Why Wasn’t Bri at the ‘After the Final Rose’? She May Have Beef With Bachelor Matt

Bri Springs: 'The Bachelor' 2021
Photo: ABC/Craig Sjodin.

As one of the fan favorites on Matt James’ season of The Bachelor, fans understandably wanted to know as many Bachelor 2021 spoilers about Bri Springs that they could read—such as why she wasn’t on the “After the Final Rose” special after Matt eliminated her in the final three.

Bri was one of 32 contestants who met Matt, a 29-year-old real estate agent from Raleigh, North Carolina, on the January 4 premiere of The Bachelor season 25. Matt, who is the best friend and roommate of Bachelorette alum Tyler Cameron, was announced as the season 25 Bachelor in June 2020. Unlike the previous Bachelors, Matt is the first Bachelor since Brad Womack in 2011 to not be a former Bachelorette contestant. (Though he was cast for Clare Crawley’s season of The Bachelorette in 2020, he never made it on the show, as he was chosen as the Bachelor soon after.)

Matt is also the first Black Bachelor in the franchise’s 15-year-plus history. Overall, he’s the third Black lead after season 13 Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay and season 16 Bachelorette Tayshia Adams. “It’s an honor,” Matt told Good Morning America in June 2020 after he was cast. “I’m just going to lean into myself and how my mom raised me and hopefully when people invite me into their homes on Monday night they’re going to see that I’m not much different from them and they see that diverse love stories are beautiful.”

Before this season’s premiere, Matt’s Bachelor 2021 winner has leaked, which made several of the show’s producers “livid.” “Everyone on the show has been reminded that they signed non-disclosure-agreements,” the source told OK! magazine in January 2021. “The show’s PR department strategically leaks information and teases each season to get publicity and viewers excited. However, the number of unauthorized leaks has gotten out of control. To have the winner leaked before the first episode even airs is terrible. Producers are livid,” the source adds.

So what’s what we know about Matt. But what about Bri? Read on for The Bachelor 2021 spoilers we know about Bri Springs, where she is now and why she wasn’t on the “After the Final Rose” special.

Bri: The Bachelor 2021

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Who is Bri from The Bachelor?

Bri is a 24-year-old from San Francisco, California. In the premiere of The Bachelor, Bri explained to Matt that she’s half-Persian and half-Black. In her Bachelor bio, Bri described herself as “laid-back” and a hard worker, a personality trait inherited from her mother and grandmother. She’s also outdoorsy, which seems to fit with Matt’s personality.

“Bri is really something special. She was raised by her mother and grandmother who made countless sacrifices to give her a fighting shot at having a successful life,” reads her Bachelor bio. “For this reason, Bri has always outworked everyone around her because she learned early on that everything in life was earned not promised. Bri now works for a high-profile social media company and is very proud of her achievements, as she should be.”

Her Bachelor bio continues, “With her professional life intact, she is ready to focus on her personal life and find the man of her dreams. Bri describes herself as very laid-back and someone who is not embarrassed easily. She says that she is always the alpha in the relationship but would love to find someone who can challenge her and keep life interesting and exciting. It’s very rare that she spends a weekend indoors and not outside hiking or hanging at the park and nearby beaches. One day, Bri hopes to have two or three kids of her own.”

For fun facts, Bri lists the following:

– Her dream is to live in Kauai and to live the island life eating nothing but sushi, swimming in the ocean and hiking.

– Brunching is one of her favorite activities.

– Bri has two tattoos: a wave on her left wrist and another on her right rib cage that reads “thirteen” in Farsi.

What is Bri’s job?

Bri is a communications manager for a high-profile social media company. In a YouTube video about the cast, Chris Harrison described the company that Bri works for as a prominent “tech company.” “She works for a tech company,” he said. “I’m not allowed to say what tech company and I don’t want to put her job in jeopardy, but it is a big one—so much so, that she almost wasn’t on the show because she obviously didn’t want to give up this amazing job.”

It’s unclear what company Bri worked for, but fans noticed that she only posted 30 times on her Instagram before The Bachelor, so it’s unlikely the tech company was Instagram.

On the February 19 episode of The Bachelor, Bri revealed to Matt that she quit her “dream job” to stay on the show. “A few days ago, I had to resign from my position [at work] to be here,” she told Matt. “I knew that was a decision I was going to have to make, but after weighing what this journey could mean for me…I thought it was worth it.”

