'Bachelor' Finale: Jake and Vienna Speak Out on Relationship and Rumors

"The Bachelor": "You cannot control who your heart's going to fall for."

ByABC News via logo
March 1, 2010, 5:22 PM

March 2, 2010— -- "The Bachelor" star Jake Pavelka shocked viewers during the show's finale when he proposed to Vienna Girardi.

In a surprising finish to a season filled with emotional twists and unexpected drama, the 32-year-old pilot from Denton, Texas, chose Girardi, who stirred controversy among her fellow contestants and the show's fans over finalist Tenley Molzahn.

The couple, still reeling from all the attention and getting ready for their future, told "Good Morning America" the experience was "amazing" and "incredible."

It's "awesome," Pavelka said.

Girardi, a 23-year-old marketing representative from Sanford, Fla., acknowledged that her experience on the show was like a a "roller coaster." When asked if it was a relief to be together with Pavelka at the end, she said, "Yeah, it is."

Both said it's possible to find love on a reality show. The proof is "right here," Girardi said.

"You cannot control who your heart's going to fall for," Pavelka said. "I wanted it to fall for Tenley, but it fell for Vienna. You can't make your heart fall, and you can't keep your heart from falling."

The couple said it hasn't set a wedding date yet, and the two plan to live together before moving on to marriage.

During the finale, Pavelka said he could see both Girardi and Molzahn as his future wife and selected engagement rings for each woman.

"You're not supposed to be in love with two women at the same time," he said, citing his emotional connection with Molzahn -- "the girl with the heart of gold" -- and calling the physical chemistry with Girardi "lightning hot."

Both women professed their love for Pavelka during their final dates and presented him with gifts to signify their feelings.

"I'm head over heels in love," Girardi said. "I know we're going to be together, and we're going to last forever."

"I feel like I've fallen more in love with him," Molzhan said. "Jake is the guy I want to marry."