The Bachelor finale that was aired on Monday, March 1 was taped months ago and unlike season 13's Jason Mesnick, Jake Pavelka hasn't had a change of heart. The commercial pilot said he is still very much in love with his pick, Vienna Girardi, and has even planned to move in together to his hometown, Dallas.
"The passion is just crazy," Pavelka told Access Hollywood. "It's just fun. There's always puppy love in a new relationship and that's really where you build a lot of this - you solidify a lot of the next 60 years (of life together). ...I've never had puppy love like that. I mean, I just can't keep myself off of her."
For one thing Vienna is not a favorite among the other women on the show and many expected he would choose Tenley. "People don't understand why Vienna and I are together, and that's OK," Jake said on the After the Final Rose special. "I do - and that's the important thing." Vienna also shared a similar thought, stating "The Internet viewers aren't the ones that have to live with this decision. Jake and I are extremely happy. We're in love and we're the ones spending the next 60 years together, not them."
Jake proposed to Vienna with a 3-carat Neil Lane princess-cut diamond platinum ring worth $50,000. "We've talked about wedding details and we're thinking maybe a year or two," Vienna said. "We want to have a normal relationship for a while, you know, have fun together. We want to travel and he's got 'Dancing with the Stars' coming up and we're moving to L.A. for a few months and then going back to Dallas. ...And I need plenty of time to plan a wedding."