On The Bachelor Season 16 finale, Bachelor Ben gave his final rose to Courtney Robertson, getting on bended knee in the Swiss Alps to promise her his “forever.” Just minutes earlier, Ben dismissed Lindzi Cox, causing an uproar in Bachelor Nation. However, as soon as the long-spoiled engagement happened, the bitterness seemed to die down (for the most part), turning instead towards well-intentioned hopes for The Bachelor’s newest (and most controversial) couple, Ben and Courtney.

Here’s what Ben’s former bachelorettes Emily O’Brien and Blakeley Shea and other Bachelor alumni have to say about the big proposal:

Credit: American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. Photo: Courtney Robertson Hugs Ben Flajnik in Bachelor Season 16 Finale

@EmilyCOBrien: "You took my breath away... I might need a sec." Actually pretty sweet.
@JesseCsincsak: Note to all #Girls if you say #ILOVEYOU to a guy and he doesn't say it back on TV or not = #TheEndIsNear #TheBachelor
@BlakeleyShea: ben is such an awesome guy! wish him the best!!
@JackieGordon: Uh oh, Ben you're stuck with her. She said it herself.. #bachelor
@Elyse_Myers: Great season at the end of the day I am glad everyone is happy. Ben, Courtney, and us losers @bachelor_16 @BachelorABC@BenFlajnik
@EmilyCOBrien: Closing thoughts: this was an awesome adventure with some amazing people, and I'm glad it ended in love. Period.

What’s next for Ben and Courtney? We have exclusive details here!

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