Sean Lowe chose Catherine Giudici in 'The Bachelor's' final rose ceremony that aired on Mon. Mar. 11. Upon proclaiming his love for her, he dropped to one knee and asked for her hand in marriage. The 26-year-old Seattle resident accepted. According to a People report dated Weds. Mar. 13, the engaged couple is excited that their secret is out. They are glad that they can hold hands in public, and be normal. However, one characteristic of their relationship is abnormal in modern culture, and they revealed it to People: Lowe and his fiance will wait until marriage to be intimate.
There had been some talk before and during the show that Sean may indeed have the conviction to wait with whomever he chose, but now it's confirmed.
"From my perspective, I've lived life kind of selfishly for a long time," says Lowe, a conservative Christian and born-again virgin. "Now, I'm going to try to live it the way I know to be right," he told People.
Catherine's response to Lowe's request: "I honor him."
The couple announced on Monday night's "After the Final Rose" special that though they haven't set a date, the wedding will be soon. Viewers were excited to learn that their big day will be televised on ABC.
However, Sean would be fine without the long, drawn out process.
"I'm a guy. I'd go to the courthouse tomorrow if she'd let me," says Lowe. "We just fit so well together. We both know it's right."
Lowe likely knew that his personal choice would be met with both sincere encouragement and some unpleasant words from commentators in the media. However, he is sticking to Biblical principles, and trying to treat this relationship in the way that he feels led. Most Bachelor fans have decided that his unusual stance sets him apart with a positive disposition that they truly respect. Host Chris Harrison has said on multiple occassions that Sean is the most sincere bachelor yet, and this alone could add great validity to that thought.
When will Lowe and Giudici tie the knot? Stay tuned!