‘The Bachelorette’ alum Clay Harbor defends his cousin Andrew Spencer’s resolution to reject Katie Thurston’s provide to return
Katie eradicated Andrew, a 26-year-old professional soccer player who splits his time between Vienna, Austria and Chicago, IL, on the Rose Ceremony previous hometown dates, however she admitted to a producer after his exit that she did not really feel assured in her resolution.
The subsequent morning, Andrew stopped by Katie’s lodge room hoping to realize some closure and, on his method out the door, dropped off a notice that resembled a Date Card and browse, “For those who change your thoughts… I will be ready.”
The notice introduced Katie to tears and did actually change her thoughts, however then Andrew rejected the Bachelorette’s invitation to remain on the present, which confused and disenchanted many The Bachelorette viewers.
“You bought to comprehend that he simply obtained his coronary heart damaged,” Clay, who beforehand competed for Becca Kufrin‘s coronary heart on The Bachelorette‘s fourteenth season and appeared on Bachelor in Paradise, informed Us Weekly on its “Right here for the Proper Causes” podcast.
“And in that setting, you recognize, you need somebody to select you and there is nonetheless 4 guys left, and that might be placing rather a lot on your self.”
Clay, 34, defined, “For those who return, there is a good probability it’s going to occur once more, like, setting your self [up] for heartbreak another time.”
“I believe he did the correct factor in leaving and saying, you recognize, ‘If this does not work out for you, like, let’s speak and see if this may be one thing that might occur,'” Clay shared.
After Katie and Andrew’s goodbye aired on The Bachelorette‘s July 19 episode, Katie made a joke on Twitter that she’d in all probability want to cover for just a few days as a result of followers had been going to be offended at her.
Nevertheless, Bachelor Nation had blended emotions on Andrew’s exit since he sweetly expressed presumably wanting to offer his relationship with Katie one other probability solely to basically give up the present when that chance offered itself.
“Seeing a few of the folks on social media be like, ‘You had an opportunity to return. He did not care.’ Like, no, he [gotta] let go. And he would not wish to put himself again in that scenario once more, the place you’ll be able to break his coronary heart once more,” Clay elaborated.
“[If she said], ‘No, I wish to be with you and solely you,’ then I believe that is when he would have clearly left along with her and been along with her. However I believe he dealt with it completely for my part.”
Andrew himself defined to Leisure Tonight earlier within the week that he simply did not wish to date inside The Bachelor course of anymore and would’ve been prepared to reconnect with Katie in the actual world.
Andrew insisted that leaving the present for good was not a straightforward resolution to make, particularly after Katie had frantically chased him down a stairwell and jumped into his arms crying.
“For a superb couple weeks, I debated whether or not I made the correct resolution or not,” Andrew admitted to ET.
“However in the end, it got here all the way down to [the fact that] she already informed me she had stronger connections with the opposite guys.”
“For me to leap again in understanding I am already behind,” he added, “it was simply one thing I did not wish to put my coronary heart by way of once more.”
Andrew additionally took to Instagram on Tuesday and posted a message to Katie, thanking her for “reassuring” his “perception in love.”
“Your energy as a lady set the tone for 30 males to be open and susceptible one thing not simply performed for males. And for that it introduced the fellows in the home nearer and a few to being actually good mates of mine,” Andrew wrote.
“You and I shared many actual conversations coupled with actual romance that sparked discussions in dwelling rooms and left some smitten over our connection. So lastly (British voice) Hiya love, I’m actually grateful for you permitting me to expertise your sort of affection.”
Throughout Andrew and Katie’s final dialog on The Bachelorette, Andrew informed her, “I consider there’s one thing there. And at any time when, if ever, you will have me.”
Katie then gathered up the braveness to ask, “If there is a method so that you can keep somewhat longer, would you wish to? You may say ‘no,’ or you could possibly say ‘sure.’ I do not know.”
Andrew confessed, “It is powerful as a result of [the breakup] did occur, and I really feel harm on this place.”
The pair then appeared to mutually agree they need to half methods, and Andrew mentioned in a confessional he would have liked to say “sure” and be with Katie however he desires his future spouse to decide on him.
Andrew mentioned on Monday night time’s episode, “I do not wish to need to undergo this along with her once more. I do not wish to be standing at a Rose Ceremony ready for her to not select me once more.”
Whereas Andrew confessed at The Males Inform All taping that his breakup with Katie is “nonetheless somewhat uncooked,” he prompt he is nonetheless open to the thought of getting again collectively down the street if Katie’s relationship along with her winner would not work out.
“The best way we type of left, it was simply type of a bunch of questions within the air. There was loads of love there,” Andrew shared with ET.
“I’ve seen the present and it is type of powerful [to watch]. At this present day, right now, I simply assume we have to speak. If something, I might love to only sit down and speak along with her someday, simply type of hang around and simply see the place her head’s at.”
Andrew’s The Bachelorette departure left Katie along with her Last 4 bachelors who shall be proven receiving hometown dates in a future Season 17 episode: Greg Grippo, Blake Moynes, Justin Glaze and Michael Allio.
Regardless of second-guessing her option to let Andrew go, Katie mentioned she in the end felt at peace with the scenario and realized she was one step nearer to discovering her husband.
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