And then there were three.
Following hometown dates, "The Bachelor" star Sean Lowe calls his decision to dismiss Desiree on Monday's episode of the ABC reality dating show "excruciating." The Dallas native took to his blog today (Tuesday) to reveal exactly why he sent Desiree home. "I walked into the rose ceremony not knowing who was going home...I had questions about Des and Catherine. In the end, I gave the rose to Catherine over Des because I couldn't picture saying goodbye to Catherine yet," Sean explains.
Sean also admits -- in a not-so-shocking revelation -- that Des' brother didn't help her cause to stick around any longer. "Her brother didn't affect the way I looked at Des," Lowe writes in his People blog, "but it did make me wonder if I could be in the same family as her brother." While Des' brother didn't attack Sean physically, he definitely took a few swings at his character calling the outwardly religious 28-year-old a "playboy" and questioning his feelings for his sister. "He doesn't know me and he sure as hell can't speak to my integrity," Sean said after the episode aired. "As badly as I wanted to go off on him, I had to hold back because I didn't want to cause a huge scene and embarrass Des and her parents."
For as much as Des' brother wanted Sean out of his sister's life, Des' fought equally as hard to keep him. After she failed to get a rose, the bridal gown stylist repeatedly told the attractive blonde he was making a mistake by letting her go -- and Sean admits it felt like one. "She was telling me I was a making a mistake and I was starting to believe her. I wasn't ready to see her go, but I knew if I kept her I'd have to send someone else home in her place and I wasn't prepared to do that."
"The Bachelor" airs Monday's on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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