On the finale episode of The Bachelorette, star Becca Kufrin said that she liked that her relationship with contestant Garrett Yrigoyen didn’t happen overnight. She said she enjoyed the fact that it evolved. She also told Yrigoyen that she feels a little bit of home with him and that he reminds her so much of her father, who died of cancer in 2009. With Blake Horstmann, she said she felt an instant connection and that she had fallen in love with him weeks before the finale. So, which one of them did she pick. Read on below for the live recap of the proposal, along with the heartbreak of the runner-up. BEWARE OF MAJOR SPOILERS.
Becca Kufrin had difficulty choosing which man to be with, but said that, ultimately, she went with the person she said she couldn’t picture her life without. Kufrin said she found her partner, as well as herself, through this journey.
Blake Horstmann was the first person shown proposing to Kufrin and she ended up rejecting him, saying that Yrigoyen was a better fit. Horstmann appeared blind-sided and crushed by the break up. Horstmann was shown bawling into a towel after he walked away, as Kufrin also cried to the cameras, saying she thought it would be Horstmann for so long.
Horstmann was then shown live in the studio for part of the live segment of the finale, with host Chris Harrison. He said that he never thought he would hear “no” when he proposed. Horstmann and Kufrin came face to face during the live segment and were very friendly, seemingly having no hard feelings.
After sending Horstmann home, Kufrin tearfully told the cameras that Yrigoyen is “the one for her.” She said that Yrigoyen would stand by her every day and she could picture him being the father of her children. Crying to the cameras prior to the finale, Yrigoyen said that he couldn’t wait to give her a lifetime of happiness.
Yrigoyen started out with compliments and a big hug. He then said that he and Kufrin had talked about their future together, and that he loves her so much. He said that she is his world. Then, Kufrin interrupted him, saying she started out this journey, not knowing what to expect from the experience. She then brought up when she gave him her first impression rose. She also started to cry when she told him how much he reminded her of her father.
And finally, Kufrin told Yrigoyen, “I love you,” explaining that she was waiting for the right person to say those three words to at the end of her Bachelorette journey. Yrigoyen was overjoyed and picked her up in the air before getting down on one knee and presenting her with her Neil Lane engagement ring.
When Kufrin said “yes,” Yrigoyen exclaimed, “Gimme that finger!”
Kufrin gave Yrigoyen her final rose, saying, “from the first impression rose to the final rose.” The two then danced and joked to the cameras that they are “off the market”.