Desiree HartsockWith only a couple weeks to go before the premiere of The Bachelorette, it's pretty safe to assume that Desiree Hartsock has finally found her prince and is engaged and ready to live happily ever after and all that bullsh&* good stuff.

I mean, who wouldn't want to marry Des? She's cute. She's super sweet. And she's outdoorsy and fun and has all kinds of other desirable qualities that most dudes find appealing in a wife. 

Surely one of the 25 men on her season had to sweep her off her feet, right?

Maybe, maybe not.

*Warning: SPOILERS AHEAD*

Based on some recent comments Desiree made about her journey as The Bachelorette -- it sounds like there's a chance she may have walked away from the final rose ceremony without a ring on her finger or groom-to-be.

On a press call yesterday, USA Today reports that Des said, "Overall, the experience was definitely an emotional journey. There were a lot of surprises. Overall, I think it's a journey of love, and love isn't always going to be happy. There's going to be ups and downs."

(Hmm. Interesting.)

And when asked about whether or not she found love, Des added, "The journey was incredibly emotional and it was really surprising throughout, so unfortunately I can't comment on that at this time. I'm glad that I did decide to do the show. I'm satisfied with my decisions throughout so I feel like I stayed true to myself."

Ummmmm, maybe I'm reading between the lines a little too much, but she doesn't sound like a woman who's blissfully in love to me.

If she truly has found "the one," don't you think she'd be a little more ... gushy and unable to contain her excitement, or something to that effect? Yes, I realize she can't spill the beans on what happens at the end of the show, but plenty of past Bachelors and Bachelorettes have at least said that they found love, are happy, or a combination of both.

Of course, there's always the chance that Des is a lot sneaker than we imagined, and she made those vague comments to throw us off track and make us believe she won't get her happy ending -- so we'll be surprised and all.

Guess we'll just have to wait and see how it all turns out when the final rose ceremony airs. (Or sooner if Reality Steve clues us in.)

Do you think Desiree is engaged?

 

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