Your Final Four Breakdown and Who is Ashley With? – 6/1/11

June 1st, 2011 | 44 Comments | Posted in The Bachelorette 7 - Ashley

For all your episode-by-episode spoilers of Ashleys season, either click on the “Bachelorette Ashley Spoilers” link at the top of the page, or click here. Do not read if you don’t want to know who Ashley is with. You’ve been warned.

So the spoilers I’ve given up until now have only gone up to through the final four. Here’s what I knew at the time: Those are your final four. Then I heard Ryan P. makes a return to the show in Fiji. The overnights are filmed in one part of Fiji, the final rose ceremony in another. I believe Ryan appears in the “overnight date” episode since he’s not part of the final rose ceremony, that’s for sure. Not clear as to the reasoning behind him re-appearing, but I’m assuming it was to try and win Ashley back. That doesn’t happen. He returns, but is sent back home, and isn’t part of the final rose ceremony, as I told you last week. The other thing I always knew was Constantine went home at the overnight dates, because the guy was back at his restaurant before the week of meeting Ashley’s parents, last chance date, and final rose ceremony was filmed. So that was easy knowing it wasn’t him. The final piece I was looking for was who was sent home at the hometowns between Ames and JP. Knowing Constantine left at the overnights, then I knew the other would be in the final two. Not only did I find out that info, but I found out who the final guy is as well.

As I stated yesterday, there is no reason for me to answer any questions like “Are you sure?”, “How do you know?”, “Were you there?”, “Who’d you hear this from?” etc. All ridiculous questions that no matter how I answer, I’m in a lose-lose situation. I will tell you how the finale plays out, who Ashley is with, and we’ll let the finale on Aug. 1st vindicate me. Nothing I can say will convince you I’m right other than the finale, due to me being wrong the last two seasons. And I’m fine with that. It’s expected. You have every right to be skeptical. I also have every right not to answer any questions regarding how I know the info this season, and that’s how I plan on handling it. I won’t be so in your face about it, I won’t constantly harp on who she chose, I’ll just tell you and let the next two months play out like I’ve told you they will. I’m sure I’ll get plenty of info the next couple months saying, “Ooooh, I saw this”, or “I saw Ashley here”, “Oh no, I hear it’s the other guy” (of course you do. You have a 50/50 shot of being right), or “I saw him here and boy does he look happy. I think you may be wrong”, etc. Won’t matter. My info is solid, so here it is:

-Ames is eliminated after the hometown dates.

-Constantine is sent home after the overnights. However, the circumstances surrounding his exit could be a little different. He might’ve eliminated himself, it might’ve been mutually agreed upon that both of them realized they weren’t a match for each other (apparently there might have been some major religious differences between the two), or maybe it is just a regular rose ceremony where he doesn’t get a rose. I’ve heard a few things. All I know for sure is he’s absolutely eliminated here.

-That leaves a final two of Ben F. and JP. In one of JP’s last appearances with Ashley, they go kayaking. Ashley is in a turquoise bikini and brown sarong. JP has a yellow shirt on.

-In one of Ashleys last appearances with Ben, he’s wearing a plain gray t-shirt and Ashley is wearing jean shorts, with a white and purple shirt.

-Ben worked for Let it Ride Design in San Diego before going on the show (you can even see him at the :20 mark in the video on their homepage. Go Storm Horse! You’re welcome for the free plug). He has since left that company and moved back up to San Francisco and is focusing on the winery. Doesn’t really mean much since…

-Ashley is engaged to JP.

So let the discussion begin, along with the proverbial doubting. All the information I’ve been given has told me Ashley is engaged to JP, and I’ll leave it at that. It took me a while to get what I was looking for, but I finally got what I needed. If anyone feels so inclined to barrage me with questions about the who, what, when, where, how, and why, the answer you will get in return is “tune in Aug. 1st.” That’s the best I can give ya’,

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44 thoughts on “Your Final Four Breakdown and Who is Ashley With? – 6/1/11

  1. ARE YOU SURE??
    JUST KIDDIN
    I hope youre right! I really like JP. He seems down to earth and sweet….
    Thanks 4 the spoilers! you rock!!

