The Bachelorette Finale Recap: Kaitlyn Bristowe Engaged To Shawn Booth!
Kaitlyn Bristowe got engaged on “The Bachelorette” finale to Shawn Booth. But before she accepted his proposal, Bristowe first introduced Nick and Shawn to her parents and went on one last date with each guy. Get “The Bachelorette” finale recap here!
The final episode of this season’s “The Bachelorette” began with Bristowe in Malibu, where she introduced her family to Nick and Shawn. First, Bristowe began by telling her family about how Nick had returned to the show. Her family was both shocked and dismayed, based on Nick’s behavior on Andi Dorfman’s season. Bristowe tried to convince them that he was a different guy, and that she was in love with him.
Nick then met with Bristowe’s mom, who after initially calling him “arrogant,” said, Nick is a “sweetheart… I was totally wrong with my judgment of him.” She further said she would be “very happy” if her daughter ended up with him. Similarly, Bristowe’s dad talked privately with Nick, and later said, “I would be happy if a ring was put on her finger, and Nick was the one who put it there.”
Next up was Shawn, who the family was concerned about because of his jealousy issues. He charmed them, however, from the start. After a family lunch, Bristowe’s mom pulled Shawn aside and pressed him about his reaction to finding out her daughter slept with Nick. Afterwards, Bristowe’s mother felt Shawn’s response was “mature,” and was glad that he said getting past that “made them stronger.”
Following a brief talk with her dad, Shawn met with both her parents and told them he planned to propose to her. Bristowe’s mom said, “1000 percent, you have our support,” while her dad added, “You have our blessing.”
On Nick and Bristowe’s final date, they went on boat ride, kissed a lot, and talked about how they could see themselves together forever. They later hung out in his hotel room, where he gave her a photo of them from their first date, along with a romantic note. She told the camera that she’s “in love” with Nick and could see him as her husband.
For her date with Shawn, Bristowe went to a winery, but it was awkward between the two. Shawn admitted to the camera he was getting a “pit” in his stomach and “nervous” about whether even to propose. They later spent more time in his hotel room and talked about their future together before Shawn presented her with a “Memory Jar” of mementos from their dates.
Each guy then met with fame jeweler Neil Lane, and picked out a diamond engagement ring. Nick was first to propose to Bristowe and said, “I’m yours, if you will have me” before presenting her with a ring. But Bristowe said she was “sorry” and that “my heart is with someone else.” Bristowe tried to explain, but Nick really didn’t want to hear more from her.
It was then Shawn’s turn. He told her he was in love with her and wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. She then said, “I never want you to question what we have. I am completely yours.” Shawn then dropped to one knee and presented her with the engagement ring. Bristowe accepted his proposal!