The Golden Bachelor's finale

The Bachelor, having had its biggest premiere audience in years, has concluded with its golden boy Gerry Turner's proposal.
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LAST-MINUTE CONTROVERSY KEPT VIEWERS RIFF VITT VETTED. 22 WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE. VIEWERS RIFF VITT VETTED. 22 WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE. SEVEN ROSE CEREMONIES. 22 WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE. SEVEN ROSE CEREMONIES. A FEW TEARFUL GOOD-BYES. SEVEN ROSE CEREMONIES. A FEW TEARFUL GOOD-BYES. >> IT'S BEEN A JOY GETTING TO A FEW TEARFUL GOOD-BYES. >> IT'S BEEN A JOY GETTING TO KNOW YOU. >> IT'S BEEN A JOY GETTING TO KNOW YOU. >> THANK YOU. KNOW YOU. >> THANK YOU. >> AND YOU HAVE A GOOD HEART. >> THANK YOU. >> AND YOU HAVE A GOOD HEART. >> I WISH YOU WELL. >> AND YOU HAVE A GOOD HEART. >> I WISH YOU WELL. >> Juju: AND A BOMBSHELL. >> I WISH YOU WELL. >> Juju: AND A BOMBSHELL. >> I TOOK A GOOD PERSON AND >> Juju: AND A BOMBSHELL. >> I TOOK A GOOD PERSON AND BROKE THEIR HEART. >> I TOOK A GOOD PERSON AND BROKE THEIR HEART. >> Juju: AMERICA'S GOLDEN BROKE THEIR HEART. >> Juju: AMERICA'S GOLDEN BACHELOR IS OFFICIALLY OFF THE >> Juju: AMERICA'S GOLDEN BACHELOR IS OFFICIALLY OFF THE MARKET. BACHELOR IS OFFICIALLY OFF THE MARKET. >> WILL YOU MARRY ME? MARKET. >> WILL YOU MARRY ME? >> YES! >> WILL YOU MARRY ME? >> YES! YES! >> YES! YES! >> Juju: AMERICA'S SEPTEMBER WA YES! >> Juju: AMERICA'S SEPTEMBER WA GENARIAN SWEETHEARTS ARE >> Juju: AMERICA'S SEPTEMBER WA GENARIAN SWEETHEARTS ARE ENGAGED. GENARIAN SWEETHEARTS ARE ENGAGED. I MET UP WITH THE COUPLE AT A ENGAGED. I MET UP WITH THE COUPLE AT A TOP SECRET LOCATION BEFORE ALL I MET UP WITH THE COUPLE AT A TOP SECRET LOCATION BEFORE ALL THE HOOPLA AND CONTROVERSY TO TOP SECRET LOCATION BEFORE ALL THE HOOPLA AND CONTROVERSY TO TALK ABOUT HOW IT ALL WENT DOWN. THE HOOPLA AND CONTROVERSY TO TALK ABOUT HOW IT ALL WENT DOWN. YOU FOUND YOUR PERSON. TALK ABOUT HOW IT ALL WENT DOWN. YOU FOUND YOUR PERSON. >> I DID. YOU FOUND YOUR PERSON. >> I DID. >> Juju: HELLO, PERSON. >> I DID. >> Juju: HELLO, PERSON. >> HEY. >> Juju: HELLO, PERSON. >> HEY. >> Juju: WHAT'S IT LIKE TO BE >> HEY. >> Juju: WHAT'S IT LIKE TO BE FOUND? >> Juju: WHAT'S IT LIKE TO BE FOUND? >> AMAZING. FOUND? >> AMAZING. AMAZING. >> AMAZING. AMAZING. >> Juju: YOU PROPOSED. AMAZING. >> Juju: YOU PROPOSED. >> I DID. >> Juju: YOU PROPOSED. >> I DID. >> YEAH, YEAH. >> I DID. >> YEAH, YEAH. YEAH. >> YEAH, YEAH. YEAH. >> Juju: YES? YEAH. >> Juju: YES? >> YES, YES! >> Juju: