It’s finally here! Chris Soules chose between Whitney and Becca on the March 9 finale — and it was of course, extremely dramatic!
Don’t keep reading if you missed the season 19 finale of The Bachelor. Chris Soules made his final choice! Did he choose the 29-year-old fertility nurse from Chicago, Whitney Bischoff or did he go with Chiropractic Assistant, Becca Tilley, 26, from San Diego, Cali?
‘The Bachelor’ Finale: Whitney V. Becca
First up, Whitney heads to Arlington to meet Chris’ family, and well, they fall head over heels in love with her — and I don’t know how they wouldn’t. If you could put together the perfect things to say to your in-laws when you want to impress them, it would be exactly Whitney.
“I expected nothing less,” Chris tells the men in his family. It’s actually odd — I almost feel like Chris likes Becca more, but is it because she’s more challenging? She’s made him wait for everything.
So, when Becca arrived, she was absolutely honest with his family, and I give her total credit: she told his sisters that she could see herself falling in love with him, but isn’t in love with him yet — and that she’s not moving to Arlington until she’s in love. But they did make valid points: Chris wasn’t 100% because he had two women to choose from, but Becca just wasn’t sure — so was it worth taking that huge risk?
After she left, Chris’ dad said that he thought Chris wanted Becca more — even though Whitney was a sure thing.
Becca’s Unsure But Whitney’s All In
Chris definitely had some thinking to do — so those last dates were the perfect time for that. First up was Becca, and he asked her exactly what he needed: “Do you see a real future with us? Can you really see yourself with me and see yourself as part of the small-town life that I have?”
She told him that she felt everything, but she “can’t make any promises” about picking up and moving her life. He literally yelled, “What do you want?” Notebook style, but he couldn’t really get the answer he wanted. She did finally admit that her huge fear was just taking on his life (a valid fear).
For Chris’ last one on one with Whitney, he took her to his farm to pick corn. Yes, I’m serious. Even more shocking than their date was the fact that she couldn’t have been happier by it. Ok, I guess that’s not shocking but really, couldn’t he have done something more romantic — especially since that will be their every day activities for the rest of their lives! Who knows, maybe that’s why he was doing it? To give her a sneak peek of what to expect?
Afterward, they had a heart to heart and it just confirmed that they were definitely crazy about each other. She told him that she felt confident but she was really scared and it was kind of nice to see her vulnerable side. He looked kind of confused, but did tell her he was “excited” about what they had.
And The Final Rose Goes To…
Finally, it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the final rose. Chris heads to A BARN where he awaits the ladies. But he’s still unsure! He doesn’t even seem excited — more just in pain that he has to break up with one of them.
“I know I could see you being my wife . . . and you’re not really ready,” he told Becca. “I have to go with my heart and my guy, and I don’t think it’s fair for either us to take that leap at this point.” She was incredibly mature about it, saying that she couldn’t respect him more for being honest and that he’ll make an incredible husband. But, then he said goodbye.
So, when Whitney arrived, did he propose? YES! After she raved over how much she loved him, he responded with the same: “I love you!”
“Everything about this moment feels right,” he said, and then got on his knee and proposed (with an amazing ring!) AND SHE SAID YES! It was absolutely adorabel.
Do you think Chris made the right choice, HollywoodLifers?
— Emily Longeretta