Tonight, America finds out if The Bachelorette, Jillian Harris, chooses Ed Swiderski or Kiptyn Locke (or Reid Rosenthal) on the reality show's season finale.
In anticipation of this landmark event, Jillian answered questions from People. No big Bachelorette spoilers here, but it's interesting to hear her thoughts.
In particular, the ambiguity of some responses continues to make us wonder if Jillian is engaged to any of the three, or if she's gone Brad Womack on us ...
Q: Why isn’t Reid Rosenthal in the final two?
A: I needed more time. I had to make a choice and no matter whom I let go, I would have been broken hearted. I had great chemistry with Reid and was falling for him, however he never indicated that I could be the one. He was too uncertain.
Q: What are the pros and cons of Kiptyn Locke?
A: Look at him. He has a nine-pack. He volunteers. He’s smart. He’s eloquent. He has a huge heart. He lives in San Diego. He’s athletic. Did I say he’s good-looking already? He likes adventure. I can see myself in his life easily.
A con might be that I was always worried that he’d be too passive in the relationship. I also had to push him more to get him to tell me how he was feeling.
Kiptyn was slower to say he was crazy about me. I don’t need anybody to say, “I will propose to you,” or “I will marry you.” That can come later down the road. But I need them to say, “I don’t want to lose you. I need you in my life.”
Q: And Ed Swiderski?
A: There was a lot of passion and emotional chemistry at the start. We've already been through ups and downs and survived. As you saw in his drunk bloopers, he’s really funny. I love kissing him. I love that he’s passionate about his career.
But there are a lot of concerns.
He made a rash decision to quit the show for his job. He says it was a mistake but what if coming back was a rash decision too? After the fantasy date, I questioned if he was attracted to me physically or if it was just nerves.
After he came back, it was more stressful and serious and we weren’t having the same amount of fun anymore ... I want someone to be my best friend. I see the potential in both guys. I can see them in my life but in different ways.
Q: Did you find a happy ending?
A: I can’t say whether I found love or not, but I’m in such a good place now. My friends and family comment that I’m on fire - that I have a new glow.
Q: Any regrets about being The Bachelorette?
A: No. I got a happy ending I wouldn’t have without signing up. I made mistakes along the way. There were people I should have let go sooner or kept longer. I shouldn’t have kissed so many guys. Actually, I don’t regret the kissing. It was fun.
Who will win The Bachelorette?