Ashley said she’s so in love with J.P.: ‘We’re just a team. There’s so much about our relationship that makes me believe that it’s it for me. It makes me feel like I’m complete!’
It’s happily ever after for Bachelorette Ashley Hebert and her fiance J.P. Rosenbaum. After getting engaged during the Aug. 1 season finale, where J.P. told Ashley ‘I’m madly in love with you,” the loving couple shared their plans for the future with host Chris Harrison at the After The Final Rose special. Ashley revealed that she is moving to NYC to be with J.P. — and that they will be moving in together!
But before the happy couple were reunited on stage, Ashley had to come face to face with Ben Flajnik, the man whose heart she crushed in Fiji. Ben suprisingly acted like a gentleman when Ashley joined him.
“Nice ring,” Ben joked with Ashley. But he cut to the point: “I think my biggest question, when did you make your decision?”
Ashley’s completely honest with Ben. “In the end it gets to a point where you just have to follow your heart,” Ashley explained.
Ben doesn’t hold it against her. “I’m not angry,” he admitted. “There was anger. You put yourself out there and it doesn’t come true, it’s like being told no! I left with a little bit of dignity I think. I couldn’t have gotten to where I was if it weren’t for you. And for that, thank you. The friendship thing, I think it’ll be there.”
After they said goodbye, Ashley finally reunited with her fiance J.P. — and it was clear that they are madly in love. Unlike Bachelor Brad Womack and Emily Maynard who seemed distant and unhappy during the ATFR, Ashley and J.P. couldn’t keep their hands — and mouths — off of each other!
“We’ve been dying for this moment,” J.P. gushed. “Now that it’s out there.”
J.P. told Chris it was hard to keep their relationship private — and even harder to be separated from Ashley. “It’s nothing like anything I’ve ever experienced before,” he confessed. “All you want to do is tell your friends about everything. I’ve been living a double life for months.”
But the wait was well worth it. “I’m just so, so in love with this girl,” J.P. shared. “She’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me!”
And Ashley couldn’t have made it without J.P. “To be honest, he’s been there for me,” she said. “He’s the one picking me up. We’re just a team. There’s so much about our relationship that makes me believe that it’s it for me. It makes me feel like I’m complete.”
Even Ashley’s sister Chrystie, who during the season finale warned Ashley that J.P. wasn’t the one for her, has changed her tune. “My sister and I are ridiculously close,” she noted. “J.P., it had less to do with you. I feel like the biggest jerk ever and I can’t even apologize enough. It’s clear to me that you’re the one. Shame on me for being so quick to judge.”
J.P. forgave Chrystie: “It’s water under the bridge.”
After Chrystie left the stage, Ashley and J.P. discussed their future. “I’m moving to NYC and we’re getting a place together,” Ashley beamed.
“I think it’s great,” J.P. added. “I can’t wait for her to get there.”
As for weddings, Ashley and J.P. haven’t set a date yet. “We’ve talked about weddings, but nothing’s set in stone yet,” Ashley explained. They just want to take the next step and even hope to live their relationship out in the open.
“We just want a humble, normal life,” they both agreed.
BFFs — do you think it’s smart of Ashley to move to NYC for J.P.?
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