Wow. Uh.... so. Guys, Desiree Hartsock is engaged to Chris Siegfried. Even though plenty of people thought that Brooks Forester would regret his decision to leave Desiree in The Bachelorette 2013 finale, Part 1 and come crawling back during Part 2 to ask Desiree for forgiveness, no such thing happened.
Des and Brooks are not engaged, but Des and Chris are. The surprise return so many of us thought was certain didn’t actually end up happening.
Instead, during the Season 9 Finale on August 5, Chris got down on one knee and proposed to Desiree, and she said yes. Reality Steve reported that Brooks would be Des’s pick in the end, but that information turned out to be false. It appears that Brooks really did leave Antigua in the first part of the finale and did not come back.
But it wasn’t the last you’d see of Brooks. During “After The Final Rose,” Des’ longtime frontrunner came back to share his side of the story, and to face Desiree for the first time since he left her crying at the end of a dock in paradise. Despite it all, one thing's for sure: This certainly has been a season to remember!