YES? >> YES, YES! >> THANK YOU. >> YES, YES! >> THANK YOU. >> Juju: IT'S BEEN A >> THANK YOU. >> Juju: IT'S BEEN A HISTORY-MAKING SEASON, >> Juju: IT'S BEEN A HISTORY-MAKING SEASON, DELIVERING THE LONG-RUNNING TV HISTORY-MAKING SEASON, DELIVERING THE LONG-RUNNING TV SERIES ITS BIGGEST PREMIERE DELIVERING THE LONG-RUNNING TV SERIES ITS BIGGEST PREMIERE AUDIENCE IN YEARS. SERIES ITS BIGGEST PREMIERE AUDIENCE IN YEARS. >> AWESOME! AUDIENCE IN YEARS. >> AWESOME! >> Juju: 13.9 MILLION VIEWERS, >> AWESOME! >> Juju: 13.9 MILLION VIEWERS, SHINING A SPOTLIGHT ON FINDING >> Juju: 13.9 MILLION VIEWERS, SHINING A SPOTLIGHT ON FINDING LOVE IN THE GOLDEN YEARS OF SHINING A SPOTLIGHT ON FINDING LOVE IN THE GOLDEN YEARS OF LIFE. LOVE IN THE GOLDEN YEARS OF LIFE. IT ARIZONAED OUT THAT THE WOMEN LIFE. IT ARIZONAED OUT THAT THE WOMEN THERE FELT SEEN, THEY FELT IT ARIZONAED OUT THAT THE WOMEN THERE FELT SEEN, THEY FELT EXCITED, THEY FELT SEXY, THEY THERE FELT SEEN, THEY FELT EXCITED, THEY FELT SEXY, THEY FELT DESIRABLE. EXCITED, THEY FELT SEXY, THEY FELT DESIRABLE. >> IT WAS THAT. FELT DESIRABLE. >> IT WAS THAT. IT WAS LIFE-CHANGING FOR US THAT >> IT WAS THAT. IT WAS LIFE-CHANGING FOR US THAT WE DID FEEL SEEN, WE DID FEEL IT WAS LIFE-CHANGING FOR US THAT WE DID FEEL SEEN, WE DID FEEL LIKE WE WERE IMPORTANT, AND THAT WE DID FEEL SEEN, WE DID FEEL LIKE WE WERE IMPORTANT, AND THAT THEY WERE TELLING OUR STORY. LIKE WE WERE IMPORTANT, AND THAT THEY WERE TELLING OUR STORY. THIS IS AMAZING, THAT THIS IS THEY WERE TELLING OUR STORY. THIS IS AMAZING, THAT THIS IS HAPPENING AT THIS TIME IN OUR THIS IS AMAZING, THAT THIS IS HAPPENING AT THIS TIME IN OUR LIVES. HAPPENING AT THIS TIME IN OUR LIVES. >> Juju: THEIR ROAD TO THE LIVES. >> Juju: THEIR ROAD TO THE MANSION WAS SIMILAR, ENCOURAGED >> Juju: THEIR ROAD TO THE MANSION WAS SIMILAR, ENCOURAGED BY THEIR DAUGHTERS TO APPLY. MANSION WAS SIMILAR, ENCOURAGED BY THEIR DAUGHTERS TO APPLY. THEIR GRIEF FROM LOSING THEIR BY THEIR DAUGHTERS TO APPLY. THEIR GRIEF FROM LOSING THEIR SPOUSES TURNING OUT TO BE THEIR THEIR GRIEF FROM LOSING THEIR SPOUSES TURNING OUT TO BE THEIR ICE BREAKER. SPOUSES TURNING OUT TO BE THEIR ICE BREAKER. YOU'VE BONDED ON THIS LOSS, THIS ICE BREAKER. YOU'VE BONDED ON THIS LOSS, THIS GRIEF YOU SHARE. YOU'VE BONDED ON THIS LOSS, THIS GRIEF YOU SHARE. WHEN YOU FIRST WERE TALKING GRIEF YOU SHARE. WHEN YOU FIRST WERE TALKING ABOUT IT, THAT YOU DIDN'T CRY, WHEN YOU FIRST WERE TALKING ABOUT IT, THAT YOU DIDN'T CRY, YOU WERE BOTH CALM? ABOUT IT, THAT YOU DIDN'T CRY, YOU WERE BOTH CALM? >> BECAUSE WE