Andy Baldwin: I'm Engaged!
U.S. Navy Lt. Andy Baldwin now swoons for one woman only.
The sleuths at TV Guide caught up with the hot doc, who hands out his last rose on ABC's two-hour season finale of The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman tonight starting at 9 p.m.
TV Guide: Were you skeptical because of how some other relationships on The Bachelor have ended?
Andy Baldwin: I'm not a prince (Lorenzo Borghese) and I'm not a Firestone heir (Andrew Firestone). You know, the show has been successful, too. Trista and Ryan Sutter are married and having a baby, and Byron Velvick and Mary Delgado are getting married. I thought if I went in with the right attitude, anything would be possible.
TV Guide: Can you confirm if you're engaged?
Andy Baldwin: I am.
TV Guide: Have you set a date?
Andy Baldwin: No, not yet.
TV Guide: Were you pressured at all to propose?
Andy Baldwin: As things got deeper emotionally, I felt the potential for bigger and better things. To make a commitment and to propose was the right thing to do.
TV Guide: You've been separated from the woman you love since the end of filmingâ¦.
Andy Baldwin: We do talk a lot. It's been important for us to be able to lean on each other during this time [since taping ended]. Especially her, because she hasn't been able to voice her joy and affection. We [don't] talk too much about the show. We talk about our future.
TV Guide: And have you talked about her becoming a military spouse?
Andy Baldwin: The strength and the courage and the understanding that it takes to be a military spouse is something that shouldn't be taken lightly. She very much understands the sacrifice that goes into being a military spouse, and that was a question I asked of all the women coming down to the end: Were they prepared to move to Hawaii and be married to a military officer who could be deployed at any time?