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Desiree Hartsock: 'Love Can Be Unpredictable' | Desiree Hartsock

The Bachelorette

UpdatePosted 08/06/2013 07:30PM

Desiree Hartsock's Bachelorette Blog: 'Love Can Be Unpredictable'

Originally posted 08/06/2013 12:50PM

Former Bachelor contestant Desiree Hartsock is calling the shots and handing out the roses as the current star of The Bachelorette. The bridal stylist will blog all season long on PEOPLE.com about her dates, the guys and the difficult decisions she must make. You can also follow Desiree on Twitter.

I want to start by thanking everyone who watched my journey to find love this season on The Bachelorette. It is a challenging and emotional position to be in so I can't express how grateful I am for the love and support from my family, friends and viewers. I appreciate the encouraging words from many and the understanding that love can be unpredictable.

My relationship with Drew flourished in affection and through in-depth conversation. I enjoyed seeing the compassion and love he had in his heart and the sincerity that showed through his eyes. After our last date in Antigua, I felt like our relationship didn't move forward and I started to question if we were right for each other. He has so many qualities I was looking for in a partner but I had to put qualities aside and see if I could really picture our future together.

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The Bachelorette's Desiree & Chris Talk Wedding Plans!

UpdatePosted 08/06/2013 05:00PM

Desiree Hartsock & Chris Siegfried Are Moving In & Planning a Wedding

Originally posted 08/06/2013 12:45AM

After a turbulent season of secret girlfriends, dramatic goodbyes and suitors around "for the wrong reasons," The Bachelorette's Desiree Hartsock is happily engaged – and moving in with her man, Chris Siegfried.

"I truly believe things happen for a reason," she tells PEOPLE. "I have no regrets."

After revealing their love on national TV, Hartsock is ready to move to Seattle – this weekend! – to be with her fiancé. And a wedding is already in the works.

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Shark Week vs. The Bachelorette Finale: Which Brought More Drama?

Shark Week vs. The Bachelorette Finale: Which Brought More Drama?

Originally posted 08/06/2013 02:30PM

Discovery Channel's annual fin-fest is in full swing (Voodoo Sharks, anyone?) but it wasn't the only network dishing out drama last night.

Desiree Hartsock's heart was on the line Monday after front-runner Brooks Forester bailed during the two-part gut-wrenching Bachelorette finale.

Viewers were left guessing if the blindsided bridal stylist would choose between poetic mortgage broker Chris Siegfried and intensely romantic marketing analyst Drew Kenney – or leave them both behind to mend her broken heart.

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All the Details On Bachelorette Desiree's Unique Engagement Ring From Chris

All the Details On Bachelorette Desiree's Unique Engagement Ring From Chris

Originally posted 08/06/2013 12:45PM

Her new sparkler is -- appropriately -- rose gold

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The New Bachelor Is Juan Pablo Galavis!

The Bachelor

UpdatePosted 08/05/2013 11:25PM

The Bachelor Reveals Its Newest Star, Juan Pablo Galavis

Originally posted 08/05/2013 10:55PM

It's official – we have a brand new Bachelor!

After Desiree Hartsock's emotional season finale of The Bachelorette, host Chris Harrison announced the franchise's newest star during the After the Final Rose special Monday night.

Although some may have thought Brooks Forester (who broke Desiree's heart in Antigua) was a possibility, fellow former suitors Zak Waddell and Juan Pablo Galavis were early frontrunners for the gig. While Desiree expressed her hopes for Zak, PEOPLE.com readers cast their votes for Juan Pablo.

And, sure enough: Felicidades, Juan Pablo! The Venezuelan former soccer player and single dad will be the next star of The Bachelor!

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The Bachelorette: Desiree Hartsock Chooses Chris Siegfried

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The Bachelorette: Desiree Hartsock Chooses Chris Siegfried

Originally posted 08/05/2013 10:05PM

After a tearful and emotional goodbye to her frontrunner, Brooks Forester, The Bachelorette's Desiree Hartsock faced another tough decision.

Would she abandon her quest for love? Or would she be able to move forward with one of the two men still vying for that final rose?

Although she was "blindsided," "devastated" and said she just wanted to go home, Desiree decided to face Chris Siegfried and Drew Kenney.

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Who Is Ali Fedotowsky '100 Percent Positive' Desiree Will Choose on The Bachelorette?

Desiree Hartstock Will Choose Chris, Ali Fedotowsky Predicts

Originally posted 08/05/2013 07:40PM

Last week, we saw a heartbroken Desiree Hartstock in Antigua.

After Brooks said goodbye, she was left to choose between Drew and Chris – and it's anyone's bet who, if anyone, gets the final rose in tonight's finale.

Well, having been through it herself, season 6 Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky is putting her money on Chris. "I would be willing to put a hefty bet in Vegas on it being Chris in the end," Fedotowsky told PEOPLE at the Herbal Essences Bachelorette finale viewing party in New York City Monday.

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Bachelorette's Chris Harrison Took His 'Hands Off the Wheel' this Season | Desiree Hartsock

The Bachelorette

Chris Harrison Took His 'Hands Off the Wheel' this Season

Originally posted 08/04/2013 07:00PM

As suspected, Brooks was just not that into The Bachelorette's Desiree Hartsock and thus her frontrunner for a fairy tale ending excused himself from the tournament of roses. He left her a weeping pile of emotion on an Antigua pier and left producers and viewers alike wondering if the show would go on.

"The first thing I said when I walked out after [my conversation with] Brooks was, 'We might be done.' We were in the home stretch trying to set up a happy ending and magic proposal. This was a curveball," host Chris Harrison said during a press call Thursday.

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POLL: Will Bachelorette Desiree Find Love After Heartbreak?

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The Bachelorette: Will Desiree Find Love After Heartbreak?

Originally posted 08/03/2013 12:00PM

Desiree Hartsock promised "raw emotion and real feelings" on the finale of The Bachelorette. And it has already delivered.

Part one of the two-part finale included plenty of heartbreak stemming from a shocking twist.

Desiree was left reeling on Monday's episode after Brooks Forester, considered the front-runner for her affections, revealed that he just wasn't feeling it – and decided to leave.

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Desiree Hartsock on the Final Two: 'I Just Can't Love Them As Much' As I Did Brooks

Originally posted 08/01/2013 04:00PM

It's down to the final two on The Bachelorette. But can either get the heartbroken Desiree Hartsock to say "I Do" after Brooks said "I Don't" to her last week?

"Brooks leaving, it broke my heart," a weeping Hartsock says in an exclusive clip of the Part 2 season finale, airing Monday (8 p.m. ET). "It broke my heart for him to say those things to me. Knowing I have two amazing, unreal, guys who do want to love me, who do love me, but I just can't love them as much."

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