‘Where do I even begin?’ Bachelor runner-up Brooke Cleal breaks her silence after being brutally dumped by Jimmy Nicholson
Brooke Cleal was shattered when Jimmy Nicholson brutally dumped her on The Bachelor finale.
But the 27-year-old occupational therapist did not let the heartbreak weigh heavily on her as she bravely broke her silence about the end of her journey on the show.
In an Instagram post shared shortly after the finale aired on Thursday, she began: ‘Where do I even begin? What a love story. What a rollercoaster. What an experience.’
‘Where do I even begin?’ The Bachelor’s Brooke Cleal has bravely broken her silence about being brutally dumped by Jimmy Nicholson in the finale on Thursday
‘From the moment I met you on the red carpet @Jimmynicholson, you had this cool way about you that instantly made me the quirk ball between us (thanks).
She went on to say she was thankful for the fun dates they enjoyed that were full of laughter.
The brunette beauty also spoke of leaving the show following her grandfather’s passing and said: ‘It left me questioning if I should return to the mansion.’
Brooke said it took plenty of ‘courage, strength and confidence’ to decide to go back, adding: ‘It’s unpredictable and there’s no right way of doing it.’
‘What an experience’: In an Instagram post shared shortly after the finale aired on Thursday, she began: ‘Where do I even begin? What a love story. What a rollercoaster’
Despite their tearful end on the show, Brooke wished nothing but the best for Jimmy and winner Holly Kingston.
‘I wish nothing but the best for the beautiful, down to earth couple, and I am so happy you both found love,’ she wrote.
Brooke also shared praise for the other Bachelorettes, crew, as well as her friends and family for their support.
‘I am so happy you both found love’: Brooke went on to wish the best for Jimmy and winner Holly Kingston, calling them a ‘beautiful, down to earth couple’
End of the road: Jimmy broke Brooke’s heart in the finale, telling her: ‘There was just too many unknowns for us,’ before sending her home in tears
She also paid a special tribute to her ‘number one supporter’ her late grandfather, saying: ‘I still miss dearly and grieve daily.’
‘Here’s to new beginnings,’ the Bachelor runner-up added.
Jimmy broke Brooke’s heart in the finale, telling her: ‘There was just too many unknowns for us,’ before sending her home in tears.
Perfect match: Jimmy Nicholson declared his love for Holly Kingston during Thursday’s highly anticipated finale of The Bachelor
Put a ring on it: Jimmy gifted the marketing manager with a ring, which he explained represented his commitment to her and their relationship
He declared his love for Holly Kingston and said: ‘When I think of a future with you, it’s exciting, it’s fun, it’s passionate. You make anything we do incredible and you light up any room you’re in.’
He then gifted the marketing manager with a ring, which he explained represented his commitment to her and their relationship.
‘I want you to know that I am in love with you and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for both of us,’ he continued.
Sealed with a kiss: The couple then shared a passionate kiss, cementing their relationship after a tumultuous journey