Paul and Micah
Micah Lussier saved one of the season’s most dramatic moments for the altar.
Once the 27-year-old marketing manager met her fiancé Paul Peden in front of their assembled group of friends and family, she threw a curveball. When the officiant asked Micah if she was ready to commit to Paul, she said, “I think that, in this moment, the best thing that I can do for us is to give you the opportunity to answer first.”
Paul was clearly taken aback but, when asked to commit to Micah, he knew what he had to do. “I love you,” he told Micah. “But I don’t think that we can choose each other right now. I think that we’re not there.”
To which Micah replied, “I feel like that’s exactly what you were going to say.”
After adding that she “never felt safe” in their relationship, an overwhelmed Micah stormed off the altar in tears. Though Paul tried to follow her, she wasn’t ready to talk.
“I don’t want you in here,” she told him. “I want to deal with this on my own. I don’t want to do this.”
So, why did Paul decide to break things off. “There was definitely love,” he explained in confessional. “That’s not a question. It didn’t seem to always be reciprocated. That would have been real or it could have been a defense mechanism. Maybe she held back her love at times because she was afraid I wouldn’t reciprocate it. It was just this negative feedback loop. To tell her ‘no’ destroyed me.”
Furthermore, Paul said that he struggled with “envisioning Micah as a mother.”
Way to twist the knife, Paul.