Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 7 Finale: It’s Love or Nothing!Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 7 Finale: It’s Love or Nothing!

By Jennifer Harrington

Last Monday on The Bachelorette season 7, the final chapter of Ashley Hebert’s celebrity love story was written: She chose her Prince Charming and gave out her final rose. After a very rocky road to find a relationship and love, our bachelorette ended her journey by accepting a marriage proposal. In case you missed the ending to this very dramatic season of the show, here’s a recap of what happened!

The Bacherlorette’s Family Reaction

Ashley’s family flew to Fiji to meet her remaining two guys: J.P. Rosenbaum and Ben Flajnik. It was revealed that the bubbly brunette is very influenced by her family and looks for their approval on major life decisions. Rosenbaum was up first to meet the Hebert family, including her mother, stepfather, brother, and sister Chrystie. Chrystie immediately voiced concerns about the celebrity romance. Repeatedly, she said he was not the one for her sister and even went so far to ask Rosenbaum — who is a few years older — why he hadn’t found love in his life yet. The lovebirds talked about Chrystie’s tough analysis, and Rosenbaum walked away from the day feeling flustered.

Flajnik was next to meet the family. The winemaker quickly received Chrystie’s seal of approval as she noticed a “natural connection” between the duo. During the day Flajnik spends with the Heberts, we learned more about the friendship that was the foundation of their relationship and love, and there was a “shared passion” that united the couple.  After impressing her family, the California-native concluded the day with a helicopter ride with the bachelorette, time together in the mud pit, and some serious, quality conversation.  During this chat, he confessed that he was in love with Hebert!

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Rosenbaum had one last chance to spend time with his celebrity love. The couple used this time to tackle the “tough questions” from Chrystie. The conversation gave the bachelorette the confidence she needed, and she remarked that he had “proven himself” by answering her tough questions. The New York native makes his final plea for her heart with a heartfelt note and collection of photos and closed the evening by saying “she may love both of us, but she can only be in love with one of us. It’s love or nothing!”

Picking The Rings For A Celebrity Engagement

Before the final decision, both men had the opportunity to meet with jeweler Neil Lane to choose a celebrity engagement ring for Hebert. Both men selected stunning diamond rings before it was time for the bachelorette to make her final decision. Flajnik arrived to the scene of the final beachside rose ceremony first.  Before Hebert had the chance to speak, Ben professed his love to her and got down on one knee to ask for her hand in marriage. Our bachelorette broke the tough news to him that she would not be giving him the final rose. Given the confidence he felt as he arrived at the beach, it’s no surprise this decision was unexpected for him.  He begged her not to “sugarcoat” her words to him, and left with a closing remark: “Good things don’t end unless they end badly.”

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Fresh off her celebrity break-up from Flajnik, the bachelorette regained her composure as Rosenbaum arrived on the beach. She professed her love to him. He shared it was time for them to take a “leap of faith” together and that she was The One for him. He proposed, and she gladly accepted. It was a fairy tale proposal for Hebert’s storybook celebrity romance!

What did you think about the final decision — and what do you think the future holds for these lovebirds?  Be sure to check back later today to read Bachelorette expert Jesse Csincsak’s thoughts on the series finale — and don’t forget about the premiere of Bachelor Pad 2 next Monday evening!