The Bachelorette 2012 Emily Maynard: After the Final Rose Recap

Following The Bachelorette 2012 finale, we are treated tonight with a live The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose special featuring The Bachelorette Emily Maynard and the gorgeous bachelors from season 8 of the show. Host Chris Harrison has promised some dramatic revelations tonight in The Bachelorette 2012: After the Final Rose special, which is live for the first time ever!


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Who did Emily Maynard choose as the winner of The Bachelorette 2012 and the man of her dreams? Well, if you don’t know yet, we recommend you stop and read our The Bachelorette 2012 finale recap before continuing on. With that said, let’s get right on to our The Bachelorette 2012 After the Final Rose special!

After an incredibly emotional decision by The Bachelorette Emily Maynard on tonight’s The Bachelorette 2012 finale, now comes time for her and the bachelors from season 8 to tell us all the inside scoop about what happened on the show.

Both of her final two bachelors will talk about their time courting Emily Maynard, which will undoubtedly be a difficult thing for the man she didn’t choose. Plus, Emily Maynard will be speaking out about issues with the man she did choose because of “lingering feelings” she needs to get out before they can all move on with their lives.

Looking radiant, Emily Maynard kicks off the show by telling host Chris Harrison how the man she chose on The Bachelorette 2012, Jef Holm, makes her feel confident about herself. She says she is truly in love. Chris points out the huge rock on her finger and Emily says a ring means nothing next to the joy of finding Jef to share her life.

Emily then talks with Chris about Arie, who she decided to let go on the show before they could even have a final rose ceremony. Emily says she really did fall in love with Arie and that he will always have a piece of her heart. She says she feels bad that she did not really give Arie enough time to find closure with their relationship.

On stage, Arie gives Emily and a quick kiss before he sits down to talk about his time on the show. Arie says he still has feelings for Emily, but he understands how her heart belongs to Jef after watching through the whole season of The Bachelorette 2012. He just really wants to know why it was Jef for her and not him. Emily tells him that she really did have feelings for him, but she just felt like her relationship with Jef was truly solid and she was more confident that it was real.

Arie says he felt like on the show she wasn’t really connecting with any of the other guys like she was with him and that made him feel the connection between them was the real thing. After she chose Jef, Arie says he went home with a broken heart. He decided he needed more resolution and went to go see her in Charlotte. They did not end up getting together there though because it didn’t seem right, so he just left his journal on her doorstep.

Emily has brought the journal with her tonight and tells him that she did not actually read it out of respect for him and for Jef. She gives the journal back to him.  Arie says he has nothing but happiness for her and Jef and hopes they will have everything they want together. Emily says if Jef had not been there, she would have probably chosen Arie, but she just had confidence with Jef she did not have with him.

Arie says he is doing well overall and that he and Jef became friends on the show and still talk. When he leaves, howefver, it is still obvious how heartbroken he looks at not being chosen by Emily.

Jef comes up on stage and host Chris Harrison congratulates him on his engagement to Emily. Jef gushes endlessly about how much Emily means to him, how much he loves her, how great his time with her and her daughter Ricki have been. They have had to try to keep their visits in secret, of course, so as not to spoil the ending of The Bachelorette 2012, but it has been great.

We are treated to a video of Emily and Jef’s proposal and Chris asks her why it took her so long to answer when Jef asked her to marry him. Emily says she was just in fear about the future. Chris asks Jef what he was thinking at the time and he says he thought she was stalling because she was surprised about the quick proposal.

Jef says he is moving to Charlotte where Emily and her daughter live. He will find a place of his own and then they will work on their wedding plans. Emily teases with hints it might just be a spring wedding. Chris congratulates them again.

That’s it for The Bachelorette 2012. Congrats to the happy couple and let’s hope Emily and Jef will live happily ever after!

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