BACHELORETTE Katie Thurston got ENGAGED to Blake Moynes on tonight’s shocking three-hour season finale.
Despite the latest ABC lead walking away with a Neil Lane ring on her hands, many fans insisted Blake was the “wrong” pick as he’s her “second choice” after a nasty split with Greg Grippo.
Bachelorette Katie Thurston and Blake Moynes got ENGAGED on tonight’s finaleCredit: ABC
On After The Final Rose, Katie stunned in a white dress while discussing her husband-to-beCredit: Getty
Just after last week’s emotional hometown date, Greg, 28, left the show after a blowout fight with Katie 30, led to his “breaking point.”
Following his dramatic departure, only Blake, 30, and Justin Glaze, 26, remained.
The morning after Greg left, Katie took her one-on-one date with the Canadian wildlife worker.
As the couple sipped champagne in a desert jacuzzi, she glowed as Blake told her he’s “falling in love” with her.
Katie flashed a huge smile and immediately responded: “I f**king love you too.”
The duo went on to have an intimate night in the Fantasy Suites where they woke up making out in bed the following morning.
Later that day, she sent Justin home after admitting to having stronger feelings for Blake.
Katie’s mom and aunt joined her to meet Blake for the first time where they grilled him with tough questions.
After Blake admitted to being “unemployed” and wanting to move to Africa, the family appeared nervous.
Her aunt gave him a stern warning: “You better be stable coming into this family. You’re here because we want you here not because we need you here.”
However, Blake continued his relationship with Katie and even picked out a diamond from the show’s famous jeweler, Neil Lane.
He struggled to decide if he was going to propose or not before finally popping the question.
As Blake approached the proposal location, he looked dapper in a black and white suit while Katie stunned in an encrusted emerald dress.
“I’ll never forget the moment we first met, the chemistry was instant but I never knew I’d be falling head over heels for you,” Katie said in tears to Blake.
She then referenced his mid-season arrival: “I always thought you showed up late.
“But if there’s anything I’ve learned during our journey together, it’s that love shows up when it wants, regardless of time, tradition, expectations, and that’s why we’re standing right here in this very moment.
“You showed up exactly when you were meant to show up. I’ll forever be thankful that you fought to be here.”
On the verge of tears, he responded: “I can’t give you what you came here for because you deserve a lot more than that.
“You deserve the world, and I’m excited to support you and be there for you every day moving forward.”
Katie then gave Blake her final rose, and they rode away together on horses.
The former contestant began to sob in an emotional scene as he told Katie: “I had no idea I was going to fall in love with you but I did.
“I have never been this vulnerable in my life with anyone. I won’t get down on one knee twice, it’s a one-deal thing for me and I know I won’t have any regrets at the end of this.”
However, Katie simply responded: “I just love looking at you.”
Greg appeared very upset with the short answer, which led Katie to add: “I told your family our connection is so strong and I believe in us. You know how I feel about you though, right?”
She ended up leaving their one-on-one disappointed and Greg is left asking himself “what the f**k just happened?”
The next morning, Greg visited Katie’s hotel room and admitted it “scared the hell out of him” that she had “zero reaction” to his confession of falling in love with her.
Following several minutes of fighting, Katie appeared distraught and asked: “I can’t even comprehend what you’re saying right now. Are you done?”
“Yes. That’s exactly what I’m saying. It was never about a rose, all I was asking for is Katie. I love everything about you and really saw you as my girl,” Greg assured her.
The New Yorker then stormed out of Katie’s hotel room – causing her to chase him down in tears.
Once she finds him huddled over in a chair, he told her: “All I know is I deserve more than what I’ve been given on your side.”
“Well I’m not happy here anymore. I’m not. I’m done here,” Greg responded before storming off set – leaving Katie crying on the floor alone as she insisted he was “the one.”
Blake and Katie had an intimate night in the Fantasy Suites togetherCredit: ABC
Katie’s mom and aunt met with Blake where they expressed their hesitations of him joining the familyCredit: ABC
Greg Grippo and Katie got into a blowout argument before he left the show last weekCredit: ABC