"The Bachelor" officially ended its 21st season, which was marked with highlights that included Corinne, Corinne's nanny Raquel, cheese pasta... and that's about it. "I think about how much I've grown to care about you, to respect you". After all this time, Nick chose the woman who was standing right in front of him, and now they can spend the rest of their lives together.
"We're still getting to know each other, that's the reality", he continues. In fact, Nick seemed to be crying a lot more than her. So when she was the first to step out of the limo, were were just as surprised as she was that he didn't choose her. Even though she threw up, Nick was so smitten over this trilingual beauty that it didn't matter.
Gates mused about the full-circle moment in a love story she likened to a fairytale.
"And believe me when I tell you he knows that", Chris added.More news: 'A Day Without a Woman' protest is tomorrow, strike closing schools
Next up for Nick Viall is Dancing with the Stars, where he'll be dancing starting March 20th on ABC. We dare you to FLIP through to see if you can figure out which quote ACTUALLY belongs to POTUS. Fans were eager to find out what their plans are on After the Final Rose.
For their final date, potentially ever, Nick and Vanessa rode horses through the snow-covered woods, which Nick described as "literally wow". "So no, love's not enough". After starting season 21 of The Bachelor with 30 women, the 36-year-old "software sales executive" has narrowed his search for a partner down to two bachelorettes - Vanessa Grimaldi and Raven Gates.
As Viall's Bachelor season comes to a close, Soules also reflected on his own time on the series, and his breakup with ex-fiancee (and final pick) Whitney Bischoff. "Someone who can keep up with me, keep me on my toes, challenge me and isn't afraid to call me out on some of my BS", he told Entertainment Tonight. As Santa invited the two to get cozy while sitting by the fire, it seemed like he was on Team Vanessa. Mom, citing how confident Nick was about Kaitlyn - you know, before she dumped him for another man - asks how Nick can know if something will work? "I finished fifth I think". That's the girl he's more into, for sure. All the tears and all the ups and downs, it kind of just felt like, finally I got to the place that I hoped to get to. But this season finale is also: "But will she say yes? I feel like sometimes I've been fighting it, and I'm not fighting it any longer". "It's stronger than anyone else's".
Given his track record of nearly getting engaged - twice - Viall vocalized his own inner struggle and questioned if he was making the right choice in the moments leading up to the proposal.