All of Bachelor Nation rejoiced on Monday when The Bachelorette star Hannah Brown finally did what the audience has been dying to see her do — meaning she has finally sent Luke Parker home.
Though it took her a little bit longer than most of us would’ve liked, Parker’s elimination was certainly one for the books. Not only did Parker seemingly shame Brown for having sex with another contestant in the Fantasy Suites, when she did finally decide to send him home he did not leave gracefully.
Anyone who watches any of the Bachelor Nation shows knows, sometimes things are edited in a way we know nothing about but that doesn’t seem to be the case here. Following his onscreen elimination, Parker took to Instagram to explain himself and what this whole journey has taught him.
“It hurt my heart that @alabamahannah felt I was shaming her. In our conversation my heart was never to judge or condemn Hannah. I was simply making a decision for myself on what I expected in our relationship, our conversations and our beliefs led me to believe we were on the same page about sex,” he captioned a photo of them both.
“For me it was never about getting a rose, it was always about finding a wife who would choose me everyday just as I would choose her everyday. As for my time on the show I made mistakes and no I’m not perfect (crazy right) I didn’t totally behave as the man I want to be and I did not represent Christ the way I thought I was prepared to and that has broken me,” Parker wrote.
“This journey has taught me so much and for that I am grateful but the greatest gift I have received is a compassion for those who love the world and it’s [sic] ways. My desire is to put the Father first above all things and share the truth that he has given to us all.”
He continued, “Thank you everyone for the prayers always remember speak truth and rid yourself of all hate, let compassion drive your words. Stay tuned. #faithfuloverfamous.”
Now that Parker is gone, Brown has to decide between her three finalists — Jed Wyatt, Tyler Cameron, and Peter Weber. What did you think of Parker’s elimination? Are you glad to see him gone? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.