'The Bachelor' Finale: Ben Proposes to Courtney After Initial Red Flag

'The Bachelor' Finale: Ben Proposes to Courtney After Initial Red Flag

Ben's mom and sister have a bad feeling about Courtney after hearing bad things about her, but finally give approval for the model after meeting her in person.
Ben Flajnik had to pick between Lindzi Cox and Courtney Robertson on "The Bachelor" season 16 finale. He first introduced the two girls to his family, who would share their thoughts on both ladies.

Even before meeting any of them, his sister Julia asked if there's a girl who couldn't get along with other girls. "Yeah, there is. And she's Courtney. She's still here," Ben admitted. "The girl that generally doesn't get along with the other girls, that's kind of a red flag," Julia warned him.

First to meet Ben's family was Lindzi. The three girls had no problem in conversation. Taking her aside to the patio, Julia asked Lindzi about Courtney. "She's very different than myself. She was very shut off," Lindzi said, affirming Julia's first opinion on the model.

Both Julia and Barbara gave their approval for Lindzi. Ben's sister said Lindzi "would be a good fit for my brother," while her mother called the business development manager "the total package."

Later, it was Courtney's turn to meet Ben's family. Julia asked Courtney what happened with her and the other girls. "I was really making an effort from Day 1 but some of the girls didn't seem to want to get to know me," Courtney defended herself.

"I felt like I was constantly defending myself. Then I gave up. I was here for him.... I'm in love with your brother.... It feels right. Like everyone says, when you know, you know," she went on explaining. To Barbara, she said she falls in love with Ben. "It's just like a fairy tale. I'm really happy. I'm also feeling vulnerable," she opened up.

At the end of the day, Ben's sister admitted she's "blown away" by Courtney. "She's a really amazing girl," Julia said after finding that Courtney is a "very, very sweet" girl. Barbara chimed in, "I found her to be a very kind person."

Ben later had another date with each girl. Lindzi told Ben while riding a gondola, "I want to make a life with you." With Courtney, Ben took a helicopter ride and fly over the Matterhorn. Courtney presented him with a scrapbook, which included a "letter from my heart to yours."

Neil Lane then gave Ben the rings. On a mountaintop, Ben awaited the girls. Lindzi came first. "You are what I've looked for in a woman my entire life," Ben made his little speech. "I want you to know I've fallen in love with you, but I need those moments to last a lifetime. And, uh, I've found that with someone else. I'm sorry. I'm in love with someone else."

"Don't be sorry. I'm mad at myself - for not giving you what you needed," Lindzi responded. "Well, good luck, and if things don't work out, call me. See ya." Trying to toughen up, she said as a helicopter took her away, "If he does want to marry Courtney, I would be completely shocked."

Ben then welcomed Courtney. "I want you to know I think you're incredible, but I promised myself that I wouldn't get down on one knee again unless I was certain it was forever, and I want to tell you that you are my forever," Ben cooed.

The winemaker got down on his knees and popped the question, "Courtney, will you marry me?" Courtney accepted his proposal, promising, "I'll love you forever."

The couple would talk about their relationship in "After the Final Rose" which airs after the "Bachelor" season finale.

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