Jake Pavelka said goodbye to Tenley and asked Vienna to marry him on ABC's "The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love" season finale on Monday. It was announced on "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose" that Ali will be the next "Bachelorette."
"Vienna, I love you," Jake said when he got down on one knee and proposed. "Will you marry me?"
"Yes, yes," Vienna said. "I'm so happy right now."
Jake cried when he said goodbye to Tenley. "I do love you. You're just perfect...Something just doesn't feel right."
A crying Tenley thanked Jake for helping her learn to love again. "I know I can 'cause I was able to give my heart to you and I'm not sad that I did." She closed with a hug and said, "thank you for making me feel special."
"You can't force it. It just has to naturally be there," Jake said.
"My heart feels broken right now. He's a really good man," Tenley said in her limo ride. "Jake will see the mistake he made."
Here's a recap of the "After the Final Rose:"
When it was announced that Ali would be the next "Bachelorette," the first thing Ali requested was 50 guys instead of the usual 20-something. Host Chris Harrison laughed and called her "greedy." Ali's season will begin in May.
Chris also announced that Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney's wedding will be televised next Monday on "The Bachelor: Jason and Molly's wedding." Jason dumped his first choice Melissa Rycroft for Molly in "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose" last spring.
Before Vienna came on stage on "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose," Jake called Vienna "his baby." Aw. Jake said being on "The Bachelor" helped him get in touch with his emotions.
Host Chris Harrison said "You've cried enough to say that... You've had enough Mesnick's." Mesnick was a term coined during Jason Mesnick's term as the bachelor. After he made a particularly difficult decision, Jason would lean against a banister/rail/wall and cry. This approach is now referred to as "pulling a Mesnick."
Vienna and Jake said they were looking forward to having a public relationship and denied any rumors circulating that indicated the couple had broken up. Vienna said she recently read that she had a secret boyfriend. She said the boyfriend was such a secret that she didn't even know who he was.
Jake said Vienna was going to move to Dallas "immediately" but the couple had yet to set a wedding date. They were looking for "normalcy" first. It was revealed during the show that Jake will be on this season's "Dancing with the Stars," starting March 22, so normalcy might have to wait.
Before Jake and Vienna appeared on the show, Tenley was featured. When Chris asked Tenley what went wrong she said, "I still can't figure it out."
When Jake and Tenley came face-to-face on the show, he struggled to explain what it was that wasn't working with Tenley. "It was just that magical spark that I can't explain... Vienna and I had that spark that you and I didn't," Jake said. Jake said he still felt protective of Tenley and that she had a life friend.
"I have so much hope," Tenley said.
Here's a recap of the final episode of "The Bachelor:"
Jake's family went to Saint Lucia to help him choose between Tenley, 25, from Oregon, and Vienna, 23, from Florida.
When Jake was telling his family about the two bachelorettes, his mother asked if Vienna was "the girl that everybody hated... 'cause sometimes there's something to that, Jake."
Jake looked crushed and wondered if he'd told his mom too much about Vienna to get an unbiased opinion. "I know they're going to love Tenley... I want them to like Vienna," Jake said.
Sure enough, Tenley's conversations with Jake's father and mother went well. His mother was particularly happy that Tenley seemed to get along so well with Jake's brothers' wives. She said it was important to her that the women in the family formed close relationships because they would be the glue that would hold the family together.
"I would be honored to have Tenley in the family. She's such a sweetheart," Sallie, Jake's mom said. His dad echoed his wife's sentiment. "I think Tenley would be a great fit in our family... I think I have probably met my future daughter-in-law today."
Vienna's visit got off to a rough start. "Vienna's not really connecting with the family," Sallie said.
Jake's sisters-in-law described Vienna as confrontational and abrasive and everyone was concerned about her self-described "brutal honesty."
During her one-on-one conversations with Jake's family members, things improved. At the end of her visit everyone was getting along. "After talking with Vienna I'm no longer concerned about her ability to get along with people," Sallie said. She apologized for having her "guard up" when Vienna first arrived and one of the sisters-in-law said she felt bad for judging Vienna.
