“Bachelorette” fans were in shock after the season finale when Desiree Hartsock accepted Chris Siegfried’s proposal. It wasn’t that Chris was a bad guy or that they didn’t have sparks – it was because Desiree was so heartbroken after being dumped by Brooks Forester. So, is the love between Desiree and Chris real? Or did they just want to give “Bachelorette” fans a happy ending?
According to “Bachelorette” host (and wing man) Chris Harrison, Desiree and Chris are definitely in love – but that doesn’t mean they will definitely get married. Strapped up to a polygraph machine (courtesy of E! Online), Chris Harrison revealed that he really believes Desiree is in love. However he also dished that he was equally as shocked and “skeptical as everyone else.”
“We had fully embraced the fact that we were not going to have a proposal,” explained Harrison. But the host continued that a week later they were watching Chris Siegfried’s tear-inducing proposal. “Our producer turned to me and said ‘How did that happen?!’ And I said, ‘I have no idea,’” said Harrison. “We were in shock … we were not expecting it and that’s why we had this crazy good proposal.”
Past seasons of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” prove that a proposal and engagement doesn’t exactly mean that a wedding is in the future for the pair. “I mean, let’s be honest,” Harrison said to E! Online of the odds of Desiree and Chris getting married. “Most relationships don’t make it down the aisle. They just don’t. We’ve been on a good run lately with Ashley and J.P. and I’m fully convinced Sean and Catherine are going to get married soon.”
So, does Chris Harrison think the two new love birds stand a chance? “I don’t know,” he claimed. “The odds are no, but you never know. These past few weeks they have been phenomenal off-camera, I’ve seen the,. And what happened on the show has really only made them stronger. The fact that she’s willing to leave Hollywood and chase him up to Seattle tells a lot. That is very telling.”
Chris Harrison is referring to Desiree moving in with her fiancé – this coming weekend! “We’re starting fresh,” Desiree revealed in a TV interview after the explosive “Bachelorette” finale. “I’ve moved a few things to the place and I’ve also brought a few things of hers up,” Chris added. “But we’re going to get things together and piece the place together.”
And the pair aren’t putting their wedding on the back burner. Desiree told reporters that she would marry Chris tomorrow if she could, but on “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” she revealed that they’re planning a wedding for next summer.
Do you think Desiree and Chris will make it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
Amanda Remling studied journalism at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
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