Before the heartbreaking rose ceremony however there was a dramatic confrontation between Cass and fellow contestant Brittany over the extent of her past relationship with Cummins, after her sister divulged concerns during her hometown date.
Across the entire season of the show, their ‘relationship’ has been at the centre of the narrative - and the drama. Questions over the extent of the relationship and how well they knew each other previously has been hot fodder between viewers and contestants.
And while there was serious backlash over how the confrontation played out, both Cass and Brittany have taken to social media to address the situation, and declare their bond is stronger than ever.
“No one will truly understand what it was like to be in both mine and Brittany’s situations in this very moment,” wrote Cass. “I wasn’t given a handbook on how to deal with my particular situation. Did I go about it the right way? Who knows. All that I know is that I never had any bad intentions or wanted to hurt anyone’s feelings.
“I completely understand why Brittany approached the situation,” she continued. “There are absolutely no hard feelings towards her. She was my rock throughout this whole journey (along with Soph) and I honestly couldn’t of done it without them. And if I could’ve told the girls the truth earlier without hurting them than I would’ve, but it wasn’t a gamble I was willing to take.
“Britt you’ve always had my back and I appreciate that so so much, our bonds will never be broken. Love you both to the moon and back.”
Brittany also took to Instagram with an emotional post about their pair’s friendship.
“This was so hard. It’s hard for people to understand the bonds that are formed in here,” she wrote. “They are real. On day 1 Cass and I found each other. We were weirdly drawn to each other. The rest is history.”
“We had this speed bump yes, but it never affected our friendship,” Britt continued. “And I guess that’s what makes a true friend. Yes I was hurt, confused, upset, but I did my best to understand, and I did. Cass kept it to herself for a reason, and what a situation to be in.”
Brittany is rumoured to win the Bachelor’s heart and take home the final rose during next week's dramatic finale.