This led her to reply, “I know it would have worked.” She then said to him, “As selfish as I want to be and I want to ask you to stay, I just know that’s not an option.”

Katie shed many tears before Michael went outside, and the Bachelorette later told the camera, “Michael is someone I saw myself go away with. I knew what my life would be like if I chose Michael and that was the life I wanted. I know his decision is the best decision he can make for his family, but right now, right now, it hurts like hell, and right now, I’m angry. I’m sad. All I’m looking for is to be in love and find my person, and it’s very possible that my person has just left. “

The highlight of Matt James‘The Bachelor’s season has yet to address the surprise exit on social media. For his part, Michael posted a cute photo on Instagram over the weekend with James resting his head on his shoulder and added the caption: “Saturday night milkshake run wit my # 1.”