Peter Kraus Responds To ABC’s Choice For The New Bachelor

  

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Peter Kraus was the fan favorite pick for the next season of The Bachelor, but viewers were shocked when ABC revealed that they had chosen Arie Luyendyk Jr.!

Fans will remember Luyendyk as the runner-up from Emily Maynard’s season in 2012. Peter has spoken up about ABC’s choice and revealed that he has no hard feelings. “Peter is very happy about the way things turned out and is happy for Arie,” Peter’s manager Joe Yuasa told E! News. “He thinks ABC made a great choice.”

The statement also revealed that since Peter won’t be taking on this role as the next Bachelor, he will be turning his focus on his business, Worth Personal Training. “Peter is going to focus on his passion, helping people through fitness and wellness,” the statement continued. “He is very thankful for the opportunity he was given with The Bachelorette. Things are going to be great for Peter Kraus fitness and his boot camps moving forward.”

Peter also shared his feelings firsthand in an emotional Instagram post. “ABC, you saw something in me, but something held me back. You treated me with such love and kindness and showed me glimpses of a life I never once dreamed that I could have,” he wrote. “I will be forever humbled and grateful and will always look back at these last 6 months with an ear to ear smile, knowing that this has truly been a very special life indeed.”

He also added a message to former Bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay. “Rachel, there are so very many things that I’ve wished I could say to you since the day we parted ways in Spain, but for everyone’s sake, I’ll keep it short… You gave me a chance and all that I can say is thank you. I have a heart filled with love for you now and always and wish you nothing but the best in your life and love ahead.”

#tbt to the most incredible journey of this life time that has now officially come to an end today. As I sit here writing this, I struggle to hold back the tears as I am overcome with emotion one last time. First and foremost.. Rachel, there are so very many things that I’ve wished I could say to you since the day we parted ways in Spain, but for everyone’s sake, I’ll keep it short… You gave me a chance and all that I can say is thank you. I have a heart filled with love for you now and always and wish you nothing but the best in your life and love ahead. ABC, you saw something in me, but something held me back. You treated me with such love and kindness and showed me glimpses of a life I never once dreamed that I could have. I will be forever humbled and grateful and will always look back at these last 6 months with an ear to ear smile, knowing that this has truly been a very special life indeed. Upon leaving the @bacheloretteabc I was asked, “what did you learn about yourself during this process?” And at the time I naively said “nothing that I can think of.” Now… looking back… I realize I learned one of the single greatest teachings of my life; When you let uncertainty or fear guide your decisions, you risk missing out on what could potentially be the greatest opportunity of a life time. So live dangerously, live without the fear of the unknown, and continue to live and love with a heart that is truly open to anything. #thankyou #lovealways

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