“Bachelorette” Ashley Hebert And JP Rosenbaum Do The Media Rounds: The Best Quotes

In the day and a half since “The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose,” Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum have been on a media blitz, sitting down with loads of interviewers to talk about their relationship. And so, we have heard them calling each other ‘babe’ all over town. And I gotta say—these two are pretty darn adorable together.

After the jump, the choicest quotes from the past 48 hours. Related: The Good, The Bad & The WTF: Ashley Hebert Picks Her Man

On “Jimmy Kimmel Live”:

JP: “I almost gave it away. I had some inadvertant text messages meant for her, but sent to someone else.”
Jimmy Kimmel: “Just like Anthony Weiner. What did they say?”
JP: “Things like ‘I love you baby.’ At that point it was pretty recent—how do you explain it? There’s no one I would talk to that way other than her. One guy I had to tell under penalty of death.”

“We really just want to focus on our engagement, but I’m thinking the end of next year. Like in the fall.” —Ashley

“He sends me his [teeth] x-rays, actually.” —Ashley

“We live on Skype. I don’t watch any TV any more. It’s work, gym, three hours of Skype, sleep.” —JP

“I’m so emotionally drained that the only thing I want to do is be in New York with him, go for coffee in the morning and get back to a normal life.” —Ashley

“We can laugh about [the other guys] now. When I would watch the episodes, I would tell him—I think this is going to bother you. And then he watches it and finds 20 other things that bothered him.”—Ashley


On “Good Morning America”:

“It was kind of fun at first to keep the secret. But towards the end, we were ready to get it out in the open.” —Ashley

“We have a very solid relationship. I think we complement each other so well. He’s exactly what I’ve been looking for and I hope I’m the same for you, babe. He’s been my rock.” —Ashley

“It started out being completely about ego—I want to win, I want to beat all these guys. At some point that changes. You just fall for the girl. Looking back, it was definitely in Hong Kong for me. It goes from, ‘I want to beat him to I want be with her.'” —JP

“[JP and my sister are] BFFs. I knew that was going to happen. I think that brought them closer.” —Ashley

Ashley: “We’re gonna prove [the skeptics] wrong.”
JP: “This is something special.”


On “Live with Regis & Kelly”:

“We were seeing each other about every two weeks. Somewhat chaperoned. You have someone taking care of you—seeing if you need anything, making sure no photographers follow you—and then they leave you alone for the weekend.”—JP

“I watched most of them [the episodes] because I had to. There were definitely a lot of them I didn’t want to watch and if I had the choice I probably wouldn’t have. He watched all of them.”—Ashley

“Watching it wasn’t too difficult. She’s always been there. From the beginning, she’d tell me what I was going to see. Prepare me for anything. We’d talk about it for hours afterwards. By the next day, whatever I was upset about, I was over it.”—JP

In an interview with Reality TV World:

“We’re not going to wait five years to get married, but we’re going to take it one step at a time and once we settle down, we’re going to start talking about a wedding seriously. And as far as having it done on TV, we talk about it in jest sometimes, but no real thought has gone into it.”—JP

“I don’t know if we’ve had arguments, but I think we’ve definitely disagreed on certain things. We view things differently but we talk through them and we get through them. We have a fairytale. I’m not going to lie, like, we really do have a fairytale. We built this great foundation and now, we’re out here in the real world. We’ve been engaged for two months, but I feel like we’ve been together for years.”—Ashley

“Once filming wrapped and we went back to our homes and we were just able to be us, even though we were hidden from everybody and under secrecy, nothing faded. Everything just got stronger.” —JP

“I have no hesitation about moving in. I definitely don’t have any anxiety about it. He cleaned out a closet for me. Isn’t that sweet?! We’re going to get our own place with big closets but for now, he cleaned out a closet for me.” —Ashley

“We’re more in love now than we were back in Fiji. The hard part is over. It’s such an emotional and psychological test like nothing I’ve ever been through. Now there’s nothing but good things ahead. You make it through something like this together, you make it through anything.” —JP