The Bachelor, Ben and Courtney
Chris Harrison is well aware that the majority of Bachelor viewers are outraged at both Ben Flajnik and front-runner Courtney.
"You never know how America is going to react, and even during filming, I wouldn't have predicted they'd feel this way," Harrison tells TVGuide.com. "People say, 'Why haven't you warned him about her?' But he hears what she's saying and plenty of the women tried to caution him."
To all of you who wanted someone fresh: sorry. Ben Flajnik is the new Bachelor, ABC announced Tuesday.
"I'm extremely happy [with the choice]," host Chris Harrison told TVGuide.com.
Should Ben be the next Bachelor?
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Ali Fedotowsky; Ashley Hebert
What is the biggest piece of advice previous Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky has for Ashley Hebert? Make friends!
"Ashley is moving to New York and that could be hard for her because all [J.P.'s] friends are there, his life is there and she needs to blend in," Ali tells TVGuide.com. "Roberto and I definitely had our moments where we were at each other's throats because ... we only had each other. It's going to be important to not only make friends with his friends, but make her own friends."
Ashley Hebert and J.P.
It may have looked like a perfect proposal on the finale of The Bachelorette, but the newly engaged couple admits that there's a moment viewers didn't see.
"I went through this whole long speech and I thought it went really well and when it was her turn to speak ... I don't know what came out [of her mouth]. It made no sense," J.P. tells TVGuide.com. "It was really adorable." Ashley adds, "I'll be sure nobody ever sees that!"
The Bachelorette, Ashley and JP
Leading up to the proposal Ashley not only had to endure her sister's disapproval of the man she loved, but also break another guy's heart. The Bachelorette host Chris Harrison defends Ben's angry reaction to the rejection and wonders — just as viewers did — how someone could not like J.P.
On this week's finale of The Bachelorette, Ashley handed out her final rose. It's hard to believe that in the last few weeks we've seen her fall for the villainous Bentley, be humiliated by a disingenuous roast, and see two men leave on their own accord. But it's all worth it, Ashley says, as she's found the man she wants to marry.
Spoiler Alert: The following reveals the outcome of The Bachelorette finale.
After traveling the world and narrowing down a pool of 25 men, Ashley has chosen the person she wants to marry. The 26-year-old dental student says she's excited to get engaged and thinks Fiji is the perfect place to write the last chapter of her love story, but before she can close that book, she has quite the emotional and rocky family meeting.
Ben Flajnik, J.P. Rosenbaum
It's been a long road for the The Bachelorette's Ashley to get to the finale. After withstanding the ulterior motives of Bentley, the mean-spirited roast from William and two men (Mickey and Constantine) leaving on their own accord, the 26-year-old dental student will make hand out her final rose.
The Bachelorette, Ryan P., JP and Ben F
It's always surprising when a man rejects the fantasy-suite card on The Bachelorette, but host Chris Harrison says Constantine was ready to "pull the cord" on his relationship with Ashley. TVGuide.com chatted with Harrison about the eleventh-hour exit, why he didn't feel bad about letting Ryan show up in Fiji, and how Ashley's family won't give a "glowing report" on J.P. Plus: Who steals the show at Sunday's upcoming "Men Tell All" (9/8c, ABC)?