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...
Ladies, your next star of The Bachelor is Juan Pablo Galavis!
On Monday's "After the Final Rose" special of The Bachelorette, host Chris Harrison made the big announcement that Juan Pablo, one of Desiree's suitors who was eliminated in Week 6, would be the next lucky man to have 25 women vying for his love.
[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
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.
Drew and Desiree
The James drama finally came to a head on The Bachelorette Monday, leading to a big confrontation between the guys and, ultimately, his exit. After Drew's incredible one-on-one date with Desiree that earned him a rose, he decided to inform her about James' comments last week. Des later confronted James about everything, still kept him around after the group date, but then decided it was his time to go. Did Des make the right choice in cutting him? And should Drew have told Desiree about the drama in the first place? Plus: What record did the episode set? Host Chris Harrison explains all.
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?
The people behind The Bachelor are taking matchmaking one step further by introducing a new dating app called At First Sight.
"[Bachelor creator] Mike Fleiss and I have always talked about creating a dating website because over the years thousands of people have come up to me asking questions," host Chris Harrison tells TVGuide.com. "Not everyone can be on The Bachelorette and Bachelor, so we wanted to do something for the masses. We've taken what we've learned from the show over the last 11 years and... the best parts of social media and have put them all together."
James, Desiree Hartsock
The Bachelorette is usually lighthearted and full of fun, but this week's episode, which incorporated the tragedy caused by Hurricane Sandy, had a more serious tone.
As part of the episode's one-on-one date, Desiree and James headed to the New Jersey shore where they met a couple whose home was destroyed and who had to celebrate their 38th wedding anniversary in a Red Cross shelter. Des and James then gave the couple their date and instead spent their night grabbing pizza and eventually joining the couple for a private concert by Darius Rucker.