'Bachelorette' runner-up Peter Kraus speaks out about rejection

The broken-hearted suitor appears live on "GMA" to discuss if he has any regrets.
4:03 | 08/09/17

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bachelorette contestants ever. Peter Kraus and so many were rooting for Peter to win Rachel's heart. You see a lot of people screaming in the background but sadly he was sent home in the season finale but we'll take a look at their final conversation before the big breakup. I don't feel that I'm ready to ask you to marry me tomorrow. But I don't want to stop being with you. And, yes, it's an ah moment. Right? But, bachelor nation still loves Peter and it's great to have you here, my friend. Pleasure to be here. Thank you for joining us this morning. Oh, man, during the live show, the other day, you were crying backstage before you came out and had a chance to talk to Rachel. So what was going through your mind at that moment? So I hadn't seen that segment since I actually was there myself. It was first time being back in those emotions and it was hard. I knew I was watching this woman be hurt and I was watching myself be hurt and I was going to have to face her for the first time since then so it was a lot of emotion. After you faced her live in front of everybody at home watching do you feel like you left with closure? I did. I totally did. Rachel and I had a conversation on stage and I think, you know, she's in a very happy place. I'm getting to a happy place and we left on good terms, I think it was okay. The one thing that stood out is the conversation you had with Rachel earlier in the season. Yep. Where you told her go find someone to have a mediocre life with. It was an amazing statement. Were you surprised by her reaction to your apology. You did step up and apologize for that. First off that was stupid of me to say. 50s in the heat of the moment. I was very emotional and I shouldn't have said it and I was very apologetic for it and understandably so she took offense to it and however she reacted I had to take it and it is what it is at this point. And the other day you told Chris that you had so much more to say to Rachel and you didn't get a chance to say it but what would you have said. First time in the breakup where after the breakup there was no conversation. It was cold Turkey right then and there. I asked if I could reach back out to her the next day to said my piece, I'm sorry, I wish there was something more I could have done and I wasn't given that opportunity and so there were still things that I felt like I had to get off my chest and couldn't. And she is engaged to Bryan now. Yep. And do you think that she became engaged to Bryan because you said, hey, I'm not ready to propose to you right now even though I still want to be with you do you think she settled. I don't think she settled. I think she and I had a very instant connection on our date but I think she had an amazing connection with Bryan as well. It was obvious from the start. And he's a good fit and they seem very happy and I wish them nothing but the best. I tell you, man, the reaction for you has been incredible around here. Robin Roberts bumped into you in the pantry and she said that's a whole lot of man in that pantry. I said, yeah, he's rocking the gap teeth, robin. You know what that means. He is a good man. A Twitter question from one of our viewers. They want you to tell us about your high school yearbook beige from 2005 where your dream was to be on "The bachelor". I got that from an old high school friend a week before it came out and was a shock to myself as well. At the time I had not had a serious girlfriend. I don't think I had kissed a girl at that point and "The bachelor" just started airing and he was the epitome of what everyone warranted to be, intelligent, hard working and desired by the girls. I want had. If you're asked will you be the next bachelor. I'd have to think a lot about it. The people have spoken. They want you to be the next bachelor but thank you for coming in, man. Of course. Good luck if you are asked that question. Thank you. We hope you will accept.

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