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Peter Kraus Explains Why He Wasn’t Ready to Become the Bachelor

Peter Kraus seemed like a no brainer to become the next Bachelor (even after he refused to get down on one knee in the finale of Rachel Lindsay’s season of The Bachelorette). So the shocking announcement that Arie Luyendyk Jr. would take on the role left everyone confused.


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Now, Peter has opened up to Entertainment Tonight about why he didn’t take the gig. “If the offer were to come up in the future, I could see myself doing it. At this stage in my life, I’m single, I’m happy, business is good, family is good. I’m ready for the next step again, and if that’s what route it took, I’d be okay with that.”

He went on to say that he needed more time to think about his future, which is consistent with what we’ve seen from him in the past. “It was such an emotional rollercoaster,” he explained. “I didn’t feel like I had enough time to process the season and After the Final Rose, and where I was at in my own life at the time…I needed more time for clarity. I’m the type of person who needs maybe too much time to process things when it comes to life and love…when I’m talking about my wife and my future, I want to take time to really think about it.”

Arie is already gearing up for his season of The Bachelor, but maybe Peter will come around to having his own season one day.

Ashley Drayton is an alumna of Georgia State University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. Since being involved with Her Campus, she was co-founder and president of the GSU chapter, former chapter advisor of 5-8 college chapters, and wrote as a national contributing writer. Her dream job/career is to become a top writer, editor, blogger.