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Nick Viall on Rejected Bachelorette Proposal: 'I Will Never Get That Back'

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Nick Viall on Rejected Bachelorette Proposal: 'I Will Never Get That Back'

Originally posted 07/27/2015 11:45PM

On Monday night's season finale of The Bachelorette, leading lady Kaitlyn Bristowe's two final suitors picked out a ring and prepared to propose.

Bristowe chose to send Nick Viall home and accepted Shawn Booth's proposal, and the two made their public debut as an official couple on the live After the Final Rose special.



This wasn't Viall's first time making it to the final two on The Bachelorette: He also came in second place while courting Andi Dorfman on the show last spring.

The two-time runner-up sat down with Bristowe on Monday night on After the Final Rose for the first time since she sent him home.

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Read Andi Dorfman's Words for Her Bachelorette Ex Nick Viall

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Read Andi Dorfman's Words for Her Bachelorette Ex Nick Viall

Originally posted 07/27/2015 10:55PM

SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading now if you don't want to know what happened during the final rose ceremony.

Ouch! Nick Viall got jilted for a second time on Monday's finale of The Bachelorette, but he got some sympathy from a surprising source.

Former Bachelorette Andi Dorfman, who ditched Viall in favor of Josh Murray last season, hasn't exactly been on good terms with her ex ever since he revealed that they'd had sex in the fantasy suite, but she offered up a few kind words after Kaitlyn Bristowe sent him home in tears.

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The Bachelorette Finale Recap: Kaitlyn Makes Her Choice

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The Bachelorette Finale Recap: Kaitlyn Makes Her Choice: I Have No Regrets

Originally posted 07/27/2015 10:00PM

Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth open up about breaking the rules and their plans for a (really big) family. Subscribe now for all the details plus exclusive photos, only in PEOPLE!



It's finally over. If you felt a gentle breeze blow your hair back, it was my explosive sigh of relief traveling miles, state lines, countries, continents, galaxies.

Every season, host Chris Harrison promises that "this season of The Bachelorette/The Bachelor/Bachelor in Paradise will be the most dramatic yet," and he proves himself a liar most of the time. Not this time! Kaitlyn Bristowe finally made her choice, and it was in the most awkward, painful way possible. You played the runner-up real dirty, Kaitlyn. Reeeeal dirty.

Let's get into it, shall we? Huge spoilers are below, obviously.

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The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn and Shawn Are Engaged! See the Happy Couple on the Cover of PEOPLE

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The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth Are Engaged! See the Happy Couple on the Cover of PEOPLE

Originally posted 07/27/2015 10:00PM

Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth open up about breaking the rules and their plans for a (really big) family. Subscribe now for all the details plus exclusive photos, only in PEOPLE!



It's been a rocky road on The Bachelorette this season, but Kaitlyn Bristowe has finally found her fairy-tale ending.

"I didn't think I could be this happy," Bristowe tells PEOPLE exclusively.

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Bachelorette Contestant Ed Swiderski Hands Out a Final Rose – to His New Chicago Bride

Bachelorette Contestant Ed Swiderski Hands Out a Final Rose – to His New Chicago Bride

Originally posted 07/25/2015 11:00PM

Ed Swiderski's up-and-down journeys on The Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad ended far short of the altar, but all that is behind him with his wedding Saturday night to Chicago TV anchor Natalie Bomke, the couple confirm exclusively to PEOPLE.

Swiderski, 36 – who proposed to Bachelorette Season 5 winner Jillian Harris in 2009 before their relationship derailed – said "I do" to Bomke, 33, in a sunset ceremony attended by 100 guests on the open-air veranda of The Crown on the 25th floor of the iconic Tribune Tower.

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Bachelorette Finale Sneak Peek: Nick Picks a Ring for Kaitlyn, Remembers Andi's Rejection

Originally posted 07/23/2015 10:00AM

On the finale of The Bachelorette, suitor Nick Viall has a serious case of déjà vu – and PEOPLE has the exclusive first look.

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The Bachelorette's Brady Jokes About the 'Real Reason' He and Britt Broke Up: 'We Had No Real Celebrity Couple Mashup Name'

The Bachelorette's Brady Jokes About the 'Real Reason' He and Britt Broke Up: 'We Had No Real Celebrity Couple Mashup Name'

Originally posted 07/22/2015 03:10PM

Bachelorette fans were shocked to learn that Brady Toops and Britt Nilsson ended their romance shortly after stepping away from the cameras – despite the "going strong" updates that ABC aired each week.

"Everything on paper was perfect," Nilsson, who her chance at finding love this season to Kaitlyn Bristowe in the premiere, told PEOPLE of why their relationship only lasted a few weeks. "But we didn't have that connection I was looking for. That was a hard conclusion."

In an Instagram post Tuesday, Toops, 33, teased that the truth behind their breakup had more to do with their lack of a cute couple's name like Bennifer or Brangelina.

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The Bachelorette's Jared on Kaitlyn's Slut-Shaming: 'She Doesn't Deserve It'

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The Bachelorette's Jared Haibon Says Kaitlyn Bristowe 'Doesn't Deserve' to Endure Slut-Shaming

Originally posted 07/21/2015 04:00PM

He left The Bachelorette in tears after Kaitlyn Bristowe decided to send him home, but Jared Haibon isn't bitter about her decision.

"I know how hard of a day that was for both of us," the restaurant manager tells PEOPLE. "There were parts of me that wanted to go back and pull a romantic gesture like Heath Ledger walking down the bleachers in 10 Things I Hate About You, but that's not the way it works here. There were three other guys after me. Kaitlyn and I had a wonderful connection, but it just wasn't as strong as the others."

So Haibon says he understands the reasons behind Bristowe's decision to have sex with contestant Nick Viall during the show. "My relationship with Kaitlyn was different than her relationship with Nick. Theirs is much more intense and passionate in terms of physicality. If we were in that moment, it would be very hard not to explore and further our relationship, and that's what they did. We're all adults here."

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The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn Bristowe Blogs Why She Was Really Crying After Hearing  Those Cruel Tweets on Men Tell All

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The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn Bristowe Blogs Why She Was Really Crying After Hearing Those Cruel Tweets on Men Tell All

Originally posted 07/21/2015 07:00AM

Kaitlyn Bristowe is the Bachelorette! She charmed her way into the hearts of the Bachelor Nation – and nearly the Bachelor himself, Chris Soules, on season 19 of The Bachelor. Now Kaitlyn is nearing the end of her televised journey to love.

The Men Tell All ... dun dun DUNNNNNN!

I'm not going to lie, I was NERVOUS for this. First of all, who has 20 ex-boyfriends? Secondly, who has to go face all of them in one room and talk about it? Especially with the topics I knew would be on the table!

Listening to the guys interact with each other reminded me of why I had feelings for the men I did. It meant a lot to hear them stand up for me. I am not sure if any of them read my blogs, but if you guys do, THANK YOU. To Clint, JJ, Tanner (although Tanner, you were pretty tough on me), Chris and Ben H., thank you. You guys all stood up for me, and I REALLY appreciated it.

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