That will surprise many viewers, who perhaps thought it was Casey’s decision. However, host Chris Harrison says that it was the right thing to do, even though he believes Casey did not actually do anything wrong.
So why did Casey leave The Bachelor season 16 in last night’s show?
It’s as simple as we’ve been reporting, while saying it could not be that simple. She is still emotionally involved with a guy back home. OK, she may not actually still be dating him like he alleges, but she’s not over him, either, it seems.
Casey explained that she had broken up with her boyfriend (although he claimed they were still in a relationship) after learning he wasn’t interested in marriage, but said that although she wanted to move on from him, part of her still remained hopeful he would change his mind.
She had an “amicable” talk with Ben about the situation, in which The Bachelor suggested it would be better if she left the show.
Ben had apparently been caught completely off-guard by the revelation. It’s said that now he wishes he had reacted differently.
But the show’s host is adamant it was the right choice.
“Whether she’s in love with her old boyfriend or not is and was irrelevant. It’s very clear she isn’t in the right state of mind to find love with Ben right now. I’m glad I stepped in and talked to her, and overall I’m happy with how we handled the situation,” he said.
But do you agree? Do you think Casey should have left The Bachelor?