"The Bachelor" star Sean Lowe dropped a bombshell Tuesday night about how he was blindsided by now-dismissed contestant Desiree Hartsock's insult-throwing brother. In an ABC special "The Bachelor: Sean Tells All", that aired Feb. 19, the Dallas native opened up about what viewers didn't see during Des' disastrous hometown date. "It was truly one of the strangest turn of events," Sean revealed confirming he and Nathan originally hit it off.
"Bachelor" host, Chris Harrison, confirmed viewers were left in the dark about the original conversation between the men because it was "too confusing" to include in the two-hour long episode. Never-before-seen clips from their first one-on-one talk aired during the "Sean Tells All" special and showed the men sharing a laugh and even Sean seemingly earning Nathan's approval. "You seem like a nice dude," Desiree's brother tells the 28-year-old "Bachelor" star adding Sean seemed to have everything Des was looking for.
Sean admits after their initial conversation he was shocked Nathan requested a second chat where he went on the attack. "I can't think of a bigger insult," Sean said of Des' brother calling him a "playboy." "Attacking my character is the quickest way to get me heated. It took everything in me to control my emotions," Sean confessed about the turn of events.
In an interview with TVGuide.com, Harrison even admitted he was shocked by the bizarre behavior leading him to question producers. "Her brother came back, did a 180 and went crazy. I heard about it later and asked if the producers did something and they said, 'No, we have no idea what the hell happened.'"
While Lowe didn't go so far as to say Des' brother was the reason she didn't get a rose, the Texas heartthrob admitted Nathan didn't do his sister any favors. "If that's his nature, I just chalk it up to him being a (expletive)." When asked if the conversation lead him to his decision not to give Des a rose, Sean admitted he wouldn't have cared for Nathan as a brother-in-law. "I would like to say 'no it wouldn't have changed,' but I think it influenced my decision."
"The Bachelor" airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.