Nick ‘The Honey Badger’ Cummins has finally broken his silence over the controversial Bachelor finale which saw him walk away from the show solo.
For the first time in Australian Bachelor history, the Rugby Union star did not pick either of the final two contestants – a decision which shocked not only the remaining two women, but the rest of the country too.
In an exclusive interview with Lisa Wilkinson on The Project on Sunday night, the Honey Badger defended his decision, telling the program that he simply didn’t fall in love.
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“It hit me with a fair bit of a thunderbolt,” Cummins said when asked about the moment he realised he wasn’t going to pick someone.
“It was just like, you know what? Out of respect to these women, if I can’t stand here right now and say, ‘I’m picking her, and I love her,’ if I can’t say that, why would I start something with someone?”
Lisa then questioned the 31-year-old about why he went on the reality show if he wasn’t ready for a relationship.
“You can think you know what you want, and then someone comes into your life and your view of what you thought you want gets absolutely blown out the window,” Cummins said in response.
“Why would I go in and start something that has a high potential of three months down the track breaking her heart? I’d rather make a very hard decision then, at that point, to save a big scar on the heart later.”
— The Project (@theprojecttv) October 7, 2018
When asked whether he would change anything about his time on the show, Cummins said he was happy with the decisions he made.
“No. As far as I had control, I wouldn’t do anything differently. From what was in my grasp, I’m happy,” he said.