Colton Underwood left [SPOILER] absolutely devastated when he ended their relationship when she least expected it on the season 23 finale of ‘The Bachelor.’ Here’s how it happened.
Hannah Godwin made it to the top three on season 23 of The Bachelor, but unfortunately, she missed out on one of the most pivotal moments of getting that far on the show: A Fantasy Suite date. Instead, Colton broke up with Hannah on the day they were supposed to have their overnight date. The decision came after Cassie Randolph’s Fantasy Suite date was interrupted by her dad, who further expressed his doubts about whether or not she was ready to marry Colton.
This led Cassie to second guess herself and end things with Colton, who was admittedly in love with her and ready to choose her at the end of the show. During the March 11 finale, Colton realized that he did not want to continue on his journey to find love if Cassie was no longer an option for him, so he broke up with Hannah and fellow top three finalist, Tayshia Adams, in order to try and further pursue a relationship with Cassie.
Hannah was totally caught off guard when Colton arrived at her hotel room the night before they were meant to go on their Fantasy Suite date. “You’ve been my rock through all of this,” Colton told Hannah. “You’ve been somebody who’s always picked me up, and in the hardest things, you helped me get though all of them. I realize that I can’t be in love with two people and where my feelings are in another relationship is at a stronger point than where I’m at with you. I realized that I love Cassie.”
While Hannah had trouble finding the right words at first, she eventually flat out asked Colton what didn’t work in their relationship. “That’s why this is so hard,” he admitted. “I don’t have an answer for that.” Hannah revealed that she “thought it was for sure” going to be her and Colton at the end of this journey, and he assured her that he made him a “better” person.
“That’s what I do — I made everyone better and they don’t want to stick around,” Hannah said, through tears. “I’m like so angry right now. I think I’m just like…wanting to get out of here because I’m just over this. I don’t know why I let myself think of the chance of it actually being us.” Colton tried to comfort her, but she wasn’t having it. “I didn’t think it was possible for there to be a better connection than what we had,” she argued. “I was so excited. My mom, my dad…everyone was so excited. I was ready.”
At that point, Colton started second guessing himself. “That’s why this is so hard,” he explained. “I’m saying goodbye to somebody who loves me. What the f*** am I doing? I don’t want to lose you. I don’t know if I’m making the right decision.” In the end, though, he stood strong in his choice. “You don’t deserve to be anybody’s back up plan,” he told her. “You don’t deserve to be second.” Hannah was in tears as they parted ways.
Written By: Alyssa Norwin