Ashley intends to make both of her final suitors get down on bended knee to propose! Is that fair?
Ashley Hebert has had a rough season on The Bachelorette, but it’s finally coming to a close. Next Monday is her last final rose ceremony, and by the show’s end, she’ll either be engaged to Ben Flajnik or JP Rosenbaum. However, she’s decided to put both men through the ringer, and lets them get down on bended knee to propose to her — fully well knowing she can only pick one to wed. Is this completely cruel?
The 24-year-old dental assistant has always prided herself on how she respects the guys and how she doesn’t want to hurt them with her choices. She’s even displayed this by dumping Ryan Park before a rose ceremony in order to save him embarrassment, knowing full well she would never want to be with him.
So why is she about to let both men confess their feelings when she only feels for one? “Both guys get full-on down on one knee,” a show insider tells Us magazine.
Really caring for Ben and JP as she does, is it fair of her to let both embarrass themselves on national television to reveal a love that she only feels for one? Shouldn’t she do as former Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky did last season by letting Chris Lambton go before the final ceremony?
Perhaps Ashley is feeling low about herself — after, Bentley Williams and Constantine Tzortzis both opted out of the competition rather than date her — or perhaps she really doesn’t like either of her two finalists, but it is not fair to make both guys pour out their hearts if she seriously loves or prefers one over the other.
Does this make Ashley feel better about herself, that two great guys are fighting for her (and that was out of 25 original suitors) until the bitter end? That both are going to tell her how strongly they feel? It isn’t right.
The reality star literally could not make up her mind about who to choose until the very end of the show’s taping. “I liked so many things about both of them,” she said. “But, at the end, I knew exactly how I felt.” Really? Doesn’t sound like it.
It’s no wonder this season will have an unexpected outcome: “Viewers will see something from one of the guys you’ve never really seen: anger,” says the tabloid. “There is no friendship with Ashley after that.”
I’d say this, at least, is a pretty fair assumption, given that Ashley herself is hardly being fair to two men who genuinely care about her. She’s leading on the one she’s about to dump, and she’s playing fast and loose with the emotions of the one she’s going to pick in the end. How can she legitimately want to marry one when she’s still kissing and having sleepovers with another?
This kind of fickleness in love isn’t going to get Ashley anywhere in the long run. Let her mistakes be a lesson to you.