After a string of dates with 25 men, Ashley Hebert has finally chosen her future husband on "The Bachelorette" season 7. The dentist student gave the final rose to J.P. on the episode which aired Monday, August 1, sending the other suitor Ben heartbroken.
Ashley's journey to pick the love of her life was not without drama. When her family met her and J.P. in Fiji, Ashley was left crying since her sister Chrystie showed that she disliked J.P. Aware of this, the construction manager told Ashley that he was upset, but he did not "want to say goodbye."
Meanwhile, Ben got along better with Ashley's family, especially her sister. During a private conversation, Chrystie admitted that she saw Ashley being herself, while Ben said he was in love with Ashley and he was ready to propose. The winemaker was so sure that she felt the same for him after they kissed on their final one-on-one date.
However, at the final rose ceremony, Ashley rejected Ben who proposed first. The 26-year-old beauty started crying when Ben showed up, but he went ahead with his proposal and got down on one knee. Ashley pulled him up and Ben said he knew before he walked off.
When Ashley tried to console him, Ben started to express his feeling, "I don't need you to sugarcoat it. You can't leave something like this on good terms... Right now I'm in utter shock." He added, "I don't know what the f*** just happened. That's the most vulnerable I've ever been with anybody."
When it's J.P.'s turn to propose, he told Ashley, "I have to take a leap of faith and that's exactly what this is. This is my leap of faith.... I love everything about you." Ashley, in return, said, "I do not want to be with anybody else but you forever."
J.P. then asked the question, "Ashley, will you marry me?" while presenting her with a diamond Neil Lane engagement ring. Ashley replied "Yes!" and he placed the ring on her finger. The two shared a long kiss with the backdrop of the Fijian sunset.