In the season 7 finale of the reality TV show The Bachelorette, we saw Ashley Hebert choose between the remaining two bachelors, Ben Flajnik and J.P. Rosenbaum, and watched as she celebrated her celebrity engagement with Rosenbaum. From the looks of things on the After the Final Rose special, our bachelorette is indeed blissfully in love and will be moving to New York City in the coming months to join her man! Following the episode, we checked in with our Bachelorette expert Jesse Csincsak to get his thoughts on the last chapter of this reality TV love story.

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Meeting Ashley’s family didn’t go so well for J.P.  Were you surprised by Ashley’s sister’s reaction to J.P.?

I am still wondering how much of Ashley’s sister’s reaction was actually production talking.

We heard over and over again that family approval was very important to Ashley.  Do you suspect Ashley and her sister were able to talk about her relationship and love before she decided to give the final rose to J.P.?

I think production had her sister say those things but behind closed doors — her sister told her, “Hey, it’s not me; it’s for TV.” Then, Ashley was just so pumped that her sister didn’t feel that way anymore!

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Should Ashley have let Ben know her decision before he got down on one knee?

All of those calls are made by production for good television; Ashley didn’t want to do that.

What did you think about Ben’s reaction when he found out he wasn’t The One?  Do you agree with his assessment that “good things don’t end unless they end badly”?

I have mad respect for Ben after last night and agree with his actions and words 100 percent.

Ben and Ashley had a very strong friendship. Given their foundation as friends, did you expect his strong reaction to being dumped?

Yes, he got down on one knee in front of 15 million people before realizing production got the best of him!

Any shock from you when you found out that J.P. was her true celebrity love? We did see a lot of J.P. throughout the season, and usually a guy who gets a lot of camera time doesn’t always end up with the final rose.

This is the first time the celebrity love story was in the edit from the beginning. But as long as they are happy, who are we to judge them!

As a viewer, what do you think makes J.P. and Ashley’s relationship and love work?

Love is going to be the key factor. When the crap hits the fans, in the end, all you will have is love!

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So, what do you think the future holds for J.P. and Ashley? Do you think there will be a celebrity wedding and many more chapters to their love story?

If they can stay out of Los Angeles and New York City, I think they will be just fine.

Still looking for more rose action?  Be sure to set your DVR for next Monday night and the season premiere of Bachelor Pad 2!