While Bachie Nick Cummins' final three were considering what a future with him would look like after the final rose, it appears Nick's head – and heart – were elsewhere!
Yep, after recent reports revealed that Nick, 30, has already broken up with his Bachie winner, NW is told that Nick never got over his feelings for his ex and eliminated Bachelorette, Cass Wood, 23.
"Nick felt compelled to let Cassie go after Britt's hometown date," spills NW's insider.
"The pressure was on for him to prove that Cass wasn't planted on the show for him, and he made a rash decision – but it wasn't a decision that he sincerely wanted to make."
This follows the shocking news that front-runner Brooke Blurton, 23, walked out on Nick in the final week of the show.
"She must have clued on after the showdown between Britt and Cass, and just taken herself out of the running to make sure she didn't look like a fool in the end," spills the source.
"It was very obvious that Cass and Nick had something special, and it was something neither of them were going to just 'get over'."
Now Cassie and Nick are expected to announce their emotional reunion after the finale airs this week.
Adds the source, "It's going to be intense – but they're happy."
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