Warning: spoilers ahead for Monday night’s episode The Bachelorette.
During the first part of Fantasy Suite week The Bachelorette On Monday night, Gabby Windey’s date with Johnny DePhillipo wasn’t going so well after the topic of a potential engagement in just over a week came up.
Before going to the overnight part of the date, Gabby wanted to make sure Johnny saw a future with her. So, while sipping champagne on the beach, Gabby shared how much she has grown with her Bachelorette trip and has realized that she is about to get engaged. Johnny told her that while he is falling for her, the process was also too quick and he is not ready to get engaged. Understandable in the real world, but that’s it The Bachelorette, after all. He knew what he was getting into!
“You’re just the person I’d like to fall in love with and be my person forever,” Johnny told Gabby. “But I just don’t know if I can go on an engagement next week. You know, it’s not that I don’t like you. It’s not that I’m not in love with you. It’s not that I can’t see myself with you. It scares me more. And I don’t know if I can bring 100% to the table and commit to that end result if I’m not ready. That’s just being honest with you.”
Ultimately, Gabby knew they both wanted two different things and were on different timelines, so they had to say goodbye. But while the ending of their story came as a surprise to them, it didn’t come as much of a surprise to viewers, since prior to Gabby and Johnny’s date, ABC aired a promo for the upcoming season of Bachelor in Paradise during a commercial break in which Johnny is front and center on the beach.
Viewers immediately took to Twitter after the promo to call ABC out for the spoiler, while others thought the network’s flub was pretty hilarious.
However, the best tweets were from viewers who pointed out how, after their split, Gabby got back on the boat and sailed away, leaving Johnny alone on the beach as if she had just left him in Heaven.
In the end, Gabby was heartbroken as she shared, “It feels like a little punch in the gut because it’s been a fear, you know, that I’ve had all this time, and now it’s kind of paying off. I mean, I start to fall in love with someone, but they can’t meet me where I’m at or give me what I need. And it’s scary as hell.”
Gabby added: “Saying goodbye to Johnny was hard, but it’s, like, like, like, part of me, like, I know I’ve got something really great coming up with Erich and Jason. I’m tired fighting for love for a long time and having it in front of my face is, like, so enlightening in the best way.”
The Bachelorette airs Mondays at 8 p.m alphabet.
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