TV Guide interviews Bachelor host Chris Harrison about his reaction to The Bachelorette finale and Ali & Roberto! From the interview...
TVGuide.com: Throughout taping, did you always have a feeling she would choose Roberto?
Harrison: She knew the moment he got out of the limo Night One. I knew she thought he was ridiculously hot, but the more it went on, it got to the point where it was like, "You got to give other guys a chance, too." I do feel like she definitely had feelings for Frank, definitely had feelings for Chris, but Roberto was something from the start.
(BLOGGER NOTE--- Doesn't anyone else remember Ali saying that she thinks Frank could be her husband? She said this on several occasions!)
TVGuide.com: What's your best advice for the new couple?
Harrison: I love that neither one of them are trying to start a career in showbiz. They're trying to start a life together; they're getting out of L.A., living in San Diego. If you look at our couples that have truly made it, it's Ryan and Trista, who moved off to Vail, and Jason and Molly, [who are] living in Seattle. I really thought that's what Jake and Vienna were going to do; that's why I argued and fought for them ... but you saw them get caught up in the game. [Ali and Roberto] just have it — they have that love. It's so natural between them that you feel these guys have what it takes. What happens from here on out is life, and life isn't always easy. This is where it really gets tough because you have to work at it and start a life together. Obviously there [are] obstacles we all face in our relationships, but they are off to a good start.
TVGuide.com: So Frank was a no-show at After the Final Rose?
Harrison: I was really surprised. We had intentionally kept him off of the Men Tell All to have him on After the Final Rose. He didn't get that as a sign of respect — it's not going to be with the audience and all the guys ragging on you, but just you and Ali talking, totally chill. She's with Roberto and there's no animosity. He would've gained a lot of respect from Ali and the fans. It was really a way for him to cure all ills and instead, once again, he took the easy way out. As soon as he was faced with any confrontation or tough situation, he bows down to the pressure ... tucks his tail and hides — and that's the worst thing you can do as a man. Even Ali said, "I wasn't mad, but now I'm disappointed." He is with the girl he left Ali for, so how can you blame him? I just can't believe he made such a huge P.R. blunder, but again, you look back at all the decisions he made on the show — [they're] all out of fear, escaping and not having confrontation. At this point, you realize it's a character trait. Read the full interview here...