In a dramatic finale of "The Bachelorette" last night, Ali Fedotowsky chose suitor Roberto Martinez, who got down on a bended knee and proposed to the Bachelorette against a stunning Tahitian backdrop.
"I want to make you smile. I want to make sure you wake up every morning for the rest of your life knowing that you're so, so loved," he said. "Share your life with me. Be my wife. Will you marry me?"
Fedotowsky gladly accepted. But it's been months since the marriage proposal and the engaged couple has had to hide from the eyes of fans and paparazzi.
"We haven't been in a car. We haven't gone to the movies yet," Martinez said in an interview with Cameron Mathison on "Good Morning America" Tuesday.
"We kind of went to the movies," Fedotowsky said with a laugh. "We both went to the same movie at the same time. I went at like 7 o'clock West coast time, he went at like 10 p.m. in Charleston…And we took pictures with our phones and sent them to each other."
The couple said they loved watching the finale, which was like their own real-life movie. Fedotowsky admitted to Mathison that she watched a tape of Martinez's proposal eight times.
"He said during the proposal, 'I want every time that I'm with you to let you know that you're so, so loved.' And he does do that now, you know, outside the show," Fedotowsky said.
"I'm a lucky man," said Martinez, who had long been the competition's front-runner. Fedotowsky clicked with the 26-year-old ex-baseball player from Tampa from the beginning.
With their relationship now out in the open, the couple plans to live together. Martinez said he will move his insurance business from South Carolina to San Diego, where Fedotowsky lives. The former ad rep said she's happy to be a homemaker until she finds the job of her dreams.
The couple has yet to set a wedding date.
"Maybe next summer. I'm just looking forward to enjoying that normal life and kind of having that normalcy and enjoying each other," Martinez said. "Maybe we'll do it sometime next year."
In light of recent Bachelor couples, Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi who went through a very public break up, the couple said communication will be key to avoiding the downfall.
"For me, it's communication, but I know how much we love each other and that's the center of what we have," Martinez said.
"Just the fact that we love each other and the dynamic of our relationship and the way we communicated -- I think that's what's going to make it last despite all the outside, sort of distractions," she said.
Fedotowsky admitted that she read the rumors floating around in the blogosphere, including one that she and Roberto knew each other before the series began.
"I wish," Roberto said.
As for rumors that Fedotowsky posed for nude photos that are on the Internet, she said she'd seen them and wished it was her in the photos because the girl has "a really nice butt."
Fedotowsky also set the record straight that she was not seeing another guy from home while the show aired.
"That guy is a good friend of mine. Seriously good friend," she said. "I saw him one time since the end of the show and he had dinner with my roommates, who he's also good friends with. Yeah, that's just, that's silly."
To tone down the drama, Martinez's advice to future "Bachelorette" contestants: "Don't have any girlfriends before you go on the show!" he said on "GMA." "Make sure things are cleared up!"