I’ve seen a lot — and I mean, a lot, of couples get engaged in ‘Bachelor’ nation. But I have to say, the chemistry between Jade and Tanner seems different, and I have many reasons why they make the best couple ever.
Let’s first talk about that engagement speech. Tanner Tolbert not only told Jade Roper he loved her in the cutest freaking scene ever before the final rose on Bachelor In Paradise, but he then got down on one knee and popped the question. You can relive that below, too.
“I can’t give you this rose… Because what we have is worth way more than just one rose, it’s worth a million roses.” Yes, that’s the line that Tanner said to Jade before getting down on one knee and asking her to make him the happiest man in the world on the emotional finale on Sept. 8. We had a feeling they would end up together after she kind of pulled a Kailtyn Bristowe and live Periscoped with him beforehand, but still, that engagement was everything.
I have to say, this franchise features a lot of couples who come and go and don’t last — Chris and Whitney; Andi and Josh; Nikki and Juan Pablo — just to name a few. They ask the question, they say the L-word, and then, well, they head into the real world and it’s not so good. But it seems different this time around. Jade and Tanner weren’t on camera all the time, they weren’t hooking up with other people, their conversations weren’t being made into GIFS all over the Internet.
Instead, they actually spent Paradise getting to know each other, for real. What I loved is that Jade headed to the final rose ceremony with barely any makeup, a gorgeous but not too fancy dress, and he was still in shock at how beautiful she looked. She definitely defies what real beauty looks like, inside and out, and well… he’s not so bad himself. From what we’ve seen, they’re really normal.
Anyways, relive the moment below, then let me know. Do you think they’ll last?
— Emily Longeretta