The Bachelorette 2018: Wes Says Ali's "Still Finding What She Wants In Life"
Speaking to ten daily over the phone, Wes told us that he originally signed up for 'The Bachelorette' in the hopes of potentially meeting the girl of his dreams, or even just getting out of his comfort zone.
After his elimination last night, it appears that Wes didn't meet the girl of his dreams in Bachelorette Ali, but he has no regrets about going on the show.
"I loved it, and I wouldn’t say no to it again," he said. "I’m gettin’ a bit on, so I thought 'why not just give it a crack, see how it goes'."
Wes said that from their "very brief" one on one chats -- which were often "cut short by the other guys -- he gauged that perhaps Ali doesn't quite know what she wants out of life just yet.
"I… believe that she’s still... finding what she wants in life first," he said, cautiously, adding that until she knows what she wants, she may not find the one her for.
"I don’t know if it’ll be anyone in the show, unfortunately," he said, adding: "I don’t know. I wish her all the best and I hope she does, but just my feelings from her was that she was a little bit unsure what she really was wanting."
Wes went on to explain that during their final one-on-one chat the night of his elimination, Ali told him that "she keeps her cards close to her chest".
"If you want a family and you wanna put yourself out there on television and find who you wanna be with, you gotta put your cards out on the table, not hold them close to your chest, because people have gotta see who you are and what you want," Wes explained. "So if you’re hiding them -- if you hide things -- that’s what you get out of life. You get lies, you get people who are unfaithful. That was our last conversation. It probably won’t get put on telly, I’m guessing, but the truth hurts, and people who are unsure what they want don’t wanna hear the truth."
Wes said that he was "surprised" at the result of the rose ceremony, mostly because "getting on the show was a surprise, every night was a surprise".
"I’m surprised every day," he said.
Still, he felt that if he'd had "more time with her" he probably would "have had a better connection with her".
"That’s just how it is, you know," he mused. "The more time you spend with people, the more connection, feelings and more development you grow with them. But if you don’t get the opportunity then that’s just how it is, that’s just how the game played out."
Wes went on to say that he "didn't wanna push [himself] too hard" because it would have been an inauthentic portrayal of his character.
"Why would I want to show that to her or to anyone to who’s watching," he said.
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While he may have been surprised to find himself eliminated last night, he wasn't surprised to see some of our more polarising bachelor bros snag roses at the ceremony, believing it to all be "for the show".
"All the audience knows… you’re not gonna send the guys who are causing the drama home in the first night because it’d be a bit of a boring show watching everyone be happy and get along," he said.
On 24-year-old Nathan, Wes said: "I’m a big believer in age… I don’t really see Ali being with a younger guy, it’s like, if she preaches she wants kids and wants a happy family, I personally think a 24-year-old is not gonna be that secure dad that she’s looking for."
Still, Wes is feeling pretty chill about the whole experience.
"I wanted to bring my happy days to [the experience] regardless of what the guys did and how they treated the other boys," he said. "I was just happy to be there and whatever time I got with her I was grateful for. I wasn’t there to compete, as such. I was just there to be me and to see how it all unfolded."
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