Just as we could have expected in 2020, the latest season of ABC's "The Bachelorette" has been a wild ride. After weeks of quarantining and a bachelorette switch after just a few weeks, the men on Clare and Tayshia's season have been put through the ringer on their journey to find love.

On a special Monday-night episode this week, Syracuse alumni Riley Christian said goodbye to Tayshia as his journey on the show came to an end. Tayshia pulled Christian aside and decided to send him home in an effort to not lead him on.

Christian was shocked by the sudden goodbye, but accepted that his time with Tayshia was over.

"I can argue all day, but in the end, it doesn't matter because the end result is the same," Christian said. "The longer I sit here, the longer I look at you, the longer I hear you talk, see you smile, the more pain I feel. So I get it. I'm not saying I'm gonna close myself off or something like that. That's not who I am. That's not what I do. It just takes time, which I'm out of, so I'm gonna go now."

Although Christian's journey on The Bachelorette didn't end with a proposal, he still appreciates the time he spent on the show. After the episode aired, Christian took to Instagram to thank everyone who took the journey with him.

"Never knew that I could make such strides as a person until after I completed this love journey in La Quinta," Christian posted. "It's not the happy ending I'd hoped for, but it was certainly a fairy tale experience."

Christian, a 30-year-old attorney from Long Island City, attended the Syracuse School of Law and now practices medical malpractice law.

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