In a lengthy Instagram post, the personal trainer reflected on his time on the reality dating competition and along with wishing Rachel Lindsay "nothing but the best in your life and love ahead," the 31-year-old also revealed what he learned from the experience.
"When you let uncertainty or fear guide your decisions, you risk missing out on what could potentially be the greatest opportunity of a life time," he wrote. "So live dangerously, live without the fear of the unknown, and continue to live and love with a heart that is truly open to anything."
He also admitted that he may have been hesitant to take on the title, which is why ABC turned to a contestant from Emily Maynard's season of The Bachelorette. "ABC, you saw something in me, but something held me back," Peter added. "You treated me with such love and kindness and showed me glimpses of a life I never once dreamed that I could have." Insert heartbreak emoji here.
Last month, Reality Steve reported that Peter turned down the network's offer to hand out roses. "This is what I'm hearing: They absolutely want Peter as the Bachelor. Hearing he told them no," RS tweeted. "They want him, he said no apparently, & now they turn the narrative around."
Creator Mike Fleiss denied the reports and wrote, "Do we really want a Bachelor who isn't ready to settle down with a woman he loves? Hmmm. Not what #thebachelor is all about." Well, it looks like Season 22 is in Arie's experienced hands.