  2. When you posted the final 4, I had a feeling that it would be Ben and JP in the final 2. Since we have not seen her and Ben F together so far and just a bit of her and JP, I was not sure whom she would choose at this time, I would have said Ben F but once again it was pure guess. I know that supposedly JP and her ex that passed away look alike and I saw a photo of him in a magazine and to me they look nothing alike. However I think her and JP make a cute couple and I hope they last.

  3. Thanks! I love reading your blog – you’re hilarious! Knowing the winner makes watching the show 10x more enjoyable.

  4. JP was my first choice, right out of the limos, and Ben F my 2nd. I also guessed Emily/Chantal (though RSteve’s insistence on Chantal threw me for a loop) and Roberto/Chris (this was incredibly obvious despite ppl wanting it to be Chris).

    JP seems a little full of himself, but v sexy & likable, and seems like he can get along with ppl. Kinda like Roberto lite.

  5. Damn!! I thought it was Colonel Mustard in the library with the candle stick.

  6. Thanks steve so so much!!You keep me from driving myself from pulling out my hair due to having to wait(kidding sorta haha need to get a life!).You have been near perfect the last couple of times and we all owe you for your insight..so screw them haters ya hear! I knew it was jp from their instant chemistry when he stepped out of the limo and the way they showed it!!!!I said BINGO, winner winner bachelorette dinner!!So thanks for confirming what I felt!Plus we have barely seen the other three with her.Jp also seems sincerly super into her!!I just hope ashley is emotionally mature enough to not blow it:/

  7. Isn’t that nice!! A nice jewish boy from New Yawk, with a job no less. I will choose to believe this is the ending because I guessed it on the first show and even before I read any of the spoilers. It just seems like an obvious choice and maybe with all of the hullabaloo with the other suitors, and the so called “hot guys” and their stories of dead wives and dead parents and leaving and coming back, this time the Bachelorette will pick the nice guy and make an intelligent choice. So if this is indeed the case, maybe I will watch this season after all and watch how it plays out.

  8. Good choice Ash!! I like him, and was a very early favourite of mine. Think they will make it longer than Bland and Aim-ily?

  9. From the day you posted the pictures up, although JP is not personally my type, there was something about his picture that stood out from the rest of the guys – and the vast majority of the guys were pretty ugh! Then when he came out of the limo, his whole demeanor just seemed so genuine and sweet and they had such a strong chemistry, exactly what I felt was between Ali & Roberto on day 1. I really hope you are correct because seeing all of the other guys, I can’t imagine her being with any of them but JP. Originally I thought Mickey (based on looks alone) would be a front runner, then watching them on their 1×1 vegas date completely turned me off to him. He seemed to lack confidence, charm, a sense of humor and was sweating so much – seemed very uncomfortable being on camera and they has ZERO chemistry. Anyway, I can’t wait to see JP & Ashleys relationship play out more in upcoming episodes!! ( :
    I was correct with Jake picking Vienna, Ali picking Roberto (from day 1), though I though Brad would choose Chantel, I was almost certain he would go for Emily instead – so my gut is telling me if Ashley doesn’t end up with JP then she will end up single or it’s because he said no.
    LETS SEE!!

  10. Well that is just awesome. I was beginning to dispair that this woman had no sense at all! Liked JP when I first saw him and hoped it was her choice. Ames…well not exactly attractive at all…shallow person that I am :-)

    I was correct on Jake’s awful pick, loved Roberto fromt he moment he left the limo and now I can watch the interaction between Ashley and JP play out. So much more enjoyable than wondering who it is.

    Thanks again Steve…and I have faith in you (not that you need my affirmation)!

  11. Steve,

    Thank you for all of your hard work and passing on all this great information.

  12. I like JP so far and think they seem to have chemistry. It will be great to see how all this develops.

  13. She kept AMES THAT LONG????? Ashley’s got some suspect taste in men. But JP seems nice and not bad looking, so that’s good to hear. Thanks again Steve! :)

  14. if you are correct, then this is the first time I was right on my own. I guessed J.P., then Ames, after watching the first episode. I got 2 out the final four and the final one!

  15. Well, thanks again! Love it when you spoil this awful show! Now I just wish I didn’t have to watch it! LOL

  16. I guessed JP when Ashley told him to trust her and “be patient with the process.” Just had a gut feeling she had already decided he would be one of the final ones.

  17. The 2 times so far that Ashley handed a rose to JP, he had a cute retort all ready to be said:

    “Will you accept this rose?”
    “Hell yeah!”