UNDERSTOOD WHAT YOU WERE BOTH CALM? >> BECAUSE WE UNDERSTOOD WHAT EACH HAD GONE THROUGH. >> BECAUSE WE UNDERSTOOD WHAT EACH HAD GONE THROUGH. >> IT MAY HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE EACH HAD GONE THROUGH. >> IT MAY HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE FIRST TIMES I TALKED ABOUT IT >> IT MAY HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE FIRST TIMES I TALKED ABOUT IT AND I DIDN'T CRY. FIRST TIMES I TALKED ABOUT IT AND I DIDN'T CRY. BECAUSE I KNEW SHE UNDERSTOOD. AND I DIDN'T CRY. BECAUSE I KNEW SHE UNDERSTOOD. >> Juju: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE BECAUSE I KNEW SHE UNDERSTOOD. >> Juju: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE OTHER PIECES THAT MAKE THIS >> Juju: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE OTHER PIECES THAT MAKE THIS PUZZLE FIT? THE OTHER PIECES THAT MAKE THIS PUZZLE FIT? >> THE SENSE OF HUMOR WE SHARE PUZZLE FIT? >> THE SENSE OF HUMOR WE SHARE IS HUGE. >> THE SENSE OF HUMOR WE SHARE IS HUGE. I'M FINDING THAT SHE IS VERY IS HUGE. I'M FINDING THAT SHE IS VERY GOOD AT KEEPING ME GROUNDED. I'M FINDING THAT SHE IS VERY GOOD AT KEEPING ME GROUNDED. >> Juju: WHEN DID SPARKS FLY FOR GOOD AT KEEPING ME GROUNDED. >> Juju: WHEN DID SPARKS FLY FOR YOU? >> Juju: WHEN DID SPARKS FLY FOR YOU? >> IMMEDIATELY WHEN I MET HIM. YOU? >> IMMEDIATELY WHEN I MET HIM. THEN SITTING ON THE BENCH. >> IMMEDIATELY WHEN I MET HIM. THEN SITTING ON THE BENCH. >> YOU READY? THEN SITTING ON THE BENCH. >> YOU READY? >> YES. >> YOU READY? >> YES. >> THEN THAT DATE WAS OUT OF >> YES. >> THEN THAT DATE WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD AMAZING. >> THEN THAT DATE WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD AMAZING. >> THAT'S WHAT YOU NEED TO WAKE THIS WORLD AMAZING. >> THAT'S WHAT YOU NEED TO WAKE UP EACH MORNING, YOU DON'T STOP >> THAT'S WHAT YOU NEED TO WAKE UP EACH MORNING, YOU DON'T STOP BELIEVING. UP EACH MORNING, YOU DON'T STOP BELIEVING. >> THEN THIS INCREDIBLE FLASH BELIEVING. >> THEN THIS INCREDIBLE FLASH MOB. >> THEN THIS INCREDIBLE FLASH MOB. ♪ DON'T STOP BELIEVING ♪ MOB. ♪ DON'T STOP BELIEVING ♪ >> Juju: DESPITE THE SPARKS, ♪ DON'T STOP BELIEVING ♪ >> Juju: DESPITE THE SPARKS, TERESA SAYS SHE NEEDED TO TAKE A >> Juju: DESPITE THE SPARKS, TERESA SAYS SHE NEEDED TO TAKE A STEP BACK AND LET GARY GO ON HIS TERESA SAYS SHE NEEDED TO TAKE A STEP BACK AND LET GARY GO ON HIS OWN JOURNEY. STEP BACK AND LET GARY GO ON HIS OWN JOURNEY. >> WE HAD BEAUTIFUL, WONDERFUL OWN JOURNEY. >> WE HAD BEAUTIFUL, WONDERFUL WOMEN THERE. >> WE