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She also had played a game with Brooks where they each described their relationship using a verb: She had used "running," while he had said they were "jogging." Looking back, Harrison said that should have been a big "red flag" that something was wrong, along with the fact that Brooks was the only one of the final four who had not told Desiree he was in love with her.
Still, Harrison said he was as surprised as anybody that Brooks actually did what he did. "I kind of took her word for it that she was pretty sure about him.
And nothing led us or I think any other producer to think that this guy was going to really just do a 180 and bolt.
She cared about him; she loved him; she said as much; and you saw him in tears; you saw his look.
But at the time, when Brooks asked producers if he could go back and visit his family to have that talk, producers didn't realize what the outcome was going to be.
PHOTOS: THR's Reality Heat List: ' The Bachelor,' ' Shahs of Sunset,' Lisa Vanderpump "We really wanted to facilitate that thinking really it was only going to lead to a positive end; we didn’t think he was really looking for that reassurance to leave," Harrison added.
host Chris Harrison says he thinks Brooks Forester's breakup with star Desiree Hartsock was probably the most "devastating" moment in series history.
Talking to reporters in a conference call last week, Harrison said Brooks' surprising exit doesn't really compare to Frank Neuschaefer's departure during Ali Fedotowsky's season or even to Jason Mesnick's about-face when he broke up with fiancée Melissa Rycroft to start dating runner-up Molly Malaney.The host also believes that Brooks is "not a bad guy" and did the right thing by not leading Desiree on."He didn’t do this with you know malice or ill intent," Harrison said.'That night, my mom went to a club and ran into Brooks and thought he was so cute!