Zach Says His ‘Heart Has Been Yanked in 2 Directions’ Ahead of Finale – Is He Going Home Single?

Zach Shallcross started with Bachelor journey with 30 contestant, but he is confident he has found the one.

The Bachelor called the finale night the biggest day of his life.

“It’s the biggest day of my life,” Zach says in PEOPLE’s exclusive sneak peek at Monday’s Bachelor finale. “My heart has been yanked in two directions.”

In the teaser from the upcoming finale of The Bachelor season 27, Zach acknowledges he’s “caused pain” throughout the season.

“I’ve made mistakes,” he says. “And I have to share with someone very special to me that it can’t be us.”

Zach also said that he felt like his wife was among the 30 contestants who arrived at the mansion for him. 

“To be honest, there was not one moment throughout the entire filming where I wasn’t confident that she’s in this room,” he told Us Weekly. “The love was so strong, and you couldn’t even ignore it, like, at all. And that was something that made me feel better, [the feeling of], ‘Yes, this is actually working. It’s not just a TV show.’ And then now, it’s like, ‘Oh s—t, I’m going home alone.’ I felt during the whole thing, ‘I think this is gonna work.’”

“The one thing that fans will know or learn about me is I’m a guy that wears my heart on my sleeve. I don’t try to hide it. I’m an emotional guy,” he told Variety. “Those tears, it comes from a place of never wanting to really hurt anyone, and that’s a hard thing when you’re in this environment where it’s inevitable – like, people will be going home. Without giving too much away, the tears come from a place of just feeling for all the women involved and trying my best to navigate it.”

“I feel like the Bachelor world — Bachelor/Bachelorette — they literally coined the different terms of love: ‘Falling in love, in love, I love you.’ For me, yeah, it was something that was definitely in my mind.”

“I’m someone that believes you have one true love, like, the one person that your heart just yearns for. The one you think of when you go to bed. The one you think of when you wake up. You only have one love, but there are varying degrees of love to get to that point. And your heart knows what it wants. It can get pulled into different directions and that’s something that can happen. But for me, I am a firm believer that there is just that one true love.”

“I’m very happy with how things worked out and everything happened for a reason,” he said. “I wish every single one of these women the best. They’re all awesome in their own unique ways.”