Before walking up to hear her fate, Chelsie admitted to The Bachelor host Osher Gunsberg that she was incredibly nervous going into the final days.
The pair's final date - a safari through the South African wilderness - was all kinds of romantic, and couldn't have been a more perfect setting for Chelsie to realise what we've been able to see all along: that she is totally and completely in love with Matt.
"before it's too late."
While Chelsie was nervous, it should come as no real surprise that before the final rose ceremony, Abbie was sure she was going home with the hunky doctor.
WATCH: The moment Abbie breaks down after she gets dumped by Matt:
Abbie, 23, was furious when Matt told her he had fallen in love with someone else.
"I wish you'd sent me home so much earlier," she said, before telling producers, "Get me the f**k away from him!"
Clearly heartbroken, she added: "I really don't understand how? I don't know what to say. This is completely heartbreaking. Completely, absolutely heartbreaking."
Speaking to producers in the car after the dumping, Abbie said: "It's OK. I'm so completely fine. I feel fine. I'm mostly just mad about the flight home now. I'm honestly not upset. It's fine. I couldn't even cry if I tried, right now.
"Maybe I don't love him. Like, honestly, maybe I don't love him, I'm not even upset. It's OK. He's chosen someone that will make him happy. Chelsie will make him happy."
Minutes after the awkward rejection aired on Australian TV, Abbie issued the following statement:
"The only way I can describe this moment is complete and utter shock. I was numb. I couldn’t and didn’t want to feel anything," she said.
"I had felt for weeks that what Matt and I had was real and I trusted him wholeheartedly when he told me how he felt about me.
"From hometowns, I forgot the cameras were there. It didn’t feel like we were filming a show at all, it felt like we had this real relationship built in a little bubble of The Bachelor and we would be out soon and able to live a normal life.
"Hearing Matt say 'my heart is with someone else' reminded me that we were filming and that Matt had to make a difficult decision, and he did not see in me what I saw in him.
"I felt silly for ever imagining Matt would love me. It was like emotional whiplash. I was so confused and it felt like I was in a dystopian reality.
"The second the cameras turned off, I sobbed. I screamed. I couldn’t breathe. I didn’t think think this would be how we would end. I spent weeks crying about this relationship that had almost no closure.
"I still haven’t fully healed from my relationship with Matt, but I know he and the gorgeous woman he is with are happy, and that’s all that matters."
Chin up, Abbie. There's plenty more fish in the sea!