HAD BEAUTIFUL, WONDERFUL WOMEN THERE. THEY'RE AMAZING. WOMEN THERE. THEY'RE AMAZING. >> Juju: GERRY FINDING HIMSELF THEY'RE AMAZING. >> Juju: GERRY FINDING HIMSELF ON A ROLLER COASTER OF EMOTIONS, >> Juju: GERRY FINDING HIMSELF ON A ROLLER COASTER OF EMOTIONS, ADMITTING AT TIMES HE FELT LIKE ON A ROLLER COASTER OF EMOTIONS, ADMITTING AT TIMES HE FELT LIKE A HYPOCRITE, ESPECIALLY IN THOSE ADMITTING AT TIMES HE FELT LIKE A HYPOCRITE, ESPECIALLY IN THOSE FINAL FEW DAYS. A HYPOCRITE, ESPECIALLY IN THOSE FINAL FEW DAYS. >> I FELT LIKE A VILLAIN AT TIME FINAL FEW DAYS. >> I FELT LIKE A VILLAIN AT T TIMES. >> I FELT LIKE A VILLAIN AT T TIMES. >> Juju: ONE OF THE TIMES WHEN TIMES. >> Juju: ONE OF THE TIMES WHEN YOU WERE CAST AS THE VILLAIN WAS >> Juju: ONE OF THE TIMES WHEN YOU WERE CAST AS THE VILLAIN WAS WHEN I DO SAID TO LESLIE, "I YOU WERE CAST AS THE VILLAIN WAS WHEN I DO SAID TO LESLIE, "I THINK YOU'RE THE ONE." WHEN I DO SAID TO LESLIE, "I THINK YOU'RE THE ONE." >> I THINK YOU'RE THE ONE. THINK YOU'RE THE ONE." >> I THINK YOU'RE THE ONE. I THINK YOU'RE THAT ONE. >> I THINK YOU'RE THE ONE. I THINK YOU'RE THAT ONE. >> Juju: IN TRUE BACHELOR NATION I THINK YOU'RE THAT ONE. >> Juju: IN TRUE BACHELOR NATION FASHION, THE FINALE SERVED UP >> Juju: IN TRUE BACHELOR NATION FASHION, THE FINALE SERVED UP ONE LAST TWIST. FASHION, THE FINALE SERVED UP ONE LAST TWIST. >> I HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH ONE LAST TWIST. >> I HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH TERESA. >> I HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH TERESA. AND THAT'S THE DIRECTION I'M TERESA. AND THAT'S THE DIRECTION I'M GOING TO TAKE. AND THAT'S THE DIRECTION I'M GOING TO TAKE. >> SO EVERYTHING YOU TOLD ME THE GOING TO TAKE. >> SO EVERYTHING YOU TOLD ME THE OTHER NIGHT WAS A LIE. >> SO EVERYTHING YOU TOLD ME THE OTHER NIGHT WAS A LIE. IT'S DIFFICULT, MY LIFE. OTHER NIGHT WAS A LIE. IT'S DIFFICULT, MY LIFE. >> NO, DON'T THINK THAT. IT'S DIFFICULT, MY LIFE. >> NO, DON'T THINK THAT. >> IT DOESN'T MATTER, GERRY, NO >> NO, DON'T THINK THAT. >> IT DOESN'T MATTER, GERRY, NO OFFENSE. >> IT DOESN'T MATTER, GERRY, NO OFFENSE. I DON'T -- I DON'T THINK I'LL OFFENSE. I DON'T -- I DON'T THINK I'LL EVER [ BLEEP ] THE RIGHT ONE. I DON'T -- I DON'T THINK I'LL EVER [ BLEEP ] THE RIGHT ONE. RIGHT NOW I'M HEARTBROKEN. EVER [ BLEEP ] THE RIGHT ONE. RIGHT NOW I'M HEARTBROKEN. >> Juju: THE RAW EMOTIONS RIGHT NOW I'M HEARTBROKEN. >> Juju: THE RAW EMOTIONS DEVASTATING TO WATCH. >> Juju: THE RAW EMOTIONS DEVASTATING TO WATCH. >> I HATE MYSELF, I HATE