"Bachelor" Sean Lowe is answering the burning question today (Tuesday) shedding light on why he gave Tierra LiCausi the group date rose on Monday's episode of the ABC reality dating show. In a new post on his People blog, the Dallas native explains his jaw-dropping decision to keep Tierra. "I'll admit my decision to give her the rose was a symbolic Band-Aid," Lowe admits referring to the Colorado native who, unbeknownst to him, was the center of drama in the house.
On Monday's episode of "The Bachelor" (Season 17, Episode 4) Lowe gave a sobbing Tierra the lone group date rose keeping her around for another week. After she sabotaged another contestant's alone-time by crying and hiding in a dark hallway, Tierra broke down in Sean's arms claiming she would be bowing out of the show. That was enough to push him into giving her the rose. "I wanted Tierra to be happy and I wanted to fix whatever was wrong with her. Isn't that what boyfriends are supposed to do? It was obviously a rash decision that was not received well by the other women. But please keep in mind I had not seen the Tierra they had," Lowe explains.
While viewers continue to watch Tierra stirring up drama with the other women, Sean says it wasn't a side he had seen from the 24-year-old leasing consultant from Denver. "What I didn't know was how much the other women disliked her," Lowe explains. "For the most part, Tierra was all smiles around me so I didn't know she was showing the women another side."
While Tierra survived another week with Sean, Leslie H. and Amanda (who was also a rather controversial contestant) were both sent home.
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