Ben Higgins Explains Why Olivia Caridi Stayed: “I Had No Clue What Was Going on”
Well, before we start questioning the Colorado hottie's decisions when it comes to the house villain, let's hear him out.
During Bachelor Live's Week 5, Chris Harrison asks on behalf of Bachelor Nation, "How have you not let Olivia go? How have you not realized this? So when did you actually start to catch on and how cognizant of this were you?"
"I'm seeing it for the first time and I've said it over and over again and I get asked all the time about Olivia," Ben says, adding, "Now I rewatch this and we see everything play out, we see the whole story unfold. When I'm in it, my story is trying to figure out the story and figure out all these women and date these women and focus on our relationships."
In other words, Ben wasn't seeing the other side to the Texas news anchor until the contestants started speaking up.
"Until, really, Mexico City, I had no clue what was going on with Olivia," Ben explains.
Well that's clearly not the case going into week 6! Based on the previews, we're in for some classic Bachelor drama in the episodes to come.
Scroll down to see what Bachelor Nation had to say about the whole Olivia situation.
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I don't know what Teen Mom is, but now I know it's not something to be talking about around any mom ever! #TheBachelor— Chris Soules (@souleschris) February 2, 2016
Olivia's first red flag, she could hide a large puppy in her mouth. Her second red flag, she admits she's a fan of teen mom. #TheBachelor— Kelly Travis (@kellytravisty) February 2, 2016
This might be the first bachelor that has listened to the other girls. Smart Ben #TheBachelor— Elyse Myers (@Elyse_Myers) February 2, 2016
How much do I wish Olivia had greeted the twin with "I know what you did". #TheBachelor— Final Rose (@TheFinalRose) February 2, 2016
Whatever you do, don't be the girl who snitches. Seriously, you'll probably get shanked for this. #TheBachelor— Sean Lowe (@SeanLowe09) February 2, 2016