Looks like Bryden Vukasin is headed home on The Bachelorette Monday night.
Eliminating himself, Vukasin reportedly high-tails it out of Germany before the rose ceremony. Rumors began swirling about why he left the hit ABC show, with reports saying he had a girlfriend back home after Becky Weidow posted a picture of them kissing on her Instagram. The photo was uploaded just days before he left for filming with the caption, “I’ll be missing you.”
However, it seems the photo is much-ado about nothing. Weidow took to her Facebook page, shooting down any rumors that the two were a couple.
"Hard to put myself out there because I really don't want to be involved with this. However, I must say nothing that is being published comes from any credible source," she wrote. "Bryden went on the Bachelorette and had the opportunity to fall in love with Des. We have been friends for a very long time and I wished him the best!"
Friends and family reached out supporting her. One friend wrote, "Bryden's getting a bad name just because people want drama."
Bryden's exit is not too surprising, given his intimate conversations during The Bachelorette episode 4 when Bryden admitted he didn't feel a real connection with Desiree Hartsock.
“Tonight, if she offers me the rose, I’m not sure that I’d accept it,” he told the cameras.
As soon as he got the chance, Bryden sat down with Desiree to dissect their relationship.
“This whole situation has been very difficult,” he confessed to her. “We both had a lot of fun [on our first date]. I thought we both had a connection at that point. But it feels like it’s falling behind where I would like to be.”
Desiree told Bryden she didn’t want him to leave. Bryden wasn’t sure what he wanted to do but after all that drama, Bryden ended up accepting the rose.
In Monday's episode, Desiree and the remaining 11 suitors head to Munich, Germany. Episode 5 of The Bachelorette will premiere on June 24 at 8 p.m. EST. Check out this week's spoilers, and watch the preview trailer for episode 5 below.