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Bachelorette Breakdown: Ali Gets Her Fairytale Ending!

On the Bachelorette finale, Ali traded her final rose for a ring! Roberto gave Ali her fairytale ending after a journey filled with guys with girlfriends and other slightly scary tendencies (looking at you, Kasey). Both Chris L. and Roberto impressed Ali's family, who made the trip to picturesque Bora Bora. But only one finalist danced his way into Ali's heart. We — Très and Buzz — have been checking out photos of Ali and Roberto finally out in public and discussing the evening's drama. Read our final thoughts and share yours in the comments!

  • BuzzSugar: Wow, what a finale! I know I said it before, but I was really pleasantly surprised to see everything turn out the way it did. Not only did Ali get the proposal she wanted, but everyone just conducted themselves so well. Ali was incredibly thoughtful to consider Chris's feelings by breaking it off with him before the last-chance date, and then Chris just stayed so cool-headed, and well, honorable when he took the news. After the debacle with Jake and Vienna, I guess I had forgotten how civilized people can actually be!
  • TrèsSugar: I loved it, too. While I guessed Ali would choose Roberto, for the first time this season I felt some suspense! Once Roberto made his feelings explicit to her with the photo and by saying "I love you" nice and clear, I think Ali finally let her fears go and accepted that he could really like her and they could really have something. After that, she just couldn't fake it with Chris. I've always wondered how these people claim to be in love with two people at once, but Ali straight up said she couldn't. For once, a reality show felt a little real.

Read the rest of our thoughts and watch video of the proposal after the jump!

  • Buzz: I agree! Even during the After the Final Rose interviews, their feelings for each other felt genuine (though they are obviously still in the honeymoon phase!). I think it's very promising that they're both already discussing moving in together, and to San Diego, not Hollywood. They seem to be taking real steps to make it work outside of the show. OK, tell me the truth — did you tear up? I totally got misty-eyed throughout the proposal and during the bit about Chris's mom and the rainbow.
  • Très: Alright, I too got misty-eyed during the proposal. The show can be cheesy — they played The Lion King's "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" after all. But Roberto's words before and after he got down on one knee seemed genuine. He said he will always be by her side and make sure she wakes up every morning knowing she's loved, and when he says it, it's much less creepy than "guard and protect" Kasey. They couldn't stop smiling and neither could I. So how did you think Chris looked in the after show? Were you surprised he took it well?
  • Buzz: I thought Chris looked great, like a future Bachelor in the making (hint, hint, ABC!). You can tell he's nervous speaking on camera, but he really said just the right things to handle the situation. He didn't seem to hold any grudges or ill will toward Ali at all, but I do feel bad for the guy. You can tell he really, really wants to find the right girl. So now, the big, looming question: do you think Roberto and Ali will get married?
  • Très: If I had to bet, I'd say they will get married. As for Chris, I hope he takes some kissing lessons before they pick him as the Bachelor. I love the guy, but there is just something off there and it's hard to watch. But I do hope he finds a girlfriend, as he seemed more bummed about that than losing Ali specifically.
  • Buzz: His kissing does seem a little intense, but he could learn to slow it down — especially if he had 25 women to coach him!

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redchick152 redchick152 5 years
yes, i'm bummed that chris and ali didn't end up together, but i always wanted chris to be the next bachelor. he's got the whole package...haha, i've never noticed the kissing!! he is definitely the fan favorite though! ali and roberto were definitely liking each other from the beginning, so i really hope this works out for them. i love that she was classy enough to tell chris upfront about being in love w/ someone else.
redchick152 redchick152 5 years
yes, i'm bummed that chris and ali didn't end up together, but i always wanted chris to be the next bachelor. he's got the whole package...haha, i've never noticed the kissing!! he is definitely the fan favorite though!ali and roberto were definitely liking each other from the beginning, so i really hope this works out for them. i love that she was classy enough to tell chris upfront about being in love w/ someone else.
skigurl skigurl 5 years
If he would accept being the next Bachelor, I think he would be the perfect candidate! I loved him more than Roberto the entire season, but I could never discount the obvious connection Roberto and Ali had (she was treating him as her boyfriend for the last month or so even with 6 other guys sitting there)...and they looked SO HAPPY on the final episode plus the After The Final Rose episode, so I'm really happy for them. I think they will get married!
skigurl skigurl 5 years
If he would accept being the next Bachelor, I think he would be the perfect candidate!I loved him more than Roberto the entire season, but I could never discount the obvious connection Roberto and Ali had (she was treating him as her boyfriend for the last month or so even with 6 other guys sitting there)...and they looked SO HAPPY on the final episode plus the After The Final Rose episode, so I'm really happy for them.I think they will get married!
BJC BJC 5 years
omg Tres sugar i am absolutely dying right now ... everytime Chris and Ali kissed i had to look away i couldnt watch it felt so uncomfortable!!! I always wondered if Ali thought the kissing felt normal/natural or slightly off bahahaha .... he puckers WAYYYYY to much LOL that being said ... ABC must make him the next Bachelor. hes obviously beyond perfect!!! He has a story that touched everyones hearts and made them fall in love with him and he was runner up and he is absolutely hysterical, those outtakes of him during the series had me keeling over with laughter (ie chasing the mouse around the house) hes just so much like your guy next door!!! i adore him!! but im so so happy ali chose roberto - they were made for each other!
BJC BJC 5 years
omg Tres sugar i am absolutely dying right now ... everytime Chris and Ali kissed i had to look away i couldnt watch it felt so uncomfortable!!! I always wondered if Ali thought the kissing felt normal/natural or slightly off bahahaha .... he puckers WAYYYYY to much LOLthat being said ... ABC must make him the next Bachelor. hes obviously beyond perfect!!! He has a story that touched everyones hearts and made them fall in love with him and he was runner up and he is absolutely hysterical, those outtakes of him during the series had me keeling over with laughter (ie chasing the mouse around the house) hes just so much like your guy next door!!! i adore him!!but im so so happy ali chose roberto - they were made for each other!
EmDay EmDay 5 years
I love Chris, but I have to agree about the kissing... his mouth turns into a suction cup, yuck!
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