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Following one of the more successful, popular seasons of Bachelorette to date, Emily Maynard made her final selection tonight.

Would it be race car driver Arie Luyendyk or entrepreneur Jef Holm? Which lucky man would propose to this beauty and break up with her a few weeks later take on the responsibility of caring for her seven-year old daughter?

Emily Maynard on The Bachelorette Finale

In the end, with her family by her side in Curacao and her father giving his child the blessing to marry either gentleman caller, Emily selected… JEF HOLM!

"I never in a million years thought I'd be so in love as I am," Emily told the camera as she awaited Jef's arrival, which followed an emotional dumping of Arie the day before.

And how did Jef react? By kneeling down, pulling out a diamond ring (a Neil Lane diamond ring, of course, gotta get that endorsement in!) and telling his now-bride-to-be:

"I want you to know that what I'm about to ask you aren't just empty words that in a few weeks or a few months or a few years, or even a few decades will be lost. What I'm about to ask you is a forever thing.

"Emily, will you marry me?"

She said yes, of course, and The Bachelorette ended on a happy note. We'll rundown the final in far more detail tomorrow, but for now, react: Did Emily make the right choice?


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    Ah this is pissing me off, it keeps sending my comment automatically, but whatever... I don't watch the show but my friend has been talking about it.. @big lake texas: did you watch the show at all? I caught a entertainment show talking about it and info from my friend and even I knew her daughters father died before her daughter was even born, so she's obviously not seeing him.. I'm not saying I like her or even care about the show. But if you are going to make a specific comment or make speculation, have some concrete facts backing you up or else you sound unintelligent and ignorant.


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    I don't watch this show really, but my one


    Well she lead them all on. She swap spit with them all. Caress and flirted with them all. She basically gave them all the same lines. Giving them Hope and a sense of they are were they guy for her. What should have happen they should have done a back ground check on her to find out why her marriage ended. They walked into a Ready Made Family. She's passive agressive. Ari is bless she did not choose him. Jeff well Jeff well he will flip the switch on her the wedding may take place" But Jeff said and I qoute" She May Pick Me, but I don't see This working" It's game to him at this point. All the men she hurt she has to give account for that. Men Thank God She Did Not Choose YOU. When You all look at the tape. Is this Someone You Really Want. I can almoet guarantee she is still seeing her Childs Father as well. She's not what you wanted. View the tapes>


    She should have went on the date with Ari. Not fair to him.
    If she felt that Jef was the one fromt he get go - then she should have cut out all this drama.