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From the beginning of the season, The Hollywood Gossip has been covering every second of the contrived, but entertaining action that is ABC's The Bachelor.
We've also been passing on gossip and rumors that, at least until now, have proven to be correct. But there is great speculation brewing about the finale.
Does Jake Pavelka really pick Vienna Girardi over Tenley Molzahn? Even in light of some of the stories that have surfaced about the former in recent weeks?
Is there a shocking twist, such as Jake dumping both girls, a la Brad Womack, or a reunion with Ali Fedotowsky, who left the program to return to her "job"?
Jake Pavelka nears his heart-wrenching, terrible decision.
Some of the online rumors we've read heading into Monday's season finale and subsequent "After the Final Rose" special do suggest that shocking scenario.
Other theories? Vienna dumping Jake on the ATFR show. The ending was re-filmed after Jake changed his mind. One of the two is pregnant. The list goes on.
Well, our man Reality Steve, whose inside intel has confounded Mike Fleiss and delighted THG for several seasons, has come through again with ATFR scoop.
This is obviously not confirmed, because we were not in the room for the ATFR taping, but the man is rarely (if ever) wrong, so his spoilers are pretty legit.
Follow the jump to read who Jake chooses on the season finale Monday and the status of their relationship as of the "After the Final Rose" taping (last week):Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi are engaged.
Grab your pitchforks, Tenley and Ali fans, because on the ATFR show, Jake will say that he’s happy and that he and Vienna are getting married. End of story.
That is the outcome, at least as far as The Bachelor spoilers we have at our disposal right now suggest. Will they stay together and actually tie the knot? Eh.
Looks like Vienna gets her man. Sorry, Tenley and Ali fans.
We're skeptical, as it's happened exactly zero times in 13 seasons of The Bachelor (yes, we know about Trista, and yes, Jason and Molly are getting married March 8).
We're also skeptical since Vienna Girardi is an annoying airhead who we can't fathom Jake possibly being attracted to, but hey. Whatever makes him happy.
Or makes ABC money. One theory? Jake and Vienna split before Ali Fedotowsky takes over as The Bachelorette, and he makes a staged play for her on that show.
It's a scenario that would be as nauseating as it would be amazing.
Come on, tell us you can't see it coming. Exactly. So sit tight, Ali fans. Perhaps you'll get your fairy tale ending eventually, just not this coming Monday night.
The Bachelor spoilers aside, who should Jake pick Monday?