The season 20 finale of ‘The Bachelorette’ aired on August 21, 2023, and it was full of surprises and drama. Charity Lawson, the 28-year-old marketing manager from Los Angeles, had to choose between her final three suitors: Dotun Olubeko, Joey Graziadei, and Aaron Bryant.
However, before the final rose ceremony, Charity had to deal with a shocking twist. Xavier Bonner, one of her previous contestants who had confessed his past infidelity and was sent home by Charity during a one-on-one date in Fiji, showed up at her hotel room and begged for another chance. Charity was stunned and confused by his unexpected appearance, but she ultimately decided to stick to her decision and reject him.
A Surprise Return
As if that was not enough drama, Charity also had to face another surprise. Aaron Bryant, who had been eliminated by Charity after meeting his family, made a bold move and returned to the show. He told Charity that he regretted leaving and that he wanted to fight for her. Charity was torn between giving him another chance or sticking to her final two: Dotun and Joey.
Charity decided to welcome Aaron back into the competition, turning her final two into a final three. She said that she felt a strong connection with him and that she wanted to explore it further. However, she also admitted that she was unsure if she had enough time to catch up with him.
A Difficult Decision
Charity’s family met all three men and gave their opinions on them. They liked Joey the most and thought that he was a perfect fit for Charity. They praised his honesty, sincerity, and charisma. They also liked Dotun, but they were concerned about his career as an integrative medicine specialist and whether he would be able to support Charity financially. They were not impressed by Aaron and thought that he was too late to the game.
Charity was conflicted by her family’s feedback and said that she loved both Dotun and Joey. She said that Dotun made her feel alive and understood, while Joey made her feel embraced and accepted. She said that she could see a future with both of them.
A Happy Ending
After much deliberation, Charity finally made her choice. She gave her final rose to Dotun Olubeko, the 30-year-old integrative medicine specialist from Fresno, California. She told him that he was the one for her and that she wanted to spend the rest of her life with him. Dotun was overjoyed and proposed to Charity with a stunning ring. Charity accepted his proposal and they kissed passionately.
Charity broke up with Joey Graziadei, the 31-year-old real estate agent from Chicago, Illinois, in a tearful goodbye. She told him that he was an amazing person and that she cared for him deeply, but that she had a stronger connection with Dotun. Joey was heartbroken and said that he did not understand what went wrong.
Charity also sent Aaron Bryant home before the final rose ceremony. She told him that she appreciated his effort and courage, but that she did not have enough time to develop their relationship. Aaron was gracious and wished her well.
A New Beginning
Charity Lawson and Dotun Olubeko are now engaged and looking forward to their future together. They said that they are very happy and in love, and that they are planning to move in together soon. They also said that they are open to having children someday.
They thanked the fans for their support and said that they are excited to share their journey with them. They also said that they are grateful for the opportunity to find each other on ‘The Bachelorette’.