DEVASTATING TO WATCH. >> I HATE MYSELF, I HATE EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW. >> I HATE MYSELF, I HATE EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW. >> Juju: YOU WERE ALSO REQUIRED EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW. >> Juju: YOU WERE ALSO REQUIRED TO BE A HEARTBREAKER. >> Juju: YOU WERE ALSO REQUIRED TO BE A HEARTBREAKER. >> YES. TO BE A HEARTBREAKER. >> YES. IT IS AN ARTIFICIAL ENVIRONMENT. >> YES. IT IS AN ARTIFICIAL ENVIRONMENT. I DIDN'T REALIZE HOW IMPACTFUL IT IS AN ARTIFICIAL ENVIRONMENT. I DIDN'T REALIZE HOW IMPACTFUL IT WOULD BE. I DIDN'T REALIZE HOW IMPACTFUL IT WOULD BE. >> Juju: IS IT FAIR TO SAY THAT IT WOULD BE. >> Juju: IS IT FAIR TO SAY THAT YOU FELL IN LOVE WITH MULTIPLE >> Juju: IS IT FAIR TO SAY THAT YOU FELL IN LOVE WITH MULTIPLE WOMEN? YOU FELL IN LOVE WITH MULTIPLE WOMEN? >> IT IS, BUT THERE'S -- YOU WOMEN? >> IT IS, BUT THERE'S -- YOU KNOW, THERE'S VARYING DEGREES. >> IT IS, BUT THERE'S -- YOU KNOW, THERE'S VARYING DEGREES. YOU KNOW, I HAD SUCH STRONG KNOW, THERE'S VARYING DEGREES. YOU KNOW, I HAD SUCH STRONG FEELINGS FOR SEVERAL OF THE LAST YOU KNOW, I HAD SUCH STRONG FEELINGS FOR SEVERAL OF THE LAST WOMEN, NOT JUST -- I CAN'T FEELINGS FOR SEVERAL OF THE LAST WOMEN, NOT JUST -- I CAN'T SINGLE OUT JUST ONE. WOMEN, NOT JUST -- I CAN'T SINGLE OUT JUST ONE. BUT YOU KNOW, AGAIN, I ALWAYS SINGLE OUT JUST ONE. BUT YOU KNOW, AGAIN, I ALWAYS REMINDED MYSELF, I'M HERE TO BUT YOU KNOW, AGAIN, I ALWAYS REMINDED MYSELF, I'M HERE TO FIND MY PERSON AND FIND THE ONE REMINDED MYSELF, I'M HERE TO FIND MY PERSON AND FIND THE ONE PERSON THAT I CAN'T LIVE FIND MY PERSON AND FIND THE ONE PERSON THAT I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT. PERSON THAT I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT. AND THAT WAS THE DIVIDING LINE WITHOUT. AND THAT WAS THE DIVIDING LINE FOR ME. AND THAT WAS THE DIVIDING LINE FOR ME. >> Juju: ANOTHER THING BACHELOR FOR ME. >> Juju: ANOTHER THING BACHELOR NATION WAS BUZZING ABOUT BEFORE >> Juju: ANOTHER THING BACHELOR NATION WAS BUZZING ABOUT BEFORE THE FINALE, A NEWS STORY NATION WAS BUZZING ABOUT BEFORE THE FINALE, A NEWS STORY REPORTEDLY ABOUT GERRY'S RESUME THE FINALE, A NEWS STORY REPORTEDLY ABOUT GERRY'S RESUME AND DATING HISTORY, SOMETHING REPORTEDLY ABOUT GERRY'S RESUME AND DATING HISTORY, SOMETHING ABC PUBLICITY DECLINED TO AND DATING HISTORY, SOMETHING ABC PUBLICITY DECLINED TO COMMENT ON. ABC PUBLICITY DECLINED TO COMMENT ON. AS FOR WHAT COMES NEXT FOR THE COMMENT ON. AS FOR WHAT COMES NEXT FOR THE HAPPY