    “Will you accept this rose?”
    “That’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout.”

    Also, in my opinion, he seems to be the one who is the MOST (verbally and body-language-wise) “into her” at this point.

  18. Seriously? You guys REALLY thought it would be JP, huh?!?! I’d have picked Ames hands-down if I were Ashley. Totally my type. Sexy and smart.

    Sorry JP, but I’d have eliminated you at the first ceremony. Maybe the second, since there were so many unappealing guys this time.

    At this point – my faves are: Ames first. Mickey second. And maybe Ben F third. The others just annoy me. Except for Bentley. Wouldn’t date him, but he is hilarious. So so funny. I hope he sticks around for comic relief.

  19. YES! When you revealed the final four, I had a good feeling that it was going to be JP. Yay! :D

  20. Strange- I guess I had a lucky guess because I really thought it would be JP, too.

    There seemed to be some kind of chemistry there..he stood out.

    He has a Heath Ledger way about him.

  21. I wasn’t crazy about Ashley’s final 4 pick looks-wise (although my opinion could change after seeing the guys’ personalities come out in the next several episodes), except for JP. I thought William was cute, although his roast of Ashley in next week’s episode would be a deal-breaker for me, and I also likes Ben. C. I always loved Andrew Firestone b/c he was so cute (looks and personality), and the big bonus was that his family business is a winery! What an awesome lifestyle that would be! But, the last few winery guys on this Bachelor/ette franchise were that man-whore Jesse guy (from Jillian’s season and Bachelor Pad) and Ben F. from Ashley’s season- who seems really nice, but not so cute, in my opinion.

    I do think JP is cute- looks and personality, so I hope they actually beat the odds and make it. As dumb as she seems in her persistence at keeping Bentley around, it seems she may have wisened up for her final pick, at least. I agree with some other posters who compare JP’s personality, sincerity, genuineness, and gentlemanly attitude to Roberto. I hope it works out for them.

  22. I agree that JP seems to be more “into” Ashley than most of the others. I think with most males, this is and will be a “competition” not necessarily who truly feels anything for her. Really to feel somethng with the short exposure time they all get with her would be amazing, but then it only took Roberto one look at Ali to know there was something brewing. Maybe not love at that moment but certainly he was very attracted to her and her to him.

    JP stuck out for me…something about his personality. I hope he is genuine and sincere about his feelings for her and that the test of time will endure. With the pathetic track record for couples who last that this show has, not holding my breath. But not wishing them a breakup either.

    I sincerely Jakey Fakey won’t be part of Bachelor Pad. I can’t stomach him at all!

  23. I meant to say, I HOPE Jakey Fakey isn’t part of Bachelor Pad…fame whore that he is, I bet he is hoping someone will run to sign him for some amazing show. Bachelor Pad…well not in that category!

  24. Novilise: It’s his huge smile and smile lines/dimples (whatever you call it) around his mouth that give him that “Heath Ledger” thing about him ( : The “innocent” smile!

  25. I like JP, too — I also like Ben F., though. Is it too early to speculate on who the next Bachelor might be? It probably is… :-)

    I don’t know why Ashley kept Bentley around and even played up to him when she had been warned about him before even meeting him. You’d think she wouldn’t throw caution to the winds so quickly. But, that is water under the bridge now, anyway. Usually I wouldn’t bother mentioning something like this, but personally I do not find Bentley very attractive. Not completely ugly or anything, but something about some of his facial expressions makes me think of a creature like a troll or something. Can’t believe I said that, since I usually only focus on the ones that I DO find attractive.

  26. The only thing that remotely made JP a contender to me was the “cupcake” in common. Which I did think was cute but I’m still having trouble remembering names and associating them w/faces. I don’t particularly like the look of the guys this season but don’t yet really know much about them. From the first episode Ryan P and William stood out for me. Regardless, going by last season’s show I sincerely doubt Ashley is ready for a serious relationship/marriage.

    Kinda funny watching back now Bentley never tells her he cares for her he says he’s there “for good reasons” which could be anything depending on who says it. Poor girl should have had her eyes/ears open especially after being warned but was blinded by his good looks. I’ll admit he is cute and has a nice smile but so do most bad boys.

  27. OceanViewCal

    OT: OneTwo – Where Are You?

