Blake Horstmann will live to love another day.
For awhile, however, it didn't feel that way.
On Monday evening, the world got to witness what Blake went through many months ago while filming the season finale of The Bachelorette.
That is, we got to witness his total and complete heartbreak at the hands of Becca Kufrin.
Despite being a seemingly very nice guy, and despite never having Liked anti-immigrant and anti-transgender Instagram posts, like certain other suitors, Blake was sent home last night.
He didn't take the dismissal well, either, crying pretty hard in from the Kufrin and the camera.
Can you blame the guy? The woman he believed to be his soulmate decided she wants someone else to propose to her instead.
That has to hurt.
“It was a big blindside,” Horstmann tells People Magazine, explaining that he saw himself as the favorite and that he was all set to pop the big question:
“I truly thought that if it came down to me proposing, that she wouldn’t say no. I thought what we had was real.”
We really are sorry, Blake.
If it's any consolation, and we have no idea why it would be to be honest, we were totally rooting for you.
After being given the boot by Becca, Horstmann confesses it was “incredibly hard” to get over the heartbreak.
“It made for some really hard days, but I had a great support system,” he added to People.
“My family was amazing. We talked through a lot of things and they were there for me.”
We're so glad to hear this. At the end of the day, nothing is more important than family.
Thankfully, Blake said that filming the After the Rose special (which also aired on ABC last night) allowed for some "closure" and that he won't be pursuing Kufrin any longer.
"She’s an engaged woman and I want to respect that,” he says.
“And she’s very happy and I’m grateful for that. There’s no point in focusing on it when there is no future there."
But what about Blake's future on reality television?
It must be asked: Would he be willing to be the next Bachelor?
"I know this can work and if the opportunity presented itself, it would be something I would consider," Horstmann says.
Oh, Becca: Did you really make the right choice when you selected Garrett over Blake?
Last year, Arie Luyendyk Jr. wasn't named as the new Bachelor until a month after the previous Bachelorette season concluded.
So we may have a little bit until we learn whether Blake or another scorned suitor lands this sought-after role.
Would you want to see Horstmann as the Bachelor? Or would you prefer Jason Tartick?
Sound off now!