'Bachelorette' Recap: Ames Gets Dumped After Hometown Dates

July 19, 2011 03:47:55 GMT

Ashley Herbert chose to eliminate the portfolio manager after she admitted to his mother that their relationship was moving very slowly.

'Bachelorette' Recap: Ames Gets Dumped After Hometown Dates
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Ashley Herbert got introduced to her suitors' families in Monday (July 18) episode of "The Bachelorette". She first visited Constantine's hometown in Cumming, Georgia. He took her to his family's restaurant, Giorgio's, before she met his parents and sister.

Constantine's mother asked Ashley if she is ready to become part of her husband's family and relocate, and the bachelorette said she can be happy anywhere as long as she is with the right guy and he's happy. Meanwhile, Constantine's father told him that he should take time to fall in love, but if Constantine finds the right one he will have his dad's blessing.

The extended family then arrived for a family party complete with traditional Greek dancing. "I'm in love with Constantine's family," Ashley declared.

Her next destination was Pennsylvania which is Ames' hometown. She met his sister Serena, brother-in-law Randy, mom Jane, brother Jim, sister-in-law Tracy and the nieces and nephews. Serena told Ashley that Ames is smitten with Ashley, but she is concerned that Ashley does not feel the same way for her brother.

To Ames' mother, Ashley admitted things between them were moving very slowly. Jane did think that was bad, but Ashley said to the camera, "I'm still missing that romance. I'm still missing the spark between us." Jane then suggested Ames to step up the romance.

Following his mother advice, Ames took Ashley to a park and they had a romantic picnic under a magnolia tree. They took a ride on a horse drawn carriage, and Ashley said, "Today was exactly what I've been looking for."

For Ben's date, he and Ashley visited his family's winery in Sonoma. They did a barrel tasting and shared a kiss. Talking about his past relationships, Ben admitted he has only brought another woman to meet his mom. Ashley was later introduced to his mother Barbara and sister Julia.

Julia thought Ashley is sweet and saw that her brother has opened up to her more than anyone in a long time. To his mother, Ben claimed it's changed from an adventure to having feelings. At the end of the date, Ashley said she could see herself spending the rest of her life with Ben.

Roslyn, NY, J.P.'s hometown, was the last dating spot for Ashley in this episode. He took her roller skating at the skate center where he spent much of his youth. They made out under the disco ball and that made Ashley feel like in seventh grade again. During a more serious conversation, J.P. opened up to Ashley that his last relationship really hurt him.

They later went to J.P.'s home where Ashley met his mom Ilene, dad Peter, brother Roy and girlfriend Andrea. After a dinner, Ilene told J.P. that she was worried his heart would be crushed again. When asked if he will propose to Ashley if he is chosen at the final rose ceremony, he said, "If I feel it, yeah."

Ilene took Ashley aside to say how she is concerned about J.P., and Ashley assured Ilene that she is smitten by J.P. "We have something that is very special to me," she added. After this conversation, J.P.'s mom said, "I think I see a spark in her face, too, which would be very wonderful for the both of them."

Ashley was back to the "Bachelorette" mansion for the rose ceremony. In front of the four bachelors, she admitted it's hard for her to make the decision because she has been treated like part of their families. She then gave the roses to Ben, J.P. and Constantine, sending Ames home.

The self-proclaimed nerd turned gentleman said he respected her decision and felt lucky to have met her. In limo, he said, "I feel pretty numb. I've fallen in love with somebody who clearly didn't fall in love with me back."

In next week's episode, Ashley and the remaining contestants will have a date at Fantasy Suites in Fiji.


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posted by Lorrie on Jul 19, 2011
I am very pleasantly surprised at what a nice bunch of men there are here at the final part of this season's Bachelorette. The last 4 guys...I don't know how she can make a decision. It's true that Ames was less intense or romantic than the others,but he would keep you interested for the rest of your life. I'd like to date him. I think my least favorite is JP, that shaved head is not attractive. He'd look better with some hair. And the poor wine guy, he chopped his sexy hair !!! WHY ? What a mistake. Hope he grows it back. All the men seem very sweet, with deep emotion and fairly articulate. I was actuvuQIMally cringing when the rose ceremony came. I didn't want any of them to get their feelings hurt. I hope Ashley doesn't screw up.
posted by vikkid55 on Jul 19, 2011
what a stupid cry baby bitch
posted by Kelly on Jul 19, 2011
Ames - I would have picked you in a second!!! But this is not how to find real love. You're a shining light. Keep on shining, keep on opening up to life and love, and you will meet the right person. You won't have to go looking. Patience my dear. It will be worth the wait- I guarantee it. All the best to you....
posted by Rosey on Jul 19, 2011
We love u Ames!!! You're fantastic and u will find someone. Don't worry, you'll get someone even better. I'd marry u!
posted by Ayor on Jul 19, 2011
Ames was handsome, smart, classy and from a good family. Maybe he was a bit too intellectual for Ashley, and she seemed to want someone to jump start the passion. Her loss I'd say. Maybe he's too classy, but he should consider being the next bachelor.
posted by katie on Jul 19, 2011
You are too good for Ashley. You need someone with your upbringing. Not this homely whiny baby. Some girl with a Harvard Education with class values and rich will see u Ames and you'll forget all about Ashley
posted by Savannah on Jul 19, 2011
Aww, Ames! He was my favorite. I really hope he turns out to be the next Bachelor.

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