'After the Final Rose': Chris L. Ready to Move On, Ali and Roberto to Wed in Summer

August 03, 2010 03:05:45 GMT

In a one-hour special after the season 6 finale of 'The Bachelorette', Chris Harrison dug out some updates from the guy whom Ali sent home and the guy who is engaged to her.

'After the Final Rose': Chris L. Ready to Move On, Ali and Roberto to Wed in Summer
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Ali Fedotowsky appeared before host Chris Harrison in "The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose" special with a huge bling on her finger. In the bonus hour after the finale which revealed that Ali let go of Chris Lambton and picked Roberto Martinez, Harrison reunited the bachelorette and the guy she dumped as well as the guy she would marry.

Those who expect drama and tears would not find it in this one. First of all, Ali talked about Frank Neuschaefer who disappointed her by leaving toward the end of the show. She regretted the fact that he could not confront her. Rumor has it, Frank who told Ali that he realized he was still in love with his ex, is still happy with his choice.

Then Chris was brought in and given a chance to express his feeling about his final date being cut short because Ali could not have him in the final rose ceremony. "I know if we went on that date, we would have had a great time," Chris said. "That's the thing about love, you can't control it. She ended up with two great guys in the end and she loved one more than the other. You can't force it. You can't force love."

Asked whether he's still in love with Ali, Chris dodged the question by saying, "I'm ready to find my soul mate, I'm ready to find that perfect person." Ali entered and they hugged like old friends. A clip of them while finding the rainbow in Tahiti was played before Chris told Ali, "I'm so happy you found love." He even called Roberto "a great guy".

Before Robert was allowed on the stage, Harrison reminded Ali that she said she didn't believe love at the first sight. Ali laughed when remembering the first impression rose he gave for Roberto, saying she never thought of dating a guy like Roberto, let alone engaged to him.

But Roberto did not think like Ali. "I looked at her the first night and it was like a train hit me," he said. "I tell her all the time, I can't believe we met on a TV show." The beaming couple is moving in together in San Diego, California where Roberto would rebuild his insurance business. When asked about the wedding, Ali stated "summer" and added, "We don't want to rush into things."

Harrison wrapped the one-hour special by announcing it to Ali and Roberto that they are whisked away by helicopter for an all-expense paid vacation to Catalina Island, California.


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posted by Layla on Aug 09, 2010
I would say Chris L. is the winner since he was not chosen as Ali's final rose. Chris deserve to choose his own fiance!
posted by psly on Aug 06, 2010
Chris L needs to be the next Bachelor. He is such a great guy and deserves another chance at finding love!!!!!
posted by lizkim on Aug 03, 2010
I felt all along that Roberto was the guy. Because they are both so down to earth I hope the media does not interfere with their happiness like the last couple.....
posted by me on Aug 03, 2010
did anyone else catch the preview for "after the rose" during the show where it looked like chris L confronted Ali...but did not see that on after the rose....?
posted by needclosure on Aug 03, 2010
I'm rewatching the "preview" for "after the rose" again on my dvr, "me". I also saw that but I think it was footage that was never aired. Chris L. says, "...and all of a sudden, boom, you're done"...then ABC cuts to Ali stating "That is not true". I then rewatched clips of the "after the rose" and could not find that anywhere. Is this creative ABC editing to create "drama" or what?
posted by zenchic29 on Aug 02, 2010
P.S. Wouldn't Chris L. make a great Bachelor for next season? Thoughts anyone?
posted by zenchic29 on Aug 02, 2010
Ali deserves a vacation after what she's been through. I wish the best for both Ali and Roberto. They seem very happy together.
posted by watcher 16 on Aug 02, 2010
Did anyone else think that Chris L's face looked like he'd lost major weight? (Maybe from being heart broken?)

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