And the final rose goes to...
JoJo Fletcher's journey has come to an end on the 2016 season of The Bachelorette and—as of filming, at least—found the man of her dreams. That person is... Jordan Rodgers!
Rodgers got down on one knee during tonight's finale and popped the question to the Dallas beauty in picturesque Phuket, Thailand, and she said "yes."
When you look back at your life it's those little moments when one decision completely changes the course of your life. A few months ago I took a leap of faith that took me on a journey that lead me to the love of my life. @joelle_fletcher I love you more than anything! You are the most amazing woman on this planet, you are my best friend, and my rock. You are the best thing I wake up to in the morning and the last thing on my mind at night. Today is not the start of our love story, it's the start of a new chapter. I have grown to love you more and more with every passing day. I loved reliving the greatest day of our life tonight. The day we decided to take on the world together. To be fully committed to each other for the rest of our lives. That seems like a long time, but already I know it won't be nearly long enough. I never grow tired of laughing, crying, living, and loving with you, and I never will. Here's to the next 100 years, and a 100 more after that, because no amount of time is ever long enough to spend with the love of your life. You are my everything, and I'm so ready to marry you and do life with you!!
Unfortunately, that means Robbie Hayes went home alone after finding love with the 25-year-old. ABC called the decision a "surprising, explosive ending" and we, for one, have to agree.
This reveal comes after both suitors had the chance to meet JoJo's parents, Soraya and Joseph, as well as the rest of her immediate family. Her family didn't hold back with comments after they met both contestants, clearly favoring Hayes after he asked both her parents' blessing for her hand in marriage. Rodgers, who also met her parents, did not ask her parents for permission during their meeting, causing tension with Fletcher afterwards (he eventually called her parents later to ask for permission).
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As is customary in the Bachelor franchise, JoJo ends up with a Neil Lane engagement ring that Rodgers chose especially for her leading up to the big proposal—an oval cut diamond with plenty of bling around the band, worth an estimated $80K. We have to give it up to Rodgers on his ring selection because it's *exactly* what JoJo wanted.
Hopefully things are still going well for JoJo and Rodgers—but let's get a check-in via the "After the Final Rose" special and pray we find out who the next Bachelor star is sooner rather than later.