And then there was one.
Rachel Lindsay may have told Peter Kraus that she loved him during their devastating breakup, but she was only ever "in love" with one man while filming The Bachelorette: her now-fiance, Bryan Abasolo. "I just want to say thank you for giving me that and allowing me to receive love from you because now I'm a man", Eric said. "I never would have just chosen a ring", Rachel said in response. "And you can see, watching that is no different".
"I don't think that I'm ready to ask you to marry me tomorrow", Peter told Rachel. "And for the first time, I stopped running away from it, and I was like, 'Why can't you have what you want?' And that was Bryan".
Peter was obviously uncomfortable and Rachel, for whatever reason, was obviously angry at him.
Rachel told him, "I see my forever..." "It's like fantasizing this future we can have together, but when it comes to the reality with this, it's like steps are skipped".
An emotional conversation ensues in their hotel room with Rachel pushing Peter for an answer. "Like that's all I could do, I was so happy".
Nothing like hot air ballooning over Spain for a taste of what real life is like, eh? He always said he didn't know if he would be ready to get down on one knee. "I still struggle with it now". "It's been attractive that not only did I get to find my love on this journey, but that I was also able to represent myself in a strong way to America as an African American woman", Lindsay said.
The show switched back to live, where Chris invited a terrified Peter onto the couch to confront Rachel for the first time since their split. After asking Rachel what had been distracting her, then confessing to her that he hopes for nothing less than a proposal, Bryan was offered an invitation to the fantasy suite and they seemed to be back to their normal lovey-dovey selves.
"I'm living my best life", The Bachelorette assured her ex as the live studio audience cheered her on.
The engaged bachelorette laughed that she was going to study her Spanish dictionary as well! Finally, the top - rated show got ended wrapping up many rumors, cheatings, drama, lots of emotions and many things.
"I am the best version of myself when I'm with you - you're so easy and effortless to love".
During the dramatic three-hour roller coaster of an episode, viewers saw Eric, Peter, and Bryan battle it out for Rachel's heart. Rachel and Bryan want to plan a winter wedding in 2019. But at the end of the day, something unusual happens between Bryan and Rachel.
"We want to bring our lives together", Bryan explained.
Frequently, the bachelor or bachelorette of a given season will choose someone at the end based on his or her physical attraction, which makes sense given that the entire process from start to finish is just two months. Lindsay added, "We're not rushing anything".
Hometown visits were no walk in the park for Bryan and Rachel.