Ali and Roberto are still together as of the After The Final Rose special. Having Ali and Roberto still together after TheBachelorette finale shouldn’t be big news, but, these days, it has to be cleared up. Given the recent past of the Bachelor and Bachelorette series, and how quickly couples have split up, it is no longer a given that couples remain together after a season finale. Nowadays, they can break up even before the After The Final Rose special, or snap at each other months later on TV. But, for now, Ali and Roberto are still together, and still insist they can break the Bachelor franchise curse.
Ever since 2009 Bachelor Jason Mesnick reversed his choice in After The Final Rose, winning couples from the Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise have even shorter lives together than usual. Jake and Vienna didn’t break up in the 2010 Bachelor epilogue, yet their bitter breakup this summer helped make up for it.
News about Ali and Roberto still together sounds more refreshing at first. After the Bachelorette finale had Ali Fedotowsky pick Roberto Martinez well before the rose ceremony, it seemed like a storybook ending. But it wasn’t, until they stayed together on After The Final Rose, and appeared on Jimmy Kimmel and Good Morning America, that fans were reassured they are still engaged.
For now, Ali and Roberto are not only still together, but they have hopes of marrying in the spring. Of course, that is still a long way off, especially since Jake and Vienna fell apart after just a few months. Jake went on Dancing With the Stars in between that time, and Fedotowsky and Martinez could go on ABC’s other big franchise as well.
Clearly there is still a lot of skepticism around this couple, as there is for all reality pairings. The aftermaths of The Bachelor and Bachelorette couples in the past have helped fuel that skepticism. But, in assuring that Ali and Roberto are still together, Ali took that past history head-on.
On her blog at People Magazine’s website, Fedotowsky stated that she’s aware of past skepticism about reality couples. But she assures readers that she has “found a love that is stronger than I ever thought was possible” and that she is even more in love than ever. Of course, that is easy to say after the relationship has gone public.
If they don’t have a Jake and Vienna -esque blowup, that may be considered a step forward for the franchise. There are clearly a lot of low expectations, but, as long as Ali and Roberto are still together, those hopes may get higher over time.
People- “Ali’s Bachelorette Blog: All About My Search For Love”
Extra- “Bachelorette Ali and Roberto to Marry in Spring”
Babble- “The Bachelorette: Are Ali and Roberto Still Together?”