‘Bachelorette AFR’: Ashley and Her Fiance Go Public

by | August 2, 2011 at 9:02 AM | The Bachelorette

Ashley and J.P. on The Bachelorette (ABC)

Ashley and J.P. on The Bachelorette (ABC)

Bentley Who? Despite Ashley Hebert’s familial fisticuffs with her inked-out disapproving big sis, the 26-year-old “Bachelorette” took a “leap of faith” and chose J.P. Rosenbaum to put a ring on it!

Dressed like a slick mamma jamma from “Reservoir Dogs,” the 31-year-old construction manager from New York put it all on the line at the podium of love in Fiji. “I know I told you my biggest fear is falling in love with you and having my heart broken again—and I’m still afraid,” he said as beads of sweat dripped off his butterlicious face. “But I also know to overcome that fear, I have to take a leap of faith. This is my leap of faith,” he concluded as he got down on one knee and asked for her hand in nuptialization.

“I don’t want to be with anyone else but you forever,” Ashley declared and allowed him to slip the Neil Lane sparkly onto her adolescent ring finger.

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At the “After the Final Rose” show, a happy J.P. and Ash sat down with Chris Harrison and showed their love for each other with so much P.D.A. that the audience’s hair popped off and they became as bald as J.P.

“We’ve been dying for this moment!” he said referring to them coming out publicly as an engaged couple. “She’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me.” His itty bitty fiance agreed. “We’re just a team,” she beamed.

However, before the love bombs exploded in the studio, there were F-bombs—those from reject Ben Flajnik in Fiji.

During his interview on “ATFR,” the 26-year-old wine maker from Sonoma Valley re-lived his angry moment of having his heart squashed like diseased grapes. Not surprisingly, he still seemed a little bit agitated at the whole craptastrophe, as indicated by his “Uhh, nice ring” comment when Ashley sat down with him.

However, Benji conceded he learned a lot through their love romp. “I’m a more complete person because of her,” he said as he flicked a piece of his flat-ironed hair back to a designated spot on his forehead.

Speaking of bitterness, what’s the latest with Ashley’s sister Chrystie and her vehement negative reaction towards J.P.? Apparently, her Grinch heart grew a millimeter or two since their inauspicious meeting in Fiji, and she’s now full of mazel tovs for the couple. “I feel like the biggest jerk ever! Shame on me for being so quick to judge!” she said to J.P. and Ash as they sat angrily staring at her, hoping laser beams would shoot outta their eyes and damage one of her tats. Nonetheless, future bro-in-law and sis-in-law hug it out since the cameras were rolling. Oh, it may have just been me, but I think I saw a little clandestine in-law butt-pinching action from Mr. Clean.

“We just want a humble, normal life,” Ash concludes as the lovebirds reveal they’ll be getting a place of their own in New York after she’s done with dental school and taking a breather just to enjoy being engaged.

Before Chris could wrap up the night by surprising the couple with a trip back to Fiji (he didn’t tell them they’d be staying in Ben’s old suite), he led in by saying he didn’t want the vertically challenged duo to leave empty-handed. “I’m not,” interjected romantico J.P. as he molested Ash’s fingers. The lovelorn audience cooed, downing hard liquor to get through the pain.

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