Ben worked on being vulnerable and opening himself up to Tayshia throughout the season, and when he succeeded, Tayshia was overjoyed and wanted to know more.
"I could really see him being by my side for the rest of my life. I truly love Ben," Tayshia gushed.
But Ben totally shut down after Tayshia met his family at The Bachelorette resort. Ben shared with his loved ones that he was "in love" with Tayshia, but he couldn't express himself to the Bachelorette -- and so Tayshia wasn't sure they were on the same page.
"I don't know what to do. I'm still in love with her. I really thought we were going to be together. I wanted to marry her and she was going to be my wife, the mother of my children, all of these things," Ben lamented after his ouster.
"I should have told her how I felt when I had the chance after my hometown. I'm not sure how I'm supposed to fall out of love with her. Maybe she loved me and she thought I didn't love her back, and if that's the case, then I f-cking blew it."
Based on a preview of The Bachelorette's two-night finale event, however, it appears Ben may return and either seek closure from Tayshia or a second chance.
Until viewers find out what happens next between Ben and Tayshia, let's learn some things to know about The Bachelorette suitor right now.
Below is a list of eleven facts Reality TV World has compiled about Ben Smith.
Why did Ben choose a career in guiding others with their fitness routines?
Ben revealed he had an eating disorder for 15 years because he used to be "the fat kid" and girls didn't like him when he was bigger.
Ben said he stopped eating and started working out all the time, losing over 70 pounds in a short period of time. Ben was afraid of foods that might be bad for him, although he understood how to properly fuel his body.
Ben apparently had bulimia in his twenties and only his sister knew about his struggle with his self-image. Ben said he now he feels comfortable with himself and his body.
"Note to self: Eat the cake. Youâ€™ll be just fine :)," Ben recently wrote on Instagram.
Ben thanks his sister for saving his life in more ways than one
In addition to helping Ben through his battle with bulimia, Ben's sister also got him through a "very dark" time in his life, according to the bachelor.
Ben explained 2018 was a rough year for him because that's when he broke his back and was forced to leave the Army. Ben said he was living in a city that was too expensive for him and he felt totally lost.
"I didn't know how to say that I needed things...The only person I confided in was my sister," Ben shared.