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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