Jake and Vienna spent the daylight hours of their date in a sulfur spring rubbing mud on each other. "I want this man all to myself," Vienna said as she wrote "I love you" in the mud on Jake's chest. Vienna described Jake as her soul mate. That evening Jake came to Vienna's room. She gave Jake the ring her father had given her. She told her father that she'd wear the ring until she got engaged. Hint, hint. Vienna's confidence wavered as she said goodnight to Jake. "I'm so scared. I don't want to lose him," she said.
On their date, Jake and Tenley went snorkeling and cruised around Saint Lucia on a chartered yacht. Jake expressed his concerns about whether they had enough physical heat. "I'm pretty hurt that Jake doesn't think that we have physical chemistry when I feel like there's so much passion," Tenley said. Jake said he was sorry that he hurt Tenley's feelings and admitted that his timing was "terrible."
"It's really hard to be in love with somebody and not know how they feel about you," Tenley said. When Jake came to Tenley's room that evening, Tenley gave Jake a shadow box with photos and mementos from their time together on the show.
"I feel like Tenley could definitely be the woman for me. I love Tenley," Jake said.
Even choosing engagement rings, Jake seemed conflicted about who he would chose. When he made his decision, he had mixed feelings. "I don't know how I'm going to react to saying goodbye to a woman I love," Jake said.
Eliminated from the show week seven:
Gia, the 26-year-old swimsuit model from New York
Eliminated from the show week six:
Ali, 25, an account manager in San Francisco who's from Massachusetts chose to leave when her employer said she needed to come back to work. She called Jake and attempted to return the show in the episode that aired week seven, but Jake denied her request.
Eliminated from the show week five:
Corrie, 23, Kissimmee Fla. Corrie was eliminated after opening up to Jake about her desire to remain a virgin until she married.
Eliminated from the show during week four:
Ella: age 29, a hairstylist and single mom from Tennessee
Kathryn: 25, a flight attendant from Kentucky
Jesse: 25, Canada
Ashleigh: 25, Maryland
Eliminated during week three:
Michelle, the 25 year old from California, was asked to leave the show before the rose ceremony. "He just kicked me to the curb," she said.
Valisha, 32, said, "I came with a heart that was open... I'm used to things not going my way."
Elizabeth, the 29-year-old nanny from Nebraska, told Jake she wasn't going to kiss him unless she was the last woman left on the show. "I'm upset... I just feel like I have an idea of who he is and what kind of man he is and I felt like we were advancing as a couple."
Eliminated in the second week:
Rozlyn Papa: The 28-year-old model was asked to leave the show after being accused of having an "inappropriate relationship" with a producer on the show. The producer was fired. Rozlyn has denied that anything romantic or sexual happened.
Ashley: 29, a teacher from Pittsburgh. "Though it sucks that I'm going home, and that I didn't find my Prince Charming, I don't want to see him hurt again."
Christina: 25. "I'm disappointed because Jake is someone that I definitely could see myself marrying." She added that she knew "for a fact" that some remaining girls weren't on the show for the right reason.
The women who left the show on the first week:
Alexa: 25, Ohio. She's an adrenaline junkie who wore gloves to meet Jake. She told him he could ride her Harley if she could drive his plane. Not happening.
Elizabeth: 29, Washington D.C. She said the greatest loves of her life have all been pilots.
Channy: 29, California. She told Jake something in her native Cambodian. Translation? "You can land your plane on my landing strip any time." Jake's response? "Oh." Translation? "No."
Kimberly: 24, an NBA dancer from Oklahoma. She suggested they put their football wars aside. To show how serious she was, she said "Hook 'em 'horns."
Emily: 21, Ohio. She's a fitness model.
Tianna: 31. The Canadian medical technician said she told her girlfriends that she was going to marry Jake when he stepped out of the limo on last season's "The Bachelorette."
Caitlyn: age 24. She's a model from Illinois.
Kirsten: 25, Colorado. She wanted to slap Jillian when she let Jake go last season.
Stephanie: 24, a dance teacher from Illinios. She wanted Jake to save her the first dance of the night. He did.
Shelia: 25, a pilot from California. She gave her aviation sunglasses to Jake since they're both pilots.