Why Bachelor Nation Is Rooting for Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon

Back in Wendt’s arms, though, she had to admit something felt off. Shortly after he missed out on her 30th birthday celebration due to work commitments, Iaconetti decided to break things off. “It sounds a little harsh but it’s just that lack of magic,” she explained to cohost Ben Higgins on their iHeartRadio’s The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast. (Wendt made a guest cameo.) “We get along very well, but there’s just a little something missing and you can’t really pinpoint what it is. That’s just how I feel.”

Haibon, meanwhile, was doing his best to bewitch, spending three days writing a letter detailing the “emotional rollercoaster” of their relationship and revealing he worried letting her go “could end up being the biggest mistake of my life.” In one poignant passion, he shared all the traits that made him fall for Iaconetti.

“I love how you actually took the time to watch the original Superman because you knew how much that would mean to me. I love watching football with you, even though the Giants suck. I love how you actually like making me coffee in the morning. I love how sweet and kind you are to my family and friends. I love that you made me that Matchbox 20 music video for my birthday. And I love that you call me Cory Matthews,” he penned, summing up his thoughts with a simple sentence: “I just wanted to let you know that I’ll still be here and I’ll still be thinking of you.”