Last night on The Bachelorette, Ashley Hebert swapped her final rose with an engagement ring from J.P. Rosenbaum, finishing out the latest season of the reality show. I chatted with the previous bachelorette, Ali Fedotowsky, about why she and fiancé Roberto Martinez don't have a wedding date set (besides her knee injury), her thoughts as a big sister herself on Ashley's sister's harsh behavior, and why she thinks Chris Harrison is one of the funniest people she's ever met.
TrèsSugar: I saw on your Facebook that you were pretty peeved about the whole drama with Ashley's sister.
Ali Fedotowsky: Oh gosh, it was making me so mad! I'm a big sister so I know what it feels like to want to protect your younger sibling. I get that, but I think she sort of crossed the line when she was just really being mean to J.P. When she said, "I don't support you proposing," after knowing him for 15 minutes, that's really not right. That was inappropriate for her to say.
TS: What do you think the role of the sister is when it comes to meeting your significant other?
AF: I think the role of the sister is to just be happy if your sister is happy. I have a sister and she has gone through some pretty awful things in different relationships, and I never ever once had judged the man she was with, even if I didn't agree with what he did. I would always just be there for her, and if she's happy, I'm happy.
TS: How are things with Roberto? And what is it like watching the show after being on it?
AF: We're doing great. I just called him yesterday to tell him how happy I was. I feel corny like that sometimes. I'm watching the finale last night, and I'm like, "Wow, that's how I met my future husband." It's so weird! We have these friends that we just recently became great friends with in San Diego, and they had never seen [the show]. We watched the first one, and they're like, "Who's going to get the first impression rose? No really, Roberto got the first impression rose?!" Then I showed them the finale and, of course me and my friend Stephanie are both bawling watching. Every single time I see my proposal, I cry. It's just so fun reliving those moments, and we just feel so blessed that we have them to look back on.
TS: It seems like a lot of the bachelors and bachelorettes get engaged and then have these long engagements and put off setting a date and getting married, including yourself. Do you think that it would be almost better, less pressure, if there wasn't a ring at the end of the show?
Keep reading to hear Ali's wedding plans and watch the full video interview.