Julia Explains Her Surprising Brandon/Sheridan Decision on ‘Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart’: ‘I Needed to Give It that Time’

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*Warning: Spoilers ahead*

Julia Rae is opening up about this week’s episode of The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart, and now we actually understand why she chose Brandon over Sheridan. (Bear with us…)

The 27-year-old contestant recently sat down for an interview with E! News and talked about her highly controversial decision, which resulted in her elimination in episode four. While discussing her obsession with Brandon, Julia admitted that she didn’t want to walk away with any what ifs.  

“Brandon and I had the first kiss. We had that chemistry right from the get-go, and it was the kind of chemistry that is that spark, that is hard to say goodbye to unless you know that it’s the spark that fizzled,” she said. “I needed to give it that time, which is why I made the decisions that I made.”

After watching the show, Julia admitted she “was an emotional wreck during this experience.” Although she’s bummed about the outcome, she has since reached out to her co-stars to make amends.

“I have spoken to Brandon, and I’ve forgiven him. I didn’t appreciate the way things went down with him, but I wish him well,” Julia explained. “I have spoken a lot to Sheridan, and I apologized to Sheridan and Savannah and I mean that. I certainly see where I screwed things up royally, but I hope you know since the show has aired it’s been hard for me and Sheridan to connect and I hope that can one day change.”

This calls for a hot-seat interview during the upcoming reunion. Your move, Chris Harrison.

The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart returns to ABC next Monday, May 11, at 8 p.m.

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