Although Ben admitted to his loved ones he was "in love" with Tayshia, he totally shut down and couldn't express himself to The Bachelorette star before the Final 4 Rose Ceremony. Tayshia therefore said goodbye because she 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."
Ben suddenly returned on Part 1 of The Bachelorette's two-night finale and finally revealed his true feelings for Tayshia, which left her feeling overwhelmed and confused considering she had already decided to give both Zac Clark and Ivan Hall roses.
"I am in love with you. The life we could have together, the thought of that, it keeps me awake at night," Ben revealed.
Will Tayshia give Ben a second chance and take him back, and how far will Ben go in The Bachelorette process? Could he turn out to be The One for Tayshia?
Until viewers find out what happens between Ben and Tayshia in Tuesday night's The Bachelorette finale, let's learn some things about the handsome suitor right now.
Below is a list of twelve 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. You'll be just fine," Ben recently wrote on Instagram along with a smiley face.
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.