Brad Womack Explains Nixing Jenni Croft, DeAnna Pappas

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In the now-infamous final rose ceremony on the November 19 season finale of The Bachelor, Austin, Texas bar entrepreneur Brad Womack made reality TV history when he shockingly kissed both of the show's finalists... goodbye.

Both DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft were stunned by the move - along with millions of viewers of The Bachelor watching at home.

Brad Womack offered vague explanations in a special after-show, but this week, he told Us Weekly the real reason he let both of the ladies go.

"[DeAnna Pappas] and I had something that's pretty special. But I did not see this crazy love that would turn into a lifetime," says a single Brad.

Brad Womack: The Bachelor

Brad Womack: Still single and trying to explain his dubious actions.

"I'm looking for the same things that I said all along â€" a best friend, a life-long partner and someone to fall madly in love with," Womack said. "I didn't want to lead anybody on. I was very honest with both of the ladies about that."

Brad had no comment on a recent story by E! Online insinuating that he really wanted Bettina Bell, but knew it wouldn't work after a bad family visit.

At least Jenni Croft has already moved on. That much we know.

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