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Y’all can stop biting your nails in anticipation of the official ABC word about who will be the next Bachelor. Drum roll, please.... The next Bachelor is Sean Lowe (as previously reported by Reality Steve)! ABC has now officially confirmed our hopes and dreams (and suspicions) to People. Here's ABC's official press release about Sean's Bachelorhood:

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A real romantic, Sean loves to make a woman feel special and, as a life-long Texan, holds Southern values close to his heart. He wants to propose once, be married once and live a faithful family life, like his parents, who have had a loving 35-year union. Sean has a clear vision of what his life would be like with that one special woman. He wants to be the patriarch of a family that is centered on faith, love and laughter. He is eager to be a supportive husband who will encourage his wife to chase her dreams, as well as be someone whom she can rely on to help her through good and bad times. Quite simply, he is looking for his best friend. Sean also wants a big family and would love to adopt a child, as well as have some of his own, as long as he can pass on the values he has taught his kids.

Emily Maynard’s ex is already filming at the Bachelor mansion in Los Angeles. In fact, the Texas insurance salesman/fitness model met the contestants last night, tweeting ominous Bible verses about love just hours before the girls arrived in their limos. 

For the latest Bachelor news — including spoilers about the girls who made it onto his season — click here! What do you think? Are you excited Sean is the next Bachelor, or were you holding out hope they’d switch it up and pick Arie?

Source: People