Sean Lowe has been named the next star of The Bachelor, People reports.
Lowe, 28, quickly became a fan favorite on Emily Maynard's season of The Bachelorette before getting the boot just prior to the season finale. "I wanted it to be you so bad," she told him at the time of his elimination. "I thought it was the most emotional, heartfelt goodbye we've ever had," host Chris Harrison told TVGuide.com at the time.
Emily went on to choose Jef Holm over Arie Luyendyk Jr; the two are now engaged.
After suffering heartbreak at an early age and a failed romance on The Bachelor, single mom Emily Maynard has finally gotten her happy ending.
On Sunday night's Bachelorette finale, viewers watched Emily say goodbye to Arie, with whom she had an intensely strong connection from the beginning, and hand out her final rose to Jef. And although host Chris Harrison was sure Emily would not get engaged just yet, she surprised him by saying yes.
The Bachelorette's Emily Maynard isn't the only one conflicted over which man she should choose. TVGuide.com users are too!
In a recent poll asking if Emily should choose Arie, Jef, neither or the recently eliminated Sean, voters were almost evenly split between the guys.
The Bachelorette's Emily Maynard began her journey with 25 men, but after axing cocky Ryan, awkward Doug, an Ostrich egg-carrying Travis and pompous Kalon (he of the "baggage" comment infamy), among others, the 26-year-old single mom has narrowed down the field to two men.
On this week's episode of The Bachelorette, Emily sadly and tearfully said goodbye to Sean and even host Chris Harrison says he welled up watching their farewell.
"I just wanted to give the guy a hug and make it OK and give her a hug," Harrison tells TVGuide.com. "You'll see next week at the 'Men Tell All' he's still heartbroken."
Keep reading for more on Harrison's reaction to the fantasy dates, why he's proud of Emily and whose hot-seat conversation next week is extremely uncomfortable. Plus: Why did Emily ask to not watch the guys' video messages?