It was a case of he said-she said on The Bachelor's Women Tell All special.
On Monday's penultimate episode, Sean was reunited with all the women he had rejected, including a very confused AshLee. While the 32-year-old professional organizer swears that Sean told her he had no feelings for the other remaining women, Sean was adamant he said nothing of the sort. So who does host Chris Harrison believe? Read our Q&A below to find out!
What do you think really happened between AshLee and Sean?
Chris Harrison: Obviously she's not making it up. He definitely said something, which I think he even admitted during the break. But what it was I don't think we'll ever know. I can't see him saying he had no feelings for the other two girls. I don't know why he would say something like that unless he was hoping to seal the deal. I would've respected him more if he said there should be a 10-minute grace period before and after an intimate moment where guys shouldn't be held accountable for what they're saying. But it was definitely odd, and I've honestly wondered for many years when someone would finally speak out [about] the things that are said privately. It's one of those he said-she said things.
Do you think AshLee came off poorly by making her accusations?
I don't think she was being a bi--- or being rude, but I also liked his answer because I think he was sincere when he said it's impossible to put into words. He was trying to explain that he wasn't being insincere and you have to be forthright and honest with that relationship in that moment. But I also get AshLee's perspective. I actually think she came off a lot more resentful than when we were there. I think if you watched the unedited stuff in the commercial break, you could see it was pretty amicable. There was a lot more that didn't make her look so pissed off at the world.
How do you think your interview with Tierra went?
From what I understand, she wasn't very happy with my interview. I think she felt I was a little hard on her, which is unfortunate because I thought I was really fair and at times too soft. I pushed a little bit, but I gave her every opportunity to explain herself. Also, they cut out when I asked her if she watched the show and she said, "No, I'm not really a fan of The Bachelor." Why would you say that to me in front of millions of people?
People on Twitter thought she looked different and was missing her "forehead dent." Did you notice that?
I'm pretty good with that, but I didn't notice anything different with Tierra except for that insane ring.
Why was she so coy talking about it?
I don't know why she's being weird about the engagement. It was really odd. All of a sudden, I felt like there was a story I wasn't aware of. But she not only had a boyfriend, [she] got engaged by the time the show even aired. That's incredible.
Next week is the finale. Is the letter in the previews really that big of a deal?
It's really just to get you to watch. I'm kidding. It's not a twist that puts the entire season on a tilt, but it's a "dramatic" ending to the season. I think overall it's been an amazing season, one of our best. And this finale is worthy of that.
Will we get some man tears?
You'll get at least a half-Mesnick. It's emotional. They're both really sweet girls. I don't think anyone wants to see either of them hurt.
The Bachelor's three-hour finale event airs on Monday at 8/7c on ABC.