Sophie starts, "I’m not entirely sure where to even start...As you are all very aware, I struggle to put into words exactly how I’m feeling which makes this particular post an extremely difficult one to put together.
"There is no denying that this isn’t the way I hoped my journey would end. I unknowingly reached a point in time where not only could I see a future with Nick, I really wanted it.
"But in saying that, I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason, and now was not my time. I’m slowly coming to terms with this...and it’s okay.
"Do I have any regrets? Absolutely not. You guys were only shown such a small part of a very, very long journey.
"It was nothing short of an emotional roller coaster. But, overall what an amazing experience I have just been through. The friendships I have made, the personal growth I have experienced - it’s priceless.
"I want to thank everyone who followed me on my journey and supported me along the way. The amazing bachelorettes, production (stylists, runners, soundies & camera guys), friends, family and the people out there who don’t even know me but continue to keep the vibes positive.
"Thank you for sharing what has been a massive part of my life. Sophie xo #WomenSupportingWomen"
Viewers thought front-runner Brittany had won Nick's heart after he sent Sophie home.
"It's been a hell of a ride Sophie," Nick started. "Every time I'm with you I have a good time."
"I like you a lot Sophie,' he added. "And when I say those three words - I Love You - I want to say it with my whole heart.
"And when we're both happy, with true happiness. I am not able, with all my conscious, to whole heartedly commit to you."
But those who thought Nick and Britt were about to live their happy ever after were in for a rude awakening when he came out with a bombshell revelation.
"I can’t give 100 per cent of me to you," Nick told Brittany. "My head is very cloudy. Right now I’m a little bit lost and because of that I have to say this time has come to an end and let you go."
Nick then went on to say Brittany didn't have to say anything.
"I have a heavy heart right now," he went on.
"You are an amazing woman. Trying to find my way in that cloud is too much for me right now."
Nick went on to say that it "wouldn't be fair" to enter into a relationship that "a few months down the track could break her heart."
Both Brittany and runner-up Sophie reacted with shock to the news.