Brooks Forester's Latest Confession Will Break Desiree Hartsock's Heart Again

Brooks ForesterI've got to hand it to Bachelorette contestant Brooks Forester. I'm pretty sure he's the only guy in Bachelor history to make a girl cry THAT much on television and still walk away with a good reputation.

We just can't hate him -- he's really a nice dude. But still, as a viewer, I have so many questions. Like, why did he really go home? Was he actually in love? What's Chris Harrison really like in person? (Okay, maybe we can leave that last one out.)

Well, lucky for us, Brooks is finally answering these grueling questions. The only problem? There's a good chance Desiree's heart will break all over again when she hears them.

Brooks admitted:

I realized that when I was away from Des, I wasn't having these moments of anguish. That was a big indicator to me that my feelings weren't there.

Ouch, it's bad enough that he left her so late in the competition, but to know all along his feelings weren't there? That just adds salt to the wound. Lucky for Des, though, he eventually realized she deserved more than he could give her.

I needed to walk away. She deserved to be in love with someone who was equally in love with her. I made the right decision.

And it sounds like Brooks is taking a break from finding love all together -- at least on television. Sources confirm he was actually asked to be the next Bachelor but he turned it down! Apparently the process is "emotionally taxing" and it's clearly not something he'd be willing to try. Oh well, guess we'll just have to settle for hunky Juan Pablo!

What do you think of Brooks' confession? Do you think it will hurt Desiree to hear this?


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Keri Christopher Page

Uh. I thought we all already knew he said that? As did Des.

nonmember avatar mattie

He already told her that... he did the right thing by leaving..

Sally Wieland

As others have already said....this is nothing new! Why are you trying to make Brooks out to be a bad guy, when he was completely honest about everything? Kudos to him, and just makes me like and respect him even more :)

Doris Slater

No she is lucky it happened . He is not the marrying type ..

Lynn Norton McLeran

At some point Brooks must have thought he was the marrying type, or he wouldn't have gone on the show. Bachelor/Bachelorette is a crazy pressure cooker, and Brooks couldn't take the heat.  Not that it's a bad thing, at least he was in touch with his feelings. And oh yeah, this is OLD news! 

nonmember avatar Brandy

Agreed he fully disclosed everything, including this!

Victoria Gallagher

This is exactly what he had been saying all along ... I don't think it will break her heart because she already knew all this.

Janet Lichtenberg

Goes to show you that girls are more MATURE than men. I just hope when Brooks realizes who he lost when he does finally mature and grow up, he won't even try going after her again. She's a mature woman...he is in reality just an immature boy.

Paula Mitchell

Des should have shut down the show at that point .... This is actually what Brooks said, Brooks adds, "Des deserves to be in love with someone that is equally in love with her. If she was at that point, great, I needed to get there and I just wasn't there just yet."  He wasn't there just YET. A relationship outside of the show might have cleared that up and since Brooks was sequestered during the finale, we will never know if he would have been open to Des after the show with no interference from other men. And he would not admit such an idea now for sure .....

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