"I can sit here and honestly tell you both that she will be my number one priority in all of life," Hayes says of JoJo

By Aurelie Corinthios
August 01, 2016 11:20 AM
ABC

Things are going to get emotional on Monday’s Bachelorette finale.

In a sneak peek at the episode, one of JoJo Fletcher‘s final two suitors, Robby Hayes, takes a moment to ask Fletcher’s parents for their daughter’s hand in marriage – and his words bring Mom to tears.

“I have a really important question to ask JoJo’s father,” Hayes says before sitting down with Fletcher’s mother and father. “I want to ask for his blessing in marrying her, but I included her mother.”

Hayes, a former competitive swimmer, then launches into his speech.

“I’m here for Joelle, and I’m not going anywhere and she knows that,” he says. “She means the world to me and I can sit here and honestly tell you both that she will be my number one priority in all of life and in everything I do.”

Addressing Fletcher’s father, Hayes continues: “Dr. Fletcher, in asking for your blessing to marry Joelle today, I don’t just want her hand in marriage,” he says as Fletcher’s mother gets emotional. “I want all that is Joelle Hannah Fletcher, because you guys have raised such a special girl.”

“If I’m fortunate enough to receive that blessing, I can promise you both to protect her, to care for her, to love her for my entire life and commitment is a lifetime thing,” adds Hayes. “It will be in that blessing and through that commitment that I would be honored to be part of your family.”

Fans are still dying to find out whether Fletcher chooses Hayes or Jordan Rodgers – but either way, we know she’ll be saying goodbye to a man that she loves.

The Bachelorette finale airs Monday at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the live After the Final Rose special at 10 p.m. ET, both on ABC.

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