Ben continued, “I think it’s messy. Up until maybe this week I was just confused a lot.”
Ben felt particularly bad for Rachel after she was rejected by three men who preferred Gabby during the July 25 episode.
“She probably felt more [overwhelmed] than most have ever felt on the show and that would break you,” he added. “It would be really hard, then to try to navigate it and feel confident in your dating relationships. As Nick said, I’m optimistic that she will find her confidence and that she will walk forward and have a couple relationships that really push her forward, and I think Gabby will do the same. But right now I still just watch it and I’m like, ‘I don’t know. It’s not hitting me like some seasons were hitting in the past.'”
Don’t miss Nick and Ben’s Celebrity Beef showdown tomorrow, Aug. 9, at 10 p.m. on E!.
The Bachelorette airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.