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Peter Kraus Turned Down ‘The Bachelor’ for the Most Heartbreaking Reason

Tbh, Bachelor Nation is still recovering from the heartache of watching Rachel Lindsay break up with fan favorite Peter Kraus on the Bachelorette finale. Of course, because we all want the best for Peter, I’m sure you were hoping (like me!) he’d be chosen as the next Bachelor. But nope. What gives?! Peter is finally explaining what happened and why we won’t be seeing him on The Bachelor…for now.

“It was just a loose conversation of ‘Is this something you have ever thought about, something you would do?’ I was so distraught at that time that it was something that I could never see myself doing,” Peter told Us Weekly. Poor guy. 

When things ended with Rachel, Peter was really hurt. “It all just ended so fast. It was just me, sitting there by myself in my own thoughts. That was a really dark couple of days. When you have no outlets, it’s hard to get out of your head.” Am I the only one crying?! He deserved so much better.

As for how he handled his emotions as the season aired, Peter said he felt alone. “Friends would ask me like, ‘C’mon, just tell me. Are you with her or not? Are you guys happy?’ and I couldn’t say anything. And I wanted to say something so bad. So I really felt alone. That’s when I really started to feel isolated. There was no one I could talk to.”

Though Arie Luyendyk Jr. has already been chosen as the next Bachelor, Peter hasn’t completely given up on the idea of being the Bachelor in the future. “There was never a cold turkey like, ‘This is not happening.’ I was not ready for this and they agreed. If it were to come up again, I would definitely consider it.”

Hopefully the show approaches him again. Because who doesn’t want to see Peter get his happy ending?

Abbey is a senior at the University of Wyoming and is currently majoring in Journalism. She couldn't imagine a world without Jesus, coffee, The 1975, Twitter or her family. You'll usually find her at a concert or cafe somewhere, which is where she spends majority of her free-time. Talking to band members after their shows is a hobby, along with thrifting & indulging in all aspects of pop culture. After college, she plans to spend more time at concerts, getting paid to write about music and bands.
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