She continued, “When I think about my mom being a single mom and she had to make a lot of sacrifices for me to have a better life than what she had, so my work wasn’t just a job to me, it felt like a dream. But being here with you makes it feel extremely worth it.” Matt took their conversation as the reassurance he needed to meet Bri’s family. “I’ve heard all I need to hear from Bri. She’s here for me,” he told producers.

After the episode aired, Bri took to her Instagram Stories to shade Matt. She posted a photo of her on the phone with the caption, “Me on the phone trying to get my job back.” Of course, given that Bri is one of Matt’s frontrunners, Bri’s shade made fans wonder if she and Matt don’t end their relationship on good terms.

Does Bri win The Bachelor?

(Spoilers ahead.) After seeing Bri and Matt’s connection, fans want to know how far she makes it on The Bachelor. So does Bri win The Bachelor 2021? Sorry to say it, but she doesn’t. According to Reality Steve, Bri makes it to Hometown Dates and is a part of Matt’s final four. Though he can’t confirm when she’s eliminated, he has reason to believe that Bri goes home in fourth place, which makes her a prime candidate for the next Bachelorette. Matt’s final four are Serena P., Bri, Michelle and Rachael. His final four are eliminated in that order, which means that Bri is sent home after Fantasy Suites and Rachael is Matt’s winner. For more detailed spoilers about Matt’s winner, click here.

After Matt sent her home, Bri broke down in tears over how much she gave up to be on Matt’s season. “I gave up a lot to be here,” she said. “It’s hard to think about not being able to see you again, but I think that’s just how this goes. You are going to be moving onto someone else and I think that’s what makes it harder.”

Is Bri still single after The Bachelor?

As one of the fan favorites this season, fans want to know if Bri is still single after The Bachelor? That part is unclear, but it doesn’t look like she’s on good terms with Matt, so don’t hold out hope for them to reunite after The Bachelor. Along with her social media post about how she was “trying to get her job back” earlier in the season, Bri took to her Instagram after her elimination on March 8 with a slideshow of photos from her season of The Bachelor.

Among the pictures were shots of her with contestants like MJ, Jessenia, Serena P., Chelsea and Serena C. Missing from the post—which, to be fair, was in honor of International Women’s Day—was any sign of Matt. “I want to end today on a positive note. While I may not have seen myself at the end of this journey, I walked away with forever friendships with some of the most phenomenal women I was fortunate to meet,” she wrote in the caption. “I promise to always uplift and support you as we use our voices to be the change we want to see. Cheers to all of you and an experience we’ll never forget. Happy International Women’s Day”

Bri isn’t the next Bachelorette either. ABC confirmed that Katie Thurston, who was eliminated in 10th place on Matt’s season, and Michelle Young, will be the next Bachelorettes. (Click here for what to know about the next season of The Bachelorette.) Still, Bri could be on Bachelor in Paradise if she’s still single. Rob Mills, ABC executive, told Variety in January 2021 that he’s “hell-bent on figuring out how” the Bachelor franchise can make Bachelor in Paradise work this year. From the pictures of her recent tropical vacations, we think Bri would fit right in on Paradise.

Why wasn’t Bri on “After the Final Rose”?

As Matt’s second runner-up, viewers expected to see her on The Bachelor‘s “After the Final Rose” special on March 15. However, Bri wasn’t there. Why? Well, it may be because she and Matt didn’t end things on good terms. After her elimination, fans reported that Bri unfollowed Matt on Instagram, as well as the official accounts for The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, which made viewers wonder if she also had drama behind-the-scenes with ABC.

Bri’s mom, LaLa, also took to her Instagram after her daughter’s elimination with a note about how she deserves someone who chooses her “every time,” hinting that she wasn’t a fan of how Matt treated Bri. “Someone who doesn’t choose you all the time, every time, is not your person. You are deserving of the most beautiful love story, so what is meant for you will find you,” LaLa wrote. At the end of her post, LaLa also encouraged Bri to get back her dream job, which she quit to be on Matt’s season. LaLa also references a bunny, which fans took a reference to something related to Matt.

“I know that love will find you, because you encompass love. And now you’re that much closer to it. But in the meantime, girl you better get ya J.O.B. back! PS- now we can burn the bunny🤪,” she wrote.

As for if Bri will try to get her job back after she left her dream career to be vie for Matt’s heart, that part is also unclear. But Bri did update her Instagram with what looks like a business email, SpringsBri@gmail.com, so it does look like she could be on the hunt for business and publicity opportunities now that she’s a reality TV star. Cue the influencer checks!

The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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