Watch J.P. Rosenbaum Propose to Bachelorette Ashley Hebert: "I'm Madly in Love With You"

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Aug. 2 2011, Published 5:09 a.m. ET

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Ashley Hebert gave out her finale rose last night on The Bachelorette and in return she got a huge sparking Neil Lane diamond from J. P. Rosenbaum. That's right! Ashley finally got her happy ending as 34-year-old New York native J.P. Rosenbaum got down on one knee and proposed to the 26-year-old dental student against the gorgeous island backdrop of Fiji — one of the most picturesque proposals for the hit ABC franchise.

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"I'm so in love with J.P. I'm just hopeful that he feels the same way," Ashley gushed, already having to deal with the Ben Flajnik's difficult departure. "My relationship with J.P. is everything I ever wanted in a marriage. I can see him as the best husband and the best father. I cannot wait to hear what he has to say, but at the same time I feel he can break my heart."

And luckily for Ashley, J.P. — who struggled with proposing for fear of being rejected — stuck to his word and "took a leap of faith."

First, J.P. called his leading lady "gorgeous" — Ashley radiated in a $16,790 Randi Rahm gown for the special occasion, a designer she wore frequently throughout the season — and then reminisced about their journey together.

"It's a lot different once you are here," he explained. "It's so hard to believe where this all started and how far we come. I remember getting out of the limo as if it was yesterday."

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"The hardest thing out of all of this has been not knowing. I'm an open book. All my cards are on the table," he continued. "I know I told you my biggest fear was falling in love with you and having my heart broken again."

And then he really opened up. "I know I have to take a leap of faith. All the time that we spent together, it's been the happiest time of my life. You always say to me, 'If I smile all the time, I'm going to have wrinkles.' All I know is that I'm madly in love with you. I love everything about you."

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"Today is the reason why I went through all the good times and the bad times. I've been wanting to tell you how much I love you for so long," Ashly gushed. "You mean the world to me, and I don't want to be with anyone else but you forever."

She added: "I'm so in love with you. You're the one. You are it."

And as the duo beamed, and embraced, for a second, it seemed as if J.P. was maybe not going to propose — until he got down on one knee!

J.P. came through, and asked for Ashley's hand in marriage, with a gorgeous Neil Lane diamond.

So far, only two couples from The Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise have successfully made it down the aisle

Catch the happy ending in the clip, via Hulu, below.


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