"I've completely fallen in love with you... I've honestly never felt the way that I feel about you with anyone else in my life," he told her.
Despite Alésia making it clear she wasn't ready to get engaged, Jed still got down on one knee and asked her to marry him.
Clearly perplexed, Alésia stumbled with an answer, prompting Jed to quickly stand back up and say that he wasn't "rushed with (his) feelings," essentially taking back the proposal and saying the ring was merely a symbol of commitment.
"I am falling for you," Alésia assured him, saying she will put the ring on any finger that he wanted, as long as he wasn't proposing just yet.
"I'll ask you again one day," Jed said.
Though, he didn't present his Larsen Jewellery emerald-cut morganite rose gold ring, featuring seven cut diamonds.
This season, after many calls to re-vamp and modernise The Bachelor franchise, Channel Ten decided to shake the dating show up and give us not one, but three bachelors (albeit straight and white), and a polyamorous relationship, (albeit with contentious representation).
But at least there was some androgynous dressing, right? From Jed. He rocked nail polish and bold outfits while denouncing toxic masculinity. Progressive. Nice. But even that caused backlash - not only from some viewers, but from within the mansion.
She continued: "It was a very bad comment. It just was very uncomfortable and some of the girls were laughing about it, I stepped in and just said that it wasn't okay. It’s just disrespectful. That's how the b-tchiness got to the point that it did.
"I could have calmed the situation down at some point, but I think I was also so heated at the time that we were having this fight that I wasn't letting off. But it's not nice to make fun of someone's sexuality, and if you're gonna do that, I'm gonna call it out, and if you're gonna get upset and throw a tantrum over the fact that you got caught out doing something wrong, then that's on you."
This year, The Bachelor debuted to a record-low 439,000 viewers, with many calling to end the show. Will the dating show take a hiatus? We'll have to wait and see.
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