7:01pm PT by Ryan Gajewski
'The Bachelor' Finale: Chris Soules' Final Choice Revealed
[Warning: Spoilers ahead if you haven't seen Monday night's season finale of The Bachelor.]
The farmer has taken a wife.
The Bachelor star Chris Soules, frequently referred to on the ABC dating series as "Prince Farming," doled out his final rose on Monday's season finale.
The last two women standing were chiropractic assistant Becca Tilley and fertility nurse Whitney Bischoff, and Chris chose the latter after realizing Tilley was dragging her feet about moving to his small town.
During the finale, both women met Chris' family in Iowa. His relatives were crazy about Whitney and impressed by how open she was with her feelings. They also liked Becca, but it was clear that she had more reservations, and Chris' mom seemed surprised that Becca had trouble knowing whether she was in love with Chris.
Chris got one final date with each woman. His time with Becca was very tense, as Chris wanted to know why she just wasn't that into him, and she didn't know what to say. Chris ended the date in tears. However, his final date with Whitney was much more upbeat, and it was clear he understood how confident Whitney is in their relationship.
Chris met with Becca in his barn to inform her that she wasn't his final choice. "You're not really ready — I have to just go with my heart and my gut," Chris told Becca. She remained composed throughout his speech, as it appeared that Chris had a tougher time delivering the news than she did hearing it.
"It doesn't feel good at all," Becca said in the limo home, pointing out that she was falling in love with him but wasn't there yet. Chris himself seemed truly distraught as he stared at a tractor for what appeared to be an inordinate amount of time.
Then Whitney made her way to the barn, where Chris told her for the first time that he loves her. "It's not work for us," he told her. "It feels so right and it feels so perfect." He then got down on one knee to propose, and she said yes.
Do you think Chris chose the right person? Was Becca right to question their relationship? Are you thrilled to never have to hear the words "Prince Farming" ever again? Let us know in the comments!