She wanted him to open up about how he felt about her, but he didn't really know how. Emily described their relationship as a slow-and-steady process that grows better with time. They go snorkeling and have dinner that night on a beach. Sean read her a letter that he wrote for Ricki and he also told her that he was falling in love with her. Emily offered him the overnight date card to spend more time with him, but he did not stay the night as it didn't line up with Emily's beliefs and the example that she wanted to set for her daughter.
They also went paddle-surfing and cliff-jumping. Emily felt like they balanced each other well and Jef was comfortable with how their relationship was progressing.
Emily also asks him to stay on their date for a bit longer, although they don't spend the night together, with both of them knowing that the fantasy suite wouldn't change a thing about their relationship.
They commented on the obvious physical attraction that they have towards one another. They also have dinner that night at Emily's place. They attempt to learn more about one another and about each other's daily lives.
Emily mentioned that although she did want to offer Arie the overnight date card, she couldn't because she didn't trust herself and escorted him out right after dinner. Sean is eliminated at the rose ceremony. Week 10 Finale [ edit ] Located in: This includes her parents, Dave and Suzy, as well as her older brother, Ernie, and his wife. Both men ask for Emily's father's permission for his blessing if either of them were to get engaged to Emily. Her family collectively approves both guys and aren't able to give her a clear preference, which was what she was looking for.
Her mother advises her to wait on an engagement if she isn't completely ready, something that Emily takes to heart. A few days later, Jef is the first one to have his last date with Emily. He tells Emily that he had kept Ricki in mind throughout the whole process and expresses interest in meeting her before the experience is over, as her daughter is the only part of her life that he didn't know.
Emily agrees and decides to let Jef meet Ricki back at the hotel that the two were staying at. The three have a pool day, with Emily being impressed at how comfortable Ricki had become around Jef in such a short amount of time.
The next day, Emily meets up with Chris Harrison. She reveals that she has already picked Jef in her heart and doesn't want to put Arie through an unnecessary final date.
She gets emotional while thinking about how to tell Arie that he isn't the one. Meanwhile, Arie is confident in his relationship with Emily and fully plans on proposing to her at the end. He creates a love potion for her right before she comes to deliver the bad news. She sends a confused and upset Arie home while in tears.
At the final rose ceremony, Emily tells Jef that he was the only man left, having also been the only guy to meet her daughter and the only one to even receive a last date.
She officially declares her love for him and as does he. Jef proposes to Emily and she says yes. The engaged couple are then joined by Ricki and the three walk off of the show hand-in-hand. The episode was done live rather than pre-taped and it aired right after the season finale, this was the second time in the show, season three was the first.
Arie, runner up, confronted Emily about his elimination. The viewers learned that after the show was finished taping, he had difficulty finding closure with the demise of his relationship with Emily.
He took it upon himself to fly to her home town of Charlotte, N. When he arrived there, he regretted his decision because he thought it would be an intrusion into her life and her daughter's life. Instead, he left his diary on her doorstep in hopes that it would clarify any doubts she had about his feelings toward her.
Emily chose not to read the diary out of respect for him and Jef her fiance. She returned the diary to him on the live portion of the show. Next, Jef came onto the stage and he and Emily were introduced to the public for the first time as an engaged couple. Jef confirmed that their relationship had been progressing well and he had begun to form a bond with her daughter Ricki. Emily and Jef let the public know that they would be going to Africa later in the year to do some charity work with Jef's company People Water, and they decided that Jef would move to Charlotte to be with Emily primarily because they did not think it would be a good idea to uproot Ricki from her life.
The couple would live separately until the wedding. A wedding date had not yet been set. On October 16, , just months after their public engagement, the couple announced their breakup.