Luke Pell is getting a ton of heat for what he did to Stassi Yaramchuk on last night’s episode of The Bachelor Winter Games – World Tells All.
“I have more questions than you,” Stassi told Chris Harrison on the World Tells All reunion. “He doesn’t even have my number.”
“I love Luke as a person. I genuinely love Luke, I think he’s a great guy, but in this circumstance it wasn’t fair to Stassi and she deserves the truth.” Clare told ET.
“I don’t think it was the greatest way to handle it, but I know that his intentions are probably good. He just got put into a situation that I don’t think he knew how to handle.” Ben Higgins added.
Luke Pell explained to PEOPLE his side of the story.
“I originally went on [Winter Games] after a breakup, a relationship I had last year that was a non-Bachelor relationship,” Luke explains. “I decided to go back on the show and see if that might work because that had worked in the past for me when I was on with JoJo [Fletcher]. I wanted to give it another shot.
“During that time, I really started reflecting on where my heart was at and I started thinking a lot about my ex, honestly. I came to the epiphany of saying, ‘My heart is with somebody else.’ I wanted to make that clear, and that didn’t take away from the fact that Stassi and I had that initial connection. She’s amazing and she’s great, and I want the best for her.
I went on the show to find love, and I did find love,” he says. “It made me realize where my heart was, and that was to reconcile with my ex.”