Bachelorette 2011 Spoilers! Reality Steve Spills on the Finale and After the Final Rose
*Spoiler alert* If you don't want to read Reality Steve's spoilers about the ending of Ashley Hebert's journey, just go vote for the next Bachelor.
There’s no need to fight this feeeeling anymooooore, Team Cupcake! Reality Steve’s sources just revealed what happens this Monday on The Bachelorette Season 7 finale and the subsequent After the Final Rose special. Long story short: Ashley Hebert is still happily engaged to construction manager JP Rosenbaum and she’s planning to move to New York City.
However, the finale is not without its bumps, as the previews have shown. Ashley’s sister, Chrystie, is not a big Cupcake fan at first and it launches a family feud. However, Ashley stands by her man — after torturing her runner-up. Ben Flajnik is the first guy to arrive at the final rose ceremony and Ash lets him get down on one knee to propose before giving him the “it ain’t you” speech.
She probably shouldn’t have done that. The last thing she needs is to have her “happy ending” ruined by fans ticked at her for hurting poor Ben. Not that Ben is seriously hurting, though. It sounds like he bounced back just fine with a rumored new lady love and there’s always his future career as an SNL Digital Short master to consider. Ride free, Storm Horse! Ride free.
Here are details from Reality Steve’s finale and ATFR spoilers:
• Meet the fam: JP meets Ashley’s family first and Chrystie is so tough on JP — wondering why he’s still single at 34 — it almost brings him to tears. “JP tells Ashley what her sister said and that’s what leads to their conversation of her calling her a bitch. JP is none too happy that Ashley’s sister attacked him the way she did and was being so judgmental.” Meanwhile, Chrystie really likes Ben and he tells her that he’s in love with Ashley.
• Final rose ceremony: Ben ends up getting down on one knee and proposing to Ashley. “Ashley eventually says no. Ben is shocked and thought Ashley was gonna say yes. He walks away from the podium and she chases after him. She tries to console him but he’s not too thrilled telling her not to sugar coat things, and this isn’t gonna end well because nothing good ever does. Ben leaves and isn’t too happy. Ashley cries, gathers herself, and waits for JP. JP arrives on a seaplane, tells her he loves her, she tells him she’s wanted to tell him the same thing for so long, he gets down on one knee and proposes and she says ‘yes.’ And then REO Speedwagon’s “Can’t Fight This Feeling” plays. We knew it would be their new “On the Wings of Love”!
• At the After the Final Rose: Ben comes out first and still doesn’t know why Ashley didn’t choose him. He thinks that he was more of the risk and JP was a safer choice because of his lifestyle and being on the east coast. Ashley comes out and Ben asks what was missing. “Ashley said she followed her heart instead of her head. She thinks Ben is more like her since they have similar personalities and are closer in age…but that JP always had her heart.” JP comes out and they are happy and huggy. “They say they’ve Skyped pretty much every day they haven’t been together, and nothing that happened during the season did anything to change each others feelings for one another.” So much for claiming JP was too jealous! Ashley’s sister joins them on stage and apologizes to JP. She is now part of Team Cupcake. Ashley is still not done with dental school but she’s moving to New York City next month to look for work. They are getting a place together. Steve says ABC gives them another trip to Fiji as an engagement gift.