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It was the Snapchat mistake seen 'round the world. 

Bachelor producers try so hard each season to keep the ending a secret, but accidents still happen sometimes, and a big one happened when Shawn and Kaitlyn were enjoying one of their secret little getaways over the past few months. 

Of course, when Kaitlyn realized she had accidentally released what looked like a picture of her and contestant Shawn B. hanging out in a bed together, she couldn't really explain herself at the time. That was back in early June, right after Nick had joined the show, when there were still quite a few guys left. 

Now, Kaitlyn is free to Snapchat all she wants, and also free to finally give us an explanation. 

"We get so excited to do couple things like take pictures," she tells E! News in the video above. "We were on Snapchat sending to one of the producers, just because they're the only people that really know we're together, and I accidentally hit it to my story instead of as a private snap." 

What happened next sounds sort of unfortunately hilarious, and we wish the cameras had still been around to capture it. 

"I didn't realize I'd done that, so we're talking, and Shawn picks up his phone and he's on Twitter, and suddenly he's like, "Oh my gosh!" she continues. "He started hyperventillating."

"We felt really, really bad." 

Click play on the video above to hear the rest of the story! 

Kaitlyn Bristowe, Deleted Snapchat


Kaitlyn's little mistake isn't the only role that Snapchat has played in this whirlwind romance. 

Shawn totally killed that moment when he visited with Kaitlyn's family in last night's finale. He brought gifts, he said all the right things, and he behaved like a perfect gentleman. He also told the sweet story of watching The Bachelor for the first time, thanks to his sister bringing his attention to one particular lady. 

"I was watching with my sister and I just felt something inside of me," Shawn tells us of that moment he watched Chris send Kaitlyn home during that fateful trip to Bali. "I got this crazy weird feeling in my stomach, and I took this snap and put a heart around it and said, 'Don't worry, I"m coming for you.' Sure enough..." 

Sounds like it truly was meant to be for this extremely 2015 couple.