Sorry Ben Flajnik: Ashley Hebert says her heart belongs to JP Rosenbaum!
After both men got down on bended knee to propose to Hebert, 27, in Fiji, she accepted Rosenbaum's emotional proposal on Monday's Bachelorette finale.
First to propose, runner-up Flajnik didn't take rejection lightly. "I'm sorry. I know this was unexpected, and I want you to know this is the hardest thing I've done here. This is not easy," Hebert said as Flajnik, 28, walked away in stunned, angry silence. "You can't leave something like this on good terms. It's not possible," replied Flajnik. "I'm in utter shock and disbelief."
Shaken by his reaction, Hebert was able to regroup and gain her composure when Rosenbaum flew in via helicopter for his big moment.
"I've told you that my biggest fear is falling in love with you and having my heart broken again. I don't think about now, I think about forever, and it's hard to know," Rosenbaum reasoned during his proposal. "What I do know for absolute certain is that I'm madly in love with you. I'm so in love with you. You're the one. You're it. Ashley, will you marry me?"
"Today is the reason why I went through all the good times and the bad times," Hebert replied. "I've been wanting to tell you how much I love you for so long now. You mean the world to me and I don't want to be with anyone else but you forever."
The newly engaged couple's happy moments on Monday's show were almost marred by Hebert's sister, Chrystie, who expressed her strong disapproval of the 34-year-old construction manager upon their first meeting.
"I don't think he's The One," Chrystie told Ashley prior to Rosenbaum's proposal. "What worries me is that I think you're too much for him."
But her family's words of caution were no matter for the bachelorette, who accepted a dazzling Neil Lane sparkler anyway.
"My relationship with JP is everything I've ever wanted in a marriage," Hebert said of her fiance. "We have this passion for each other, but we also have this magical, unspoken connection where it's so easy and it feels like I've known him forever. He's committed and he's going to be a great family man. He is the total package for me."
Now that their relationship can go public, Rosenbaum is equally as excited for Hebert to become his wife.
"When I look at Ashley, I see a great, smart, beautiful woman, a great friend [and] a great mother," he gushed of his bride-to-be. "Ashley and I balance each other out perfectly. I don't want to picture a life without her. I can't wait for us to be engaged and for us to move on with the rest of our lives."
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