COUPLE, BACHELOR NATION AS FOR WHAT COMES NEXT FOR THE HAPPY COUPLE, BACHELOR NATION SHOULD LOOK FOR A WEDDING INVITE HAPPY COUPLE, BACHELOR NATION SHOULD LOOK FOR A WEDDING INVITE IN THE NEW YEAR. SHOULD LOOK FOR A WEDDING INVITE IN THE NEW YEAR. THE TWO AGREEING TO TIE THE KNOT IN THE NEW YEAR. THE TWO AGREEING TO TIE THE KNOT ON NATIONAL TV. THE TWO AGREEING TO TIE THE KNOT ON NATIONAL TV. WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE THAT? ON NATIONAL TV. WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE THAT? >> YOU KNOW, THERE'S -- THERE'S WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE THAT? >> YOU KNOW, THERE'S -- THERE'S JUST -- THERE'S A CERTAIN AMOUNT >> YOU KNOW, THERE'S -- THERE'S JUST -- THERE'S A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF TIME INVOLVED WHEN YOU GET TO JUST -- THERE'S A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF TIME INVOLVED WHEN YOU GET TO 70. OF TIME INVOLVED WHEN YOU GET TO 70. WHEN YOU REALIZE IT'S RIGHT, I 70. WHEN YOU REALIZE IT'S RIGHT, I WAS 100% IN. WHEN YOU REALIZE IT'S RIGHT, I WAS 100% IN. YOU KNOW, LET'S GET MARRIED, WAS 100% IN. YOU KNOW, LET'S GET MARRIED, LET'S GO RIGHT NOW. YOU KNOW, LET'S GET MARRIED, LET'S GO RIGHT NOW. WE HAVE SO MUCH THAT WE HAVE TO LET'S GO RIGHT NOW. WE HAVE SO MUCH THAT WE HAVE TO LIVE FOR. WE HAVE SO MUCH THAT WE HAVE TO LIVE FOR. SO MANY THINGS WE WANT TO DO LIVE FOR. SO MANY THINGS WE WANT TO DO TOGETHER. SO MANY THINGS WE WANT TO DO TOGETHER. >> Juju: YOU'VE BECOME A TOGETHER. >> Juju: YOU'VE BECOME A CULTURAL PHENOMENON. >> Juju: YOU'VE BECOME A CULTURAL PHENOMENON. AND NOW THE BOTH OF YOU. CULTURAL PHENOMENON. AND NOW THE BOTH OF YOU. >> THAT'S A HUGE COMPLIMENT. AND NOW THE BOTH OF YOU. >> THAT'S A HUGE COMPLIMENT. IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT ME. >> THAT'S A HUGE COMPLIMENT. IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT ME. REMEMBER, 22 WOMEN WERE THERE. IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT ME. REMEMBER, 22 WOMEN WERE THERE. TERESA WAS THERE. REMEMBER, 22 WOMEN WERE THERE. TERESA WAS THERE. AND IT'S LIKE, WE ARE NOT TERESA WAS THERE. AND IT'S LIKE, WE ARE NOT INVISIBLE. AND IT'S LIKE, WE ARE NOT INVISIBLE. WE ARE SOMEONE, A GENERATION INVISIBLE. WE ARE SOMEONE, A GENERATION THAT HAS MUCH TO OFFER, AND WE ARE SOMEONE, A GENERATION THAT HAS MUCH TO OFFER, AND WE'VE GENERATED SOME WISDOM THAT HAS MUCH TO OFFER, AND WE'VE GENERATED SOME WISDOM ALONG THE WAY. WE'VE GENERATED SOME WISDOM ALONG THE WAY. SO LISTEN TO US

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