While both wanted it with all their heart, it was up to host Chris Harrison to dash the dreams of one of the two sweet hopefuls.
In a sad moment at the very open of the episode, Chris had to break the news to Britt that the majority of votes went to Kaitlyn.
While Britt was heartbroken, she kept it classy and didn’t try to drag anyone through the mud. In her tearstained drive home in the limo, she could only lament the missed opportunity.
“I want to be a wife and a mom more than anything in the world,” Britt said, adding that the chance at meeting men who are looking for the same connection was such a promising opportunity. “I’m still grateful for the experience, but I almost wish that I hadn’t met them.”
After letting Britt down easy, Chris was able to share the good news with Kaitlyn, who was brought to tears. The first thing she did was call her mom, then it was off to meet with the remaining men.
Now, Kaitlyn faces the serious challenge of figuring out whether or not the men who voted for Britt will still be able to give her the love she’s looking for.
This became a point of contention for a number of the remaining men who voted for Kaitlyn, as many believed that anyone who voted for Britt should be automatically kicked out. While this didn’t happen, one contestant wasn’t happy with the Bachelorette who was chosen, and decided to be honest with her.
Contestant Brady Toops took Kaitlyn aside during the rose ceremony to confess that he had strong feelings for Britt, and didn’t think it would be right to continue to compete on the show. It was a move that surprised Kaitlyn, but one that she said she really appreciated.
Brady declared that he was going to find Britt and express his love in person. As crazy as that might sound, Chris Harrison met Brady outside the Bachelorette mansion and told him that he would do whatever he could to help the two connect.