Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez – together in public for the first time since their engagement – sat down with Chris Harrison on The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose Monday night on ABC.
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Roberto and Ali said that they’re living in San Diego, California and planning a 2011 wedding, with Ali hoping for summer and Roberto pushing for spring.
“I want her to know I genuinely want to marry her,” Roberto said about Ali, to which she responded, “We don’t want to rush into anything, we’re enjoying it.”
Gushing with her trademark smile and laugh, Ali said she’s “never been this happy in my whole life. I don’t think anything can come in between us.”
Before the happy couple appeared together, Chris Lambton returned and spoke with Ali about his experience on the show. Looking really handsome (could he be the next Bachelor?), Chris told Ali he fell in love with her while on the show, but she sent him home before the final rose ceremony, choosing Roberto instead.
“That’s the thing about love, you can’t control it,” Chris said. “She had two great guys at the end and she loved one more than the other. She didn’t feel it … so I can’t force it — you can’t force love.”
The promise of a showdown between Frank and Ali never happened, as Harrison revealed that Frank didn’t want to face Ali in person after leaving her, and the show, to go back to his old girlfriend Nicole.
“I was really hoping he would be here; not coming is more selfish,” Ali said of Frank’s absence.
Still, Ali has clearly moved on, and is excited about her future with Roberto.
“He’s wonderful. He’s unbelievably handsome. He is the most caring person I’ve ever known … I couldn’t have gotten a better man,” Ali said of Roberto.
As a gift at the end of the show, Ali and Roberto were whisked away in a helicopter to Catalina Island for one more chopper ride together.
ABC’s Bachelor Pad starts Monday, August 9, where former contestants from the Bachelor and Bachelorette compete on a game for love and money.