AceShowbiz - Has JoJo Fletcher found "the one" on "The Bachelorette"? The 25-year-old Texas girl was still in love with both Robby and Jordan when the August 1 finale began, but finally made up her mind after introducing them to her family in Thailand.
First up to meet JoJo's family was Jordan. He was fun as always, but her mom was worried that he wasn't as serious and committed as he should be. Jordan didn't ask JoJo's dad for her hand in marriage, something which he knew was important to JoJo.
Next, it was Robby's turn to meet JoJo's family. Her family seemed to like him better than Jordan as her brother said, "You're not picking a New Year's Eve date." Her dad was convinced that she's going to pick Robby and told Robby, "She loves you."
After Robby left, JoJo talked to her family. Her family clearly preferred Robby to Jordan as her mom said, "I love him ... not that I don't like Jordan, but I think Robby's more husband material for you." JoJo defended Jordan, but she was horrified when she found out that he didn't ask her parents for permission to propose to her.
"In my overnight with Jordan, he talked about how important that was," she told the cameras. "That's a very clear thing that you ask someone's father, and I don't know why he didn't do that." She then cried as she imagined what would happen if she made the wrong choice.
"If I ended up with Jordan, and if things ever did get tough, and it didn't work out, I'd always regret not going for Robby," she tearfully said. "And if I went with Robby, I'd always wonder what if that was the life that I was meant for."
JoJo had another date with each of the guys before making the tough decision. Robby revealed his vision of their future as they sat on the beach. Later in the night, Robby gave JoJo some sweet gifts including pictures of them together. JoJo told the cameras, "It hasn't been until the love that he has for me that I really did realize what I truly deserve and what my worth is. That's the type of love I know I've been waiting for. I see a lifetime with him."
During her last date with Jordan, JoJo asked him why he didn't ask her dad's permission. "I didn't feel comfortable with, for one, them not having met Robby," he explained. "I don't know if it's me. There's two of us left! I want you to know that it's exactly what you want, and I want you to know it's right, and I want your family to know that that's what you want. And then, I would be comfortable asking your dad." When JoJo asked him if he would be comfortable asking the question without her dad's permission, he didn't give an assuring answer either. "I don't know," he said.
During the nighttime portion of their date, Jordan redeemed himself. When JoJo told him that she feared he didn't want to get married, he assured her, "I wanna be on one knee once in my life, and that means so much to me. From day one, I talked [about] what my parent's marriage and their love means to me. Do you believe that? I will be on a knee and prove that to you, that you are gonna be the one for the rest of my life. That's what that means, I promise."
As the guys picked the rings that one of them would use to propose to JoJo, the Bachelorette found "clarity." And the final rose ceremony began. Robby got out of the car first and it only meant bad news for him. Robby delivered a romantic speech before JoJo cut him.
"Robby, wait - I can't let you get down on one knee. I can't let you do that. I can't let you do that because I don't wanna take that moment from you. Robby, I woke up this morning wanting it to be you. Every day I've been wanting it to be you. I fell in love with you, but for some reason my heart is somewhere else. You have made me feel the type of love that I've always dreamt of feeling, the type of love that I honestly didn't believe existed," she said.
Robby started crying but told her, "As long as you're happy." He left in the car and headed to the airport. "I'd been waiting for her to say she loves me, and then she did, and she wouldn't let me get down on one knee. In what world is that OK?" he said to the camera.
Jordan met JoJo next. He told her, "I love you so much. I love you so much. I fell in love first with just us, just the person I could be right away with you. How comfortable and confident, and how you challenged me and continue to challenge me to be the best version of myself. And I love that. You made me believe that love doesn't need to have script. There's not one way to draw it up. Those moments like this, where I'm holding your hand and I'm looking into your eyes, I know I'm so unbelievably in love with you. You're my best friend, you're my soul mate. I'm gonna keep you safe, I'm gonna protect you, I'm gonna wake up every morning and choose you, over and over and over again until you tell me I can't."
JoJo responded, "Jordan I love you so much. I've been waiting to tell you that I love you. I love you so much. I didn't want you to get down on one knee until you knew that." Jordan then got down on one knee and asked her, "I love you so much I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Joelle Anna Fletcher, will you marry me?" She said yes and they're off-screen romance has just begun.