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After a season full of drama (and jerks!), Ashley Hebert finally got her happy ending on the season finale of The Bachelorette.
It was down to just two men -- winemaker Ben Flajnik, 28, and New York construction manager J.P. Rosenbaum, 34 -- and Hebert had a tough decision to make when both guys got down on one knee and proposed. But it was the sweet and considerate J.P. who won the final rose and a resounding, "Yes!" from from the Bachelorette in Fiji.
But first, Ashley had to turn down Ben, who did little to hide his anger at being rejected. "What I don't need you to do is sugarcoat it," he said. And when Ashley expressed her sadness at parting on bad terms, he scoffed: "Good things don't end, unless they end badly."
But once Ben left, the hard part was over, and Ashley looked completely smitten when J.P. arrived.
"All the time we've spent together, it's been the happiest time of my life," he told the 26-year-old dental student. "And you always say to me, 'You're smiling all the time. You're going to have wrinkles when you're older.' Well, I smile because of you. You bring that out. What I do know for absolute certain is that I am madly in love with you. I love everything about you."
Responding to his sentiment with a kiss, Ashley finally revealed her true feelings to J.P.
"Today is the reason why I went through all the good times and the bad times, and I've been wanting to tell you how much I loved you for so long now," she said. "You mean the world to me and I do not want to be with anyone else forever."
Then came the moment of truth, as J.P. popped the question.
"I'm so in love with you. You're the one. You're it," he said, presenting his girl with a Neil Lane engagement ring. "Ashley, will you marry me?"
Of course, she said yes, and the two sealed another season with a kiss and a walk off into sunset.
Here's wishing a lifetime of happiness to the adorable couple. But, if not -- there's always Bachelor Pad!
Watch J.P.'s sweet proposal here: