August 03, 2010 10:00 AM by Nancy Floyd
Last night’s finale ofÂ ABC‘sÂ The Bachelorette was shocking, romantic, and full of surprises. During a very spoiler-heavy season, ABC managed to keep the finale (mostly) a secret leading most people to believe that Ali Fedotwosky ended up single at the end. Fortunately for viewers, that couldn’t be further from the truth. She’s now happily engaged to sexy Latin baseball player-turned-insurance agent, Roberto Martinez. Ali shares, in her own words, their romantic love story, what made her choose him, and what viewers never got to see about their relationship on the show…
Another season ofÂ ABC‘sÂ The Bachelorette has concluded and it seems a happy ending was in store for Ali Fedotowsky! After a drama-filled season of heartache and scandal, Ali Fedotowsky accepted a proposal from Roberto Martinez, the sexy Latino who stole her heart on night one. Now that their relationship is public, Ali shares their love story in her own words.
“I finally have my chance to tell my love story with Roberto. Yay!” Ali Fedotowsky blogs. “The very first night that he stepped out of the limo, I felt this unbelievable connection. When I sat down with my producer Cassie to decide who I wanted to give the first impression rose to, I told her that I had to give it to Roberto because I felt in my heart that he was the one for me. It is so funny to think back to that night now and to remember how strong our connection was. I couldnâ€™t explain it at the time, but now I know it couldnâ€™t have been anything other than love at first sight. ”
Ali Fedotowsky recalls one sweet moment that occurred between her and Roberto Martinez that never made it on camera. “After the rose ceremonies, I would often wait in the hallway area for my ride home,” she says. “One time, I fell asleep for a moment on the steps while waiting, and Roberto came down to kiss me on the forehead and say goodnight before I was brought back home. Iâ€™ll never forget that.”
Roberto also charmed Ali with his native language, Spanish. “Every time I saw Roberto, he told me a Spanish word of the day,” Ali Fedotowsky says. “Some of the words were: incredible, adventure, smile, strength, adorable, dedicated, and love. I will leave it to Roberto to translate. Iâ€™m still learning! Actually, since the show finished, I went out and bought Rosetta Stone so I can learn Spanish.”
Ali Fedotowsky calls her and Roberto’s Lion King appearance a “truly unforgettable experience” and says their time at the Blue Lagoon in Iceland was “unbelievably romantic.” As for Roberto’s charming display of affection while dancing with Ali Fedotowsky in the streets of Turkey, Ali Fedotowsky says it was not a show for the cameras. “That is life for us!” she says about the romance. “Since the show has ended, we have had secret rendezvous together. During those visits, Roberto will spin me around in the living room and just start dancing with me. He is every bit as romantic at home as he was in Lisbon. I cherish that about him.”
In Tahiti, Ali says she and Roberto stayed up all night talking. “I remember not wanting the night to end,” she says. “I just kept my iPod on repeat and listened to some of my favorite love songs with him all night. One song that I loved in particular wasÂ Halo byÂ BeyoncÃ©. I remember listening to that song while watching him sleep and thinking, ‘I have finally found my angel.’”
As for the Fedotowsky clan, they seem to be as smitten with Roberto as Ali is.”My family absolutely adores Roberto,” Ali says. “My mom told me that during Robertoâ€™s visit she was watching him talk to my sister and brother outside and it brought her to tears because she felt in her heart that she was looking at her future son-in-law. A motherâ€™s intuition is never wrong.”
The greatest moment in Ali and Roberto’s relationship thus far was clearly his romantic proposal in Bora Bora. “Robertoâ€™s proposal couldnâ€™t have been more real or special,” Ali Fedotowsky says. “I wouldnâ€™t ever want anything other than exactly how he asked me. Every word he said came from his heart, and I feel so blessed that he said those words to me. After Roberto and I saw the proposal for the first time at theÂ After the Final Rose taping, we went home and watched it about 10 more times that night. After re-watching it so many times, we promised each other that whenever we get in a fight, we are going to pop the finale in the DVD player and remember that moment. So glad we have that on film.”
Lastly, Ali Fedotowsky addresses the skeptics, who worry about the authenticity of a relationship built on a reality TV show. “I realize that many of you are skeptical of relationships that come out ofÂ The Bachelor andÂ The Bachelorette experience, and I am not asking you to feel any different about what I have found,” she says. “But what I do want to say is this: I have found a love that is stronger than I ever thought was possible. Since the show finished filming, I have fallen even more in love with Roberto. Will we last the test of time? I cannot answer that for you. All I can say is that we will work on our relationship every day, and no matter what we do in our lives, we will always make our relationship our first priority. Roberto is the strongest man I have ever known, and I want spend every day of my life striving to be the best woman I can be for him. I have faith in our relationship. I love him. I cherish him. I am so very thankful to have found him.”
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