-- The finale of this season of “The Bachelorette” is airing tonight, and to mark the occasion, “Good Morning America” staged a reunion of previous contestants of “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise” on the show this morning.
Present for the get-together were Sean and Catherine Lowe, Desire and Chris Siegfried, Chris Soules, Clare Crawley, Andi Dorfman, Ali Fedotowsky and Lacy Faddoul. They fielded questions from “GMA”’s Lara Spencer and “The Bachelorette” host Chris Harrison.
When the group was asked for its take on Kaitlyn Bristowe, the star of the current season of the show, Fedotowsky said it appeared obvious that Bristowe was “really falling” for both finalists, Nick Viall and Shawn Booth.
Spencer asked whether it was really possible to develop such feeling in such a short time and with cameras rolling.
“I don't believe you actually completely fall in love on the show. That's just my theory,” replied Fedotowsky, who starred in a previous season of “The Bachelorette.” “I think you fall in lust and it can definitely be with two people. I think once you choose your final one, then your heart really can fall in love.”
Which is exactly what happened with the Siegfrieds and Lowes.
Lowe, who starred in “The Bachelor,” said he’s glad he followed his heart and proposed to his now wife.
Siegfried, who appeared in “The Bachelorette,” recalled walking on a beach and contemplating his future, “like trying to put my mind around this. ‘Am I going to propose to her?’ ‘Is this the one that is going to be the one that I want for the rest of my life?’ And my answer was yes.”
Spencer and Harrison also talked to Soules, an Iowa farmer who proposed to Whitney Bischoff on the finale of last season of “The Bachelor” in March. They called off their engagement in May.
“I honestly did fall in love with her,” Soules said.
Spencer said she felt “a tension” when she interviewed Soules and Bischoff after the show ended, and Harrison asked Soules when he and Bischoff started having trouble.
“If she was here with me, I would be happy to talk about that, but I think that's something that's between us and we dated on a television show and we knew we were stepping into the public eye. As far as talking about those sort of things, she's going to be by my side if we are going to go through that and discuss those things,” Soules said.
Soules, who appeared on “Dancing With the Stars” after “The Bachelor” ended, said he’s back on his farm.
“Back doing what I love,” he said. “It's been good getting back to normal. Finally, the transition out of that world. ... It's nice to be able to get back to normal.”
Harrison asked Crawley about her participation on “Bachelor in Paradise,” saying the show looked like fun and “like a fantasy camp.”
“There's so much room for personal growth and to experience things with beautiful people in a beautiful place. Why not?” Crawley said of her time on the show.
Harrison saved the biggest news for last.
Lacy Faddoul got engaged to Marcus Grodd on “Bachelor in Paradise,” and the two have since married.
Grodd is away on training for the U.S. Coast Guard, Faddoul said, adding, “Marcus and I decided to get married in Mexico on ‘Bachelor in Paradise 2,’ and Bachelor Nation will be able to watch our wedding on the premiere of ‘Bachelor in Paradise.’”