Marcus Grodd and Lacy Faddoul
[WARNING: The following contains many juicy spoilers from the season finale of Bachelor in Paradise. Read at your own risk!]
Bachelor in Paradise wrapped up its freshman season with an ending even the producers couldn't have predicted at the start — an engagement!
Desiree Hartsock, Chris Siegfried
For one of the first times on The Bachelor or Bachelorette, host Chris Harrison's promise of the "most dramatic finale ever" actually rang true.
On the penultimate episode of the ABC reality series, viewers were left wondering if Desiree would continue on after Brooks decided to exit, leaving her devastated...
[WARNING: The following story reveals the winner of ABC's The Bachelorette. Read at your own risk].
After what appeared to be the end of Desiree's journey on The Bachelorette, Desiree was able to move on from her heartbreak over Brooks and realize her love for Chris. But how did she get to that final moment? And proposal? Keep reading to find out about Season 9's two-hour finale.
Bachelorette's Chris Harrison: I don't know why Des didn't see the warning signs with Brooks
Who's the new Bachelor? Viewers will find out during the "After the Finale Rose" special that airs immediately following The Bachelorette finale, ABC President Paul Lee told TVGuide.com.
While most seasons indicate an obvious choice for the next season, heading into the final episode there isn't a fan favorite. After Brooks broke Desiree's heart in the penultimate episode ...
Our top moments of the week:
11. Best Chemistry Lesson: When Tyra Banks stops by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, she gives Jimmy Fallon a lesson about the chemistry between a man and a woman who are posing together. After they each inhale a handful of mints, Banks basically starts grinding up on the very married Fallon and yelling words at him like "squeeze" and "breathe." She makes it worse by shoving her butt into his crotch and making him grab her neck. "My wife is gonna kill me," Fallon says afterwards.
10. Weirdest Critique: Sure, Anna Kendrick is an Oscar-nominated actress and, thanks to Pitch Perfect, a celebrated singer, but what....
It was a Bachelorette first when Desiree professed her love for one guy over the rest only to be devastatingly rejected.
On the penultimate episode of the ABC reality series, Desiree and the remaining men Brooks, Chris and Drew were in Antigua to go on their fantasy dates. While both Chris and Drew each had romantic outings with Desiree that ended with them accepting their key to the fantasy suite, it was a completely different tune for Brooks. Conflicted, he headed home to talk to his mom and sister only to return and let Desiree know she wasn't the one. So where does this leave us for finale? Host Chris Harrison weighs in.
Desiree Hartsock, Brooks Forester
The Bachelorette is winding down, and this week Desiree ventured to the hometowns of remaining men Zak, Drew, Chris and Brooks. But it wasn't a happy ending for all four as Zak, the guy with the wild entrance who made a great comeback, was ultimately sent home. What did host Chris Harrison think of the dates and Des' chat with her disapproving brother Nate? Plus: Why does he think Des' feelings about Brooks are cliché? Keep reading.
Brooks and Desiree
After last week's drama on The Bachelorette, the final week in Europe proved to be pretty tame.
On Monday's episode, Desiree and her five remaining men headed to Madeira, where she got some girl time with her fellow Bachelorettes from Sean's season and had some romantic time with almost all the guys. But which one stood out by being the first to say "I love you?" And who was let go — and immediately called his mom? Host Chris Harrison shares his insight on the week leading into the big hometown dates.
Desiree Hartsock and Ben
Talk about an awkward week on The Bachelorette. First Bryden tells Desiree he's going to leave the show — while she's middle of a date with someone else — and then during their two-on-one date, Michael berates Ben until Ben has to take a breather outside. Finally, the men have had enough of James and plan to tell Des he's not there for the right reasons, but once the cocktail party is cancelled and there's no time for the guys to talk to her, he survives another week. Does Chris Harrison believe the guys or does he side with James? And does he think she made the right move on the two-on-one date? Plus: Why is he skeptical of Brooks?
Brian and Desiree
A week after rapping about being on The Bachelorette for "the right reasons," one suitor proved he was the opposite but genuine when his girlfriend showed up to confront him.
On Monday's episode, Brian's apparent girlfriend Stephanie came to the mansion to confront him for being on the show. (She says she just thought her boyfriend was merely going away on a trip.) Joining the ranks of Wes from Jillian's season, Justin from Ali's season and Bentley from Ashley's season, Brian showed he had ulterior motives and was ultimately dismissed for his dishonesty.