“I wanted to take this opportunity to really just say sorry to a woman that I know I hurt,” the 33-year-old reality star said in a video shared by way of Instagram on Tuesday, March 8. “Deepti, I am truly sorry for some of the things I said.”
He continued: “Things that, honestly, just could’ve been left unsaid or could have been said differently. Things that never should have been on national television.”
The veterinarian, who got engaged to Deepti on the Netflix sequence earlier than they referred to as it quits, revealed that his now-ex was his “best friend” whereas they had been filming.
“Even though I knew our relationship wasn’t going to end in marriage, I didn’t want what we had to end either,” Shake continued. “I loved every second of it.”
The TV personality, who was dubbed one of many season’s villains, concluded: “I’m so, so sorry that I hurt you with my words. That’s the last thing that I wanted from all of this. I’m sorry, Deepti.”
Shake famous within the video’s caption that he was “ready to take accountability for [his] actions and be better.” He defined that had already “reached out privately” to Deepti, 31, within the wake of their cut up and his comments made on the reunion special, which dropped on Friday, March 4.
“I think it’s also important I apologize publicly for the sake of your family and friends that I’ve upset as well,” he added on Tuesday.
Shake raised eyebrows all through the courting present, which premiered final month, for his remarks about prioritizing individuals’s seems to be as an alternative of specializing in discovering real love. After proposing within the pods, Shake continuously informed his costars that he didn’t really feel bodily attracted to Deepti, evaluating their relationship to being with a relative.
Ultimately, Deepti called off their engagement on their marriage ceremony day. “There’s a lot of things that he said that he didn’t say to my face and [things] I’ve heard from other cast members,” the info analyst exclusively told Us Weekly following the season 2 finale final month. “I just don’t have room for anybody in my life that doesn’t see me in the best way. And who could even think those types of thoughts, I guess. … I knew what I had to do.”
During the show’s reunion special, Shake discovered himself within the scorching seat after hosts Nick and Vanessa Lachey called him out for not embracing the present’s thought of falling in love based mostly on somebody’s persona.
“I wanted to be partially blind. I wanted [it] to be Love Is Blurry. … We all have our physical preferences,” Shake fired again after a few of his castmates claimed that his feedback about Deepti that aired had been simply the tip of the iceberg. “Listen, every woman in here is beautiful. I think you’re all beautiful. I’m not attracted to all of you. Unfortunately, the only one I’m attracted to is Vanessa — and I wish I wasn’t! I wish I wasn’t. The point is, it’s not a choice.”
Deepti has since sparked romance rumors with fellow season 2 contestant Kyle Abrams after the development employee revealed in the course of the reunion particular that his “biggest regret” was not proposing to Deepti.