Drew!!!

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Steadfast with his feelings; expressive; solid; knows who he is and what he wants; knows what he has to offer; family oriented; people person; lives and breathes his conviction. Handsome, (tans up real well by the end); athletic; great smile with reassuring glances; definitely in-love with Des! Shows comfort with PDA but not overtly sexual because his commitment is more enduring.

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I have been saying this from the very beginning that this guy Brooks is definitely GAY....PERIOD.....If he does come back, & she's engaged to him, this will be the most f...ed up season EVER...I'm done watching this crap.....eww

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Breakups are very emotional, but it doesn't mean that you can't move forward in the new reality. It doesn't mean that you can't love someone else. Brooks just leveled the playing field. She can reconsider her feeling and the stability that each has to offer and weigh whether that is what she wants.

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So like the opening line from the TV show Cops ... "Bad girl, bad girl! Whatcha gonna do when they (Drew and Chris) come for you?" Is Desiree gonna say, "The man I have loved since the first day ... the love of my life ... has dumped me. My heart is broken and cannot be mended. This season is over for me. I just want to go home. I could never love you as much as I love him. You can go home now, if you want. Or, we can get married ..... as long as you never forget that you were my second choice." It appears the proverbial cat is about to get out of the bag, and Desiree is going to have to face the music ..... AND IT IS LONG PASSED TIME !! Chris and Drew are about to realize they've been played for the biggest fools on the planet. They both have every right to hate Des' guts, and every right to say so on national television. I'm almost looking forward to that last show.

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he just wanted to be a milkman the rest of his life.

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Shut. Up. Abe

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