Who is Bachelor Ben Higgins’ final pick and is he still engaged? With just three weeks to go until ABC airs the final rose ceremony, there is speculation that Reality Steve‘s spoilers are wrong and the season finale will be a complete shocker.
Does Ben have a change of heart after sending his runner-up home and is the phone call he makes at the rose ceremony an attempt to bring her back to the show? It’s possible viewers could see Ben pull a “Mesnick” on the season finale, one that may turn out to be one of the most emotional episodes in the history of the Bachelor.
Who can forget a completely distraught Jason Mesnick crying his eyes out after sending Molly Melaney home at the Season 13 rose ceremony back in 2009? A teary-eyed Ben Higgins struggles with his decision in the finale previews, so fans may be in for a last-minute change of heart — especially since he tells both Lauren Bushnell and JoJo Fletcher that he loves them in the ABC‘s season finale teaser.
During a recent episode of Bachelor Live, Ben told host Chris Harrison that he did indeed “fall in love with two women” although he didn’t think he could. Both Lauren B. and JoJo Fletcher have been frontrunners all season, so it shouldn’t be a big surprise that Ben is confused over who to pick.
Relationship goals. pic.twitter.com/30JAAbNpSb
— The Bachelor (@BachelorABC) February 18, 2016
Despite Ben’s confession that he fell in love with two women, Reality Steve still maintains that his season finale spoilers are correct — he is certain that Ben proposed to Lauren B. and they are still engaged today, two months after filming wrapped up.
Of course, there will some doubt right up until the finale airs on March 14 because Steve’s spoilers have been wrong in the past.
He initially stated that Kaitlyn picked no one on her season of the Bachelorette, only to change his mind when the Snapchat picture of Kaitlyn and Shawn surfaced on Twitter. WetPaint reports that Steve also incorrectly predicted the outcome of Bachelorettes Desiree Hartsock and Ali Fedotowsky’s seasons and both of Brad Womack’s seasons of the Bachelor.
Does that mean he is wrong about who Ben Higgins picks? Steve claims that his spoilers are accurate and tells his readers that he believes the phone call Ben makes during the final rose ceremony is to his mother. He goes on to say that the promos are overly edited to make viewers believe that he chooses JoJo Fletcher over Lauren Bushnell at the last minute.
“It really doesn’t matter what Ben said to JoJo that day, or the day before, or how much he professed his love. It doesn’t change what happened in the end… it’s a normal final rose ceremony where both women showed up, he dumped JoJo, got engaged to Lauren, and they are engaged to this day. Don’t be fooled by editing.”
The couple that dresses alike… pic.twitter.com/AlBL50jxek
— The Bachelor (@BachelorABC) February 16, 2016
To his credit, Steve’s episode-by-episode spoilers have been spot on, but what about Jimmy Kimmel‘s prediction? Earlier in the season, Kimmel made his final pick just as he has done on previous seasons of the Bachelor and Bachelorette. Typically he names the same womanthat Steve does, but not this time.
In the video below, Kimmel states that JoJo will win Ben’s final rose and Lauren B. will be the runner-up. Perhaps that is why some viewers feel that JoJo will walk away the winner and Ben will send Lauren B. home on the finale.
Watch the Bachelor Season 20 finale at 8 p.m. ET on March 14 to find out if the spoilers are correct or if Jimmy Kimmel predicted the winner.
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