Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock's world was turned upside down when the man who captured her heart this season, 28-year-old sales rep Brooks Forester, dropped out of the competition one week shy of the finale. Was Des able to move on from her heartbreak with Chris Siegfried or Drew Kenney? Read on to find out…
Monday's episode began on a low note with Brooks' departure weighing heavily on Desiree's mind. After much soul searching, the 27-year-old bridal stylist ultimately decided to push through the pain and give Chris and Drew a real chance, despite the circumstances.
Meanwhile, after a heart-to-heart with Des' dad, Chris was granted permission to propose.
When the moment everyone was waiting for finally arrived, an admittedly nervous Chris reminisced over the weeks he spent getting to know and love Des before making a move to get down on one knee, but was immediately stopped short by the Bachelorette so she could first lay out her side of the story, feeling he was owed it.
Divulging the details of her heartbreak over Brooks, she tearfully revealed, apologetically, that the situation made her realize Chris was everything she ever wanted, before finally accepting her suitor's second attempt at a proposal with an enthusiastic "Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!".