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We watched all season as Ali Fedotowsky narrowed down her 25 suitors to find her Prince Charming. And, although she hit a few bumps along the way, The Bachelorette found true love in the end with 26-year-old insurance agent Roberto Martinez, who got down on one knee and proposed on last night's finale.
"You told me how important it was for your husband to love you unconditionally and to always be by your side no matter what,” Roberto said. “I want to be that man for you. I want to make you laugh. I want to make you smile. I want to make sure you wake up every morning for the rest of your life knowing that you are so, so loved.”
"I wanna share my life with you. Share your life with me. Be my wife?" he asked a giddy Ali, who happily accepted.
"Fairytales to me were always something you read in stories or saw in movies," she said. "I'd never thought I'd live one, and be here with Roberto, and get my happy ending. It's perfect."
It was particularly heartbreaking ending for runner-up Chris Lambton, 33, the nice guy from Massachusetts, who quit his teaching job to take care of his sick mother before she passed away a few years back. In order to protect Chris from any more unnecessary pain, Ali let him go a day before the final rose ceremony, telling him she was sure she was in love with someone else. Always the gentleman, Chris held his head high, thanked Ali for being honest and wished her well.
"Good luck tomorrow,” he said. “Go find out if he loves you, alright? You’re easy to love."
The landscaper said goodbye and left Bora Bora alone -- but not before getting a sign from his mom (in the form of a perfect rainbow) that all was going to be okay.
So, another season of The Bachelorette comes to a close, as Ali and Roberto set out to experience life after the final rose. Though the show's track record for lasting relationships has been less than stellar, we can't help but root for these two, who seem like they just can't get enough of each other.
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