We've been wondering why Ashley Hebert calls her sister Chrystie a "bitch" during The Bachelorette Season 7 finale. Well try this on — according to ABC, Chrystie tells Ashley she saw more chemistry between Ashley and Season 15 Bachelor Brad Womack than Ashley and JP Rosenbaum.
Harsh — and so not true! Did Chrystie see Ashley's final overnight date with Brad? The crickets were having a better time. Read on for more on the uber-dramatic season finale and After the Final Rose special.
Chrystie vs. JP
When J.P. first arrives to meet Ashley’s family [...] he appears to make a great first impression. However, Ashley’s sister, Chrystie, whose opinion she has always valued, lets her know that she doesn’t see this man as the one for her. The drama erupts as the two sisters confront one another in a sensational fight. Ashley is stunned by her sister’s frank assessment and seeks solace from her brother. Meanwhile, Chrystie offers J.P. a litany of things that she finds troubling about any future relationship he might be planning with her sister. He is shocked by this summary appraisal. Will Ashley be forced to reassess her feelings for J.P. because of her sister’s brutal opinion? The following day, Ashley’s attempts to clear the air with her sister fail and fireworks start again – especially when Chrystie drops the bomb that she saw more chemistry between her sister and Brad than Ashley and J.P.
Everyone loves low-key Ben
Another heated verbal sparring session ensues while Ashley worries how her family will receive Ben [Flajnik]. But when this amiable bachelor arrives, he immediately charms everyone with his carefree attitude and sense of humor. Even Chrystie is happy to see Ashley be herself around Ben F., which will only make her decision ever harder.
Last date with Ben
Ashley is now down to her ‘last chance’ dates with the final two men to bring some clarity to the situation. She and Ben F. soar in a helicopter over the Fijian seascape, landing near some natural hot springs where the couple spend a steamy time together. Later the date turns serious when the emotional Ben F. finally completely opens up to Ashley and admits that he loves her. This outpouring of emotion has a definite effect on Ashley.
Last date with JP
The next day, Ashley and J.P. meet and the distressed bachelor is still reeling from Chrystie’s harsh judgment of him. He begs Ashley not to let her sister’s opinion influence her decision [...] Desperate to convince her that he is the one for her, J.P. admits he’s falling madly in love with her. He even surprises her with a special gift that night as they snuggle.
Who does Ashley pick?
Her journey is over and both men are ready to propose, but there is still one heart-breaking decision for Ashley to make before she can find her happily ever after.
After the Final Rose
With Ashley’s search for her soul mate over, she talks to Chris Harrison about the two final bachelors this season in ‘After the Final Rose’ special. She’ll take viewers back to exotic Fiji on the final day, and to what she was thinking when she made the most challenging decision of her life. Ashley and the bachelor she rejected square off [for the first time since the finale] in an emotional discussion about his dramatic exit from the show — and he wants some answers. Finally, Ashley and the man who received the final rose are together in public for the first time. They will discuss the difficulty of sustaining the relationship in secret, the roadblocks they encountered on their journey — including a surprise guest, Ashley’s sister Chrystie, who was one of those obstacles — and what the future will hold for them.
Source: ABC press release
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