    I haven’t seen you posting on either board & after some of the posts I’ve read, I’m worried about you – I hope you are ok.

    BANNED!……..don’t ask me why

  28. Absolutely think that JP is the best of the bunch. Just seems like a laid back but super fun type of guy. Aside from being attractive, he appears to be the most sincere. Just like with wanting Ali to pick Roberto from day 1, I am hoping that Ashley does pick JP. Awesome info Steve!

  29. I always read Eudie Tuesday’s blog after I read Steve’s. She is beyond hilarious. Very snarky…like Steve can be and has been in the past. So laughed during Jason’s season at his commentary. Check out Eudie.

  30. Bentley reminds me of a sleaze ball type guy. Not sincere, not good looking and certainly making himself look like major dork and a fool to boot. Course since his dialog is probably sliced and diced at the producers behest.

  31. JP seems like a great guy.

    I do believe however that Ashley has “stars in her eyes” and what better place to live and start an entertainment career but in NYC! So obvious to me with all of her “dancing” on the show – and so little talk about her dental career.

    I give it less than a year.

  32. So glad she picked JP! (hes my favorite)they look so cute together and I’m happy for both of them!

  33. I agree! I can’t wait for the the end and always have to read your blog! It does make it WAYYY more bearable to watch!! Nobody…hysterical post!! I can’t figure out why in the world she let William stay tonite tho? Something is just not right there?

  34. Wow? I’m happy about this. He was actually my favorite, but after last night’s episode I’m a bit concerned about his “shirtless camera time”, and all the tank top wearing? I hope he really isn’t a cheeseball!

  35. Steve,
    I really enjoy your blog and appreciate your empathy for Ashley.

    Your lack of regard for the comment about rape shows me another side of you, unfortunately. Not to worry too much – it is difficult to understand and have empathy for women who have experienced sexual violence. It creates an extreme sensitivity to men who use women in this regard, and discard their value as human beings. It’s in a similar piece of the pie in some ways; and therefore, contributes to someone’s desire to comprehend first hand the lifelong effets devaluing a woman in a sexual way can have, light or heavy.

    Ironically, it is apparent at this stage that someone like this gross man on the show would not even comprehend those effects, either; rather, he’d likely end up one of those men who call his own daughter crazy and disregard any claims like these, simply bc of his own past and his own inability to face and comprehend the kind of pain his actions can inflict.

    Btw, do you know that 25% of women have experienced a violent attack by the age of 14 and every 7 seconds a female is raped or is a victim of incest, globally?

    Take care, Steve!

    Bow
    Bow record

  36. Steve,
    I really enjoy your blog and appreciate your empathy for Ashley.

    Your lack of regard for the comment about rape shows me another side of you, unfortunately. Not to worry too much – it is difficult to understand and have empathy for women who have experienced sexual violence. It creates an extreme sensitivity to men who use women in this regard, and discard their value as human beings. It’s in a similar piece of the pie in some ways; and therefore, contributes to someone’s desire to comprehend first hand the lifelong affects devaluing a woman in a sexual way can have, light or heavy.

    Ironically, it is apparent at this stage that someone like this gross man on the show would not even comprehend those effects, either; rather, he’d likely end up one of those men who call his own daughter crazy and disregard any claims like these, simply bc of his own past and his own inability to face and comprehend the kind of pain his actions can inflict.

    Btw, do you know that 25% of women have experienced a violent attack by the age of 14 and every 7 seconds a female is raped or is a victim of incest, globally?

    Take care, Steve!

    Bow
    Bow record

  37. Hi Steve,

    I’ve come to the conclusion that because Brad’s season was so short on drama and Ashley is not the super hot bachelorette that we’ve got in the past that ABC “manufactured” this Bentley drama to create some sort of buzz for the show. Would you agree?

    Thanks,
    Rich

  38. JP yayyy!!! Have watched this show from the beginning Trista, Aaron, ETC. While I am not always right with the final one I usually get the final 3 picked by first show and I have to tell you that I had JP pegged first night also. He is the most real, He is attractive but not gorgeous and he is semi confident but not to cocky and he has charisma and the fact that he is short who cares. Ashley is very petitie and I think they look great together. JP is a guys guy and that is the appeal to me. Ashley is low maintence and this is the kind of guy she needs!! Hope this one lasts!

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