Logan Palmer has a lot to say about his time on The Bachelorette.
The Season 19 suitor was forced to leave this program on Monday night after he tested positive for COVID-19, not long after he became the only contestant to switch from pursuing Rachel Recchia to chasing after Gabby Windey.
Does he have any regrets about the experience?
How does he feel about his journey right now?
“This year I decided to go on a reality dating show. I figured it was something new, it was an adventure,” Logan wrote on Instagram after his departure.
“But I came out the other side with much more than an experience. I came out of this with real feelings, strong emotions, lessons learned, and a lot to be grateful for.
“Two very strong women gave me the opportunity to learn about myself and about relationships. Thank you for your class, your patience, and your time.”
As for that whole switching of women thing? Which took place after Rachel and Gabby handed the men a significant amount of power to decide between Bachelorettes this season?
“Rachel, I’m sorry that I added more difficulty to an already challenging journey. That was never my intention, but it was inspiring how strong you were through it all,” he continued.
“Gabby, thank you for taking a chance on me. The stars didn’t quite align with you and I, but I am a better person for knowing you. You both have shaped me into a better man and are so deserving of happiness.
“I know you will find it with the men you have remaining.”
As detailed in these Bachelorette spoilers, both Gabby and Rachel will find true love this season.
At various points, viewers really thought Logan might be the one who got down on one knee on the finale.
“I will always be someone who will steer with their heart whether it is popular or not. But in the future, I want to lead with intention and pursue with purpose,” Logan explained.
“I am ready to bring those lessons back into to my life.
“I have struggled with my mental health since i was 12 years old, and this process was more difficult in that arena than I ever thought possible.
“Destructive thoughts and constant doubt are hurdles that I think everyone relates to at some point but not everyone talks about.”
Logan didn’t delve into these personal struggles on air — but wrote this week that he wants “to be transparent about that part of my journey too” and hopes to be “a safe place for others who struggle with it.”
“Acknowledging my mental health and how it affects those around me will be a priority in my life moving forward. It wasn’t all roses, but I am grateful for it all.”
The Bachelorette airs on ABC Mondays at 8/7c.