Finale: 'The Bachelorette' Ashley picks her Love (review)


I’m a sucker for a good, old school romantic Bachelorette ending like the one we saw tonight (Monday 8/1/11).

I thought Ashley looked absolutely gorgeous in her finale dress and her hair half pulled back. 

Who couldn’t help get choked up when JP gave his speech to her and Ashley could finally confess her love??

Of course this doesn’t take away my complete confusion for how she seemed to be into Ben F just a day before her engagement to JP and how amazing a playful chemistry the two of them had. 

But ultimately, I think it comes down to a feeling – and clearly she had it bad for JP for a long time.

The sister threw a big wrench in their plans, and one that I don’t think anyone could have foreseen. 
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We have definitely never seen a family member so opposed to one of the final 2 options in any season. 

But I’m glad Chrystie came around in the end and gracefully admitted to being wrong after watching them together in each episode. 

It was very clear from the time JP spent the night in his pjs with Ashley and her eyeglasses after Bentley left that he was a good guy – and that he was capable of maintaining a love interest with a real person doing real life things.

RBR-TVBR note: We will see how the ratings turned out later today, Tuesday 8/2/11 and will be posed at

For TV Ratings on Finale: ‘The Bachelorette’ takes Monday win for ABC

Stacey B