"Arie is the kind of person who says what he means and means what he says," Chris noted, "and the idea that it was going to make it harder down the road for him to say goodbye didn't stop him from expressing his true emotions in the moment."
Although Arie was "falling in love" with Kendall Long, his relationship with her hadn't progressed to the place he was in with his other two bachelorettes. Arie therefore sent Kendall packing, and she apparently saw it coming.
"What you saw this week as Arie and the three remaining women went to Ica, Peru, was just the tip of the iceberg," Chris teased.
"Obviously, Arie had to say goodbye to Kendall, as he had already fallen in love with two other women, but that didn't make saying goodbye any easier for either of them."
Kendall cried to the cameras about how she wished she had more time with Arie earlier in the process to develop a deeper connection. A part of Kendall also wished she had told Arie that she loved him, but saying those three little words was a challenge for her.
"That's one of the things that is hardest about being the Bachelor. You often have to end relationships that are actually going quite well, just because your time together is up," Chris explained in his blog. "If other relationships are further along, you have to go with your gut and follow your heart."
Next week on March 5, the three-hour The Bachelor finale event will feature Arie heading to Cusco, Peru with Becca and Lauren, who are very different from one another. The ladies will meet Arie's family, but only one woman can receive his final rose.
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"[These are] two women that he is madly in love with," Chris said. "As you can imagine, things are going to be wild... [The finale] will change the way you look at The Bachelor forever. I'm serious when I say do not miss it!"